2+2 American Bachelor’s Degree Program

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First two years at NMS in India For the first two years, the curriculum is the same as the curriculum for the Broward College Associate of Arts Degree Program. There will be 36 credits of General Education and 24 credits of Electives. The complete program description is given at:http://www.broward.edu/academics/programs/Program%20Sheet%20Library/1010.pdfAt NMS we will be offering those courses that will ensure that you complete the General Education requirements and the Electives requirements so you graduate with an Associate of Arts degree, with which you can transfer into a higher level baccalaureate program (bachelor’s degree program). Two more years in the American university For years 3 and 4, the curriculum will depend on the major subject, the degree, the university to which the student transfers, and the interests of the student. Typically the student will complete 60 – 70 credits in years 3 and 4, with a concentration on a major subject, fulfilling other requirements of the degree that is sought. A student will typically apply for a BA or a BS program.
Credits can be given for students who have done IB level courses, IB diplomas, AP courses or British A Levels. The minimum credits awarded, and the courses for which they may be given are listed in this manual: http://www.broward.edu/legal/policies/Section%20Template/A6Hx2-4.11.pdf There is a procedure to be followed for getting this college credit, including providing the necessary paperwork and grades. There may be a cost associated with the evaluation of each course. This cost will be borne by the student seeking the credit. Credits for prior coursework, and associated evaluations will only be done after the student has accepted admission into the school, and has paid a fee confirming their place. Evaluation for credits for prior coursework will not be done during the application process. The rules governing giving credit for prior coursework are subject to change. In all matters, the decision of Broward College is final.
Broward College has been running the 2 year Associate of Arts degree in many countries for several years, with Sri Lanka being the oldest center. The list of Broward College international centers is growing, with new centers being added. The most current information on the Broward College International program is available at the following website: http://www.broward.edu/international/Pages/Center-and-Affiliates-Home.aspx Broward College international affiliates are located in China, Colombia, Guyana and Bolivia. Broward College international centers are located in Ecuador, Peru, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Singapore and India.
American universities and colleges distinguish between in-state and out-of-state tuition fees for students. In-state tuition is paid by those who have lived in that state for a few years and who have paid taxes there, and it is substantially lower than out-of-state tuition fees. Out-of-state tuition fees is paid by those who do not have a domicile in the state, and who have not paid taxes in that state. This includes foreign students. Indian students can expect to pay out-of-state tuition fees in any institution. Private universities may not distinguish between in-state and out-of-state and may offer the same tuition fees to all students.
Post-secondary Education Readiness Test is a placement test that determines the college readiness of a student. It is a computer-based adaptive test. It should be taken by students who have not taken the SAT or ACT, or who have low scores on other aptitude tests.
See https://college.measuredsuccess.com/mscollege/practiceTest2/index.html Also See:http://www.fldoe.org/schools/pdf/PERT-studentstudyguide.pdf
In the U.S, each college and university decides for itself whether to accept transfer credit from another institution or not, you will be told on application if they will accept your credits. Broward College will accept your credits through our affiliation. However, the AA degree which you will get from Broward College, after completing the first two years at NMS will make you eligible to apply for transfer into 3rd year to any university in US.
According to the requirements of the accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), all faculty teaching in the Broward program at CIE will have academic credentials conforming to SACS specified criteria. These would include a Doctorate or a Master’s from a US university. Some of our faculty members are visiting professors regularly teaching courses in international universities.
Our counselors will help you right from the beginning to identify your target universities, and help you with the transfer process. The cost applying for transfer is borne by you.
The Associate of Arts degree from Broward College is an accredited degree program. You can apply as a transfer student to any foreign university that accepts the American AA program. Our understanding is that the chances are bright for getting a student visa to the USA, but if for any reason your visa gets rejected, you can apply to universities in other countries, and complete your bachelor’s degree.
NMS expects the students to complete the two years which they have been admitted for. However, if for some valid reason the student wants to expedite his/her shifting to US at the end of first year itself, the same may be allowed. There may be some administrative fee involved to terminate the program at NMS at the end of first year.
The twinning program is a one : one relationship between two universities. Students join the first university with the understanding that they will go to the partner university only. The 2+2 program is a one : many relationship. Students join the first institution with the understanding that they can transfer to ANY institution after the first two years. The advantages of the 2+2 program are that the student is not bound to one institution on completion of the first two years. This mitigates risks such as visa rejection and financial obligations.
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