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    I'm taking 4 AP exams this month, SAT Chemistry in June, and planning to retake the SAT in October this year...I'm also going to be studying for 3 or 4 other AP exams over the summer so I'm better prepared for next year's exams in May. I'm also planning on taking Math II (the SAT subject exam) in November.

    Saying I do well on AP Stats and AP Macro this year (I've taken Psych and Bio as well, but I'm not sure if I'll get 5s) and have a really great score on my SATs (aiming for 2300+) would that be enough for Oxford or LSE to give me a conditional offer?

    And I was also wondering what other schools were considered to have a really good reputation in the UK...I've heard good things about UCL but I'm not sure how great it stands in terms of getting jobs; I've heard a lot of negative reviews about Cass but a couple of good things.

    Thanks in advance!
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    You haven't said what degree you will be applying for?
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    Oh sorry! I'm planning to take economics
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    Oh right, well its not really possible to 'chance' you, especially not for Oxford because so much depends on your interview performance and your Thinking Skills Assessment score. All British universities have very detailed entry requirements listed on their websites - if you meet those entry requirements then yes you have a chance, beyond that there's not much anyone can say.
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    So if my scores were 4s and 5s (and 700+ for SATs) all mixed together (for relevant subjects and other subjects like biology, chemistry, etc) were submitted, would that be okay for consideration?

    And the TSA can sort of shift how much of a chance you have for the interview right?

    I've gone onto the websites and looked at requirements, but I was just curious as to how strict schools like LSE are.
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    (Original post by kavsraman)
    So if my scores were 4s and 5s (and 700+ for SATs) all mixed together (for relevant subjects and other subjects like biology, chemistry, etc) were submitted, would that be okay for consideration?

    And the TSA can sort of shift how much of a chance you have for the interview right?

    I've gone onto the websites and looked at requirements, but I was just curious as to how strict schools like LSE are.
    I don't know if you've seen this:
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/informati...uirements.aspx

    From a quick glance at AP requirements, LSE want five grade 5's including Calculus BC. They appear to be relatively dismissive of SATs.

    LSE are strict.
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    I have, which is why I asked...if I got 4s on anything they wouldn't even consider it right? I was planning on taking APUSH, calc BC, microeconomics, and English lit & comp next year so I could get those fives (since I'd start studying over the summer, I doubt I'd get anything less).

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    I have, which is why I asked...if I got 4s on anything they wouldn't even consider it right? I was planning on taking APUSH, calc BC, microeconomics, and English lit & comp next year so I could get those fives (since I'd start studying over the summer, I doubt I'd get anything less).

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    Wouldn't have thought so. LSE are notoriously tough.
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    Would it be okay for me to send them the scores I have and let them know through UCAS that I'm taking the other exams in the following year? I'm not sure if that'd give them an impression that I am working hard.

    I was also wondering what kind of reputation UCL and Warwick have in London. Would major companies offer jobs to people coming out of those schools as well?

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