Why Study in USA?
- Excellent Academics
- Flexibility in Course Curriculum
- Financial Assistance
- Work Programs
- Job Opportunities
- Reorganization of International Students
- Cultural Exchange Value
American Institutions of Higher Education
While characterized by great diversity, American institutions of higher education are classified in general as follow
Under Graduate Study
Community and Junior Colleges: provide a two-year course beyond high school or secondary school. Courses are either €œTerminal€, leading to employment, or €œAcademic€, preparing the student for transfer to a four-year college or university where he/she will complete his/her education. Graduates of junior colleges are usually awarded an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Sciences (A.S.) degree.
- Technical Institute
- Liberal Arts College or University
- The Bachelor’s Degree
Graduate and Professional Schools: Provide post-university study leading to the Master’s or doctoral degree.
- The Master’s Degree
- The Doctorate Degree
Students wishing to take courses without enrolling for a degree may apply to register as €œspecial students€. Colleges and universities are increasingly reluctant to accept €œspecial students€, unless they are enrolled for a degree in some other institution and are seeking instruction which is not available in the other institution. Non-degree students do not have access to all the facilities that degree students are able to use, such as limited access to library and computer facilities, and often there is a limitation on the number of credits they can take.
Training for many professions may only be taken as postgraduate study. Thus a law degree takes three years after completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree; medicine takes four years after a Bachelor’s degree, and social work two. In other professional fields such as dentistry, veterinary medicine and architecture, four years of general college work is usually required before admission to the four-year professional program.
If one decides to study in the United States, one should always choose an institution which is €œaccredited.€ An institution is accredited provided that its program of study, professors, and academic facilities meet the minimum standards established by an agency recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation by a regional agency, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, applies to the institution as a whole and may be awarded for up to four different levels: Associate degree; Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree and Doctorate. Accreditation by a professional agency applies only to the relevant school or department; e.g., engineering schools are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Foreign students should not enroll in degree courses in institutions or departments which are not accredited.
The Grading System
Students are graded on course work completed, and most colleges and universities use letter grades as follows: A being excellent or outstanding; B means above average; C, average; D, below average; and F, failing. Roughly, the following percentage values and point scales are applicable:
An undergraduate student must maintain a C or 2.00 average in general and a B or 3.00 average in his or her major field in order to receive a degree.
Some schools may also use the €œPass/Fail€ grading system in which there are only two possible grades. The student either passes and receives credit for the course or fails and receives no credit. Many schools combine both the €œPass/Fail Option€ with the conventional grading system. In this case, a student may take a certain number of courses for a Pass or Fail grade, and his other courses using the conventional A – F grading system.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no real equivalencies between the Belgian and American grading systems. Therefore, when supplying U.S. universities with information on the courses you have taken here and the results, always give those results in their original form, i.e., 15/20. Do not attempt to translate the Belgian system into American terms.
A student’s academic standing is often measured by his or her grade point average (GPA). This is the average of the grades that a student has had for all his years of college or for each term. The grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of credit hours. For example, a student takes four 3-unit courses with the following results: Business 101 – A; Introduction to Business Law – B; Mass Media and Marketing – A; and Computer Science Techniques applied to Business – B. The average is determined as follows:
|Grade||Units or Hours||Grade Points||Grade Point Average|
|A = 4.0||* 3||12|
|B = 3.0||* 3||9|
|A = 4.0||* 3||12|
|B = 3.0||* 3||9|
Duration of Courses in USA
Bachelors (Undergraduates): 4 Years
Masters (Graduates): 2 Years
MBA: 2 – 3 Years
Eligibility for Admission
- Once you choose an academic major or field study please take the following eligibility requirements into consideration.
- For Bachelors (Undergraduates) the minimum academic requirement is 10 + 2 with 45% & TOEFL – iBT 61 or IELTS 5.5 Bands or above.
- For Masters (Graduates): Minimum academic requirement is 10 + 2 + 4 with 50% & TOEFL – iBT61 to 80 between or IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 Bands and
GRE score 950.
- For MBA minimum academic requirement is 10 + 2 + 3 or 10 + 2 + 4 TOEFL – iBT 61 to 80 or IELTS 6.0 to 6.5 Bands and GMAT score between
320 to 600 (work experience is not mandatory)
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