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Okay, so my friend wants to computer software engineering in Stanford university and has no clue of what to do, and right now she is doing AS level program and she does Biology, Chemistry and Physics and wonders if she should ICT instead of biology and also what she need to get into Stanford.


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Okay, so my friend wants to computer software engineering in Stanford university and has no clue of what to do, and right now she is doing AS level program and she does Biology, Chemistry and Physics and wonders if she should ICT instead of biology and also what she need to get into Stanford.


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Look on the Stanford website, but they will want SAT/ACT.
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Okay, so my friend wants to computer software engineering in Stanford university and has no clue of what to do, and right now she is doing AS level program and she does Biology, Chemistry and Physics and wonders if she should ICT instead of biology and also what she need to get into Stanford.


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As the post above me already stated, I think it's best to look at the Stanford website for the entry requirements.

From experience, ICT, Business Studies, and General Studies are regarded as weaker A-levels for some universities, so perhaps, it may be best to have ICT as an additional "4th" a-level, should it go wrong; that way you'll have a back up. However, all universities are different, and it would be best to confirm this with Stanford.
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Okay, so my friend wants to computer software engineering in Stanford university and has no clue of what to do, and right now she is doing AS level program and she does Biology, Chemistry and Physics and wonders if she should ICT instead of biology and also what she need to get into Stanford.


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That's admirable but just in terms of setting expectations, does she know the success rate for international applicants? It's *much* lower than even Oxbridge.

Also she will almost certainly need Maths A-level.

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Okay, so my friend wants to computer software engineering in Stanford university and has no clue of what to do, and right now she is doing AS level program and she does Biology, Chemistry and Physics and wonders if she should ICT instead of biology and also what she need to get into Stanford.


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That doesn't sound promising...
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Okay, so my friend wants to computer software engineering in Stanford university and has no clue of what to do, and right now she is doing AS level program and she does Biology, Chemistry and Physics and wonders if she should ICT instead of biology and also what she need to get into Stanford.


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You don't really apply to a course, you apply to 'Stanford'.

She'll need:
- All As (preferably) to a couple As/Bs in her AS exams, with solid predictions of A/A* for her A2 exams to stand a chance
- Mostly As/A*s at GCSE
- A solid SAT score (i.e. 2200+, 2100 minimum)
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- A solid ACT score (i.e. 34+)
- Solid SAT II scores 700+ (mid 700s to 800 preferably)
- Amazing ECs (started a company, ran organisations, led initiatives, built applications, volunteered extensively, national/international level awards or sports involvement)
- Glowing references from 2-3 teachers
- A good CommonApp essay + solid supplement essays


Even then, she'd probably still get rejected as the acceptance rate is c.5%.



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