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How to find Careers information: Studying in USA

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Study in USA

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Studying in USA

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Most US Universities give undergraduate students a “liberal education” meaning that students are required to take courses across several disciplines before specialising in a “major” field of study. Credits are given for each course and students must complete a minimum number before graduation. Usually, a US undergraduate degree takes 4 years to complete.

Although there is no common application procedure for all US Universities and admission policies vary from one university to the next, most applications require the following:

  • Students applying to the USA should take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at the beginning of Year13. Each University sets a minimum SAT score in order to gain admission.

  • Students may also be required to submit an essay set by the admissions department

  • Students will need to submit transcripts showing their grades.

  • There are a variety on online application forms to complete and, if the university requires it, a common application, including teachers' references.

Tanglin Careers Centre works closely with the United States Education Information Center at http://www.useic.org/ in Singapore to advise students applying to US universities

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