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What are my chances... (From the United Kingdom)
I'm currently in my penultimate year of high school in the United Kingdom (junior year I think) and I don't know too much about US college admissions processes. The exams in the UK are always government issued so everyone sits the same final exam at the end of each year and that final exam is 100% of my grade. For GCSE's I got six grade 9's, two grade 8's, one grade 7 and two A*'s. The top 4% of test takers receive a 9, top 8% for 8 and 10% for 7. Top 7% receive A*'s (highest grade). My ACT score is 34. Other extracurriculars include running my own charity helping homeless people (raised over £2000 =approx $2500), model UN, prefect in school, 2 jobs in catering and a job in a logistics company, one week internship at HSBC bank, one week internship at the Institute of Economic Affairs (biggest think-tank for economics in the UK), one week paid internship at Ernst and Young (in the top 4 biggest accounting firms), black belt in karate, peer mentor at school, helping out younger kids at economics clinic at school, mock trial. There's some other activities I missed off. My A level predicted grades are 2A*'s and 2A's. For reference Oxford university only give out a maximum highest conditional offer of an A* and 2A's. I want to major in economics and I'm doing an extended project qualification on economic history as an extra thing alongside school and it counts as half an A level. I'm looking to apply to pretty much all top 20 schools and I am currently studying economics, maths, history, and French at A level. I will also most likely need financial aid.6 replies
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