8: Schools Part III: No Entrance
Examinations, No Entrance Ceremonies, and Some Opening Ceremonies (K-12 1)
, Colleges 2), Universities, and Graduate Schools) (November 5, 2002)
or universities: There are no
entrance exams for a college or university.
The applicant sends a resume including grades 3)
(transcripts), SAT 4) scores, and activities 5)
to a college or a university. The
college or the university screens applicants to decide whether they will be
suitable students, and accepts those who are qualified. The
college/university sends an acceptance letter to the student. Students usually
check the mailbox anxiously every day to see which schools will accept them.
schools: There are usually no
entrance exams for grad schools. Grad
schools, however, may require an interview with the applicant in addition to a
resume and GRE (Graduate Record Examination) 6) test
there entrance ceremonies?
aren't usually any opening ceremonies for the beginning of a year or a
semester. Some schools, however, may
have an "assembly" at the beginning of a year, where the students
gather and the principal and teachers speak to the students. The students
that are new to the school (for example ninth graders starting high school)
may stay longer at the meeting than the other students.
K-12 means Kindergarten and grade 1 to 12.
Grade 1 to 6 is for grade (elementary) schools, grade 7 and 8 are for
middle (junior high) schools, and grade 9 to 12 (freshman, sophomore, junior,
and senior), for high schools: 6-2-4
system. Note that until some
years ago, Grade 7 to 9 was for junior high schools, and grade
, for senior high schools:
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) info:
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