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By Enchantingdivz (Enchantingdivz) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 04:35 pm: Edit

hey guyz.............is any1 doing the A levels and is from the caribbean? please contact me. does anybody know how international students are assessed especially the ones doing A levels? what about ec's? in my country its basically all work and no play. thanks a lot.

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 05:14 pm: Edit

US colleges are quite familiar with the A-Level system, and will treat it like a GPA, though I'm not sure what the conversions are like.
What results you will need depend on which schools you are applying to.

By Wizkid (Wizkid) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 09:17 am: Edit

hey man,,i'm giving Alevels in june 2004 and have applied to the colleges below..i was wondering if any1 could give a realistic estimate of my chances at the following places:

Upenn, Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, MIT, Middlebury, UChicago and Williams.

SAT 1 - 1450 (670 V, 780 M)
SAT 2's - writing 730
maths IIC 800
chemistry 800
Apart from that...i gave my Olevels and AS levels and got straight A's (10 A's in Olevels and 4 A's in AS levels)

lots of ECs
-distinction in Euclid maths quiz by Univ of Waterloo- Canada
-distinction in english, science and maths exams by univ of new south wales- australia
-runners up at science fair at the International Schools Educational Olympiad.
-Tennis champion in school 2001, 2003
-Tennis team captain
-Captain of school's cricket and soccer teams
-House Captain 2001-2002 (School Team Captain)
-Student Council member 2001-2002 (student government)
-Internship at ABN Amro Bank for one month in the summer of 2003
-Editor of school yearbook and science magazine
-Community service for a local N.G.O.
-member of school's economics and debates society
-nominee for debates club by school faculty
-Loads of certificates of merit in Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Bio.

My school does not have a ranking system or GPA, however according to my school report book...i lie somewhere in the top 5% of all students...(240 students)...though this info wont go to the colleges
Plz gimme a realistic assessment of my chances...
oh yeah..i'll be asking for some financial aid...about half of the total fees

oh yeahh..
i'm giving the following APs/A-level subjects

Physics, chemistry, economics and maths

and ive got great teacher recs and good essays

oh yeah...is it ok to send in more than 2 teacher recs to a university..or will they just gett pissed off with the extra stuff?

By Upandover (Upandover) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 11:16 am: Edit

Hey, my stats are around yours. Where are you from?

By Wizkid (Wizkid) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 02:24 pm: Edit

i'm from pakistan

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