How can I get into College here in the US if I am a graduate from a foreign country (Philippines)?

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    Oct 20, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    Hi guys. I'm sorry for bothering you again with my questions.

    But seriously, I really want to finish school and get a job that I am passionate about.

    I dont know what my GPA is and I have not taken the SAT because we don't have these back in my country.

    Can you guys tell me what should be my first step in trying to get into college if I graduated high school in the Philippines? I also studied 1 semester of college back home (1 semester is like 5-6 months). I didn't finish freshman year.

    I want to know because the system here in in the Philippines is very different. We do not have middle school. We only have 6 years of grade school/elementary and then 4 years of high school and the college.

    Should I take GED first? I want to take up a course that I am really passionate about. I was never good at math or science. I didn't excel in Academics. but I am very artistic and creative. I love visual arts. I love motion media. I love film and theater. I want to study something that is in line with what I love most.

    Any inputs would be greatly appreciated. I just wanna start this while i'm still young. As you all know, i still don't have my own car, still in the process of learning how to drive. lol Every thing is kinda new so I am trying to gather as much information as I can. I wanna give myself a year to save, figure things out, learn how to drive on my own, and a lot of preparation.

    Thank you RealJock! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 20, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
    Some schools do accept foreign transcripts, though, you just have to do your research. If you can't find a school that does, take the GED, obtaining that credential will allow you to enroll in college and seeing as you want to get into the Arts, you should be able to find one that will take you. You might have to do a two-year college first and then transfer to a four-year, though.
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    Yeah, I think enrolling in a junior college in the US would be the more viable way. Then transfer to a university. But you should contact the university you want to eventually attend. They will tell you exactly the requirements you'll need. And that will help you select the best courses to take at the junior college.

    Also, why is this thread in Arts and Entertainment? You should ask the RJ admins to move it to All Things Gay, where more people will see it.
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    xrichx saidYeah, I think enrolling in a junior college in the US would be the more viable way. Then transfer to a university. But you should contact the university you want to eventually attend. They will tell you exactly the requirements you'll need. And that will help you select the best courses to take at the junior college.

    Also, why is this thread in Arts and Entertainment? You should ask the RJ admins to move it to All Things Gay, where more people will see it.


    i thought of putting it there but then a lot of people post there and i thought maybe no one will see it. hehe. so i posted this here instead because i love the arts and i wish to study film as well.

    thank you for your response. by a junior college, did you mean like community college? theres one here. its called tallahassee community college but they do not have a course that has something to do with arts or film or fashion? can i like take basic subjects there instead? like math, or science and then transfer to the university for my major?
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    Mr_Kyle_Barker saidSome schools do accept foreign transcripts, though, you just have to do your research. If you can't find a school that does, take the GED, obtaining that credential will allow you to enroll in college and seeing as you want to get into the Arts, you should be able to find one that will take you. You might have to do a two-year college first and then transfer to a four-year, though.


    What exactly is a two year degree college?

    Do you think I still have to take GED even if I already have completed highschool in the Philippines and some college to be accepted in a community college?

    Thank you so much for your response. i really appreciate it kyle! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidYeah, I think enrolling in a junior college in the US would be the more viable way. Then transfer to a university. But you should contact the university you want to eventually attend. They will tell you exactly the requirements you'll need. And that will help you select the best courses to take at the junior college.

    Also, why is this thread in Arts and Entertainment? You should ask the RJ admins to move it to All Things Gay, where more people will see it.


    i thought of putting it there but then a lot of people post there and i thought maybe no one will see it. hehe. so i posted this here instead because i love the arts and i wish to study film as well.

    thank you for your response. by a junior college, did you mean like community college? theres one here. its called tallahassee community college but they do not have a course that has something to do with arts or film or fashion? can i like take basic subjects there instead? like math, or science and then transfer to the university for my major?
    Yes. Junior college and community college mean the same.

    It doesn't matter if Tallahassee doesn't have art/fashion programs. Take all your general education there. Then transfer them to your desired university. When you get to university, you can focus on your art/fashion courses.

    Again, check with the university first. You don't want to waste time on course that can't be transferred.
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Jantheman said
    xrichx said

    Again, check with the university first. You don't want to waste time on course that can't be transferred.



    Thanks Im so excited. icon_smile.gif thank you thank you