Most universities will look at qualifications achieved in the US on an equal basis to those in the UK- the standards fairly similar. Universities also tend to look favoroubly towards foreign students studying here because they have to pay the full fees rather than the government-subsidised fees most students pay.
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- 30-07-2004 14:53
- 30-07-2004 18:01
Rogue the mian difference is you specialise early. Oh and if you need some comparisons:
-GCSEs (between 7 and 10 subjects taken) considered equivalent to standard high school diploma
-Advanced Placement exams in America are equivalent to Advanced Subsidiary levels in UK (we take these in the end of our "junior" year at "high school", then we take A2 exams the next year; both count equally toward the final GCE A-level grade). So to be competitive take at least 4 APs, try for as many as you can.
-Most unis here concentrate on just one subject, no liberal arts at all, so be certain you "know what you want". They usually want 3-4 APs and base their offers on this, NOT on SAT scores (usually, sometimes they also care about sat)
-On the other hand, people here don't do nearly as many extra-curriculars, so use that when applying.
- 30-07-2004 18:02
Oh and I got this information from American unis when asking them about how they understood my english qualifications.
- 30-07-2004 23:58
And remember when UK people say "College" it usually means for year 12/13, rather than referring to a University. Although, many Unis have Colleges...but these are sections of the Uni.
(Original post by sashh)
- 31-07-2004 14:26
red bricks were built in the 1960's and at the time were looked down on.