Most British Universities require students to apply using the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) forms, which is similar to the Common Application. The UCAS application is available online. It is important to review each individual university application form and deadline. While some schools in the British system (St. Andrew’s) use a “rolling admissions” process, we recommend students submit applications materials as early as possible.
British Universities typically assess students based on their standardized testing. U.S. applicants should expect to submit the SAT I or ACT and two to three AP exams or three to four SAT Subject Tests depending on which university and program they make an application.
US Qualifications for Oxford and Cambridge
Successful candidates would typically have SAT Reasoning Test scores of at least 700 in Critical Reading, Mathematics and the Writing Paper, or ACT with a score of at least 32 out of 36. We would also expect Grade 5 in three or more Advanced Placement tests in appropriate subjects or SAT Subject Tests in three appropriate subjects at 700 or better. Additionally, students applying to specific courses of study may have to take a written exam or submit written work for evaluation. Please check guidelines below.
- Please visit the UCAS online YouTube Channel
- PDF document displaying 2014 UCAS Timeline
- List of UCAS Universities and Colleges