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    what exactly does LSE look at for international students from the United States. when i emailed the admissions office, they replied with a copied and pasted paragraph from there website (very helpful indeed, as if i couldnt have gotten it myself) I am currently only a junior but i probably shall apply in the fall. Does lse pay a lot of attention to GPAs? (mine is pretty terrible, 4.2 weighted and 3.5ish unweighted) or does lse put more focus on standarlized testing. (that would be much better: 1500 on SAT, SAT IIs : 750 math I, 750 math II, 790 world history, 800 us history, 800 chinese, 750 english and 4 APs all 5s. can some americans that got in already tell me something about there stats? thanxs
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    hi jimmy please look at my post in the "can graduate students take extra classes" thread... I posted quite a bit in there about what they look for from US students.
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    oh is there a difference between LLM and LLB. i mean i know one is bachelors or law and one is masters for law but could both degrees enable you to practice law? also if you are an american and get a LLB at LSE and want to go back to the states, would you be able to get a job with a LLB or go to law school again in the states?
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    (Original post by jimmydoerre3)
    oh is there a difference between LLM and LLB. i mean i know one is bachelors or law and one is masters for law but could both degrees enable you to practice law? also if you are an american and get a LLB at LSE and want to go back to the states, would you be able to get a job with a LLB or go to law school again in the states?
    I dont think they make you got to law school again but you do have to pass the bar exam for the respective state that you plan to work in

    EDIT: your scores are pretty good by the way
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    if you get a conditional offer from LSE that requires you to get a certain AP score(say 5555 or something) and then you dont meet it, what happens? I mean AP results dont come in for American students until like July yet American colleges want your reply to there offers in May I believe. So if you want to wait for LSE by rejecting all American collges offers and then wouldnt you be screwed if you dont meet there conditional offer? wouldnt you have nowhere to go?
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    (Original post by jimmydoerre3)
    if you get a conditional offer from LSE that requires you to get a certain AP score(say 5555 or something) and then you dont meet it, what happens? I mean AP results dont come in for American students until like July yet American colleges want your reply to there offers in May I believe. So if you want to wait for LSE by rejecting all American collges offers and then wouldnt you be screwed if you dont meet there conditional offer? wouldnt you have nowhere to go?
    You could use that to your advantage. You could phone up your top American choice and tell them that you're not sure you can make it since you're not sure if you're going to this American college or to LSE. If they really want you, they'll try to persuade you to choose them, usually through increasing financial aid.
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    you also have all the AP scores from junior year
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    You could use that to your definition. You could phone up your top American choice and tell them that you're not sure you can make it since you're not sure if you're going to this American college or to LSE. If they really want you, they'll try to persuade you to choose them, usually through increasing financial aid.

    yea thats cool but LSE is sort of my top choice, (thats if i get into law) and conditional offers usually are regarding ur senior APs. so i can get really screwed if i turn down all american offers and then dont meet the LSE condition...................then what happens. LOL i dont find community colleges too appealing
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    not many people do .

    but make communication with all the admissions offices in question...I'm sure they'll work something out for you.
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    (Original post by jimmydoerre3)
    yea thats cool but LSE is sort of my top choice, (thats if i get into law) and conditional offers usually are regarding ur senior APs. so i can get really screwed if i turn down all american offers and then dont meet the LSE condition...................then what happens. LOL i dont find community colleges too appealing
    Technically speaking, you can accept an offer from an American college and then cancel it if you get accepted to LSE. While the American college wouldn't have to let you go, in reality no one wants disgruntled students.
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    Thats exactly my situation at the moment, actually.

    Was accepted to LSE for Int'l Relations with conditional offer of 55544 in my senior year AP exams.

    I had to put a deposit down on NYU Stern in case I failed to meet my grades.

    Now I have to wait till july 1st to know what college i'm going to! Its really weird when everyone else knows exactly where they're going. And the NYU deposit was expensive...

    Fingers crossed!
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    (Original post by thebrittzditz)
    Thats exactly my situation at the moment, actually.

    Was accepted to LSE for Int'l Relations with conditional offer of 55544 in my senior year AP exams.

    I had to put a deposit down on NYU Stern in case I failed to meet my grades.

    Now I have to wait till july 1st to know what college i'm going to! Its really weird when everyone else knows exactly where they're going. And the NYU deposit was expensive...

    Fingers crossed!
    that's what I want to do. what AP exams did you take/did they ask you to take. Aside from AP Comparative Gov and Pol (which isnt offered at my school so I'll have to self-study for it), there's nothing International Relations-related. I also have more AP classes junior year than senior. :confused:
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    When I applied I had already taken 4 APs junior year - World History 5 (which I taught myself). Comp Govt 4, Spanish 4, and US History 5. (So I had 5544 already.)

    I was accepted on getting at least 55544 on the following APs:

    Statistics
    Micro Economics
    Macro Economics
    US Government (Self-taught)
    Human Geography (Self-taught)

    It was a painful second term senior year. Pending grades a week from friday!
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    (Original post by xBeLLax)
    that's what I want to do. what AP exams did you take/did they ask you to take. Aside from AP Comparative Gov and Pol (which isnt offered at my school so I'll have to self-study for it), there's nothing International Relations-related. I also have more AP classes junior year than senior. :confused:
    You could try US History and European history. AP English would probably help too. As would AP Economics.
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    good luck

    junior year, i have:

    AP American Gov
    AP Human Geog
    AP US History
    AP Calc AB
    and hopefully AP Comp Govt (self-taught)

    ...while my senior year AP's are not at all humanities-related (worried about that)
    AP English Lit
    AP Language & Comp
    AP Biology
    AP Calc BC
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    Can you still change subjects? If so, you should definitely try to replace Biology with Economics or European history.
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    You'll do fine with Comp. Gov. It really wasn't that hard (well, when I took it, anyway).

    I would say to skip more Calc. and do some social sciences. Why bother with both the AB & the BC? (disclaimer: I'm biased because I hated Calc.)

    Also, I'm not sure that it's worth it to do both Lit. & Lang. when you could do a social science course instead.

    Good luck!
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    um........this is strange, i emailed SOAS and they said that i can get a decision by october while LSE is like "maybe xmas". this shall screw over all of my early decision schools...................i wonder if i can just bail out on early decision if its a foreign school (if they dont have a record that i am actually going to college)lol
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    (Original post by jimmydoerre3)
    um........this is strange, i emailed SOAS and they said that i can get a decision by october while LSE is like "maybe xmas". this shall screw over all of my early decision schools...................i wonder if i can just bail out on early decision if its a foreign school (if they dont have a record that i am actually going to college)lol
    Then why not apply Early Action instead? Still early, yet not binding. And some schools used to have non-biding Early decision (Harvard)....
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    Can you still change subjects? If so, you should definitely try to replace Biology with Economics or European history.
    Neither are offered at my school. I take all the social sciences junior year. The only other AP classes availabe, besides the one I mentioned, are more science ones
 
 
 
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