Education Opportunities In The United States

The United States attaches great importance to higher education for Asian students, especially students from the subcontinent. This is largely due to the lack of opportunities for higher education and research and teaching in local universities and colleges. There is also ample funding for quality education and research and teaching in the United States. Be it in the field of engineering or arts, the American school’s certificate is best recognized for its selection of courses, examination procedures, and usefulness in the practical field. That’s why about 40 percent of the nearly half a million foreign students studying in US higher education institutions are from sub continental countries.

The American education system:
Academic degree:

Apart from Pakistan and India, in most Asian countries, certificates such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Engineering are called graduate degrees, but in all American universities, they are called undergraduate degrees. In most Pakistani universities, the bachelor’s course (excluding engineering) is completed in two or three years, but in the United States, it is at least four years. That is why undergraduate colleges are also called “four-year colleges”.

School, college and university:

In the United States, specialized colleges are also called schools. When you enroll in an undergraduate course at one of these institutions, you are called a “freshman.” The second-year you are called a sophomore, the third a junior, and the fourth a senior.

Academic year:

The school year in the United States consists of two sessions. One begins in September and is called the “Fall Semester”. The second begins in February and is called the “Spring Semester”. There is also the “Trimester” system, which consists of 3 parts of about 12 weeks a year. No matter what the session is, you have to work hard all the time. Since the academic year is 9 months, every year there are 3 months for entertainment. You can complete your degree early by completing additional courses in these 3 months.

Criteria For Admission:

Admission to higher education in the United States is not based solely on high school grades. Unlike Asian countries, American institutions have other standards in mind. In good, standard American universities, only tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the GRE (Graduate Record Exam-GRE) do not guarantee admission. Higher education is also required for admission here. Admission to non-standard schools is easy, but financial aid, scholarships, or assistance facilities are scarce.

To be enrolled in an undergraduate course in the United States, a candidate must have completed a 12-year course at the high school level. The TOEFL score determines whether you are eligible for admission. In some areas of American universities, foreign students have to prove exceptional academic ability and qualifications. These are the areas in which American students are the most popular. These fields include engineering, medicine, computer science, marine biology, law, and architecture. Medical education is not only expensive but also highly competitive. A first bachelor’s degree in law or dental surgery is required. You must already be a licensed attorney in your home country. You can then pursue postgraduate studies in the United States.

Types Of Master’s Degrees:

American universities offer MA or MSc degrees in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The MBA degree is issued in Business Administration. One thing to keep in mind when applying for a master’s degree. A master’s degree, accompanied by a specific specialization, issues you a professional certificate, and you cannot apply for further education, such as a “doctoral-level” (Ph.D.). Research is especially important before entering the field of business administration.

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