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how do I get into an ivy leave school from the uk??

When I finish with school I would love to be able to study and possibly permanently live in America. for 3 years now I have dreamed to go to an Ivy league school but I would love to be able to get into Stanford but I just don't know where to start. If its possible could anyone inform me of a process I might need to follow. Right now I'm currently in year 10 and really confused on how the whole process works. I also want to pursue a law degree which is why I also want to live in America permanently. I do have other US university options but I mainly would love to go to Stanford (even though there's a 4% acceptance rate lol). if anyone could give me some advice like what type of grades I need to get in my GCSE's and A levels and what type of things I can do now to improve my admission letter, just any useful information I would need which would help me would be much appreciated.
PS
I am aware that I would need to sit the SAT/ACT to apply
Original post by Anonymous
When I finish with school I would love to be able to study and possibly permanently live in America. for 3 years now I have dreamed to go to an Ivy league school but I would love to be able to get into Stanford but I just don't know where to start. If its possible could anyone inform me of a process I might need to follow. Right now I'm currently in year 10 and really confused on how the whole process works. I also want to pursue a law degree which is why I also want to live in America permanently. I do have other US university options but I mainly would love to go to Stanford (even though there's a 4% acceptance rate lol). if anyone could give me some advice like what type of grades I need to get in my GCSE's and A levels and what type of things I can do now to improve my admission letter, just any useful information I would need which would help me would be much appreciated.
PS
I am aware that I would need to sit the SAT/ACT to apply
1) Familiarize yourself with the Common App. The supplements, the Common App essay itself, your activities list, portfolios/research, awards etc.

2) You are lucky that you are in Y10 (when they start looking at your grades, your CCAs).

Do well in school cause they look at all 4 years worth of grades not only your final GCSE and A level grades.

3) The admission process is holistic so there ain't an exact set of grades you need to get. For Stanford though you wanna first think abt
a) applying early via REA
b) aim for the highest of the highest grades
c) do law related work experiences and activities
d) do a range of diff CCAs that showcase passion. Remember quality over quantity.

My friend actually got into Stanford, Yale, Brown, Penn, Dartmouth one year.
She got straight 9s in GCSE and all A*s in 4 A levels. She won several well known essay competitions and wrote abt philosophy. She worked with the government and campaigned for several causes. She also started a non-profit. Alongside this, she reached out to do research with an ivy-league professor whom she got a recommendation from too. So go above and beyond and take the initiative to do extra. Lastly, tell your guidance counsellor. It's good to aim high cause why not?
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