In the US, after graduating from high school, if you want to continue studying, there are two types of schools to attend: Community College and University (university).
Listening to “College” is very dreadful, but in fact these schools only teach you to get a two-year degree, or a certificate for a year, they also train programs to transfer to university (multi The part of international students who study this program because they cannot afford to go directly to a 4-year university in the US) Finally, the school teaches English programs for newcomers to the US (ESL) or for teaching high school (like cultural enrichment) for those over 18 years old who have not completed grade 3 (this program is called GAD), which is all the programs Community College offers.
What are the criteria for Community College students? In fact, every state in America has its own rules, no state is the same. In Washington state alone, you don’t need a high school diploma to get into Community College to study for a year, two years, or a university transfer program. This is an extremely attractive condition for international students. There are many students who just finished 11th grade, or are studying in high school in other states rushing to Community College in Washington to study a university transfer program, because you can shorten your high school time. .
These schools will test your English, so don’t worry about not receiving it if your English level is poor. There are all classes from low to high depending on your level. And when you achieve a certain level of English, you will officially study your chosen major, often the majority of international students take a year to study English. Tuition in the US is very expensive, your level is low, the time you study will last, the school benefits in terms of business. After you qualify for English, you must take a math test. This is not to worry about, because our math students are very good, you can easily earn enough points to study in Community College.
In the US after students finish high school, they must take the SAT test. This test is for college entrance examination. If enough, universities will invite you. If you lack points, you must go to Community College to study for transfer to university. Of course, for American society, the degree of a person who is directly admitted to University is always better than a learner from Community Collge and then transfer to University.
The cost of studying abroad at Community College is about 12,000 USD / year. If studying at University, it is about 40,000 USD / year, which is the fee in Washington state. Accommodation fee is not included. And do not think that going to the US will find a job to supplement your tuition, this is a very wrong thought. Because you are an international student, by law you can only find things in school. But in school, 90% of jobs are a priority for students living in the US. International students only have 10% of the work. If you find a job, you can only work up to 40 hours a month, an hour is 8.55 USD. So a month you earn about 342 USD, this amount is enough for you to buy two study books. If you go out to work, the police who catch you will be deported out of the United States. If you go to work, you will not have enough time to study, because an hour of class is equal to 5 hours of studying at home. In addition, parents do not think of going to college for 4 years and preparing tuition for 4 years. In fact, it takes at least 5 years to complete your studies, if you study well, and work hard.
There are also schools in the United States that are in an insecure position, or the school has many bad components to study. It is best to ask the previous people to get experience, or when you unfortunately learn those schools, the next school season you should transfer to another school.