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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Did he go to study Maths? Also what did he get for A-Levels?
    Physics.

    A*A*AA
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    It's why their degree is 4 years in length.


    Not worth it imo, whole extra year of American tuition fees
    Oh right. It costs A LOT doesn’t it? As in like 3 or 4 times more?
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Physics.

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    Wow. He went to Chicago? I wish I could lol. They mostly care about grades don’t they? Do you know what he got for GCSE’s?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Oh right. It costs A LOT doesn’t it? As in like 3 or 4 times more?
    Yessir
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Yessir
    That’s unlucky because I’d love to go there.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Wow. He went to Chicago? I wish I could lol. They mostly care about grades don’t they? Do you know what he got for GCSE’s?
    He's very rich; he didn't get financial aid, if he asked for it, he most likely wouldn't get an offer. I think his parents have to churn out £40,000 up front every year, or in large instalments for him to carry on studying.

    I think he got 5A*6A.

    Naturally on the American scale he'd be a 4.0.

    I think what got him the place was his ECs. He did lots of military crap and charity projects in the school and the community - and a gold DofE if that matters.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    That’s unlucky because I’d love to go there.
    Tbh, I don't know if I'd like to attend American unis. Maybe Caltech or MIT, but the others are so liberal in a facist manner it's ridiculous. They have such strict expectations on the way you act to minorities, LGBTs and such that you'd get attacked (verbally) for doing anything different it seems
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    He's very rich; he didn't get financial aid, if he asked for it, he most likely wouldn't get an offer. I think his parents have to churn out £40,000 up front every year, or in large instalments for him to carry on studying.

    I think he got 5A*6A.

    Naturally on the American scale he'd be a 4.0.

    I think what got him the place was his ECs. He did lots of military crap and charity projects in the school and the community - and a gold DofE if that matters.
    £40k is way too much. I was wondering as well, this kid must be very rich to do this. He did get good grades overall.

    Allow that, you have to do that crap for an offer. It’s like trying to get into Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Tbh, I don't know if I'd like to attend American unis. Maybe Caltech or MIT, but the others are so liberal in a facist manner it's ridiculous. They have such strict expectations on the way you act to minorities, LGBTs and such that you'd get attacked (verbally) for doing anything different it seems
    Yeah that’s true. They easily get triggered. That’s the problem, God knows how many other applicants are going to apply for institutions like Caltech and MIT.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    £40k is way too much. I was wondering as well, this kid must be very rich to do this. He did get good grades overall.

    Allow that, you have to do that crap for an offer. It’s like trying to get into Cambridge.
    Yeah, in all fairness he did. Lots of people think you need all A* at A Level and GCSE to stand a chance, in reality, if you're competitive for Oxbridge you'll be competive for top US unis, so long as you do lots of ECs (SAT very important too).

    Cambridge is different, it's basically A Level grades, aptitude test, interview. I don't think they even give a toss about our PS or ECs.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Yeah that’s true. They easily get triggered. That’s the problem, God knows how many other applicants are going to apply for institutions like Caltech and MIT.
    Yeah, probably a waste of an application. Swear the average person there has a max SAT score and some next ACT😂.

    Basically Imperial on steroids and less Asians
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Yeah, in all fairness he did. Lots of people think you need all A* at A Level and GCSE to stand a chance, in reality, if you're competitive for Oxbridge you'll be competive for top US unis, so long as you do lots of ECs (SAT very important too).

    Cambridge is different, it's basically A Level grades, aptitude test, interview. I don't think they even give a toss about our PS or ECs.
    I’m one of those typical students who think you need all A*s to apply for any university over there. Oh yeah did this person sit SAT? How is that graded?

    Yeah I don’t think they care much for EC’s but it’s the norm because most applicants will have a lot for EC’s.
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Yeah, probably a waste of an application. Swear the average person there has a max SAT score and some next ACT😂.

    Basically Imperial on steroids and less Asians
    Yeah lol that’s so true. They’d have a pile of applicants with amazing SAT and ACT results yet they get rejected. The best of the best will be rejected but it doesn’t mean that they’re any less of good applicants.

    Haha, I also think of them similar to Imperial but better.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    I’m one of those typical students who think you need all A*s to apply for any university over there. Oh yeah did this person sit SAT? How is that graded?

    Yeah I don’t think they care much for EC’s but it’s the norm because most applicants will have a lot for EC’s.
    It's 800 for writing and reading. There's a section on grammar and punctuation lol.

    Then 800 for Maths, which is at GCSE Level.

    He got 1580.

    Honestly, if you can get an A in A Level maths, you'll get 760 as a worst case in the SAT maths section. So it's quite an easy test. There's practise tests online that let you convert your score

    ACT is a fair way harder
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    It's 800 for writing and reading. There's a section on grammar and punctuation lol.

    Then 800 for Maths, which is at GCSE Level.

    He got 1580.

    Honestly, if you can get an A in A Level maths, you'll get 760 as a worst case in the SAT maths section. So it's quite an easy test. There's practise tests online that let you convert your score

    ACT is a fair way harder
    So the whole thing is sort of GCSE/AS Level? Well if that’s what it is then it isn’t so hard. He done well, 1580 is a good score.

    What’s the actual difference between SAT and ACT? What do the universities over there want, SAT or ACT?
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    #BlackExcellence

    I think we need to start seeing more black people represented more often in the media as smart individuals!

    https://twitter.com/AyrtonLittle/sta...01621356449793

    Also his friend was accepted into Yale at 16 years old!

    We have also become really good friends after I reached out to him on Twitter!
    If you want I can ask him questions about how he applied and etc If anyone on here is thinking of applying to the US (I am).

    no need to bring race into it. it has nothing to do with race.
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    Can a student apply early to American universities for Maths?

    If so, what would they require e.g. A levels, STEP, Olympiad performance, etc?
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    Can a student apply early to American universities for Maths?

    If so, what would they require e.g. A levels, STEP, Olympiad performance, etc?
    I think so. I think you’d need GCSE’s, A-Levels and SATs I think I’m not sure it could be ACT.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    I think so. I think you’d need GCSE’s, A-Levels and SATs I think I’m not sure it could be ACT.
    I googled some practice tests for SATS/ACT.

    Isn't SAT easier than GCSE level and ACT being Maths A level ish?

    SAT < GCSE < AS Level < A2 Maths < ACT < A level Further Maths < BMO+?
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    I googled some practice tests for SATS/ACT.

    Isn't SATS easier than GCSE level and ACT being Maths A level ish?

    SATS < GCSE < AS Level < A2 Maths < ACT < A level Further Maths < BMO+?
    It does kind of go like that. I know SAT as you said is like GCSE Level English and Maths. ACT is probably like A-Levels. Kyber Ninja can give better information. I think higher level BMO papers are likely to be harder than ACT.
 
 
 
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