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    So my school offers the chance for us to take the American SATs. Although I don't want to go to university in the US (at least as an undergrad), I was wondering if an additional qualification would give me a bit of an edge in applying to the more competitive unis? Or would it just be a waste of time and effort? Thanks!
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    You are asking if having American qualifications will benefit applying to a university in the UK.
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    @lafin23 - Thanks for the reply! I'm in Year 11 now, but not in the UK. I will consider it, as the school will pay for it partly.

    @kevin_123 - I was just wondering whether they would have any effect
    at all on a domestic application.
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    Can't hurt, can it?
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    No it will be totally useless
    However, if you apply to an American private school in the UK it will be necessary. I took it 2 months ago as my insurance uni back in Italy requires it but it won't help at all your UK application, yet if you are planning to apply to the States it will be vital but if you don't it will be just useless. Consider that the SATs prep courses and exams take a ridiculous amount of time and if you want to get a good score you need to learn strategies and so forth, which is fairly time-consuming
    All the best
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    I'm a Canadian student applying to the UK. SAT's aren't required for Canadian applicants, but I wrote them anyway for an extra qualification. Unfortunately, I got pretty bad scores. My other qualifications are supposedly competitive. Will my SATs ruin me?
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    (Original post by sumergocogito)
    I'm a Canadian student applying to the UK. SAT's aren't required for Canadian applicants, but I wrote them anyway for an extra qualification. Unfortunately, I got pretty bad scores. My other qualifications are supposedly competitive. Will my SATs ruin me?
    Which universities are you applying to?
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    Ambitiously, UCL, KCL, Aberdeen, Leicester, and Oxford. I figured that if I'm going to leave the country, it should be for a dream school.
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    Great choices! No I don't think SATs will ruin you unless if it is a requirement from one of the uk unis for overseas students, so don't worry!
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    Thanks. There's really not much I can do anyways at this point, I just needed a confidence booster.

    Where are you applying to?
 
 
 
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