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The University of Warwick is a popular destination for American students choosing to study overseas. We welcome applications for our Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research courses. If you need any advice or guidance on the qualifications below, our North America Team are here to help. Contact them at northamerica@warwick.ac.uk 

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)

For applicants who would like to apply for our IFP, we would require you to achieve the US High School Diploma, with a overall GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the final year.

Undergraduate Courses

For applicants to our Undergraduate courses who have studied the US High School Diploma, we would typically require:

  • a combination of 3 AP Tests or SAT Subject Tests in separate subjects, including any subject requirements

and

  • either ACT or SAT-R

It is not necessary to have taken these tests at the time of application. Applicants who will be taking these tests in their senior year and are on track to achieve the grades detailed below will be eligible to apply.

AP Tests and SAT Subject Tests

Throughout our website and prospectus you will find our A Level and GCSE requirements. Our A Level requirements can typically be met through a combination of the following 3 AP Tests or SAT Subject Tests in separate subjects (including any subject requirements):

A-Level Requirements AP Equivalency SAT Subject Test (SAT II) Equivalency
A*AA 5, 5, 5 720, 700, 700
AAA 5, 5, 5 700, 700, 700
AAB 5, 5, 4 700, 700, 650
ABB 5, 4, 4 700, 650, 650

We can accept any combination of these requirements, for example 1 AP test and 2 SAT Subject Tests. These exams will be considered when taken within the past 4 years before enrolling on your chosen course.

What do we mean by "separate subjects"?

Please note that when we say ‘separate subjects’ we mean for example, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC would not count as two separate subjects because they are both Mathematics. Similarly, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics would not count as two separate subjects.

Subject Specific Requirements

No specific AP tests or SAT Subject Tests will be required for courses that do not have specific A Level or GCSE requirements.

Specific AP tests and SAT Subject Tests required for courses that have specific A Level or GCSE Mathematics and Physics requirements are detailed below.

Mathematics Requirements  

Departments and courses

Mathematics requirements

Not acceptable as alternatives

Warwick Business School (BSc Accounting & Finance only)

AP Calculus AB at grade 5 or

AP Calculus BC at grade 5

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2

Department of Computer Science (all courses)

AP Calculus BC at grade 5 or

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2 at grade 720

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

AP Calculus AB

Department of Economics (all courses)

AP Calculus AB at grade 5 or

AP Calculus BC at grade 5 or

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2 at grade 720

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

School of Engineering (all courses)

AP Calculus AB at grade 5 or

AP Calculus BC at grade 5 or

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2 at grade 700

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

Warwick Mathematics Institute (all courses)

AP Calculus BC at grade 5 + STEP, MAT or TMUA (see below)

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2

AP Calculus AB

Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

AP Calculus AB at grade 5 or

AP Calculus BC at grade 5 or

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2 at grade 650

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

Department of Physics (all courses)

AP Calculus BC at grade 5

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2

AP Calculus AB

Department of Statistics (all courses)

AP Calculus AB at grade 5 or

AP Calculus BC at grade 5 or

SAT Subject Test in Maths 2 at grade 720

SAT Subject Test in Maths 1

All courses in Warwick Mathematics Institute will require STEP, MAT or TMUA in addition to AP Calculus BC at grade 5. These tests are available internationally and do not require travel to the UK. For further information visit:

Physics Requirements

Departments and courses

Physics requirements

Not acceptable as alternatives

School of Engineering (all courses)

Two Physics AP tests at grade 5

(in this case, the two Physics AP tests would be considered as two separate subjects)

SAT Subject Test in Physics

Department of Physics (all courses)

Both AP Physics C: Mechanics and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism at grade 5

(in this case, the two Physics C AP tests would be considered as two separate subjects)

SAT Subject Test in Physics

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

Specific AP tests or SAT Subject Tests may be required for courses that have other specific A Level or GCSE subject requirements. To find out more email the North America team at northamerica@warwick.ac.uk and detail:

  • Grades of AP tests and SAT Subject Tests that you’ve completed
  • AP tests and SAT Subject Tests that you plan to take
  • Undergraduate course(s) or subject areas that you’re interested in applying to
ACT and SAT-R

All courses require applicants to possess a minimum level of competence in the English Language and in Mathematics/Science. These minimum requirements depend on the course that you are applying for and are listed as a GCSE or an equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics. More information can be found on our admissions pages, but for students from the USA we would typically require one of the following:

  • ACT Composite Score of 28 or 29 (depending on the course)

or

  • SAT-R (post-2016) at a score of 1340/1600 with no less than 540 in any subject

or

  • SAT-R (pre-2016) at a score of 1900/2400 with no less that 600-650/800 in any subject (depending on the course)

For students outside the USA these minimum requirements can also be fulfilled by other international qualifications. You might also wish to consult our English Language requirements pages for more information.

Non-Standard Qualifications

Although these are Warwick's typical entry requirements, we may be able to consider students studying other qualification mixes. To find out if you are eligible for consideration please email northamerica@warwick.ac.uk with your qualifications, your degree programme of interest and information about the qualifications/subjects available at your school.

Postgraduate Courses

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, the following are Undergraduate degree classification requirements, and their US equivalent GPA, on a scale of either 4.0 or 4.3.

1:1 or 1st Class equivalent to GPA 3.8

2:1 or Upper Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.3

2:2 or Lower Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.0