Yeah, I agree. I don’t know why they list such easy requirements for Americans except they want the $$. Maybe they don’t really admit kids with those scores. Lots of UK university entry requirements say things like, “must have achieved the US High School diploma with a 3.0” and the SAT or ACT score required will be 1250 or 27. That really that makes it seem like it’s a B-level university and not very challenging.
@ACUNI123 are you from the UK? Are you familiar with the US system? The “alternative” route to get into college here is test optional. The standard route is to take the SAT and/or ACT. I think that a 1250-1280 on the SAT is a “good” score, not a “great” score or an “excellent” score. It’s not a super high bar and almost every student applying to college in the US is going to take the ACT or SAT. Many states require it whether you are going to college or not. North Carolina requires the ACT for all high school juniors even the ones who are going into the trades and won’t be doing any more studying. Some students choose not to submit their scores to colleges, of course, and go test optional, but it would be very unusual for a student from the US to have 3 AP test scores and NOT also have an SAT or ACT score. I’m sure there are a few students like that, but that would not be the norm.