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Old 03-16-2019, 05:20 AM
 
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I am a student in Pakistan. I want to join a US high school after completing matriculation (which is equal to Grade 10). So, I wanted to know that if I migrate to a US high school in grade 11
1. Would I need to do all four years of high school if I am wishing to go for pre-meds.
2. Would I be able to do AP or honors classes in that grade 11 for improving my chances for a better college admission
3. How would my GPA for college be calculated as we don't have a GPA system in my country.
4. Would I be able to do co-curriculars and if yes then which ones should i opt for if I want to go in the medical field.
5. Which classes would I need to select.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:28 PM
 
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The internet is NOT the place to get this answer, luqman!

Do you have counselors at your school who could locate this answer for you?

OR, can you email a few colleges of your choice and ask them these questions?
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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I don't have counselors who can help me with this.
Do I need to email high schools or colleges?
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:01 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am a student in Pakistan. I want to join a US high school after completing matriculation
(which is equal to Grade 10).

So, I wanted to know that if I migrate to a US high school in grade 11...
You first need to determine the one (maybe three?) US high schools where your migration is headed.
Each of the 50 states and most of the 3000+ Counties will have their own standards.

Assuming your English is adequate... look into the SAT and ACT tests. LINK
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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You first need to determine the one (maybe three?) US high schools where your migration is headed.
Each of the 50 states and most of the 3000+ Counties will have their own standards.

Assuming your English is adequate... look into the SAT and ACT tests. LINK
I am going to Rex, GA.
Don't I need to give SAT and ACT test after high school graduation?
We are taught in English here so my English isn't a problem.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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I am going to Rex, GA.
Don't I need to give SAT and ACT test after high school graduation?
We are taught in English here so my English isn't a problem.
Email the school(s) of interest with your questions.

SAT and ACT are taken in Junior and early Senior year by students in US so they have scores available for the colleges they are applying to.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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11th grade is usually when students take the SAT for college. By the beginning of their senior year, they're applying for colleges already.

So, OP, you're moving to CA with your parents? Do you all have visas, or will be getting them soon? You won't need to start HS all over again. Your new school will probably look at the courses you've taken so far, and will make a determination about where you belong, but there's a good chance you'll go straight into 11th grade. If your grades have been good enough so far, you probably could take some AP classes. The counselor and staff concerned with admissions would be the ones to talk to. You may even have the option eventually, of taking college or university classes, concurrently with HS. That's a growing trend. Are you in a private school in Pakistan?
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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Yes, I am in a private school.
By what month do I have to take the SATS and ACTS
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am going to Rex, GA.
That's a tiny place https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex,_Georgia near Atlanta
with but one High School. https://003.clayton.k12.ga.us/
Start writing to them today. Ask specific questions.

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Don't I need to give SAT and ACT test after high school graduation?
Nope.

I'll suggest that you having an SAT (or ACT) score, a good one especially,
BEFORE arrival in the US will simplify and streamline the acceptance process
and get you into the class/curriculum that will serve you best soonest.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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If your transcripts are in English, great. If not, your new high school will want then translated, most likely by an official state translation service.

All of these questions are best directed towards your new high school counselors and registrar.
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