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What should we know re our dd in William & Mary or good Univ. w good Eng. Major prog?


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What should we know to get our daughter into a good University for English Major? Her goal is to be an Engish Professor at the college level.


She is very gifted in English - She was reading Dick and Jane at age two.


She discovered William and Mary University and that is her ONLY choice so far. She did not know SWB was affiliated with this college. However, I fear that her GPA is too low to be accepted there :001_unsure: Is there anything she can do to up her chances of being accepted?


She is 20 and will have her A.S. in three months from a U.S. school in KS.

Her GPA is around 3.30

Will be graduating Dean's List/Honors

She is living at home with us in Europe - and will be attending an American university here to start working on her B.S. - through a university here that has a branch on the U.S. military instillation near us. It is University of Maryland - any feedback on the general perception of degrees from this college?????


Does she need to take the SATs? I would think not since she will already have her A.S. in May.


Is starting her B.S. here going to affect chances of getting accepted into a university in the U.S?


What should she start doing now to better his odds of being accepted?


Should she complete his B.S. here before planning to apply?


What am I not thinking of to help prepare her for success on his college path?


Please do not flame me for asking these questions instead of her asking. She is researching too.


Thank you all so much for sharing your wisdom!


(I posted a similar topic for my son)

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Although your children will soon have their A.S. degrees, the more competitive schools will probably want to see some kind of standardized test scores, especially considering they are not attending schools in the US.


I would suggest contacting prospective colleges and/or universities and ask what their policies are regarding international transfer students.

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Kimanjo, Their A.S. degrees are from a U.S. college. They did most classes in person in KS and the final classes at the same school online.

The University of MD is also a U.S. College - on American post, but in Germany.


Okay, gotcha. Then I would suggest e-mailing the potential colleges to see what their transfer criteria are. There is a wide spread of entrance requirements form college to college. Here in Florida, for example, any student who completes an A.A. degree from a community college is guaranteed admission to "a" Florida state college/university. However, the key word there is "a", meaning, the school may not be the one the students chooses, but the one that will accept the student.


I would guess that private colleges each have their own criteria.

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