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Old 03-05-2017, 06:09 PM   #1
goodandcourageous
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Default Poly Student Intending To Study In US

Hi.

I am currently a year 2 student from SP and would like to study in US after poly. However, I have some questions about being admitted to the universities there.

1. I want to change my field of study from chemistry to history. Do I need to take writing tests to examine my writing skills? I scored B3 combined humanities (ss+history) in secondary school. Does it matter?

2. Since I'm changing track, do I need to start from college to get a diploma in history or can I start as a freshman of 4 year bachelor degree?

3. I don't have an O level certificate because I was enrolled to SP through poly foundation programme. Will it affect my admission chances?

4. Do I need to take SAT or/and TOEFL?

Even if you can't answer my questions, you can still share your experience studying in the US!

Thank you.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:10 AM   #2
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Hi.

1. I want to change my field of study from chemistry to history. Do I need to take writing tests to examine my writing skills? I scored B3 combined humanities (ss+history) in secondary school. Does it matter?

2. Since I'm changing track, do I need to start from college to get a diploma in history or can I start as a freshman of 4 year bachelor degree?

3. I don't have an O level certificate because I was enrolled to SP through poly foundation programme. Will it affect my admission chances?

4. Do I need to take SAT or/and TOEFL?

Even if you can't answer my questions, you can still share your experience studying in the US!

Thank you.
1. NO writing test, u dont have to be so concern.
2. US Uni, you may start your degree as a Sophomore as U have credits transfer from chem Dip. However the catch is you may have to do all 120 credits like a freshman. depending on how U select your general education. U may only need to do 3.5yrs or less. being a sophomore U get to choose classes b4 freshman.
3. No. chances really depends on Uni not History major
4. U have to take TOEFL, SAT will depends on uni. which Uni have U selected so far? what is your working budget?

more impt if u don't have NS, don't have to wait to finish poly to go degree. U should have no issue transferring to Indiana-Bloomington or UMN, rutgers. Madison or UT Austin will have depend on your SAT
https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate...story-rankings

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