Anonymous asked: I'm British and I really don't understand the American University system... can you explain it please?
I’ll explain a bit about high school so it’ll make more sense (hopefully). After elementary and middle school, you go to high school and you complete grades 9-12. During 11th grade, you take SATs/ACTs or some form of standardized exam. You send the scores, along with your application, to the universities that require them during 12th grade. Based on your application and scores, you can be accepted to numerous schools. Once you pick a school, you can decide what you’d like to study or you can wait and declare your major later (usually happens during your second year). Usually, you can complete your major in four years but it can be shorter or longer depending on the career your studying or if you’re doing a double major. During these four years you earn your bachelors degree and after that you can go on to your Masters degree, your Doctorate, Law school, etc.. I think this article explains it far better than I ever could, I hope at least some of what I wrote makes sense! :)>