Books are probably one of your main expenses in college. Therefore it is important that, whenever possible, you save some money on them. In this article I want to focus my attention on renting books because this is usually the best solution, especially for exchange students. There are several websites that you can use to rent books, but I suggest [...]
Compared to living off campus, living in the dorms is easy and convenient. In most cases you arrive to Greensboro and immediately go to the dorm and check in. Everyone who lives in the dorms is required to have a meal plan and there are five cafeteria sections with different foods you can choose on campus.
But dorm life can have its frustrations. At times the dorms can become loud and privacy may be at a minimum. However, there are ways you can reduce any problems with dormitory life.
Upon your acceptance to UNCG, you will correspond with the Incoming Exchange Coordinator to help you get preregistered for courses. Upon your arrival to UNCG during orientation week, you will find out what we have been able to pre register you for, and how to add or drop more classes to have a full schedule before classes start. Full-time undergraduate students (students in their first four years of university) must take at least 12 hours of classes. Most students take an average of four or five classes (12-15 hours) although one can take as many as six classes (18 hours). Full-time graduate students (students studying for advanced degrees) usually take at least nine hours of graduate level courses (MBA courses may be in shorter modules). Graduate students need at least a minimum of 6 credit hours to be full time.
Most international students find academic life in the U.S. quite different from their home countries. A typical U.S. course will have three tests (including a mid-term and final) and at least one paper. This can be good and bad; it gives you more chances at increasing your grade in the class. However, it also means that you may have more day-to-day studying for your classes.
During your stay at UNCG you will have to visit Blackboard many times. Indeed, Blackboard contains different tools and documents that are essential for you success at UNCG. You can use Blackboard to contact your professor, to read the syllabus and the other documents that are needed for the class, to complete assignments, to take online tests, to find out [...]
U.S. colleges offer a great variety of classes. Some of them are very challenging while other classes a very easy. There are different tools you can use to understand how hard a class is going to be. My favorite website is MyEdu.com because it allows you to easily build your schedule. Also, you can see the actual grades that previous students had [...]
As you probably noticed, college textbooks in the United States are more expensive than in your home country but they are also essential to your academic success. Here are a few ways to save some money on books. Rent Renting textbooks instead of buying them allows you to pay a much lower price and to eliminate the risk of not [...]