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    Hi,

    I'm a student applying to Imperial College London from Boston, USA. I have an issue with my application and I was looking to get some feedback from university students and alumni about it. I'm really keen on taking physics at Imperial, but the international office has repeated told me that I wouldn't be seriously considered as I will not have taken BC Calculus, an AP course by the time I would start at Imperial. As the international officer told me my requirements would qualify me for Aeronautical Engineering, Geophysics, and some other courses, I was wondering if it would be plausible to apply to one of these courses, and then once admitted, transfer to a physics course? Would this be possible?

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    Possible, but not necessarily likely, as they'll still ask for the minimum entry requirements to get onto the physics course. The only way around it that I see is if Geophysics covers the same modules as straight physics in first year, and then you switch after then. I doubt that's the case though, otherwise they would also need the calculus.

    Imperial are very strict on this kind of thing because it's very competitive there.
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    Ok thanks for the feedback
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    What does bc calculus cover? Considering that for physics in the uk a knowledge of complex numbers, matrices and other stuff is very common before starting a physics course, I would take all the maths you can!


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