Confused about American UnisWatch
No, you wouldn't skip the first year. In the US a four year degree is standard.
Don't Americans start school later than us? So we graduate at the same time, but they have one less year?
I do know of several foreign students who finished in three years, usually with top grades too.
BTW, it's *not* a good idea for a prepared eager foreign student to NOT place out of first-year classes. Especially first-year calculus if you've done A-level Maths or further Maths. You won't be challenged and you'll get lazy and complacent. This will hurt you later.
I'm just a normal guy but I started grade school one year earlier. I was able to graduate college in three years instead of four by passing the advanced placement tests that were related to my major and the uni's general requirements, did uni summer school every year, and did some long term planning regarding classes (basically made sure I knew which classes I need to take in order to graduate faster). I took a normal American uni workload and did not have to take extra classes each term...I guess I just planned well.
oh yeah I also worked pretty hard, but I still had a lot of fun and saved a year's worth of tuition...not too shabby.
but they finish in grade 12...a year before us...My dad also told me they finished at 17...he grew up in the states. It might be because he was really young at graduation, because he's a summer boy...i dont know but im sure they finish at 17.
Also, aren't people in the year the same age from January to December, unlike in Europe when we're allowed to go to school at September. So the age range is from Sept 1st to August 31st.
12th grade is the same as yr 13/upper sixth, so both british and american students finish at the same age (18, or 17 if a summer baby). Obviously there are exceptions with people moving up a grade, starting or finishing school a year early etc, but it's usual to finish at 18.
The standard length of a USA ugrad course is 4 years.The credit system sometimes means a person can graduate earlier, but it's quite rare for someone to do that.
Hope that helps