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Am I a transfer student at these colleges?

marinaoliveiramarinaoliveira 1 replies4 threads New Member
Hello everyone,

So, later in August of this year I'll begin my college education here in Brazil (i'm not a internacional student due to my dual citizenship with usa). Anyways, I've read at this facebook group that some colleges can accept you as a freshmen only if you haven't completed a year of studies at any college.

I'm planning on studying for just one semester (from august to December) and then put my college registration on hold and stay at home/working during what-would-be my second semester (from February to june) to wait the results. If I get accepted in a american college I would break/cancel my registration and wait until moving day, if rejected I would start to study again in august. (note: in brazil college starts in February, stops in July for a one-month winter break, and resumes in august to end in november for the summer break).

I've checked the websites of tons of colleges and I'm still in doubt. Until now, I really want to apply to NYU, UCLA, USC and Chapman (I want to major in Film Studies or Film Production, if they aren't the same thing). Apparently for NYU I'm a transfer but If anyone here can confirm this I would be really glad!

I've already sent a e-mail to usc (shame on me, i know, i should have sent to all of them already) but no one has answered me yet. I'm a little bit anxious cause I really want to start studying soon. I have this thing that I'm too old already to join college (I'll be turning 19 in July). And I really want to study abroad to both have an amazing life experience and also to study film/cinema at a place that really take movies seriously. (Brazil's movie industry is not that good. I feel that if I stay here I either will end up working with production forever [something really cool, like really, but I want more] or I'll end up working for tv companies and that's something I don't want to.

Really sorry for the big post people!! But I really want help cause I'm too young to die of anxiety problems.

(And I don't know much about transfer, so It's true that's transfer only have 2 years of study time at us colleges? I really didn't want to leave and go back to my college in brasil if I end up to be a transfer.)
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30520 replies418 threads Forum Champion
    edited May 2016
    UCLA will not accept as a Freshman applicant if you take any courses at another university. You would be considered a transfer applicant and then require 60 units or more to transfer since UCLA only accepts Junior level transfers.
    You need to check with the other schools on their transfer policies.
    edited May 2016
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  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 34113 replies4831 threads Super Moderator
    Look on the web sites or contact the schools.
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