Bachelor's study in Germany for American Students - minimum GPA requirements.

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Thanks engelchen !,  I was waiting for your response.  It is very valuable for someone naïve like me. 

 

Thanks for this note too " if you dropped out for any reason you wouldn't have the necessary education to study something else. "  I am realizing that changing tracks in Germany is not so easy as in America. 

 

And guilty as charged for  "you have not understood how things work in Germany" .  

 

I still have the option of doing my Bachelors ( 2 years or full 4 years ) in USA before considering re-applying hopefully with better grades. or perhaps consider the Exchange program that my American university has with Mannheim university.  I am leaning towards this option.  You had mentioned  previously that my High School cumulative GPA [9th grade to 12 grade ]  and university GPA will be averaged and it should be above 3.0.

 

One other question :  Is the  "Dual VET vocational school system"   available to international students ?  Is there a path to university study later on or it only ends with a vocational job ?

 

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I am realizing that changing tracks in Germany is not so easy as in America. 

 

That is the understatement of the century! Until recently it hasn't really been possible. Now it is possible, but in many cases very difficult. 

 

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I still have the option of doing my Bachelors ( 2 years or full 4 years ) in USA before considering re-applying hopefully with better grades. or perhaps consider the Exchange program that my American university has with Mannheim university.  I am leaning towards this option.  You had mentioned  previously that my High School cumulative GPA [9th grade to 12 grade ]  and university GPA will be averaged and it should be above 3.0.

 

Your high school and university GPA will be averaged. It is also important that you choose your courses based on what you'd want to later study. Finishing a 4 year degree in the US with an exchange year in Germany sounds like a very good plan.

 

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One other question :  Is the  "Dual VET vocational school system"   available to international students ?  Is there a path to university study later on or it only ends with a vocational job ?

 

It is possible for international students to start an apprenticeship in Germany and some apprenticeships have excellent career prospects. However, completing an apprenticeship in order to gain admittance to university is only possible in a very limited number of situations.

 

You first need to decide what you want to study. The Germans don't really understand the concept of "undeclared majors" and this would only be possible in the US. 

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Hi  Engelchen !!   Its been a while since I posted.  I am in Munich now and just yesterday I got an invitation to join studienkollegen  but I have to pass the Aufnahmeprufung this September 5. I dont know how difficult this test is. I remember someone suggested getting a sample copy of the test for Maths and language.   

 

I am very much interested in this option but my dilemma is that  my college in USA for Bachelors starts on September  6th and I will be giving up my studies in USA for this. 

 

The question I had was does getting/passing Studienkolleg gurantees me an admission in college ? or I have to re-apply and I may end up without a college admission.  As I had mentioned earlier that Uni-Assist had rejected me last year due to not meeting minimum GPA requirements. and this studienkolleg I am getting now is directly from a university.   

 

I am bit worried that if I take this studienkolleg I will be giving up my USA and later on if I am not guaranteed an admission in German university then I will have no where to go. 

 

Any inputs that will help me decide will be appreciated. 

 

Thanks a lot

Rajapkp

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi  Engelchen !!   Its been a while since I posted.  I am in Munich now and just yesterday I got an invitation to join studienkollegen  but I have to pass the Aufnahmeprufung this September 5. I dont know how difficult this test is. I remember someone suggested getting a sample copy of the test for Maths and language.   

 

I am very much interested in this option but my dilemma is that  my college in USA for Bachelors starts on September  6th and I will be giving up my studies in USA for this. 

 

The question I had was does getting/passing Studienkolleg guarantees me an admission in college ? or I have to re-apply after FSP exam and I may end up without a college admission.  As I had mentioned earlier that Uni-Assist had rejected me last year due to not meeting minimum GPA requirements. and this studienkolleg I am getting now is directly from a university.   

 

I am bit worried that if I take this studienkolleg I will be giving up my admission I have in USA and later on if I am not guaranteed an admission in German university then I will have no where to go. 

 

Any inputs that will help me decide will be appreciated. 

 

Thanks a lot

Rajapkp

 

 

 

 

 

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