• Realize your international potential

    The US Pathway Program (USPP) provides a unique bridge to an elite American undergraduate degree.

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    A pathway tailored for academic success

    Begin your bachelor’s degree in your home country and transition to a top US university. Our students have a 98% progression rate from the Year 1 Summer Bridge.

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    Take the first step to fulfill your dream

    Save time and money by combining language, foundation and the first year of a US university degree in a one-year program.

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  • Education Investor Awards 2015 Winner

    Our Pathway Program in Nigeria is recognized by education leaders for its excellence.

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    Kaplan International 2015 Education Investor Awards Winner

Introducing the US Pathway Program

uspp-logoThe US Pathway Program (USPP) places talented international students on a pathway to success at a top US university, starting with 2 semesters in China or Nigeria.

Established by the Consortium of North American Universities led by Northeastern University and Kaplan International, USPP has helped international students successfully transition to US bachelor’s degree programs since 2009.

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USPP applicants are not required to submit a TOEFL, SAT or essay.

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Our universities in the USA

Baylor University Baylor University

Baylor University

Baylor University, a nationally-ranked private university and research institution, provides a vibrant campus community by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty committed to teaching and research.

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DePaul University DePaul University

DePaul University

DePaul University boasts the advantages and resources of one of the largest private universities in the United States combined with the student-focused attention of a smaller institution, in one of America’s greatest cities.

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Marist College Marist College

Marist College

A comprehensive liberal arts institution located in New York’s scenic Hudson River Valley, Marist College is distinguished by its high-quality faculty, innovative degree programs and strategic integration of technology in teaching and learning.

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Northeastern University Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Founded in 1898 and located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.

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The University of Vermont The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont

Founded in 1791 on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain, the University of Vermont has a long history of providing superior academics, award-winning faculty research and state-of the art facilities in one of the America’s best college towns.

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International locations

  • In-country location: Nigeria


    At a brand new college in Lagos, the US Pathway Program in Nigeria offers US degree preparation in a supportive learning environment with comfortable and secure accommodation. 

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  • In-country location: China


    Located in major cities across China, USPP provides intensive English study alongside academic and cultural preparation.

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What our students say

I learned so much while studying with USPP, and I have saved a year as the credits I earned were 100% accepted by my university. The CNAU-approved instructors teach you not only the academic knowledge you need for your university degree, but also help you adapt to American college life, which is very important for success.

Jiacheng “Jason” Wei

BS in Biology

The University of Vermont