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How to find Careers information: 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
The global Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programmes world-wide operating in over 150 countries, with over 300,000 alumni. Approximately 15,000 UK nationals have studied in the US and nearly 12,000 US nationals in the UK on their educational exchange programmes.
College Board promotes excellence and equity in education through programs for K–12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships.
Explore the resources to find lots of useful information for parents and students thinking about college. These resources will help with the financial aid process, preparing for college early, grant and scholarship programs, saving for college, and for helping parents deal with their children heading off to college.