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    I was thinking of going to Uni in the USA in 2 years (or maybe 1 if i fast-track my A-levels). Can anyone explain how i'd go about this??

    And also how does it work- they major/minor?? I'm not sure how I'd go about picking classes there?
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    (Original post by justchar)
    I was thinking of going to Uni in the USA in 2 years (or maybe 1 if i fast-track my A-levels). Can anyone explain how i'd go about this??

    And also how does it work- they major/minor?? I'm not sure how I'd go about picking classes there?
    It's pretty drawn out, you have to apply to each uni separately, writing spearate essays. U need to take the SATI and SATII etc. go on collegeconfidential forums, you will find a lot there (they are American).
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    I can't remember which threads i read it in , but there is lots of information about this on this site. I think in the US you don't study so much of one or two chosen topics but have to study some basic subjects such as Maths along with your major. Under normal circumstances it would cost a lot of money also.
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    Yes, to the tune of $45,000 per year for 4 years at a top private university, for just an undergrad degree. Their undergrad studies are also far less specialised, which can be good or bad (depending on what you want).
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    It is much more complicated. If you do go, make your advisor your best freind, so that you can choose the right classes, and not be stuck in Uni for a decade
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    I considered applying for a degree in America, but then I decided that it would be much cheaper and much more well organised to do a degree in American Studies and spend the third year of my degree studying in a university in America. At most British universities, the American Studies programme consists of a four year course with the third year spent studying in an American university, usually it is a straight swap between a British and American student (i.e. you take the university place of an American student for a year and they take your place in Britain for a year) and so does not cost any extra money - all you pay for are flights. It's so well organised and there's plenty of support when you're eventually out there.

    Maybe after a degree in the UK a postgrad in America could be pursued...? The possibilities are endless!
 
 
 
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