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Old 11-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Schooling in the US?

I just recently thought about enrolling in a university in the US. I'm thinking about the English/psychology major. However, I know for myself that it is too late for me to take SAT...

Anyone know if it's possible to enroll in a Canadian university for one year and then transfer to the US? I have heard so many different answers: Yes, but it will be difficult (Never explained why but apparently it's because of SAT or something), and no because education/things I learn will be different from what I learned in Canada.

Anyone know if it's possible? And how?
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your best bet would be to ask the Canadian university you are attending AND the US school you want to go to. Some credits may transfer some may not. It is up to each individual school whose credits they will accept.

My sister finished her BA in Edmonton before going to Chicago for her Masters. I am going to SIAST for two years before transferring those credits to the University of Regina because of the agreement between those to schools (and SIAST's MUCH cheaper tuition).
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've heard international fees out here are through the roof. What coast are you closer to in Canada?

Honestly, I'm an instate student and have 40K of debt from attending college 3 hours north of my parents. I wish I'd been able to stay with them and go to school, but I wanted to attend in an area with jobs in my field (computer engineering) - even though I haven't gotten the certificate yet, I've already gotten a job in my field that pays competitively. Point being, it doesn't matter where you go to school, but I'd look at where you'd like to end up (as far as internships go) and start there. Also, be aware that with a Psychology degree, you'd be hard pressed to find a well-paying job to cover loans without a Master's or PhD, and with English, it's very hard to find jobs in general (ESPECIALLY if you place your emphasis on education - at least in the US, it's harder for english/math/science teachers to find jobs because of how strict we are trying to make our standards). So, if that's where you're headed, I'd try attending college somewhere close to home, and then look at xfer.
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I've heard international fees out here are through the roof. What coast are you closer to in Canada?

Honestly, I'm an instate student and have 40K of debt from attending college 3 hours north of my parents. I wish I'd been able to stay with them and go to school, but I wanted to attend in an area with jobs in my field (computer engineering) - even though I haven't gotten the certificate yet, I've already gotten a job in my field that pays competitively. Point being, it doesn't matter where you go to school, but I'd look at where you'd like to end up (as far as internships go) and start there. Also, be aware that with a Psychology degree, you'd be hard pressed to find a well-paying job to cover loans without a Master's or PhD, and with English, it's very hard to find jobs in general (ESPECIALLY if you place your emphasis on education - at least in the US, it's harder for english/math/science teachers to find jobs because of how strict we are trying to make our standards). So, if that's where you're headed, I'd try attending college somewhere close to home, and then look at xfer.
Right, academic fees for the international students are extremely high ranging between USD15,000 and USD45,000 annually.
If you choose the private university in the big city, the highest fee would be incurred. Plus, you need to add the living cost.
If you consider to apply the scholarship, it'll be dependent on your parents' income. You will compete with the students from developing countries whose parents' annual income could be USD3,000 or 5,000.
I think you will be required to submit the balance of your bank account to get a student visa, so you need to save at least USD50,000 in advance. That's how my friend did before she flew to the US to get MD. She worked full time and a few part time jobs for two years after graduating university and saved USD60,000.
Money does matter for international students. I think Canadian university provides you good education as US one. Why American university??
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's not quite the same but maybe it will help... I would attend junior colleges or different universities during the summers. So what I would do is get the course catalogs with descriptions from the junior college and take that to my regular university and meet with the advisor. We would then compare the classes and he would tell me which classes would transfer.

So you would want to get the catalog from your Canadian school and take it to the american school and make a plan of action.

Be sure to always have a good relationship with the advisors. They will help you stay on track.
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