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The US Pathway Program (USPP) Partnership

USPP aims to provide an academically rigorous pathway for talented international students who are interested in studying an undergraduate degree at a top US university.

Established by the Consortium of North American Universities led by Northeastern University and Kaplan International, USPP is a US bachelor’s degree first year bridging program.

Kaplan International works closely with CNAU to deliver US Pathway Program preparation courses outside the USA. Kaplan International also provides recruitment services and enrollment management in each USPP delivery location.

About CNAU

Founded in 2009, the Consortium of North American Universities (CNAU) is a group of prestigious universities in geographically diverse locations across the USA.

CNAU comprises 4 members — all leading US universities and colleges — who serve as the destination institutions for the US Pathway Program (USPP):


About Kaplan International

Kaplan International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lifelong education, a part of Graham Holdings Company, formerly the Washington Post Company.

The pathways division of Kaplan International works in partnership with a selection of UK, US and Australian universities to provide admission, counseling, degree preparation programs, and on-campus support to international students. In 2014, Kaplan International helped more than 12,000 international students from 108 countries gain entry to undergraduate and graduate degree programs at more than 40 prestigious universities around the world.

Kaplan International English also runs English language programs at 44 language schools in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Malta.