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Attempting to go from US community college to top schools in the London or UK.

kareemtkareemt Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Greetings,
I am brand new to this forum and hope to seek some advice from the helpful community on here. I am currently a freshman student attending community college in the US doing Math & Economics. I had attended the first 3 years of my high school in Dubai and my senior year in the California. My original plan for education was to go from a community college to UCLA. However, I have decided on attempting to transfer to a top school in the U.K. (preferably London). I have only completed the AP during high school being Calculus BC and scored a 5 on the exam. I was only able to take one AP during that year due to having to take about 6 mandatory classes to graduate at a US high school. My high school grades the first 3 years ranged from 3.7-3.9 GPA and I got a couple of D's during senior year because I had gotten rejected from UCLA and saw myself heading straight to community college. I am now trying to figure out whether it is possible for me to transfer into a first year program at UCL - Imperial - LSE - Warwick - Durham. I have missed the UCAS deadline of January 15, so must I wait till next year to apply? If I must wait so long, I can find an internship at a financial institution and add that to my resume. What do you guys think is my best course of action to transfer to the UK?

Replies to: Attempting to go from US community college to top schools in the London or UK.

  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 5,507 Senior Member
    Do you need financial aid?
    What do you want to study?
    What GPA do you have at your CC & what subjects?
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 38,264 Senior Member
    edited February 1
    Water under the bridge but what you should have done is enter as a junior, split your mandatory classes over two years, and not tried to hurry to college. Hopefully this advice may help if you have siblings.

    You wouldn't transfer, you'd apply as a first year student. You can still apply - as an international, your final deadline is June, but it's on a space available basis.
    The most important grades they'll look at are math courses taken in community college and whether you got As.

    However since you're in California why don't you try to transfer into your 3rf year at a UC?
  • kalonskalons Registered User Posts: 624 Member
    agreed, why don't you transfer to a UC? the UCs are constantly ranked as some of the finest public institutions in america. you would be saving a lot of hustle and bustle.
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