When a baby is born in the USA, many middle and upper-class families open a savings account for the newborn that will become the principal means of funding for the future college student. Most important birthday presents as well as any kind of accomplishments on and off the classroom will usually become money towards the college fund.
First of all it is very important that you completely share this project with your child and that you are willing to help them, not only to understand how the american college system works, but also to help them out in preparing and filling out all the needed documentation. Having to take international tests will not be easy for your kid, specially if the results will not come in a timely manner. You should help your child decide which school to go to and many other decisions that will be key for their future.
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During the first year of high school.
Your athletic scholarship during your second or third year and try for the TOEFL.
To take the SAT/ACT during your third year (or your fourth year if you are in a 5-year highschool system).
A foreign student looking to get into an American university needs to have certain academic requirements and must take a few exams to show competency: