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beanpole Legend 245 posts since
Dec 14, 2007
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Feb 1, 2007 9:51 PM

going to school in states (from canada)

i was just wondering if anyone has had any experience or know anything about going to college in the states (im from canada) would i have to write those SAT test things? (dont laugh i really dont know!) is it possible to get a scholarship? because ive heard that you have to be scouted and its kind of far away to do something like that...

  • has2run Amateur 8 posts since
    Jan 28, 2007
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    1. Dec 25, 2007 1:28 AM (in response to beanpole)
    Re: going to school in states (from canada)

    Colleges in the US love to have out-of-country students.  Actually, it's a diversity statistic they love to advertise.  The more foreigners, the better.

    The SAT and the ACT are both standardized tests that consist of mostly multiple choice fill-ins, as well as a short essay. Most colleges and universities require US applicants to take one or the other.

    Yes, to get a running scholarship to a larger university, you may need a scout to come and see you. I'm sure that they would look at your times first, though. Many colleges will go to great lengths to recruit team members/students, so I doubt that distance would be an issue if your scores reflect potential.

    Honestly, though, you need to talk to your school's guidance counselor, and your coach(es). Guidance counselors want to help you, and they do a great job at answering questions. He/she can tell you what you need to do to apply to colleges/get scouts to come.

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  • Crazy1004 Legend 1,032 posts since
    Jan 29, 2006
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    2. Dec 25, 2007 1:28 AM (in response to beanpole)
    Re: going to school in states (from canada)

    quote:


    Originally posted by has2run:



    Honestly, though, you need to talk to your school's guidance counselor. Guidance counselors want to help you, and they do a great job at answering questions. He/she can tell you what you need to do to apply to colleges/get scouts to come.

    [http://This message has been edited by has2run (edited Feb-01-2007).|http://This message has been edited by has2run (edited Feb-01-2007).]


     



    Don't talk to anyone about guidance councelors. They suggest that I go to a place in SC. The avg GPA there was a 2. or something. Mine is more than twice that high.

    Who would listen to someone who's life goal is becoming a guidence councelor.


    Anyway.  Yeah what h2r said in her first paragraph is true.  Also make sure you visit the place where you are going.  There might be some culture shock..

  • Cully092 Legend 373 posts since
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    4. Dec 25, 2007 1:28 AM (in response to beanpole)
    Re: going to school in states (from canada)

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    Originally posted by beanpole:

    whats a GPA ?

    can anyone suggest any good schools? they dont have to be amazing  as in hard to get into for x/c because i dont even know if i would be good enoughi ran a 20:30 min 5km race in september a week before i injured myself. i also want to become either a phys ed teacher (highschool) or someone in the kinesiology field (physiotherapy/massage) and my grades are all in the high  80% range<br /><br />[http://This message has been edited by beanpole (edited Feb-02-2007).|http://This message has been edited by beanpole (edited Feb-02-2007).]</b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br /><br />PE eh, look at Keene State College in NH. Maybe better schools than this out there but my dad actually went there 10 years ago to get a teaching degree in phys ed. He was tired of his job and figured he could "retire" and do this. Nice school/campus, I believe they are a DIII school. <br /><br />--



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