Application

 Oxford

 Brasenose

 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 International Baccalaureate

 pre-qualification

 overseas

 USA

 Independent – non-selective

I go to a highly-ranked public school in the States

 yes

International Baccalaureate

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 3; gained NA)

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 7; gained 7)

( predicted 5; gained 6)

Details about the offer

 conditional

40, includes

yes

yes

yes

I got into Yale, and am waiting for Harvard and Princeton and LSE.

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

It’s an ivory towerland.

Oxford offers PPE.

It’s the perfect synthesis of my interests. I want to be an international lawyer for the World Bank or International Monetary Fund.

Brasenose is lovely.

Preparation

no

My school knows nothing about Oxbridge apps.

Interview

yes

TSA

no

no

Scary!!!

I thought I did dreadfully.

It was over the phone