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Hi there! I'm a student from the US interested in studying law at either KCL, Queen Mary London, SOAS, City, or Westminster (this is in order of desire to study at particular school and, consequently, difficulty of acceptance). I was wondering what these schools prioritize from their applicants. Test scores? Job experience? Extracurriculars? UCAS doesn't ask for a transcript upload or send-in and it seems like GPA and class grades are all self-reporting. Do individual schools ask for transcripts once they've made an offer or do they not check at all??

I know a lot of upper echelon UK schools look at AP scores for US applicants. I've been in the AP program since freshman year and have scored consecutive 3s (attributed largely to an extracurricular/academic overload) and one 4 in AP Language and Composition. I don't know whether I should even send my scores since 3s are considered quite low on the scoring spectrum. Maybe 3s for the City and Westminster are ok but I'm afraid it may be discouraging to the better schools. Advice?

Stats:
GPA:
4.0/4.0
ACT:
composite: 29
English: 34
Mathematics: 28
Reading: 28
Science: 27
SAT SUBJECT TESTS:
U.S. History: 670
Biology M: 650
Literature: 620
World History: 590
Spanish: 530
PSAT:
180 (placing me in the 88th percentile)
AP EXAMS:
Lang: 4
US History: 3
World History: 3
US Government: 3
Psychology: 3
Biology: 3
CLASS RANK:
Top 14%-20% (my school only gives range)
EXTRACURRICULARS:
Debate: 4 years (won multiple awards, qualified/competed state twice, captain junior year)
Model UN: 3 years (won multiple awards, won awards at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkely, UChicago, Northwestern competitions, held executive position all 3 years)
School Newspaper: 3 years (editor-in-chief second and third years, section editor first year)
Band: 2 years (won two 1st place medals at soloist competitions outside of school as well, selected to play exclusive concerts at state level, played instrument for 6 years including the 2 years in highschool)
Marching Band: 2 years
Scholastic Bowl: 2 years
Literary Magazine: 1 year
RECOMMENDATION:
Got an amazing recommendation from my AP Lang. teacher.
JOB EXPERIENCE:
Tutor: 8 years
Babysitter: 6 years
Instrument Instructor: 3 years

Alright! That's about it. I'm getting pretty nervous at this point since the deadline is fast approaching. I'd really appreciate any information and advice concerning my chances in applying to the schools listed, applying for law, and applying as an American student in general. (:
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Have you sat the LNAT?
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Have you sat the LNAT?
Yes. Just last weekend!
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