Pats4four wrote:I had a look up on NU and other universities as to what the procedures were for admissions and they seem to be around the same except that for the top schools they require an interview whereas NU doesn't and it is ranked 14th in the US News rankings which is quite good.
EDIT: I looked up the GPA scoring and it said that a 4.0 is basically a perfect score? I took my GCSEs last year which is a test all secondary students take when they're 15/16 before they can legally leave education and achieved 9 A* and 3 A but I don't know how that translates into GPA.
4.0 is the best GPA attainable, but because we have Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high schools here in the States, it's possible to have a higher GPA than that. So, in regular courses an A would translate into a 4.0, but in AP courses, they would be a 5 and the scale goes down accordingly.
I would think most university websites would have a comparison scale between European grading and standardized test systems with those of the US. BTW, have you tried asking the counselor/advisor at your school about continuing your education in the States? They might be of great help if you haven't tried.
Don't know much about which schools are tops in Pre-Med but aside from the likes of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins, I reckon UCLA and UC Irvine have good pre-med programs. I hear Irvine is better though.