||The purpose of this page is to invite prospective students from different parts of the world to study in America. Undertaking university-level
studies in the United States by a student
from abroad can be forbiddingly difficult
and expensive, but Collegiate Connections,
Inc. (CC) has developed a series of
simple steps that take the international
student into American higher education
in an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable
The CC system takes
advantage of a uniquely American feature,
the community college system, and the
way in which the community colleges
interact with the four-year universities.
The community colleges are an American
innovation dating from the 1890s. Today
there are over 1,400 of these institutions.
They have become an indispensable feature
of the educational scene, and they have
enormously boosted higher education
in the United States.
AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
From the beginning,
the community colleges purpose was to
offer the first two years of
a college education. They have
all the same requirements in the freshman
and sophomore years as the four-year
colleges and universities. Class sizes
are small, usually fewer than 30 students,
not the hundreds of students in the
typical university lecture hall.
Because the campus and classrooms are
smaller, the individual student can
expect more personal attention than
the four-year institution can provide.
Community college tuition is
about one-third that of a four-year
university, and the student
graduates with an Associate of Arts
(A A.) degree or an Associate of Science
2+2 DEGREE PROGRAM
colleges have paved the way
for a study track that has become
enormously popular in the United stated.
Simply it involves a two-year study
at a community college during wich the
student can plan and shape the study
path that best suits his or her career
The two-year study ends with the granting
of an A.A. degree.
The community college graduate now qualifies
for enrollment in a four-year college
or university. In fact, the student
is assured admission to any of the hundreds
of four-year institutions with transfer
This study model, popularly called the
2+2 Degree Program,
lends itself particularly well to the
needs of international students. Furthermore,
we have found that the two years of
community college studies allow the
newcomer from abroad an ideal introduction
and adaptation to American life, language
In order to move the
student applicants as swiftly as possible
toward commencing their higher education
studies in the United States, the students
and their families must contact
We will handle the formalities of collecting
a small fee for booking the student.
This opens the way for the students
and their families to gain direct contact
with Collegiate Connections, Inc. We
on our part, will dispatch a staff member
who will conduct an Entry Seminar
for the students and their families.
During the Entry Seminar our staff member
will verify that all applicants meet
the TOEFL language requirements.
Students should make sure that they
are well prepared in this regard. Our
staff will also answer the many questions
students and their families naturally
Whether from Berlin
or Bucharest whether from Bombay or
Bogota', a young person needs an education
that offers the best chance for lifelong
success and happiness. Today, that requires
easy familiarity with the English language
and with the English-speaking world.
An ideal time to acquire this is during
a period of higher education
Students in their late teens and early
twenties are keen learners. These are
precious years, when adaptation is easy
and learning capacity is high. It should
also be a time to enjoy the
learning experience and make
it treasured lifelong memory.
This can all be accomplished in the
course of the initial two years at study
in the 2+2 Degree Program.
At Collegiate Connections, we are totally
dedicated to making it happen.
TWO GUARANTEED ENROLLMENTS
of student selection and preparation
developed by Coleggiate Connections,
followed by the 2+2 Degree Program is
and successful. Consequently,
we are now in a position to offer our
students not one, but two enrollment
First our students who meet the admission
standard as determined at the Entry
Seminar, are guaranteed admission to
a community college. Second, after graduation
with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree
o an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree,
our students are guaranteed
admission to an American four-year college
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