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Going to college is an exciting step in life, tab sis muaj ib tug ntau heev yuav ua. It is important that you makes a good college application. Read about college requirements, types of college, and how to fill out a college application.

Going to college is an exciting step in life, but there is a lot to do. It is important that you makes a good college application. Read about college requirements, types of college, and how to fill out a college application.

How do I apply for college

How do I apply for college

In the USA, neeg feem ntau hais “kawm ntawv qib siab” los yog “lub tsev kawm ntawv” for university and other education after high school. Getting into college is a long process. You can increase your chances by studying hard and being active in high school. Even if you are a great student and have done well at activities, you still need to make a good college application. It is a long process. First you must figure out what kind of college or university you want to attend. Be patient and get the right information ready. It will help you get into the school you want.

In the USA, people often say “college” or “school” for university and other education after high school. Getting into college is a long process. You can increase your chances by studying hard and being active in high school. Even if you are a great student and have done well at activities, you still need to make a good college application. It is a long process. First you must figure out what kind of college or university you want to attend. Be patient and get the right information ready. It will help you get into the school you want.

Start preparing in high school

Start preparing in high school

Start preparing while you are in high school. The most important thing is to get good grades in high school. Koj yuav tsum tau noj ib feem nyob rau hauv ntxiv cov kev ua ub, heev. Qhov no txhais tau tias pab pawg, kev ua si, thiab ntxiv cov chav kawm. Tsev kawm ntawv qib yuav tau saib koj cov hauj lwm pub dawb. They want to know that you arewell rounded”. This means that you are successful in many things, not just school.

Start preparing while you are in high school. The most important thing is to get good grades in high school. You should take part in extra activities, too. This means clubs, sports, and extra classes. Colleges will also look at your volunteer work. They want to know that you are “well rounded”. This means that you are successful in many things, not just school.

College samfwm txog kev nkag

College admission requirements

Yuav tsum tau ua tuaj mus rau ib tug ob-xyoo kawm ntawv qib siab, plaub-xyoo kawm ntawv qib siab, los yog tsev kawm ntawv, koj yuav xav tau ib tug high school diploma. Yog hais tias koj tsis tau kawm tiav los ntawm tsev kawm ntawv, you can take a high school equivalency test instead. Qhov no yog ib tug ntev lub xeem hais txog tag nrho cov txawv ntsiab lus qhia nyob rau hauv tsev kawm ntawv. Yog hais tias koj kis tau, nws qhia tau hais tias koj muaj txaus kev kawm ntawv mus kawm ntawv qib siab.

To be admitted to a two-year college, four-year college, or university, you will need a high school diploma. If you did not graduate from high school, you can take a high school equivalency test instead. This is a long test about all the different topics taught in school. If you pass, it shows you have enough education to go to college.

Koj muaj peev xwm khwv tau koj lub tsev kawm ntawv Equivalency diploma (hu ua GED® los yog HiSET los yog TASC) ntawm lub zej lub zos kawm ntawv qib siab. Koj yuav tau mus rau thaum yav tsaus ntuj cov chav kawm rau cov neeg tsiv teb thiab cov neeg tawg rog, or take our free GED preparation class.

You can earn your high school equivalency diploma (called GED® or HiSET or TASC) at community colleges. You can also go to evening classes for immigrants and refugees, or take our free GED preparation class.

Which type of college should I apply for?

Which type of college should I apply for?

There are many college options to choose from. Where you go will depend on what you want to study and how much money you can spend. You will need to think about if you want to move or stay with your family.

There are many college options to choose from. Where you go will depend on what you want to study and how much money you can spend. You will need to think about if you want to move or stay with your family.

Community kawm ntawv qib siab

Community college

Community kawm ntawv qib siab siab rau cov hauj lwm kev txawj ntse. Cov menyuam kawm ntawv uas kawm tiav los ntawm lub zej zog kawm ntawv qib siab feem ntau tau txais daim ntawv pov los yog associate degrees. Associates degrees coj nyob ib ncig ntawm ob lub xyoos ntawm txoj kev tshawb. Community kawm ntawv qib siab yuav pab tau tub ntxhais kawm ntawv ib qho tseem ceeb kev txawj ntse los mus pib ua cov hauj lwm muab ib tug nyob nyiaj. Qhov no txhais tau tias tej hauj lwm uas them nyiaj txaus rau cov neeg. Nyob nyiaj kuj txhais tau tias koj yuav tsis xav tau ob txoj hauj lwm los yog kev pab los ntawm tsoom fwv. Ib txhia lub zej zog kawm ntawv qib siab muaj cov kev pab cuam los pab cov tub ntxhais kawm hloov lwm lub tsev mus rau plaub-xyoo kawm ntawv qib siab.

Community colleges focus on career skills. Students who graduate from community colleges often receive certificates or associate degrees. Associates degrees take around two years of study. Community colleges can help students gain important skills to begin careers offering a living wage. This means any jobs that pay enough money for people. Living wage also means you would not need two jobs or help from the government. Some community colleges have programs to help students transfer to four-year colleges.

Community kawm ntawv qib siab yuav me dua cov universities. They are in both small towns and big cities. Community colleges let students attend part-time. They are also cheaper than universities.

Community colleges are smaller than universities. They are in both small towns and big cities. Community colleges let students attend part-time. They are also cheaper than universities.

College thiab university

College and university

Muaj ntau Americans mus rau ib plaub-xyoo kawm ntawv qib siab tom qab lawv tas high school. A tsev kawm ntawv yog ib tug kawm ntawv qib siab uas muaj tsis cia li cuv (bachelor lub) degrees tab sis post-graduate degrees heev (tswv los yog PhD). Bachelor’s and master’s degrees will help you get a better job when you graduate.

Many Americans go to a four-year college after they finish high school. A university is a college that offers not just undergraduate (bachelor’s) degrees but post-graduate degrees too (master’s or PhD). Bachelor’s and master’s degrees will help you get a better job when you graduate.

Four-year colleges and universities are harder to get into than community colleges. Koj yuav tsum mus dhau kev ntsuam xyuas yuav tsum tau ntaus. The most common test you need to pass is called the SAT. It tests your reading, sau ntawv, and math skills.

Four-year colleges and universities are harder to get into than community colleges. You will have to pass tests to enter. The most common test you need to pass is called the SAT. It tests your reading, writing, and math skills.

Pej xeem thiab tsoom

Public and private

Tsev kawm ntawv qib yuav tsum yog private los yog cov tsev kawm ntawv. Private kawm ntawv qib siab raug nqi ntau nyiaj ntau dua pej xeem kawm ntawv qib siab. Txawm li cas los, private kawm ntawv qib siab tej zaum kuj muaj ntau scholarship nyiaj muaj. Lawv muaj me me thiab cov chav kawm ntawv li cov tub ntxhais tau mus tham nrog cov xib fwb ntau.

Colleges can be either private or public schools. Private colleges cost a lot more money than public colleges. However, private colleges may also have more scholarship money available. They have smaller classes so students get to talk to teachers more.

How to apply and fill out college applications

How to apply and fill out college applications

You can start filling out college applications in October the year before you want to start college. College applications need to be finished by January. Nws yuav siv sij hawm ib tug ntev lub sij hawm mus sau tawm daim ntawv sau npe. Koj yuav tsum pib thaum ntxov thiab sau tawm 6 rau 8 daim ntawv sau npe.

You can start filling out college applications in October the year before you want to start college. College applications need to be finished by January. It takes a long time to fill out applications. You should start early and fill out 6 to 8 applications.

College daim ntaub ntawv raug nqi txog $40 txhua, li ntawd, tsuas siv rau cov tsev kawm ntawv koj yeej nyiam. Tsev kawm ntawv qib uas paub rau muaj qhov zoo tshaj plaws txoj kev kawm ntawv yuav ua tau heev kev sib tw. Qhov no txhais tau tias hais tias muaj ntau tus menyuam kawm ntawv ua ntawv thov tab sis feem ntau tsis tau nyob rau hauv. Yog hais tias koj ua ntawv thov rau heev kev sib tw cov tsev kawm ntawv, tej zaum koj yuav xav thov kom ib co tsev kawm ntawv uas yog ib qho yooj yim mus tau rau hauv raws li zoo. This is in case you do not get into your first choices.

College applications cost about $40 each, so only apply to schools you really like. Colleges that are known for having the best education can be very competitive. This means that many students apply but most don’t get in. If you are applying to very competitive schools, you may want to apply to some schools that are easy to get into as well. This is in case you do not get into your first choices.

Yog hais tias koj paub uas kawm ntawv qib siab uas koj xav mus kawm, koj yuav tau saib nyob rau hauv nws lub website kom paub txog yuav ua li cas mus thov. Qhov no yog dab tsi koj xav tau:

If you know which college you want to attend, you can look on its website to learn about how to apply. This is what you need:

  • A filled-out online application form
  • A tus kheej daim ntawv: qhov no yog ib tsab ntawv hais txog vim li cas koj xav mus rau tsev kawm ntawv no. Nws tseem yog ib lub caij nyoog los tham txog koj cov kev txawj thiab qib.
  • Ob los yog ntau tshaj cov tsiaj ntawv ntawm kev pom zoo: cov tsiaj ntawv los ntawm cov xib fwb los yog cov neeg koj tau ua hauj lwm rau. Cov ntawv no yuav hais yog vim li cas lub tsev kawm ntawv yuav tsum qhia rau koj nyob rau hauv.
  • High tsev kawm ntawv ntaus kaw tseg
  • cov qhab nia xeem: rau tsev kawm ntawv, koj yuav tsum tau coj ib tug SAT lossis ACT xeem. Cov no yog cov kev ntsuam xyuas rau tag nrho cov kev kawm uas koj kawm tau nyob rau hauv tsev kawm ntawv. Ib tug zoo tau yuav pab tau koj tau txais mus rau hauv tsev kawm qib siab
  • A filled-out online application form
  • A personal statement: this is an essay about why you want to go to this school. It is also a chance to talk about your skills and grades.
  • Two or more letters of recommendation: letters from teachers or people you have worked for. These letters will say why the school should let you in.
  • High school transcripts
  • Test scores: for university, you will need to take an SAT or ACT test. These are tests on all the subjects you learned in school. A good score will help you get into college

Yog hais tias koj tau txais nyob rau hauv

If you get in

Koj yuav tau txais ib tsab ntawv los yog email qhia uas koj tau txais nyob rau hauv. Qhov no yuav tshwm sim ntawm Lub peb hlis ntuj 1 thiab zaum 1. Yog hais tias koj tau txais mus rau hauv ntau tshaj ib lub tsev kawm ntawv, koj yuav tau txiav txim siab mus rau qhov twg. Xav txog cov nqi, qhov chaw, thiab yuav ua li cas zoo lub kev kawm ntawv yog. Qhia cov tsev kawm ntawv muaj los yog tsis muaj sai li sai tau raws li koj ua tau. Some students get on waiting lists, which means they will only get a spot if someone else doesn’t want theirs. Replying early will help the other students (or you) know if they can go to that school.

You will get a letter or email telling you got in. This will happen between March 1st and May 1st. If you got into more than one school, you will have to decide where to go. Think about costs, location, and how good the education is. Tell the schools yes or no as soon as you can. Some students get on waiting lists, which means they will only get a spot if someone else doesn’t want theirs. Replying early will help the other students (or you) know if they can go to that school.

Yog hais tias koj tsis tau txais nyob rau hauv

If you don’t get in

Qee cov menyuam kawm tsis tau mus rau hauv tsev kawm qib siab thawj xyoo lawv thov. Yog hais tias koj tsis tau txais nyob rau hauv, muaj kev xaiv.

Some students do not get into college the first year they apply. If you do not get in, there are options.

Qee cov colleges muab dov cai txais kawm. Qhov no txhais tau tias lawv tsis kam txais tag nrho cov menyuam kawm ntawv nyob ib lub sij hawm. Es tsis txhob, lawv lees txais cov menyuam ib tug nyob rau ib lub sij hawm kom txog rau thaum tag nrho cov me ntsis yog ploj mus. Yog hais tias muaj yog me ntsis tshuav, you can apply to these schools in the late spring or summer.

Some colleges offering rolling admissions. This means that they do not accept all the students at one time. Instead, they accept students one at a time until all the spots are gone. If there are spots left, you can apply to these schools in the late spring or summer.

Tej zaum koj yuav txiav txim siab mus coj ib lub xyoo thiab ua hauj lwm kom txuag tau nyiaj. Koj yuav muaj sij hawm los tshawb nrhiav kawm ntawv qib siab thiab txiav txim siab uas koj xav thov lub xyoo tom ntej. Koj yuav tau sim kom tau ib tug internship los yog pab dag zog pub nyob rau hauv lub teb uas koj xav nyob rau hauv. Ib tug internship yog ib tug tsis them nyiaj ua hauj lwm. Qhov no yuav pab tau koj tau txais nyob rau hauv lub tom ntej no lub sij hawm lawv ua ntawv thov.

You might decide to take a year off and work to save money. You will have time to research colleges and decide where you want to apply next year. You can also try to get an internship or do volunteering in the field you are interested in. An internship is an unpaid job. This experience will help you get in the next time they apply.

Thov rau kev kawm qib siab yuav ua tau ib tug ntev txoj kev. Coj nws cov kauj ruam yog kauj ruam. Even if you or your child don’t get in, muaj lwm yam kev xaiv.

Applying for college can be a long process. Take it step by step. Even if you or your child don’t get in, there are other options.

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