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I'm an American looking to attend college in the UK.

One of the requirements for the university I'm interested in requires:
"have passed the equivalent of at least three separate subjects at UK GCSE/GCE O level (at not less than grade C)."

Could someone please explain this to me? When they say 'C' level, are they referring to the 4.0 grading scale? My high school grading scale was:

A = 93-100
B = 86-92
C = 77-85
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(Original post by arider)
I'm an American looking to attend college in the UK.

One of the requirements for the university I'm interested in requires:
"have passed the equivalent of at least three separate subjects at UK GCSE/GCE O level (at not less than grade C)."

Could someone please explain this to me? When they say 'C' level, are they referring to the 4.0 grading scale? My high school grading scale was:

A = 93-100
B = 86-92
C = 77-85
etc.
This seems to explain things. In short, a C in the UK is roughly equivalent to a B in the US - a C is a 3.0 GPA. However, it's not absolute.

http://www.fulbright.org.uk/study-in...ia#performance
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This seems to explain things. In short, a C in the UK is roughly equivalent to a B in the US - a C is a 3.0 GPA. However, it's not absolute.

http://www.fulbright.org.uk/study-in...ia#performance
> Thanks for replying! I'm unsure if they're referring to core subjects only or any subject. I suppose the only way to find out is to apply!
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> Thanks for replying! I'm unsure if they're referring to core subjects only or any subject. I suppose the only way to find out is to apply!
Email the Admissions dept at the uni first to be sure.

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I'm an American looking to attend college in the UK.

One of the requirements for the university I'm interested in requires:
"have passed the equivalent of at least three separate subjects at UK GCSE/GCE O level (at not less than grade C)."

Could someone please explain this to me? When they say 'C' level, are they referring to the 4.0 grading scale? My high school grading scale was:

A = 93-100
B = 86-92
C = 77-85
etc.
Those entry requirements are irrelevant to you. You need to find the entry requirements for students applying from the USA. If those entry requirements aren't listed on the website, then email the relevant department.

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I'm an American looking to attend college in the UK.

One of the requirements for the university I'm interested in requires:
"have passed the equivalent of at least three separate subjects at UK GCSE/GCE O level (at not less than grade C)."

Could someone please explain this to me? When they say 'C' level, are they referring to the 4.0 grading scale? My high school grading scale was:

A = 93-100
B = 86-92
C = 77-85
etc.
Is this for a bachelor degree or certificate of HE?

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Is this for a bachelor degree or certificate of HE?

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This is for a bachelor's degree and that was one of the requirements listed. I emailed the University and they told me applications from American students would be judged by a special panel.
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Those entry requirements are irrelevant to you. You need to find the entry requirements for students applying from the USA. If those entry requirements aren't listed on the website, then email the relevant department.

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Thanks for the advice. Emailed them earlier today
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