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A-levels and SAT's for top American universities? watch

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    I'm currently doing Cambridge A-Levels and I live in South-Africa but I'm interested in applying to the US.

    The admissions process is starting to make me feel inadequate. I only do 3 subjects (at A-level) and extra curricular activities are limited because Sixth Form doesn't really offer for them. My school doesn't really offer them because I go to a private boys school with a small co-ed sixth form program, so we operate within the larger (boys) college and in most cases can't participate in their clubs and societies.

    Furthermore, I did an advanced A-level course so the last real participation I had in high school was two years ago because I switched education systems.

    Basically, do you think I have what it takes to get into a reputable American uni i.e. Columbia, NYU or Georgetown with:

    AS level: AAAAC (English language, Literature, History, Maths)
    A2: A*AA (predicted) (History, Literature, Economics)
    A pre-uni diploma in Global Perspectives
    A high SAT score
    High SAT II scores in: World history, Literature and Modern Hebrew
    Extras: Debating (first girl allowed into the final college team last year, co-captain this year), House Committee and community service.

    Your help would really be appreciated!

    If you excelled in any of your SAT or SAT II exams, and can demonstrate in interviews or through the set admissions essays that you are by all accounts a good person to have around, then you should be able to get an offer. This is especially true if you're going to spread your net wide in applying for many universities at various levels in America. Because the talent pool for some universities, especially prestigious ones such as Ivy League colleges, are so great, you'd be wise to apply to a few as at times it just comes down to the luck of the draw whether you are accepted or not.
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