Questions and Answers on U.S. Undergraduate Study and Admissions

Start with our pages on Choosing and Applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities and Testing, which cover the most frequently asked questions on this subject.

Also visit the Fields of Study section to learn more about particular majors in which you are interested.

Below are the additional questions that we’ve researched so far related to U.S. undergraduate admissions and study. Each month, we add any new questions we’ve responded to on this subject, so check back for more.

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What’s a “liberal arts education”? A “liberal arts college”?

What are the different types of U.S. university scholarships for undergraduate students?

I’ve heard that it’s less expensive to attend a community college for my first two years of undergraduate study. Can you tell me more about this?

What are some ways that I can earn credit toward an undergraduate degree before I actually enter a U.S. college?

When can I expect to hear back from universities to which I have applied, and what are the next steps