Test Prep, Sample Practice Tests

Most colleges accept either the SAT or ACT, and have formulas for converting scores into admissions’ criteria. Colleges use these standardized tests because there are substantial differences in curricula, grading, and difficulty among US high schools. One benefit of the ACT test is that it allows the test-taker to select scores to send to specific … Read more

Junior or Community College

What is the Difference? Two-year institutions have historically been known as junior colleges because they were generally lower divisions of private universities. Junior colleges offered general education programs and university transfer programs. Over many years, the name “junior college” has evolved to become “community college.” Community colleges play a very important role in the U.S. … Read more

Consider a Community College

When Studying in the United States International students who are planning to study in the United States should consider studying at a community college when they begin their undergraduate studies. Many educational choices are available in the United States, including private colleges, state colleges, major universities, technical/trade schools, and community colleges; however, international students may … Read more

Community and Junior Colleges

Community Colleges are public postsecondary institutions that offer certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs designed to prepare students for occupations and professions as well as transfer to bachelor’s degree programs. These institutions serve both traditional age students and adults, and provide opportunities for people to earn GED high school equivalency certificates, take occasional courses for … Read more

What is a Community College?

The most practical way to describe a community college is to say that it is an institution of higher education that offers both technical and general education associate degrees and typically offers a host of certification programs and specialty training programs.  Contrary to old notions about community colleges being no more than a glorified vocational … Read more

Community Colleges in the United States

Stepping Stones to Higher Education More Americans are enrolled in community colleges than in any other type of higher education institution.  But these popular post-secondary schools are not very well understood outside the United States.  What are community colleges and why should international students take a closer look at them? Community colleges have also been … Read more

Graduate Education in Women’s Studies

The question is often asked, “Why Women’s Studies?” This interdisciplinary area of study offers something few programs can at the graduate level advanced education in a variety of fields tailored to each student’s interests and needs. Rather than studying a specific field such as biology or Victorian literature, students in Women’s Studies might choose to … Read more

Women in Engineering Programs

Engineering is an exciting career. Engineers make society better through problem solving, teamwork, and leadership. Projections have shown that the United States will have a shortage of engineers in the near future. However, currently only about 10% of all practicing engineers in the United States are women, and less than 20% of students studying engineering … Read more

Transitioning into Engineering

Can a Liberal Arts Graduate Earn an Engineering Degree? Many non-engineers are unaware of the vast job opportunities available to individuals with advanced engineering degrees. The best path to a satisfying career in high technology is an advanced degree in engineering. But what about students who have majored in such subjects as physics, biology, and … Read more

Graduate Education in Psychology

for International Students Psychology is the study of human behavior and thought, and it offers one of the most diverse programs of study at any university. As such, it provides students with a wide spectrum of opportunities, both while studying in an academic setting and while applying their knowledge outside the walls of the academy. … Read more