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Will a 4 on an AP test hurt my chances to Oxford?

ahumandalekahumandalek Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
edited July 2013 in United Kingdom
I'm an American student applying to Oxford (and four other schools in the UK) and I recently got my AP exam scores back. They were mostly good with one 4 in Microeconomics which I self-studied. I'm worried because I want to do PPE.

I have a 34 ACT and 5s in US history, Euro history, Macroeconomics, Spanish Language and English Language. Is the 4 going to harm my chances because it's the subject I would be studying? Do they have to know about it?
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Replies to: Will a 4 on an AP test hurt my chances to Oxford?

  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 5,660 Senior Member
    For PPE it is a problem- it is ok to not have done economics, but having done it Oxford will want to see a 5, even if self-studied. It is not necessarily fatal, given that you have a 5 in macro, and other good scores. But- PPE is a very competitive course, even for Oxford, and it is the one that most Americans apply to. So, most of the people who are applying for PPE will have all A's on their A-levels or 5's on their APs. But- the tutors at Oxford are seriously looking for the students who have the ability *and* the potential to be outstanding in their subject. So, go ahead and apply- who knows what will happen?!
  • TheRealKEVPTheRealKEVP - Posts: 986 Member
    This "4" won't really hurt you, Oxford will just ignore it as if you never took the test in the first place. You have enough "5"s to get into Oxford, and with the subjects you have "5"s in you have some choice in which program.
  • ahumandalekahumandalek Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Thanks for the help! I'm still going to apply and cross my fingers. :)
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