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Applying for a Bachelor’s Degree Program


A bachelor’s degree normally requires four years of full-time study in a major field. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree are known as undergraduates. Those who earn this degree are typically more employable and higher-paid than those without one. In 2009, the U.S. unemployment rate for workers with college degrees was more than five percent less than those with only a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does it Mean to "Credential" my Transcripts?


All colleges and universities in the United States will require you to provide copies of your transcripts (an official list of the classes you've taken and the grades you've received for each) from previously attended schools, including high schools, colleges, and universities. Colleges and universities use transcripts to better assess whether or not students will succeed academically. They also use transcripts to determine what credit, if any, should be given to students entering a program after having already completed another program or a portion of a program at a different school.

Being Polite in the United States


Basic Values in the United States

The United States has an incredibly diverse population. Religious, social, and political freedoms allow people to choose their values and develop their cultural identities in whatever ways they see fit. There are, however, some commonly accepted values throughout the United States. They include:  

Three Reasons to Study in the U.S.

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Perhaps you're intrigued by the idea of studying in America, but you're also feeling a little overwhelmed. You might be daunted at the thought of navigating an educational system in an unfamiliar country, the high tuition rates, the language or perhaps the culture; all of which may be very different than that of your home country. While it's true that it can be intimidating to step out of your comfort zone, there are many benefits to be gained when you study in the U.S.

Certificate Programs in the USA


What is a Certificate Program?

Certificate programs in the U.S. are a process by which a student is granted recognition of competence based on the completion of predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association, according to the National Organization for Competency Assurance.

Finding a Sponsor to Study Abroad


Making up your mind to study in the United States is the easy part—now you must find a way to fund it! While many students ultimately depend on their own and their families’ resources to fund their studies in the United States, others depend on other sources. This article outlines some of those sources.

The U.S. College Application Process

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As you complete your U.S. college applications, you will engage in personal reflection and self-discovery which can help you better understand where and why you want to attend college in the United States. With that being said, the college application process for international students can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing.

Each institution might have different application procedures, but as you navigate the process, follow the six tips below.

What is a Letter of Intent?

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So, the college you’re applying to asked for a letter of intent, huh?  Don’t panic!  This is your chance to be yourself and tell a school why you want to go there.  Hopefully, it’s a question you already know the answer to!  Putting your “intent” into words can be tricky, though.  Here are some things to help you along the way…