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i have a chance to move to the states (NY, long island?), I'm 15 and i'm just about to go into year 11 and at the end of year 11 i have to decide whether i want to go or not (obviously i want to go to college either way).

Any way i come here to seek advice from the pit about whether i'd have to do any exams to be able to get into any colleges in NY. I mean over here we have GCSE's so would they count for anything or would i need to do whatever version of tests you have, i think they're called SATs or ACTs? not sure, but I'd like to know so that if i have to do them i may as well do them this year in England. Oh and any other advice about moving to NY would be great.

thanks in advance
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I personally would go. You could tell your school you are moving, and they could probably get the exams from NY sent to you, so any qualifications you get would be as good as getting them in the USA.
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Advice about moving to NY? I hope you like traffic.
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yeah man, the SAt's and the ACT's are the two tests colleges use to see if theyll accept you. also, score high enough and you get scholarhsips for school. ummmm imo, the ACT is easier. I got a 30/36, and the scholarships make things alot easier lol. but thats all i got. good luck.

and why com here???? **** id rather move back over there =p
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If you get you're GCSE's done over here the schools over the pond will probably look favorably upon you because apparantly we have a better education system,so my uncle informs me (he's a yank)
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Most of the US colleges accept SATs or ACTs exclusively, so it'd be a good idea to take both, since I don't know which the state of New York uses. (My money would be on the SATs, but I live in Tennessee where we use the ACTs.)

One cool thing about New York would be all the shows they get from some pretty major bands. Hope you find the States to your liking.
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yeah man, the SAt's and the ACT's are the two tests colleges use to see if theyll accept you. also, score high enough and you get scholarhsips for school. ummmm imo, the ACT is easier. I got a 30/36, and the scholarships make things alot easier lol. but thats all i got. good luck.

and why com here???? **** id rather move back over there =p



england's a bit dead to me, its great and all but i've always wanted to go and live in NY, do you think i'll be able to do the tests here? i don't mind if i have to go to the embassy or whatever, oh and why did you move from England to America if you don't mind me asking?
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GCSEs don't count for much here, so I'm not sure if it's that relevant in America either.
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Isn't college in America the equivalent of University here?

colleges and universities are like the same thing here in america, except i think only universities can give phds
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NY is a sweet place with good stuff to do, even though it's more limited with college money

and SAT's are easier.... but they're both basic if you've gotta take 'em
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I'm always into new things, so I say go for it. It would probably be a huge change, and if you don't do it now, you might never be able to. As far as testing goes, take both the SAT and the ACT. They're designed differently, so you may do better on one than the other. With that accent, you'll probably get laid pretty often, too.

Edit: And by the way, a university is a grouping of several colleges into one school. For example, you could either go to a small liberal arts college, or a place like Notre Dame which has a College of Liberal Arts, a College of Commerce, a College of Education, etc.
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colleges and universities are like the same thing here in america, except i think only universities can give phds


Well do you have something like the equivalent to A-Levels? In England we have compulsory school until we are 16 and then afterwards we can choose to do A-Levels. After A-levels we choose whether to go to university.
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With that accent, you'll probably get laid pretty often, too.


Tickets booked. Oh and does anyone have any links to mock SAT papers? i tried google but all that comes up are the friggin easy british ones.
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i have a chance to move to the states (NY, long island?), I'm 15 and i'm just about to go into year 11 and at the end of year 11 i have to decide whether i want to go or not (obviously i want to go to college either way).

Any way i come here to seek advice from the pit about whether i'd have to do any exams to be able to get into any colleges in NY. I mean over here we have GCSE's so would they count for anything or would i need to do whatever version of tests you have, i think they're called SATs or ACTs? not sure, but I'd like to know so that if i have to do them i may as well do them this year in England. Oh and any other advice about moving to NY would be great.

thanks in advance


Where on Long Island?
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Long Island is a good place to live. The neighborhoods are peaceful where everybody knows everybody and are friendly. You'll probably have to take regents exams and the SAT's (Which colleges will look at). I say you should move.
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not sure, its a nice area though


Are you going to be up closer to the end or by the city?
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Tickets booked. Oh and does anyone have any links to mock SAT papers? i tried google but all that comes up are the friggin easy british ones.

I think its illegal to use past SAT exams
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thanks for the advice I'm real excited about moving now, i just have to find out where and how to take the tests.

is the education level any different i.e will the exams be any easier or harder? i mean i'm expecting A*'s in all subjects except history (pah i hate it) so how much more studying should i think about doing?
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I think its illegal to use past SAT exams


Haha in my school we basically learn the syllabus in the first half of the year. Then for the rest of the year we go through every single past exam paper and memorise almost every possible question.

My school is like the 17th best state school in the country.
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I think its illegal to use past SAT exams


sheesh how do i know what to expect then :s
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thanks for the advice I'm real excited about moving now, i just have to find out where and how to take the tests.

is the education level any different i.e will the exams be any easier or harder? i mean i'm expecting A*'s in all subjects except history (pah i hate it) so how much more studying should i think about doing?


The same amount as you were, probably less. Our education system has gone to hell.

EDIT: You don't know, that's the point.
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Are you going to be up closer to the end or by the city?


well if it helps its not like high rise buildings and stuff, its the sual houses with garages and driveways, doubt that helps though


and the not knowing what to expect is pretty freaky, i like to practically go through every aspect of the exam requirements and make sure i know everything and anything they could possibly throw at me.
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Isn't college in America the equivalent of University here?

Nah. In UK college are the last two years of high school. I think.
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well if it helps its not like high rise buildings and stuff, its the sual houses with garages and driveways, doubt that helps though


Heh, when you get here pass me a message, you may end up fairly close to me.

EDIT: Not to mention you'll have more money than all of us, seeing as the pound is worth almost double the dollar.
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Heh, when you get here pass me a message, you may end up fairly close to me.

EDIT: Not to mention you'll have more money than all of us, seeing as the pound is worth almost double the dollar.


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Well do you have something like the equivalent to A-Levels? In England we have compulsory school until we are 16 and then afterwards we can choose to do A-Levels. After A-levels we choose whether to go to university.

mm well we have high school which the ages are usually around like 14-18 or then when you get out of high school you can go to "college"/university whatever
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EDIT: You don't know, that's the point.

That's a silly system. The UK system make it crystal clear on what you should be aiming for and get students to push themselves, and, without being cocky, from what I've seen, ours is at a higher standard, so it works out better.
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Nah. In UK college are the last two years of high school. I think.

Kind of. Most people go to college (although anyone can) and we leave school at sixteen. It can also be harder, depends what you do.
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That's a silly system. The UK system make it crystal clear on what you should be aiming for and get students to push themselves, and, without being cocky, from what I've seen, ours is at a higher standard, so it works out better.


yeah the UK system makes it pretty clear what to expect, not knowing what will come up is a real bugger, i guess i need to revise a bit more
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That's a silly system. The UK system make it crystal clear on what you should be aiming for and get students to push themselves, and, without being cocky, from what I've seen, ours is at a higher standard, so it works out better.


No doubt it's a silly system. I hold you're system to a much higher standard than our own.

Our educational system needs some changes.
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yeah the UK system makes it pretty clear what to expect, not knowing what will come up is a real bugger, i guess i need to revise a bit more


You get out of school here at 18, heh.
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You get out of school here at 18, heh.
wait a second, so if i left aged 16, well nearly 16, i'd end up at a school or highschool or whatever you lot call it?
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I havent read all of your answers so what Im about to suggest may have been proposed already, I'm fairly sure that whatever exams you sit in the UK will be perfectly valid in the USA. I myself am in the middle of completing a Baccalaureat Generale in France and have been informed that this shall be enough to apply to a university in Dublin, Ireland, They'll merely take my score and apply a coefficient and extract their own score thus allowing them to assess my passage into university. I sincerely hope my advice has been of help to somebody.
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wait a second, so if i left aged 16, well nearly 16, i'd end up at a school or highschool or whatever you lot call it?


Yes, you'll be a sophomore or a junior.

EDIT: 10th or 11th Grade, 12th is your last year. You will have a good 1 or 2 years left of schooling here, unless you finish there and get a diploma.
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I havent read all of your answers so what Im about to suggest may have been proposed already, I'm fairly sure that whatever exams you sit in the UK will be perfectly valid in the USA. I myself am in the middle of completing a Baccalaureat Generale in France and have been informed that this shall be enough to apply to a university in Dublin, Ireland, They'll merely take my score and apply a coefficient and extract their own score thus allowing them to assess my passage into university. I sincerely hope my advice has been of help to somebody.
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thanks dude

oh and since I'd be at highschool that'd mean i wouldn't need to take any tests, just secure a place by applying right?
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thanks dude

oh and since I'd be at highschool that'd mean i wouldn't need to take any tests, just secure a place right?


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