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Student following British curriculum that hasn't taken 4 years of English

PhatumPhatum 12 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Hi,

I've been looking at some requirements, such as that of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I've noticed that some schools require 3+ years of English. From grade 9/year 10, I've only taken 2 years of English language and English literature for my IGCSEs. I haven't taken English lit for my A-levels because that isn't specific to my course.

How will they look at my application?

Thanks
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 6501 replies52 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    As they would for any international student: in the context of your home country. The UK system of specialization is well known and understood at most US universities.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38570 replies6752 postsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    Agreed. A college's recommended HS preparation is not meant to cover each and every case. Yours is a perfectly valid reason of where it would not apply.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41608 replies447 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    They'll check you took IGCSE's in English, math, science, foreign language, and history (plus a couple others). They know about the specialty system for A levels.
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  • PhatumPhatum 12 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I haven't taken social sciences either!
    I'm wondering if taking an AP course online would be sufficient.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41608 replies447 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    What IGCSE's have you taken? What results?
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  • PhatumPhatum 12 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I took maths, physics, chemistry, biology, PE, Spanish, Computer science, English lit, English lang and got 5A*, 3A, and 1 B
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41608 replies447 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    No History? Geography? Economics? Sociology?
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  • PhatumPhatum 12 replies5 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited July 2018
    Nope. We only got to choose 3 optional subjects and I didn't!
    Do you know if taking an online AP course for history on a website like http://webreg.ucscout.orgwebreg.ucscout.org/ would be sufficient?
    edited July 2018
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