There are over 4,500 accredited universities and colleges in the United States. Many American institutions allow you to choose a specialty in the 3rd year of study. That is, the student does not go to a particular faculty, but to the university as a whole. In this case, the first years of study in the United States are devoted to the study of subjects for diverse development.
Optional Practical Training
The advantage of higher education in the USA is significant opportunities for gaining professional experience. While studying in the USA, students of American higher education institutions have the opportunity to work on campus up to 20 hours a week or to practice (Curricular Practical Training). After receiving a bachelor’s degree, it is possible to complete a “postgraduate” practice - Optional Practical Training within one year. Students of scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical specialties (STEM) can obtain permission to continue their practice for another 24 months.
One of the features of American education is that just having a graduation certificate is not enough for undergraduate study. Each institution has its own requirements and approaches to the selection of students. Therefore, for starters, you should clearly determine the colleges and universities, as well as learn about their requirements. Preparation for admission should begin long before the date of study - at least one year in advance. The first thing to do is to start looking for higher education institutions suitable for you. To do this, there are special search sites where it is possible to select criteria that are important to you, and then explore colleges and universities in the search results.
Transfer to study in the USA
If you study at the University of Kazakhstan, you can transfer to an American educational institution. American colleges and universities are happy to accept students after 1-2 courses. However, you should keep in mind that there are fewer financial assistance opportunities for transfer students.
Applicants who want to prepare for admission as part of EducationUSA programs should go to the Competitive College Club program. It allows you to receive ongoing consultations throughout the process of preparing and submitting documents. If you’re leaving soon, pay attention to the intensive EducationUSA Boot Camp program, where in a few days you will be provided with accurate and complete information on entering the US higher education institution.