Enrolling to most American universities do not require entrance exams and even no need to come to the U.S. Everything can be arranged while staying in your country. When you have already enrolled and received an invitation from the university, you need to pass an interview at the embassy in order to get a U.S. student visa.
Preparatory program and language course in USA universities
Having a high school diploma, you can enroll in undergraduate program in various ways:
At the level of English is above average - you can enroll in a preparatory program for one semester. Upon successfully passed the course, on the 2nd semester you can continue training at the 1st year of Bachelor's degree program.
At the intermediate level of English - we recommend the candidates to choose a one-year preparatory program (for the first 2 semesters). With its completion, you can skip from 1st year and move directly to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree program.
At a low level of English (basic or elementary) - prospective students should pass a course of intensive English language within 1 - 2 semesters with further transition to a one-year preparatory program. With its successful completion, the students can enter the second year of Bachelor’s degree program (after passing the language course, students may also skip the preparatory program and enroll the 1st year of university if his/her academic grades meet the admission requirements).
Students who chose to enroll in the preparatory program can select one of the modules: business, engineering, science, computer technology, natural sciences, humanities, or general training program (for those who have not yet decided about their major course). Each module has prerequisite subjects, English learning and subjects by choice.
Admission requirements in USA universities
In addition, there is a way to enroll in the university right after high school without completing the preparatory courses. In this case, you must pass one or more standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT. Also, need to verify English proficiency by providing TOEFL test scores or IELTS. Entry requirements may vary from university to university.
However, it is required to provide the following additional documents:
Recommendation letters (2-3 letters)
Report Card or High School Diploma
Applique essay (their quantity may also be different, from1 to 4 essays)
Future Masters should provide:
Test results in GRE, GRE Subject or GMAT
Certified copy and translation of the record book or a Bachelor's Diploma
Deadlines to apply to American universities are from November to February (some universities will accept the documents within the whole year).
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