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I need help on what I need to go to

  1. Nov 12, 2009 #1
    Cambridge university or Oxford. I probably won't have any chance at getting there, but I would like to apply once I'm done highschool.

    Right now I'm at a 95% average, and I'm taking academic courses instead of applied. I've heard of stuff such as GCSEs and A*'s and I have no clue of what they are. I live in Canada right now, and I would be so delighted to have someone assist me. What my GPA would need to be to what courses I would like to take.

    I'm very interested in astrophysics, physics, astronomy. Most of all I love cosmology and math. Do you guys have any idea?

    Would I need to be reconized as a foreign student or what? I'm getting really stressed right now.

    By the way, my GPA is around 3.74.

    Also, I graduate my highschool at 17 years old, and I've also heard that mostly everyone is older then 18. Would it be smart to enroll in a foreign exchange program and get my GCSE's somehow that way?
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  3. Nov 12, 2009 #2
    About 1 in 5 get in, but it's less for internationals.

    You will find that the application process is explained in great detail at
    http://www.cam.ac.uk/" [Broken]
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/" [Broken]

    You have to apply though UCAS for UK schools. It's a common app.
    http://www.ucas.com/" [Broken]

    Your GPA would have to be close to a 4.0, these are very tough schools to get into, especially being an international.

    If you love math and cosmology, then astronomy/astrophysics is your thing. I'm currently applying to various universities with great astronomy/physics programs(Clemson, OSU, Arizona, Penn State, MSU).
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