Some questions about undergraduate education at Seattle University
Question 1: There are many schools in the United States, how do you know which school to choose?
Research the school according to priority purposes when studying in the United States. Since each person’s situation is different, there is no single correct answer.
To be sure, you can seek advice from the American Schools International Admissions representative in the country closest to you to choose the right school to study abroad.
Question 2: What is the difference between “college” and “university” in the American education system?
A college is not always a college, and a university is a university, but both of these titles qualify for undergraduate training.
However, colleges usually only have training programs from college to bachelor’s, while a university has more graduate programs, including masters and doctoral degrees.
However, the gap between college and university is not always clear. For example, William & Mary College in Virginia, although called a college, still offers high-quality master’s programs in business, law, education, and oceanography. Likewise, the School of St. As well as Joseph College in New York.
Question 3: Is there any age standard when you want to attend university in the United States?
Usually, you must have graduated from high school and be at least 17 years old. If you do not meet this requirement for admission to a university in the United States, you must be excellent.
Question 4: How is the academic year calculated for American universities?
The school year in the United States runs from late August or early September of the previous year until May or June of the following year.
The “semester” system divides the academic year into two equal semesters, each semester of about 16 weeks. Schools that follow the “4-semester” system divide the academic year into 3 equal terms, each term is 11 weeks, and the fourth term is the summer term.
The “3-semester” system consists of 3 terms, each of 16 equal weeks, including the summer semester. International students are not required to take a summer semester, but many Vietnamese students often look for summer schools such as North Seattle College, South Seattle College, Seattle Central, and Olympic, to shorten their study time and graduate early.
Question 5: What types of university degrees are in Seattle state?
Associate: It is a two-year program, after which students will graduate with a professional degree or transfer to the last two years of university. Undergraduate: A 4-year training program, students graduate with a university degree.
Question 6: What types of degrees are offered at American universities?
Master (Master): A two-year intensive training program in the field of study. Doctorate (Ph.D.): A 5- to 8-year training program for researchers, scientists, and professors.
Question 7: In the United States, some high-standard professions such as lawyers and medicine require students in addition to a college degree to have a professional degree to be able to practice. Can I enroll in a professional degree program without a college degree?
OK. But you must be an excellent person and have a total of 6 years of experience working and researching in the industry.
Question 8: How long is an MBA program in the United States usually?
MBA programs in the United States usually last one to two years. It requires you to master the basics and practice them several times a day.
Question 9: Studying in the United States, can international students work part-time?
Students may only work part-time on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week. If you work overtime for more hours than the scheduled school hours, you may be fined and suspended from school.
Question 10: Is it possible to transfer from a university in another country to a university in the United States?
OK. But you should consider the credits of the materials you studied to see their compatibility and usability. It is possible to take additional or recurring courses or credits.
Question 11: What is a community college in the Seattle education system?
A community college is a government-funded graduate educational institution that offers a two-year undergraduate degree, a two-year undergraduate program (and then moves into the last two years of college), both of which are 4-year undergraduate programs.
As it is a public school, the common feature is that the tuition fees are very reasonable, but the convenience of its facilities will be balanced with the price you pay.
Question 12: Why should you study in the United States at a community college?
Because community colleges have low tuition fees, easy entry, easy transfer to prestigious universities, and very practical study programs.
Question 13: What are the conditions to transfer from community college to university when studying in the US in Washington state?
Conditions vary from school to school. It is best to decide which college you want to transfer to, and then choose the community college you want to attend.
Question 14: Studying in the United States, having chosen a subject for a year, do I have to strictly follow this choice? Or you can flexibly change the time to study any subject, as long as it is suitable for the specialty and meets the requirements of the school?
It depends. Some degree programs have a strict subject structure.
Some undergraduate degrees are subject to flexibility and sometimes allow you to create your syllabus in the year you study, as long as it meets the general requirements of the major and school.
Question 15: If I have chosen a major, can I change it while I study in Seattle?
Yes, but by the end of the second year at the latest. Because of the third and fourth year, you enter the specialized program.
Question 16: What is the “College of Liberal Arts”?
The “College of Liberal Arts” is a school that offers courses in the humanities, languages, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences, representing 25-50% of the entire course of study in the student’s major.
Question 17: How is the university scale calculated in the United States?
Scores are calculated by answering students’ questions in class, midterm and final exam results, essays, projects, attendance, and participation in class activities. My academic GPA on a 4.0 scale
Question 18: What is the difference between a “public university” and a “private university” in Washington?
State University is a public university funded by the federal government. A private university is a private university. Public universities are generally larger and tuition costs are lower.
Question 19: How can I find out which university courses in Vietnam are accepted by universities in the United States?
Every university in the US will want to review your course for compatibility and you should contact your school’s accrediting agency for exact details.
Question 20: How do I know that a college or university in the United States is accredited by the US Department of Education or the Department of Education in that state?
You can go to the website of the US Department of Education’s Office of Graduate Education to check if the school is officially accredited by the Federal Department of Education.