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University of London

owlsaremybuddiesowlsaremybuddies Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
edited May 2016 in United Kingdom
I'm a student in the USA and I want to apply to Univeristy of London international programme. I am confused by their entrance qualifications.
Do you have to have a 'G' to be admitted, or will an 'S' be fine? I looked at the major I want and all it says is it must meet entrance requirements.
It's super late, I'm super tired, so the answer is probably obvious, but any help would be appreciated.
And has anyone had any experience with their international programmes? Are they good? (I know there are specifics even in this programme, but as a whole...)
For those who are wondering what I am talking about I got this directly from the Uni's website:
S – satisfies the specific programme requirement for the programme named or satisfies specific programme and General Entrance Requirement for the programme named
G – satisfies the general entrance requirements as a whole
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Replies to: University of London

  • owlsaremybuddiesowlsaremybuddies Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    Or I might actually have an 'O'....
    The entire things is dastardly confusing.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 37,166 Senior Member
    Can you provide links?
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,637 Senior Member
    Which specific programs are you looking at?
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 37,166 Senior Member
    AFAIK:
    You need G+S for Economics, Finance, CS, etc.
    You need G for the rest.
    Note that an offer is typically made if you have 3 or 4 Ap's (full APs, or total with half AP's/see list of "full AP's" and "half AP's") and A=5, B=4, C=3. So if they want AAB in three subjects including English, you need to have 5, 5, 4 including one AP English. If they want AAA including math you need 3 5's in AP Calc AB, Calc BC, or AP Stats (depending on the program).
  • owlsaremybuddiesowlsaremybuddies Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    Thanks! I finally figured that out, but thanks for the super detailed response!!
    I already graduated from HS and didn't take any APs, so I think I have to get my associates before I can apply to any of their programmes.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 37,166 Senior Member
    You need 30 credits I think so it'd be easy to complete in a year of community college (1 semester = 15-16 credits).
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,637 Senior Member
    @MYOS1634, looks like only 2 AP's of 3 or higher are needed. Not sure you know, but the UoL International Programme (use to be the External Programme) is the UoL's distance degree program but has a long history and quite an illustrious alumni list (6 Nobel Prize winners) + Chinua Achebe, DH Lawrence, Thabo Mbeki, HG Wells, and others as many in former British colonies and dominions as well as working adults got degrees through that program.

    But yes, if no AP's, 30 credit hours (presumably semester credit hours, but they didn't specify) seems to qualify you for most of the degree programs.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 37,166 Senior Member
    That's the minimum to be considered, but typical offers really need more than that.
    If you don't have AP's, you can also do a foundation year. It'd be more expensive than CC though.
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,637 Senior Member
    @MYOS1634, the UoL International Programme doesn't exactly have space limitations (and isn't really a typical residential experience).
  • owlsaremybuddiesowlsaremybuddies Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    @MYOS1634 do you mind clarifying what a foundation year is?
    CC is kind of out because there isn't one close to where I live. But I might do my associates online or something.
  • owlsaremybuddiesowlsaremybuddies Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    So is there really no way to take AP classes online?
    Because having to take a couple of AP classes would be so much more time/cost effective than having to take 30 credits.
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,637 Senior Member
    You really just need to do well enough on the tests, which you could self-study for.
    Try looking in MIT's Open Courseware.

    Not sure what the protocal is for people out of HS taking AP's, though.
  • owlsaremybuddiesowlsaremybuddies Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 37,166 Senior Member
    edited May 2016
    I know flvs offers AP classes online. You could check them out. Not sure how they handle people who've already graduated.
    Foundation year is a year for students who don't have A levels. You kind of make up the missing credits by taking the classes at the University.
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