For the students who wish to study in Bachelor’s Degree in America, you can do so with the 2 + 2 University Transfer Program, like the 50% of American students, by taking 2 years in college and transfer to university to continue studying for another 2. The degree you receive from this program is the equivalent with those who take 4 years in university.
According to an article, The Role of Two-Year Institutions in Four-Year Success, by National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, statistic showed that in October 2014 there were more than 46% of American students who chose to study in college before going to university, which was 1% higher than that in November 2011. However, in different states, the percentage varies, for example, 62% in California, 55% in Oregon, 36% in Washington, 70% in Texas, 35% in New York, and 24% in Massachusetts.
Study in U.S.A. – start at a community college and go anywhere.
Studying Bachelor’s Degree in America by choosing 2 + 2 University Transfer Program in community college is becoming more acceptable, especially the colleges within KorPunGun’s network which are less costly, and easy to apply. Furthermore, they provide service that exclusively help international students, making adapting and transferring to university that much easier compared to those of 4-year universities.
How does 2 + 2 University Transfer program work?
Normally, students who wish to study Bachelor’s Degree in America are required to study for 4 years or have the sum of 180 credits, and in order to do so, there are 2 choices which are:
- Study in university for 4 years straight
- Study in community college for 2 years and transfer credits to university to take another 2 years to graduate with Bachelor’s Degree (50% of American students choose this pathway).
In general, the first two years of education in both community college and university are quite similar because whatever majors the students are taking, they are required to have 90 credits from completing all basic subjects from various fields including General Educational Development, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Pre-major courses.
After graduating from community college, students will receive Associate in Transfer Degree which allows them to transfer to university to study for another 2 years to graduate with Bachelor’s Degree.
Transferring from community college to university
There are two main ways of transferring credits in 2 + 2 University Transfer Program from college to university in America which are:
1.Conditional Guaranteed Transfer : automatically accepted by university under some conditions
College graduates with the qualities that meet all requirements, usually G.P.A. and credits, from the partner university will be automatically accepted into the university.
Samples of university transfer guaranteed letters for students enolled at our partner college
Thus, after students have graduated from the college, we guarantee that they will be able to continue to university.
2.General Transfer : transferring to university without any guarantee transfer
Students can transfer to university that is not a partner with their community college. For most top universities in America such as Cornell University, University of Southern California and New York University, they rarely provide guarantee transfer to community colleges. The reason why they do not offer guarantee transfer is that they are already accepting a lot of students. However, if college graduates have good academic results, participate in student activities, and have clear purpose of their education and learning, they will have a chance to get into those universities.
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Why choose our key partner colleges that offer 2+2 University Transfer program?
Our selected partner colleges offer:
- International Program: Colleges have service dedicated to international students who wish to transfer to university to study Bachelor’s Degree.
- Personalized Academic Advisor: Academic Advisors are experienced and will help with researching and picking universities for continuing in Bachelor’s Degree.
- Transfer in and out of the State: Credits from college can be transferred to universities both in and out of the State which the Academic Advisor will help assess and give advice on.
- University Transfer Fair: A fair is held twice a year by inviting the admission staffs from universities all over America to provide information about transferring to their universities.
- Transfer Workshop: Every semester, a transfer workshop is held to help prepare the students for their transfer to university, and also give advice to writing the statement of purpose.
RECOMMENDED COLLEGES FOR 2+2 UNIVERSITY TRANSFER
College in Washington State
Shoreline Community College: Located at the Northern part of Seattle, Shoreline Community College is surrounded by residential area with easy access to facilities and malls. Moreover, Shoreline Community College is a perfect start for academic life for international student, because all of the staffs, the professors understand that studying abroad is a big step for them, and are ready to provide help and guidance. Plus, there is an advising system that helps student with there studies and with transferring to University of Washington.
Edmonds Community College: Located in the city of Lynwood, Edmonds Community College has dormitory and homestay. The rule at Edmonds states that the student can study in an Associate Degree level which is equivalent to the 1st and 2nd year of Bachelor’s Degree. After graduating from Edmonds, students can transfer to universities inside or outside of Washington State. Edmonds has the highest transfer rate to UC Berkeley compared to other colleges outside of California.
Green River College: Located in the city of Aubern, Southern Seattle, Green River College provide a two-year Associate Degree program with more than 75 subjects. Their environment is parklike, filled with tall trees. The neighborhood is friendly and peaceful, an ideal place for education. Moreover, they also have Aviation program along with dormitory and homestay.
College in Oregon State
Lane Community College: Lane has 2 + 2 University Transfer program in the field of Business, Engineering, Art, Journalism and more. With smaller ratio between students and professors, the students here receive closer attention from their professors; moreover, the students can save $ 30,000 or ฿ 1 million. Lane Community College is located in the city of Eugene, Oregon, a community for the students from Lane and University f Oregon. They have $ 2,000 scholarships for new students every semester, and they also have a dormitory in the city of Eugene with lower rent compared to those in Washington and California.
College in California State
Diablo Valley College (DVC): Founded in 1949 in Pleasant Hill, California, DVC is a public community college in Diablo Valley near Berkley and San Francisco. The college’s environment is save and suitable for learning. One of DVC’s goal is to provide the community with higher education and open a new path to Degree in universities by offering the first two-year Bachelor’s Degree at the college. Plus, DVC has the most successful transfer rate in the university level in California.