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    Hi everyone,

    I'm currently doing my masters in Imperial on Risk Management and Financial Engineering and looking forward to have a career with any IB or other FIs such as retail banking.

    I've seen most of the minimum requirements of having 300 UCAS points. However, the catch is that I literally have 0 UCAS points since I followed the American education system while I was in high school. AP tests (equivalent to A-levels?) were totally optional for applying, as universities mostly focus on high school grades. Nevertheless, I did quite well in Purdue with a 3.6/4 GPA in a statistics & actuarial science degree.

    Does not having UCAS points largely hinder my chances of getting an offer? Since I tried to apply for the big four and I got rejected within 2 days. I have a feeling that without UCAS points, I wouldn't even make it pass the screening stage. Though I've seen some IBs such as Morgan Stanley allows you to enter grades by which education systems did you follow.
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm currently doing my masters in Imperial on Risk Management and Financial Engineering and looking forward to have a career with any IB or other FIs such as retail banking.

    I've seen most of the minimum requirements of having 300 UCAS points. However, the catch is that I literally have 0 UCAS points since I followed the American education system while I was in high school. AP tests (equivalent to A-levels?) were totally optional for applying, as universities mostly focus on high school grades. Nevertheless, I did quite well in Purdue with a 3.6/4 GPA in a statistics & actuarial science degree.

    Does not having UCAS points largely hinder my chances of getting an offer? Since I tried to apply for the big four and I got rejected within 2 days. I have a feeling that without UCAS points, I wouldn't even make it pass the screening stage. Though I've seen some IBs such as Morgan Stanley allows you to enter grades by which education systems did you follow.
    They'll judge you on your college gpa, dw.

    3.6 is ok.., above the 3.5 benchmark so should be fine.

    You should probably contact HR about the rejection if you feel it was unjust.

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    From what I see, most investment banks does not specify minimum UCAS points which is a good thing, since that they're focusing on the university education. Whereas the big 4 and commercial banks seem to state specific ucas requirements.
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    (Original post by jamesli322)
    From what I see, most investment banks does not specify minimum UCAS points which is a good thing, since that they're focusing on the university education. Whereas the big 4 and commercial banks seem to state specific ucas requirements.
    Afaik, EY and PwC scrapped their UCAS point requirements. But seriously, you shouldn't have an issue. I'd email/call HR of the companies you're worried about if you think it will really affect you.


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    they will judge based on an equivalent qual
 
 
 
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