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ways to graduate from

top colleges and universities and save! 2 Years at Community Colleges

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2 Years at 4-Year College $13,000.00 + $44,000.00

Bachelor’s Degree $57,000

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Savings: $31,000

2 Years at Community Colleges

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2 Years at State University

2 Years at Community Colleges

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$13,000.00 + $28,000.00

2 Years at Private University

Bachelor’s Degree $41,000

$13,000.00 + $50,000.00

Bachelor’s Degree $63,000

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Community Colleges

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Over 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. provide the first two years of a four-year college or university education leading to an associate degree. Community college courses are transferable toward a bachelor’s degree at more than 2,000 4-year colleges or universities in the United States. Students can save $15,000 to $37,000 in tuition costs by going to a community college first.

Tuition fees on the average range: $5,000 to $9,000

finish here State Universities

Private Universities

4-Year Colleges

State universities offer both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as some doctorate degree programs. These institutions are part of the U.S. public education system and receive funding from the state in which they reside. Tuition costs are generally lower than those of private universities.

Private universities provide both undergraduate and graduate programs with a significant focus on master’s and doctoral programs. Funding support comes from tuition, investments and private donors, not from the state. Tuition fees tend to be higher at private universities than at state universities, but are the same price for both U.S. residents and international students.

These institutions are predominantly private (without state funding) and provide students with the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts focus. Tuition fees are the same for both U.S. residents and international students.

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Tuition fees on the average range:

Tuition fees on the average range: $30,000 - $45,000

Tuition fees on the average range:

Examples: California State University System, State University of New York, University of California System or State University of Florida

Examples: Duke, Harvard, Stanford, USC or Yale

Examples: Boston College, Claremont Colleges, Cooper Union, Harvey Mudd, Oberlin and Tuskegee.

$12,000 to $28,000

$20,000 - $40,000

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the United States

Educational System

The higher education system in the United States includes:

Doctoral Degree

Community Colleges (also known as technical or junior colleges) that offer the first two years of a university degree at lower tuition costs and focus on student learning. Students can earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

Master’s Degree

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that offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Most four-year institutions will accept course credits earned by community college students. An associate degree allows students to transfer into a four-year college or university as a third-year student. Upon completing another two years of study, students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

SEMESTER/ QUARTER Systems

Community College

Associate Degree

TOTAL 4 YEARS

Bachelor’s Degree

Four-year Colleges and Universities

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High School Diploma 13+ YEARS

The academic year is divided into F-1 visa students are required by U.S. immigration regulations to maintain full-time status while studying in the United States.  A full course of study is to complete 12 units per QUARTER,

fall, winter and spring. You are not required to take classes during summer, winter and spring vacation.  A full course of study is to complete 12 units per SEMESTER,

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Grade Point Average (GPA) Students in the American educational system are evaluated by their grade point average (GPA).

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Grades are standardized levels of measuring comprehension in educational courses.

Grades are assigned as letters (A,B,C,D,F) as well as in a number scale (4.0 – 0.0), with A and 4.0 being the best.

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A GPA is the average of grades on the number scale during a quarter, semester, or cumulatively.

Letter Grade

Grade Points

A B C D F

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Community college students transferring to four-year colleges or universities are required to meet the GPA requirements of the institution where they plan to transfer.

For example, a student that received a 4.0, 3.2, 2.5, and 3.5 as his/her grades for a semester would take the sum of their grades and average them out to a GPA of 3.3.

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The 2+2 Path “2+2” is a process in which students complete two years of education at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

2 Years plus

at a Community College

2 Years

at a Four-Year College or University

= a Bachelor’s degree Students that transfer to four-year universities should be aware that universities and colleges differ widely in courses they accept for transfer as well as GPA requirements. It is important to understand each institution’s respective transfer policies.

2+2 is successful if the transfer path and requirements of universities are followed. Otherwise, it will take longer than 4 years to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.

Many community colleges have transfer agreements with public and private four-year institutions. These transfer partnerships help students make smooth transitions into four-year institutions.

STUDENTS NEED TO MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR before taking any classes to allow for a smooth and efficient 2+2 transfer process.

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International Student Services and Advising Advisors at the International Student Services Office provide assistance to meet the diverse needs of international students in all aspects of college life in the United States. ›

All new international students MUST check in with the international office as soon as possible after arrival.

International Student Services include:  Initial orientation  Registration in classes for new students  Academic advising  Assistance with matters of cultural

adjustment  Advisement and authorization on student

visa and benefits such as travel, practical training and extension of programs  Development of educational plans

consistent with each student’s life goals  Providing students with accurate

information about academic progression, degree requirements and transfer  Assistance with academic policies and

procedures  Helping students to access campus resources  Aiding students with personal issues

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Preparing for 2+2 It is important to set goals and make decisions early in the academic process in order to

Intent to transfer should be declared after earning

transfer and graduate quickly and efficiently.

the first 15 credits.

Transfer institutions should be identified based on factors such as cost, location,

A four-year transfer guide will help the student

community college program and possible transfer universities identified.

size, services, and academics.

to select courses needed to complete the transfer to the selected institution.

University applications should be submitted in a thorough

Once admitted, housing and scholarships applications

and prompt manner.

need to be completed.

New student orientation sessions should be attended to familiarize

Upon arrival, students should meet with academic

students with their new institutions.

advisors at their new institution.

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A major should be declared at the mid-point of the

Students should be mindful of academic calendars and deadlines for potential institutions.

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Advice for Transfer Students Make sure to start at a regionally-

Maintain focus. Losing sight of goals may prolong the academic process.

Do research!

accredited community college and transfer to a regionally-accredited university.

Make sure you are familiar with all aspects of the institution to which you are transferring.

Be mindful of deadlines.

A missed deadline will prolong the transfer process and length of time at a community college or university.

Get involved and make friends. This is one of the best ways to have a smooth and stress-free transition into a new institution.

Make academic success the highest priority to fulfill transfer goals. Study hard to ensure GPA requirements are being met.

Utilize the help of academic advisors and any materials provided to assist in the transfer process.

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Be aware of housing options and scholarship opportunities that the university offers before deciding where to transfer.

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Accreditation  Accreditation is a review of the quality of higher education institutions and programs.  In the U.S., accrediting agencies are private, non-governmental organizations created to review the quality

of higher education institutions and programs.  There are six major accreditation agencies that are the most authoritative, as recognized by

the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Accreditation Agencies

Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Accrediting organization for: Hawaii, California, and Guam. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools – Accrediting organization for: New York, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools – Accrediting organization for: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Washington, and Utah.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Accrediting organization for: Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Accrediting organization for: Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges – Accrediting organization for: Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, and Utah.

 Credits taken at institutions that do not have accreditation status will not transfer to an accredited college or university.  Community colleges and universities are accredited by the same accrediting agencies.

All participating community colleges and universities in this publication are regionally-accredited institutions.

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Make sure the college you apply for is regionallyaccredited by one of the six agencies!

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A Step-by-Step for International Students Do your research  

dy? What do you wish to stu dy? Where do you want to stu

ion  Research the applicat your destination.

Apply to Colleges process  Begin the application of at least a year in advance your desired start date.

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Visit an overseas EducationUSA advising center  EducationUSA is a globa l network of more than 400 advising centers supported by the Bu reau of Educational and Cu ltural Affairs at the U.S. Departm ent of State.  Advisers provide prospe ctive students information about different educational optio ns, the admissions process, visa requirements and scholarsh ip opportunities.  Visit the EducationUSA Advising Center Web site to find a center: www.educationusa .info/centers.php

Prepare for your journey e materials.  Carefully read all colleg on time.  Send tuition deposit regarding loans.  Prepare any paperwork  Choose housing.  Schedule a physical. ion programs. -orientation and orientat pre g din en att r de nsi Co  exams.  Prepare for placement

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2+2 = a Successful Formula A Simple Step-By-Step Path

step 1

Meet with an academic advisor and enroll in a transfer degree at your community college

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Look Forward

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2 Years in a Community College + 2 Years in a 4-Year College or University

Graduate From Community College and Move On to Your Chosen Four-Year Institution

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Enroll in a degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Fine Arts) determined by your intended major.

Meet with an academic advisor to help you get started.

Look over your transfer degree checklist to help visualize your path.

Choose a four-year college or university; do plenty of research.

Make sure you are meeting all GPA requirements for transfers.

Choose a major or visit an advisor if you have trouble choosing.

Apply to a Four-Year University 

Meet with an advisor for help with the application process.

Meet all deadlines.

Meet with your advisor to ensure that you are ready to graduate.

Send your final transcripts to your chosen four-year institution.

Attend transfer student orientation at your four-year institution

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Transfer Agreements Transfer agreements (or articulation agreements) are formal agreements between a two-year institution and a four-year institution. They define how courses taken at a community college can be used to satisfy the subject matter requirements at a four-year college or university.

 Transfer agreements and requirements are unique to and vary between institutions.  Terminology for transfer agreements may vary from state to state.

For Example: 

California uses the term “Articulation Agreement.”

Virginia uses the term “Guaranteed Transfer.”

Washington State uses the term “Direct Transfer” in reference to transfer agreements.

Although the terminology can be different, the process is generally the same.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with an academic advisor to ensure that all transfer

agreement requirements are met.

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2+2 Publication Team

Promise to you!

It is our goal with this publication to make the transfer process more transparent to help you with your educational goals. Every year we will add more community colleges and universities to this list to give you more immediate and apparent transfer options all over the U.S. Our goals are the same‌ to help you succeed as a student.

Transfer Agreement This agreement enables international students starting at any of the 75 community colleges listed in this agreement to transfer to all of the universities listed on this agreement. Students must meet the admission requirements of the university they are choosing to transfer to. *

List of Community Colleges Alamo Colleges Arizona Western College Bellevue College Bergen Community College Bunker Hill Community College Cascadia Community College Cayuga Community College Chandler-Gilbert Community College Community College of Philadelphia Everett Community College

University University University University University University

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Fullerton College Green River Community College Houston Community College Los Angeles Community College North Central Missouri College Northern Virginia Community College Northwest College Ohlone College Olympic College Portland Community College

List of Universities University University University University University University

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Riverside Community College District Salt Lake Community College Scottsdale Community College Sheridan College Shoreline Community College Skagit Valley College Tompkins Cortland Community College Western Wyoming Community College

University University University University University University

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* Universities have different requirements. Please see the 2+2 Web site for details of each university's requirements.

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Green River Community College Auburn, Washington (WA) www.greenriver.edu/international

Green River Community College is a government accredited, twoyear public college located near Seattle. More than 10,000 students study at Green River, including 1,000 international students from over 30 different countries. The majority of students enrolled in academic classes, with the intent to tranfer and pursue a four-year degree. Our students have transferred to top universities including: University of Washington, UCLA, USC, Indiana University, Purdue, University of Michigan and many other schools. About 400 students are served in our Intensive English as a Second Language Program.

2 Years

at Green River Community College (GRCC)

Programs of Interest to International Students*

Estimated Cost Per Academic Year (In U.S. Dollars)

› Automotive Technology › Accounting › Marketing/Advertising › Health Sciences › Pharmacy

› Business Management › Engineering › Computer Science › Communication Studies › Graphic Design

Tuition ....................................................................8,700 Room/Meals .........................................................7,233 Health Insurance ................................................... 186 Books/Supplies ..................................................... 600 TOTAL ........................................... $16,719

* See college website for additional programs.

Application Deadlines

International Office

Summer 2011 ....................................May 15, 2011 Fall 2011 ........................................ August 15, 2011

Green River Community College International Programs 12401 SE 320th St Auburn, WA 98092-3622

Minimum Test Scores Required

PHONE: 253.288.3300 E-MAIL: international@greenriver.edu WEB SITE: international@greenriver.edu

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TOP 2 UNIVERSITIES GRCC Transfers to!

Indiana University - Bloomington Start at Green River Community College, and transfer to Indiana University Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA for most majors

iBT TOEFL .................................................................. 61+ IELTS ........................................................................... 5.5

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University of Washington Start at Green River Community College, and transfer to University of Washington Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA for most majors

* Minimum course grade for transfer is 2.0 See website for additional admission criteria. See website for additional admission criteria.

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Riverside Community College Riverside, California (CA) www.rcc-int.us

Located an hour’s drive east of Los Angeles, Riverside Community College (RCC) is an ideal location from which to enjoy southern California attractions. Beaches, Palm Springs desert resort region, Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Diego, and the San Bernardino Mountains are popular destinations for excursions.

2 Years

at Riverside Community College (RCC)

Programs of Interest to International Students*

Estimated Cost Per Academic Year (In U.S. Dollars)

› Early Childhood Education › Engineering › Marketing/Advertising › Music › Nursing

› Biology › Business Management › Chemistry › Computer Information Systems › Computer Science

Tuition ....................................................................5,400 Room/Meals ...................................................... 12,000 Health Insurance ................................................... 840 Books/Supplies ..................................................... 560 TOTAL ........................................... $18,800

* See college website for additional programs.

Application Deadlines

International Office

Spring 2010 ............................. November 1, 2009 Summer 2010 ..................................... April 1, 2010 Fall 2010 ............................................... June 1, 2010

Marylin Jacobsen

Director, Center for International Students and Programs Riverside Community College 4800 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA 92506-1299

2 Years University of California at Riverside (UCR)

Start at Riverside Community College (RCC), complete at least 60 semester UC transferable units & transfer to UCR Achieve a minimum 2.4–2.8 GPA for most majors See UCR website for additional admission criteria.

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iBT TOEFL .................................................................. 45 IELTS ........................................................................... 4.5

TOP 2 UNIVERSITIES RCC Transfers to!

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Minimum Test Scores Required

PHONE: +1-951-222-8160 E-MAIL: internationalcenter@rcc.edu WEB SITE: www.rcc-int.us

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California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) Start at Riverside Community College (RCC), complete at least 60 semester transferable units & transfer to CSUSB Achieve a minimum 2.4 GPA for most majors See CSUSB website for additional admission criteria.

Transfer Agre ement

www.CSUSB.edu

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UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers, the University of St. Thomas in Houston offers a Catholic liberal arts education for a lifetime of opportunities. Liberal arts degrees provide invaluable training to a range of careers including business, teaching and health. UST offers 31 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs. Students come to UST from next door and around the world, including 40 states and 58 countries. More than 40 percent of UST undergraduates have transferred from other institutions.

Top 5 Transfer Programs • • • • •

Business Management Psychology Communication Studies International Studies Pre-health/biology

College Web site

www.stthom.edu

Estimated Cost of Attending

$23,160

Application Deadline

No Deadline

Minimum GPA

2.5

Minimum Grade of Courses to be Transferred

C

Applicable Programs

All Programs

E-mail: internationalstudents@stthom.edu

Location

Houston, TX

Web: www.stthom.edu/international

International Education Center More Information Tel: +1-713-525-3503 Fax: +1-713-525-2142

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

ESTIMATED COSTS OF ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Top 5 Transfer Programs

Undergraduate Costs for Nine-Month Academic Year, 2007-2008

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TUITION AND FEES $27,066

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Application Deadline

Fall–March 1; Spring–Nov. 1

Minimum GPA

2.4-2.8

Minimum grade of courses to be transferred

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Applicable programs

All Programs

Early Childhood Education Engineering Marketing/Advertising Music Nursing

International Education Center More Information Tel: (1-951) 827-4346 Fax:(1-951) 827-1074 ucriep@ucx.ucr.edu Web: www.internationalstudent.ucr.edu/ www.2plus2.org


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

ESTIMATED COSTS OF ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Undergraduate Costs for Nine-Month Academic Year, 2007-2008 TUITION AND FEES $27,066

Application Deadline

Fall–March 1; Spring–Nov. 1

Minimum GPA

2.4-2.8

Minimum grade of courses to be transferred

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Applicable programs

All Programs

Top 5 Transfer Programs • • • • •

Early Childhood Education Engineering Marketing/Advertising Music Nursing

International Education Center More Information Tel: (1-951) 827-4346 Fax:(1-951) 827-1074 ucriep@ucx.ucr.edu Web: www.internationalstudent.ucr.edu/

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

ESTIMATED COSTS OF ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Top 5 Transfer Programs

Undergraduate Costs for Nine-Month Academic Year, 2007-2008

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TUITION AND FEES $27,066

Application Deadline

Fall–March 1; Spring–Nov. 1

Minimum GPA

2.4-2.8

Minimum grade of courses to be transferred

C

Applicable programs

All Programs

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Early Childhood Education Engineering Marketing/Advertising Music Nursing

International Education Center More Information Tel: (1-951) 827-4346 Fax:(1-951) 827-1074 ucriep@ucx.ucr.edu Web: www.internationalstudent.ucr.edu/

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I studied at Seattle Community College and I am transferring to the University of Washington.

+ Two years at DeAnza Community College and the next 2 years at Berkeley.

Bunker Hill CC helped me to transfer to MIT.

I studied at NOVA and just got accepted at American University.

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