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    Hi! I am a newly graduated high school student whom is intensely interested in studying/residing in the UK, particularly England, but open-minded. My grades were not stellar my first two years of highschool, quite lackluster compared to the latter two years. My ACT is above average but still low in my eyes (29). However, I did not put much effort into the test and am retaking it shortly. I have yet to take the SAT. Do to the indifferent, youthful attitude I held during my early years of highschool, I figure I should most likely attend a community college for a year or two and try to build an attractive rapport for universitiesi n the United Kingdom. However, I am unsure whether a high ACT and SAT could makeup for the neglect of schoolwork and depressing GPA of my early years. I am planning on achieving a minor in Chemistry and major in Biology. I would eventually like to have a career as an optometrist, like my father, pediatrician, or internist.Any suggestions on which path would be the most logical and successful, tips, or links providing sufficient information on average requirements for universities located in the UK would be exceptional and I would be ever grateful of any responses! Thank you!
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    (Original post by Ltsconnor)
    Hi! I am a newly graduated high school student whom is intensely interested in studying/residing in the UK, particularly England, but open-minded. My grades were not stellar my first two years of highschool, quite lackluster compared to the latter two years. My ACT is above average but still low in my eyes (29). However, I did not put much effort into the test and am retaking it shortly. I have yet to take the SAT. Do to the indifferent, youthful attitude I held during my early years of highschool, I figure I should most likely attend a community college for a year or two and try to build an attractive rapport for universitiesi n the United Kingdom. However, I am unsure whether a high ACT and SAT could makeup for the neglect of schoolwork and depressing GPA of my early years. I am planning on achieving a minor in Chemistry and major in Biology. I would eventually like to have a career as an optometrist, like my father, pediatrician, or internist.Any suggestions on which path would be the most logical and successful, tips, or links providing sufficient information on average requirements for universities located in the UK would be exceptional and I would be ever grateful of any responses! Thank you!
    Do you know the cost of studying at UK universities as an International student?

    e.g. Optometry at Manchester £20,000 per year tuition, plus living costs.
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...course-profile

    And Manchester's entry requirements from USA are:
    Applicants will need 3 AP subjects at grades 544 including 2 sciences or SATII in three subjects including 2 sciences with 650 in each for entry onto our undergraduate courses.
    Applicants holding a High School Diploma with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 out of 4.0 or 85% will be considered for entry into our Foundation Programme.
 
 
 
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