How It Works

In the U.S., students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree must study for four years, or 180 quarter credits. To do so, students have two options:

- Study at a university / four-year college for 4 years
- Study at a community college for 2 years, then at a university / four-year college for 2 years

No matter the option students choose, curriculum requirements are the same. During the first two years, students study 90 credits of general education classes (selected from a variety of subjects including Math, English, Sciences, Humanities, Arts) and pre-major classes. During the last two years, students study another 90 credits, this time focusing solely on their major of choice. 











During the first two years, students are required to study general education classes in a variety of subjects. However, they also have the opportunity and liberty, for each required group of subjects, to choose from a list of eligible classes. For example, in the required Humanities & Arts group, students can choose from various sub-groups of classes (Languages, Art, History, Philosophy, ...).

This system allows students to explore different subjects or majors if they'd like, as well as build a wide base of knowledge. Students can meet with academic advisors regularly to discuss class options and review graduation and transfer requirements.

Studying at a community college is a very common option. Every year, 45% of American high school graduates and 75,000 international students choose to further their education at community colleges. By doing so, they make a smart choice and enjoy many benefits:

- Lower tuition & fees 
- Smaller class sizes
- Dynamic, interactive teaching style
- Personal attention and support
- More opportunities to practice English