4年制大学への編入の仕方 Steps to apply for a 4-year University

皆さんこんにちは!

早いもので、スプリングブレイクも終わり、このセメスターも半分が過ぎてしまいました。通常この時期(3月〜4月)は4年制大学からの合否の結果が出る時期で、今とっても旬なトピックだと思うので、今日は4年制大学へのトランスファー(編入)のステップについて書いていきたいと思います! 


以前、他のミラコスタブロガーさんが同じトピックの記事(Steps to apply for a four-year university)を英語で書いていたので、今回はそれを元に日本語でご紹介していきます。




1. 志望校を決める                 

まず何よりも最初に、自分の編入したい学校を決めることが大切です。カリフォルニア州だけでも沢山の学校があるので、志望校を決める上で迷ってしまうことも多いと思いますが、これから紹介していく項目を参考にしていくと決めやすいかもしれません。





2. ロケーション

キャンパスや周りの環境が綺麗で住みやすいか、勉強しやすい環境が整っているかなど、 ロケーションは大学を選ぶ上で大事なポイントの1つかと思います。また、学校終わりに近くで遊べる場所があるかどうかもキャンパスライフを楽しむ上では重要かもしれませんね!やはり写真や人からの話だけではわからないこともあるので、可能であれば実際にその学校に行って、色々見てまわってみることを強くオススメします。





3. 学費   

留学生活を続ける上で、学費はかなり重要なポイントだと思います。ハーバード大学やUCLAを目指してプランを立て始める前に、授業料などの留学にかかる総額費用をチェックした方がいいかもしれません。大学での2年間の費用はいくらで、それを負担するのは誰なのか。学費の援助や奨学金を得ることが出来るのか。各学校によって、学費や提供している奨学金プランにもかなりの差が出てきます。留学生の場合は、州外民として追加の料金(UCLAの場合:$26,682)を払わなければならないことが大抵です。最終的な決断をする前に、予算のチェックとリサーチをしましょう!




4. 専攻

やはり大学を選ぶ上で、自分の専攻に強い学校を選びたいですよね!例えば、カリフォルニア州立大学はビジネスや会計学、生物学、看護学等に様々なプログラムを持っています。その学校には何学部があって、どの学部が強いのかを自分の専攻と照らし合わせてチェックしていくとよいと思います。




5. カウンセリングをする  

一度志望校を決めたら、トランスファーセンターやインターナショナルオフィスのカウンセラーとカウンセリングをすることを心からお勧めします。あなたの目標や志望校に応じて、カウンセラーが必要なクラスをまとめてプランを組んでくれます。又、Assistにも専攻や学校に必要なクラスのことが載っているので、自分でも検索してみるといいと思います。




6. 自分のプランをこなす 

カウンセリングをして自分のプランを決めたら後はそのプランを消化していきます。 ミラコスタカレッジでは、毎セメスターの終わり頃に次のセメスターの為の履修登録が始まります。ですので、履修登録が始まってしまう前に早めに次のセメス ターでどのクラスを取るかスケジュールを立てましょう。何か履修漏れはないか等トラブルが起きるのを防ぐ為にも、毎セメスター必ずカウンセラーと会って、プランの進行状況を確認することを強くお勧めします。



7. 願書の用意

大学によって、願書の受付期間は異なります。ですので、自分が出願するそれぞれの学校の願書受付期間を把握しておく必要があります。例えば、UCは通常次の年の秋のセメスターの為の願書の受付を11月1日に開始し、11月末日に締め切ります。又、多くの学校が出願にはオンラインシステムを採用しており、紙の願書を各学校に郵送するのではなく、ネット上で必要な情報を入力していきます。ミラコスタカレッジでは出願の時期が近づくと毎年、UCやCSUへの出願のためのワークショップが開かれるので、自分が出願する年には一度は必ず参加した方がいいと思います。




8. 出願と更新   

全ての願書の入力が終わり確認をし終えたら、必ず締め切り前にsubmitボタンを押して提出することを忘れないようにしましょう。又、一度提出したらそれで出願プロセスが全て終わった訳ではなく、その後に秋のセメスターの成績をアップデートしなければいけないので、忘れないように気をつけましょう!




9. Good Luck! 

How to Become an International Student at MiraCosta College (USA)

Application Process for International students

I applied to come and study in the US from Cameroon. I also got my student visa from the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon. Just to add to this I believe a lot of the African countries will go through the same procedure I went through to get my visa or to come and study here at MiraCosta college.

Putting Your Documents Together For college

Tip #1: Take a TOEFL test and get at least a score of 46 or higher. If you don’t have a Pass TOEFL Test score, you can apply to study English before starting college classes.  Once you have your TOEFL score, make a copy of all educational diplomas, and birth certificate and get them certified by a government official

Tip #2:   Complete applications at least 4-5 months before you want to study

At MiraCosta you can type and print the International Student Application form. Click on the  link and type your answers.

Tip #3:  Keep in touch with the International Office  Please If you have any questions make sure to contact the international office.  either by email or by phone

iip@miracosta.edu

P 1.760.795.6897   

F 1.760.757.8209

Don’t forget that most countries don’t have the same time as the US, so when calling take that into consideration. (Time difference)

Tip #4  After you get admitted to college, you can get help to apply for the F-1 student visa

MiraCosta College will send you forms you need to apply for the student visa at the U.S. Embassy. If you have any question please don;t heisted to call or email us, we are more than happy to help you.

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Tip#5 Once you get your visa What do you do?

Once you have your visa, the earliest you can come to the Us is one month or 30 days before your school stat, that way you can get use to the weather, and take care of the other documents that you need once you reach the US.

Unfortunately, MiraCosta College does not offer housing facilities. Therefore you need to look for where you are going to house before you come to the US. That is why it is important to start the your application early. So you have enough time to plane and do what you need to do. One of the most important thing to remember is that if you have any questions please contact us and we will be ahhpy to help.

Hope to see you soon at MiraCosta college, “the place to be”.

 

Augustina

How to prepare yourself for your first semester or year as a student in the US

Very Important Material, Make sure to read every thing.

The Time to Live Your Dream Is now, Start By Applying To MiraCosta College and Let Us Make those Dreams Happen.

New students must come on time to attend orientation. This is mandatory for new students. We have pictures of International Student, New Student Orientation on Instagram

One good advice I can give to everyone coming to school in the US for their first time is to come at least two weeks before school starts. The US government allows you to come to the US up to one month before your school starts.   There is a reason why they do that;

When you come in the US as an international student (F-1), one of the first thing you need to do is to go to your school international student office and let them know that you are now in the country. You will need to give them a copy of your I-94 and maybe some other documents. but it is very important that you go to meet them as soon as you get in the country.

1.  You need to get use to the environment. That is the different climate, and a different way of life.

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  •  Drive, Bus or train You need to figure out how to get around and to make sure where you will live is witting reasonable distance from the school. Most of the time you will need to get the bus or drive

Image result for a confused baby2.  The International Office can help you with your academic adjustment. I am very sure they will tell you something you did not know or they will at least help you get set up with your classes.

3.   knew little or nothing about the process. The US college system of education is very different from other countries. (On more information about the difference between the US educational system and other countries, make sure to follow up with my next blog).

 

Image result for picture of people meeting with counselorsWhen you come in one month before school, you have the opportunity to meet with

  • a counselor, that can help you set you your classes and help you pick the best classes and professor ( hint: all the professor at MiraCosta College are really good at least the once that I have taking a class with) the question is do you like math in the morning or in the evening, do you prefer a male or a female professor. When you come early, the staff in the international office will help you pick the classes you want (need) at the time you want with the professor you want. Again read my next blog for more information.


The Time to Start Your Application Process is Now.

Augustina

How to become an International Student at MiraCosta College?

This is a simple and detailed way to understand how you can go from your country to a MiraCosta classroom.

STEP1: Mail the International Student Application and the support documents listed here.

Mail them at the following adress:

MiraCosta College

IIP, #12A1 Barnard DriveOceanside, CA 92056

United States

STEP2: MiraCosta receive your mail and process it.  MiraCosta mail you back a official approval letter and the I-20 (needed for the visa)

STEP3: You apply to the US embassy of your country for a U.S. student visa.

STEP4: You arrive in the U.S. and you come to MiraCosta College

STEP5: You take English and Math assessment test. You will also meet the academic counselor.

STEP6: You will be able to register for classes.

STEP7: You attempt to class.

Amandine

Applying to MiraCosta is easy

Hi everyone!

 I know that the US system is really different from our home countries.

This is a slide that I realized, I hope it will make it simpler for you to understand the steps.

If you have any question, feel free to let a comment below or to send an email here.



ONCE YOU SEND EVERYTHING TO MIRACOSTA, you will receive a package including your I-20. You are good to go for your interview at the embassy and get your visa!

Amandine

When it is time to apply to a California State University, Don’t Worry. I got you covered.

Tips on How to Apply to a University in California

1. Go on the website of the school you would like to transfer to – you will get the information to get your application started.

Different California State Universities have different application requirements in regards to international students. For example, CSU Fullerton requires international students to use the domestic application, whereas most other CSUs require international transfers to use the international application. Thus, it is important to look at each university’s website before applying.

2.  Go to CSU Mentor to complete your application. Tap APPLY and then hit International Admission Application – start your application.

All CSU’s use the same platform for the application process. This makes it easy for you to apply to multiple CSUs as the provided information gets saved so that you don’t have to fill out every single application.

3. Go to a Transfer Workshop or Talk to a Transfer Counselor

Transfer applications have become more complex and allow less room for mistakes. Therefore, it’s mandatory that you have somebody double-check your application!

Try to get an appointment with a counselor way in advance of the application deadline as they go quick! If you happen to get no appointment, don’t worry, MiraCosta hosts 3-4 transfer workshops a week during the CSU/UC application period. The transfer workshops aren’t as good as a one-on-one counseling appointment, but they’ll enough to get you set.

Sarah

How to transfer from MiraCosta College to 4 year university (focus on the process of applying)

Hi guys, I am a Chinese student who have been studied in MiraCosta College for two and half years. I have a great experience here and I really love the teaching style in MiraCosta College, which is small class. After I finish my general education in here, I have to transfer to four-year university. So I will start to working on my application this year during October to November!

 

I believe many international students want to transfer to 4 year university from MiraCosta College! Then it is the time!! So today I gonna show you guys about how to apply the CSU university.

 

 

When you fulfill the requirement, just wait for the apply date. Remember transferring to CSU is October 1 –November 30. Choose your ideal university. And one tip for you guys: when you apply the university, try to apply at least three universities. Giving yourself more chances to get in a good university.

Let’s take a look about the application page. This is where you gonna apply the unviersity. The website is www.csumentor.edu.  First step is create an account, make sure your email is correct. Because the university will inform you through your email. Second, fill up the information they need. Third, apply and make a payment.

 

 

Remember the workshop for transferring is always very helpful!!! As an international student, when you fill out the forms, there will be some questions that you feel confused. The best way is to go to workshop, they are professional and patient. You can check the events for workshop in MiraCosta College website:

http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/transfercenter/events.html.

After applying for transfer, what you have to do is waiting for the

good news and then enjoy your university!!

 

Xiaochen