International students from england?

<p>Hey guys,
I really wanna go to USC for college. I live in london and am just taking my gcses. Do any of you know someone/ are someone who is an undergrad from the uk? If so can you tell me the process for getting in like what exams to take and helpful advice?</p>

<p>There are quite a few students from England in the freshmen class that entered last August. I know three from Eton and others from various cities around the country. </p>

<p>Please go to the USC website–Undergraduate Admissions. On that site you will see a topic, International Students. Read that information. It will be helpful to you as SC attracts students from around the world. </p>

<p>Make sure you are aware of the cost of private universities in the U.S.</p>

<p>Be prepared for a far different classroom culture in the US. I just finished a semester studying abroad at a university in London, and the learning is very different. US universities give more homework, have exams during the semester, and often are graded very differently. 50% or more of your grade might be determined by homework, quizzes, and exams, with the rest determined by the final exam for the class. You will have to do a lot more learning and studying throughout the regular school year, as final exams are conducted at the end of each semester, and you typically only have a few days before the end of classes and taking the exams (which are all done within a week or so).</p>

<p>If you’ve got any more questions feel free to ask.</p>

<p>I used to live in the us when i was younger so yeah i guess im more familiar with the english schooling system. Saying that, isnt england meant to be harder study wise? Most of my friends who’ve moved to ca from london have been moved up a grade. And i come from a top 10 high school. Do you know what year id have to send in my application?</p>

<p>Most people send their applications at the beginning of Year 13 when A-Levels are being finished up, but in some cases you can send it during Year 12. The only case is that if you do finish Year 13 with A-Levels you could use them for transfer credits at USC depending on the subject. If you’re doing IB I’m not so sure how that works out. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.</p>

<p>Hey CaliJen (again),</p>

<p>It’s great to see your aiming for a American University, I am personally not a fan of the British University system (even though I live here). Seeing as your just starting your GCSE’s, I am guessing you will be graduating from Year 11 in July. If that is the case you will have to apply next year (2012) around August. Don’t forget to take either the ACT or the SAT Test, or both if the University requires it.</p>

<p>Don’t leave anything too late or it will come back to bite you.</p>

<p>I’d say the British school system is harder in that you don’t get much feedback on your work, not to mention that you don’t get any work to judge your progress. And there’s more of an emphasis on rote learning instead of creative problem-solving.</p>

<p>I went to elementary and middle school in London and then high school in the us. I can’t even explain how much better schools are here in the us. I actually was always in the bottom set when I lived in England and that’s not because it was harder it was just not taught well. I like how in the us school is actually interesting and is taught in a more creative and interesting way. And USC is definitely going to be the same!</p>