I am an upcoming senior applying to the University of St. Andrews. However, I do not know if it would be more beneficial to apply through the CommonApp or UCAS, since the CommonApp would let me list out my extracurriculars. What would you guys say would be the better option?
Also, when it comes to admissions requirements to St. Andrew’s, do they look heavily on grades from all three years? Or do they mostly care about junior and senior year grades? If you have AP subject tests with scores of 4+, would that satisfy the admissions requirements if I did not take many honors or AP classes? On their website, it says that AP tests could be sufficient to meet admissions requirements, but I am confused as to whether or not AP tests could make up for a lack of a rigorous course-load, or lower grades in particular subjects.
Here is the site with the admit requirements: