The Student Guide


Learn more about the U.S. Education System

Accreditation

Accreditation of Schools Accreditation is a stamp of approval by an approved governing body such as the Counsel on Occupational Accreditation (among many others). Accreditation.
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Admissions Process

Contacting Schools You have found the degree program in the School Directory and selected a list of “favorite colleges or universities”. Now you can narrow.
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Admissions: Application Calendar

Application Calendar Below is the recommended timetable for applying to universities in the United States. It is sometimes possible to complete the process more quickly,.
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Admissions: Application Guidelines

College Application Guidelines Your Application: Read directions Pay Attention to Deadlines Give Yourself Plenty of Time for the Application Neatness and Correct Writing Really Make.
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Admissions: General Considerations

Academic standards: Admission to some U.S. colleges and universities is very competitive, especially for international students. On the one hand, you want to be sure.
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Associate & Bachelor Degrees

Associate’s Degree The associate’s degree usually takes two years to complete. Associate’s degree programs may be “terminal” programs, which lead into specific careers upon graduation..
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Courses, Credits, Grades

Courses Academic work at U.S. institutions of higher education is organized in concentrated clusters of subjects called courses. Each U.S. academic course occupies a scheduled.
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Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Degree Programs Doctoral degrees are designed to train research scholars and, in many cases, future college and university faculty members. Doctoral degrees certify that.
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Education Glossary

Glossary of Education Terms A Academic adviser (AA): A member of a college faculty who helps and advises students solely on academic matters. Academic year:.
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Financing Education

Financial Aid & Scholarships All types of scholarships and financial aid for students are highly competitive and require excellent academic records. The term “scholarships” and.
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Master Degrees

Master’s Degree Programs The master’s degree is offered in many different fields, and is designed to provide additional education or training in the student’s specialized.
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Schools, Colleges, Universities, Institutes

Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Institutes: Any Difference? The terms “school,” “college,” “institute,” and “university” are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are important differences between them..
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Selecting a School

Selecting a school or college Step #1: Find Schools that meet your interests Go to the School Directory and select the appropriate category. You will.
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Tuition, Fees and Cost

Tuition and Fees Tuition is the cost of instruction; fees, on the other hand, are charged for library use, student activities, insurance, healthcare, etc. International.
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Types of Postsecondary Education

U.S. education includes 12 years of regular schooling, often preceded by a year or two of pre-school education. The final seven years of regular schooling.
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USA Education System

The Education System of the USA U.S. higher education starts with undergraduate courses. You can earn either a two-year associate’s degree or a four-year bachelor’s.
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A Guide dedicated to your student life

Student Resources and Information

Several thousands of colleges, schools, and universities offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the United States. This vast set of choices means there are programs available to meet everyone’s needs, but how can you find the best program for you? This student guide will give you the resources you need to make the right choices, the confidence to prepare successful applications, and a great set of schools to which you can apply.

This section will provide you with background information on school systems, selecting colleges, tuition, financing, and admissions. It also provides helpful checklists, dos and don’ts, and related articles.