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Education in the US, and How International Students are Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US. Primary and Secondary Education. Several structures: Private schools – 8 years Primary 4 years Secondary Public schools – 6 years Primary 3 years Junior High

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Education in the US, and How International Students are Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US


Primary and secondary education
Primary and Secondary Education Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

Several structures:

Private schools – 8 years Primary

4 years Secondary

Public schools – 6 years Primary

3 years Junior High

3 years Senior High, or

5 years Primary

3 years Middle

4 years High


Curriculum
Curriculum Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

Primary and Middle or Junior High courses are essentially the same for all students.


In High School there are different tracks to choose: Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

  • General

  • Business or Vocational

  • Technical


  • Academic (options): Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

    • College or University Preparatory

    • Honors

    • Advanced Placement “AP”

    • Gifted and Talented “G&T”

    • International Baccalaureate


  • SAT and ACT Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

    • Are not national school leaving examinations.

    • Assist post-secondary schools in determining potential for success in colleges and universities.

    • Are not required by all schools.


Postsecondary Education: Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

  • Community (or Junior) Colleges – 2 years

  • Colleges – 4 years

  • Universities – 4 years

  • Professional Schools – varies depending on program


Programs of study
Programs of Study Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

  • Bachelor’s degree - BA, BS (4 years)

  • Master’s degree – MA, MS, MBA (2 years)

  • Doctor of Philosophy – PhD (varies)

  • Professional degrees – MD, JD, BPharm, MSW, etc (length varies depending on degree.


Recognition accreditation
Recognition / Accreditation Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

  • Institutional accreditation:

    • Regional (6 regional accreditors)

    • National (Specialized)

    • Why is institutional accreditation important?


Recognition accreditation1
Recognition / Accreditation Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

  • Programmatic accreditation:

    • More than 100

    • Not all programs (majors) have a programmatic accreditor

    • Why is programmatic accreditation important?


Cautions
Cautions! Admitted to Colleges and Universities in the US

  • “Licensed”; “Approved” – what does it mean?

  • Is it important? Does it mean the same as accredition?


How international students are admitted to us colleges and universities
How International Students are Admitted to US Colleges and Universities

  • Complete an application for admission to the school or schools to which the student desires admission.

  • Submit copies of original academic records – courses taken and grades received, and certificates, diplomas, and degrees received.




Evaluating foreign credentials
Evaluating Foreign Credentials anticipated study.

  • Institution Attended

  • Credentials Received

  • Marks / Grades – quality of performance

  • Authenticity of documents


Questions? anticipated study.

Comments?

AACRAO International Education Services:

1 Dupont Circle, NW

Suite 520

Washington DC 20036

Dale Edward Gough: [email protected]


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