Q: Is this a legitimate US degree?
A: Yes, Lamar University is a fully accredited US university under the Texas State system. It has 15,000 students, a full and lovely 270-acre campus and has been operating since 1923.
Q: How can getting a US degree be so cheap?
A: You obtain 90 credits through Siam Technology College and 30 through Lamar University. Credits obtained through STC are at much lower tuition rates, making your overall costs much lower.
Q: Is this an online program?
A: No, this is a regular, face-to-face program that operates on the normal semester system.
Q: How can I get two degrees in just four years?
A: Each institution recognizes and accepts the credits from the other and, in the end you get both degrees.
Q: Do I need excellent English to join this program?
A: No. You need basic English. The first year of classes are all through Siam Technology College and specially designed to help you improve your English and learn how to study in a Western educational environment.
Q: Do I need to take a TOEFL or IELTS exam before being admitted?
A: No, you can join the program with only an in-house English exam given by Siam Technology College.
Q: So I never need to take a TOEFL or IELTS?
A: Actually, you do, but not until year 2 of the program. Hopefully, by then, passing the exam will be no problem.
Q: What happens if I cannot pass the TOEFL or IELTS or if I just am not strong enough to complete the courses from Lamar University?
A: if, for whatever reason, you choose not to continue the Dual Degree program with Lamar, you can remain in the Siam Technology College program at the lower fees.
Q: Do I need to study in America?
A: No, you can obtain both degrees by attending classes in Thailand. However, if you wish, you may attend classes in Beaumont, Texas on Lamar University campus.