Foundation course is an important transition into Higher Education in the USA and is designed for students with non-traditional entry qualifications. If you are finishing your high school, but do not have the qualifications to start an undergraduate program in the USA, then you will need to do a foundation course at a USA college or University. Also, as well as studying in the states, you will have the opportunity to see the best of what an American education has to offer.
It is a one-year university preparation course. Normally, it is for school graduates who have studied a non-American curriculum, but wish to pursue a degree in the USA.
There is a difference between the education system in the USA and Egypt. In the USA, students take ACT; SAT I and (optional) SAT II, in Egypt students take the High School Certificate after twelve years which is not relevant to the USA high school diploma. The foundation course is as a bridge between your current qualifications and USA University undergraduate entry requirements. The courses are not only designed to bridge academic gaps, but also to help you improve your English and learn about USA life and culture in preparation for a university.
You can begin the International Foundation Year in either September or January for degree entry in the following September. You can start English Language Preparation at four different dates each year, depending on how much preparation you need.
Many universities and colleges in the USA offer foundation courses. Please, contact us for further information or make an inquiry on our website.
The "General Certificate of Education 'Advanced' Level Examination", otherwise known as the "GCE 'A' Level" or the "A Levels" is the examination taken by students of Post-Secondary Education or Pre-University Education in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries or regions associated with the British curriculum. Similar to the "GCE 'O' Level", the "GCE 'A' Level" is also a subject-based qualification. The "GCE 'A' Level" functions as to determine the standards of post-secondary students and is an internationally-recognized qualification to enter recognized colleges or universities. This usually encompasses students of Grade 11 to Grade 12.