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j.caesar
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Hi, I'm very interested in ibanking and the economics program at LSE. However, I really have no clue what my chances are, because I have never taken A-levels/IB exams. I have taken the following Advanced Placement (AP) exams, which are considered college-level material in the US:

Physics B (5) *
Physics C-Mechanics (5) *
Calculus BC (5) *
Statistics (5)
European history (5) *
United States history (5) *
Psychology (5)
English Language & Composition (5) *
French Language (4) *

[The numbers in parentheses are my scores, out of five. The star means that LSE considers those exams to be "Group A courses" ("suitable for entry")].

LSE says that at least four Group A exams need to be taken with a score of 4 or 5 depending on the exam. At this point, I have seven, and by the time I graduate, I will likely have 10 (+ Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism, biology, and English Literature & Composition). I will have 17 APs (Group A and B combined) by graduation.

I also have a slew of extracurriculars, but I have heard that British schools do not take them into account?

Any help in helping me find out if I have a chance would be much appreciated!
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You have more than a fighting chance, looking at your AP's. And yes, British Universities tend to place more emphasis on your interest in the subject of choice....
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j.caesar
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Thanks for the reply! I have a question, though: How would one show interest in...economics? I mean, I will be taking AP macro/micro next year, but there isn't a substantial availability of econ clubs to join (i.e. none at all). Or is showing interest only necessarily manifested in the personal statement?

Anyone else wish to help out and offer advice? It would be much appreciated!
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(Original post by j.caesar)
Thanks for the reply! I have a question, though: How would one show interest in...economics? I mean, I will be taking AP macro/micro next year, but there isn't a substantial availability of econ clubs to join (i.e. none at all). Or is showing interest only necessarily manifested in the personal statement?

Anyone else wish to help out and offer advice? It would be much appreciated!
Usually the unis know that you are interested in something through your Personal Statement (PS) in fact it is the only way in my opinion.

So when you write your PS you may say why you enjoyed econ at school and why you want to study it at uni. You may also include one or two things that you read, clubs you have joined e.t.c.
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(Original post by j.caesar)
Thanks for the reply! I have a question, though: How would one show interest in...economics? I mean, I will be taking AP macro/micro next year, but there isn't a substantial availability of econ clubs to join (i.e. none at all). Or is showing interest only necessarily manifested in the personal statement?

Anyone else wish to help out and offer advice? It would be much appreciated!
Just think of your PS as really being the question: What attracted you to economics? And then answer accordingly.
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i got in for econ last year. if you want me to send my PS pm me and i will send it over!
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