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I am an American student deciding whether to apply for Materials or Engineering Science at Oxford, and my AP Tests are the following:
AP Computer Science A (4)
AP Computer Science Principles (5)
AP Calculus BC (5)
AP Physics 1 (algebra-based physics; does not cover mechanics, electricity or magnetism) (5)
AP Chemistry (5)
AP Statistics (not sure if I'll be taking, but I'm yet to decide)
I emailed Oxford Engineering, and they said that they were unable to comment on my AP exams (Materials department replied and said that my AP tests were good). I'm turning to this forum as my last straw, as the application deadline is in less than 2 weeks. Any comments are welcome. Thanks.
Also, do I need to take a calculus-based physics course for Oxford ES or is algebra-based OK?
BTW, I think that my "British A-Levels" would translate to A*A*A (A*s in Physics, Chemistry and Maths)
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I am an American student deciding whether to apply for Materials or Engineering Science at Oxford, and my AP Tests are the following:
AP Computer Science A (4)
AP Computer Science Principles (5)
AP Calculus BC (5)
AP Physics 1 (algebra-based physics; does not cover mechanics, electricity or magnetism) (5)
AP Chemistry (5)
AP Statistics (not sure if I'll be taking, but I'm yet to decide)
I emailed Oxford Engineering, and they said that they were unable to comment on my AP exams (Materials department replied and said that my AP tests were good). I'm turning to this forum as my last straw, as the application deadline is in less than 2 weeks. Any comments are welcome. Thanks.
Also, do I need to take a calculus-based physics course for Oxford ES or is algebra-based OK?
BTW, I think that my "British A-Levels" would translate to A*A*A (A*s in Physics, Chemistry and Maths)
By “application deadline”, do you mean the PAT test date? Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge) and most Medicine courses’ deadline is 15th October. Or do they have separate deadlines for Americans? I sent off my application 6 days ago.
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I am an American student deciding whether to apply for Materials or Engineering Science at Oxford, and my AP Tests are the following:
AP Computer Science A (4)
AP Computer Science Principles (5)
AP Calculus BC (5)
AP Physics 1 (algebra-based physics; does not cover mechanics, electricity or magnetism) (5)
AP Chemistry (5)
AP Statistics (not sure if I'll be taking, but I'm yet to decide)
I emailed Oxford Engineering, and they said that they were unable to comment on my AP exams (Materials department replied and said that my AP tests were good). I'm turning to this forum as my last straw, as the application deadline is in less than 2 weeks. Any comments are welcome. Thanks.
Also, do I need to take a calculus-based physics course for Oxford ES or is algebra-based OK?
BTW, I think that my "British A-Levels" would translate to A*A*A (A*s in Physics, Chemistry and Maths)
Those are definitely good grades, however I think universities here would also like your SAT/II and ACT scores too. There is no way of converting APs to A levels so to say you have A*A*A is very much guess work. That said if you have those scores and supplement them with some very good SAT and ACT scores I would say you definitely have a chance of getting in.

As a side, because there is no conversion mechanism, it is pointless emailing universities to ask if your grades are good enough. Some places see AP tests as easier than A level, others see them as equal, some place more emphasis on them than others so its hard to gauge what they are worth.
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