Steps to getting prepared to study in Germany ?

I’m a US student wanting to start the first year of college in Germany. But I don’t know where to start or what to do. My dad doesn’t want to help me with the living costs and stuff and it’s stressing me out. I don’t want to stress my mom out because she’s already has financial problems. I’m turning 18 next year so... show more I’m a US student wanting to start the first year of college in Germany. But I don’t know where to start or what to do. My dad doesn’t want to help me with the living costs and stuff and it’s stressing me out. I don’t want to stress my mom out because she’s already has financial problems. I’m turning 18 next year so I wanted to go next year. The school I want to go to costs 0 euros but there is a semester fee, etc. Where do I start first to get ready and get admitted? Also, does Germany have a fall semester ?
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