Where do Rochambeau students go?
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Where do Rochambeau students go? France Canada: 11 students (18%) McGill (4) Concordia (2) HEC Montreal (2) Royal Military University of Canada Université de Montreal University of Ottawa Where do Rochambeau students go? USA: 22 students including three premieres (36%) Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Colgate University, Harvard University, Northern Virginia Community College, Purdue University, Smith College, Stanford University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Miami-Dade Community College, University of Rochester University of Virginia (2) New York University (3) University of Maryland College Park (6) Where do Rochambeau students go? Italy: Universita Bocconi Turkey: Koc University UK: 4 students (7%) Royal Holloway, University of London University of Edinburgh University of the Arts London University of Warwick Gap year: 2 students Language: Quebec, Ottawa, few others offer programs in French Language: Quebec, Ottawa, few others offer programs in French 3- or 4-year bachelor’s degrees Some flexibility allowed to sample and change Huge range of majors/programs, highly qualified faculty Easier to work during university Easy application process: grades earned, grades at Bacc No SAT required (often TOEFL or IELTS needed). Often, no essay required. Later deadlines except for McGill (Jan 15th); most are Feb. 1-15 Relatively low cost: US citizens can sometimes use US financial aid Many universities are very large Many universities are very large Except for Quebec, not much financial aid for non-Canadians, non-US Quebec: Usually enter in 2nd year, so program is 3 years, not 4; must be pretty sure what you want to study Quebec: With 2nd year entry, there’s virtually no time to get adjusted. You need to make good grades right away. More information: www.aucc.ca, www.considercanada.org, www.macleans.com Canada - Admission process Canada: Jan. 15th McGill; others: February 1 – 15th All-online process Basic information & application fee School sends bulletins/transcripts Admission based mostly on grades earned Must choose faculties McGill: apply to 2; can be accepted to 2, then choose Concordia: 3 choices, in rank order; accepted to 1 Univ de Montreal: 2 choices For limited enrollment programs, a “letter of motivation” or portfolio is needed Sometimes must apply for housing at same time Canada - Admission process Not expected to know what you want to study; allows for self-discovery, experimentation Not expected to know what you want to study; allows for self-discovery, experimentation Great flexibility: combine majors, study abroad; work experience HUGE range of institutions nationwide: 3,000+ depending on many factors Full range of services: help with work experience, job application, resume writing, academic advising, personal counseling, health services US Universities Advantages: State-of-the-art facilities, often Highly qualified faculty Real sense of community: can live on campus, join sports, many activities Extensive financial aid for US citizens and permanent residents; sometimes aid for non-US When you’re in, you’re in unless your grades drop drastically Disadvantages: Expense compared to other countries Complicated admission process So many that it may be difficult to choose US system: same but different US system: same but different At both, you can earn your 4-year Bachelor’s degree Universities have colleges within them OR colleges can be free-standing Equal education, different setting Colleges: usually undergraduate only; liberal arts Universities: 4-year colleges but also have master’s, PhD, law, medicine programs; undergraduate “professional” schools Admission is the same Complex set of factors used Complex set of factors used Grades: most important Standardized tests (usually) Teacher and counselor recommendations Essays Extracurricular activities Personal circumstances or talents Early Decision/Early Action/Regular Decision November 1, January 1, January 15 Financial aid: usually by Feb 1 US Universities - Admission Go to university’s website to determine app process Some have their own app; others use Common App Common Application: 400+ colleges/universities Submit online: personal info, 1 essay, activities, app fee Supplemental essays: depends on school; may be 2 to 4 SAT/ACT/Subject Tests/TOEFL: your responsibility; have testing service send them to your universities Deadlines: November 1st UMD, Early Decision/Early Action Regular decision: January 1 – 15th US Universities - Admission Receive decisions by April 1: offer (admit), waitlist, deny Have 1 month to choose your university Choose ONLY ONE! Very important. May 1: Pay deposit to hold your place Tell me or Mme. Bessaha which one Mme. Bessaha sends final results in July Do NOT make a deposit at two places! Many options Many options Foundation programs: usually 1 year; often in Art & Design—don’t always need Bacc Bachelor’s degrees: Need Bacc 3 years –England, Wales, N. Ireland 4 years –Scotland “Sandwich” courses include work, 4 or 5 years Must apply to study a specific subject, like in France Course selection. This is the most difficult part! You need to be passionate about a particular subject. UK Universities - Advantages 3-year bachelor’s degrees (except Scotland) Good for those who know what they want to study (for example, can begin law or medicine right away) Usually have student services similar to US, like work placement, study abroad, health services, and academic advising Housing on campus for 1st year, non-UK students Student culture more European, easy access to Europe Low tuition cost for qualified EU citizens/residents UK Universities - Disadvantages Expensive if not EU citizen/resident Admission is sometimes more difficult for EU citizens/residents, because of high demand Very little financial aid Difficult to switch courses; initial course selection is very important Many universities are very large; housing is less uniform than in US Often exam-based Admission is firmly tied to Bacc scores Go to www.ucas.com and set up account Go to www.ucas.com and set up account Apply through a school or college Buzzword: frenchinternational Student chooses courses (maximum of 5), selects French bacc curriculum, enters personal statement Student/parent pays application fee by credit card Ms. Parliman adds recommendations and predicted grade, and submits online Lycee mails regular dossier Oct 15th: Oxford/Cambridge/med/vet All others: Jan 15th Recommended: by November 30th UK Universities - Admission Unlike US and Canada, admission decisions are often made as soon as application is received Earlier application = better chances in some programs Admission is conditional on final Bacc score May: choose 1 firm, 1 insurance Tell Mme. Bessaha your 2 choices July: School sends final Bacc results to the two choices You attend your first choice if points are obtained Europe Europe Many US-style, English-speaking programs in Europe 4-year programs (i.e. American University of Paris, Franklin College-Switzerland) www.aco.eu.com Also: 3-year European programs taught in English Netherlands: Utrecht, Maastricht, Erasmus, and others especially for business & economics Bocconi: Milan Jacobs University: Bremen Ireland: Trinity College, Univ College, Cork Switzerland www.crus.ch www.crus.ch.doc.iud/Studying.pdf Booklet in English about Swiss universities Language proficiency (German, French, Italian) will be required in most undergraduate programs Exceptions: Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne: Program in English or French; Glion; others Computer science: Lugano— program in English Study in English worldwide Australia/ New Zealand: 3 years; similar to UK; need Bacc Hong Kong, Singapore: 3 or 4 years Many US universities now have campuses in the Middle East, offering bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees: Qatar: Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A & M Dubai: Michigan State, Rochester Inst.of Technology Abu Dhabi: NYU Japan: Temple University (US) China, Malaysia: Univ of Nottingham (UK) Very important for any university Very important for any university US: Grades from 4eme through end of 1ere. February: mid-year grades from 1st trimester UK: Predicted Bacc total by November (or earlier, if you do an early application in September or October); also a transcript Canada: Bulletins/transcripts sent in December, January, or February Get Bulletins from previous school(s) if you are new to Rochambeau: from Quatrieme SAT and ACT: Used for most US universities and some in Europe SAT and ACT: Used for most US universities and some in Europe Can take either test. Offered in MD, DC, VA. Some US universities do not require SAT/ACT www.fairtest.org: List of universities not requiring SAT/ACT Most competitive: require 2 or 3 SAT Subject Tests Prepare: Test websites have sample tests Aim for 600 or better on each part For most competitive universities, aim for 700 each part ACT: aim for 29 - 31 total points out of 36 TOEFL: www.toefl.org TOEFL: www.toefl.org IELTS: www.ielts.org Short essay, listening, speaking, multiple-choice grammar questions. Four hours. Usually required by US, Canada, Australia if you are not a native speaker and have been in the US three years or less UK doesn’t require it, usually Given in Bethesda, other local areas Prep books and programs available Will add favorably to your application UK: BMAT for medical school, LNAT for some law schools UK: BMAT for medical school, LNAT for some law schools Tests given at the school. Ms. Parliman will register you at your request. Tell Ms. Parliman early in terminale if you want UK med, law, Oxford/Cambridge: October 15th deadline Art schools: may require portfolio for studio art/design, sometimes an interview Music schools: live audition or audition CD Drama: live audition or audition CD Sometimes: interview of shortlisted candidates (UK), alumni interview (US) Personal statement, essays; “lettre de motivation” For most: Focus on why you want to study your intended course, goals, why you want to study at this university US: Goals, personal info References: 2 from teachers; 1 from university counselor. For all students
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