USPP London: study a degree in London and the USA

30 Jan 2017 - Barni Homden

Kaplan is happy to announce a unique new option for undergraduates looking for a global experience, the US Pathway Program in London, enabling them to start an American degree in London and complete it in the USA.

Your fast-track pathway to a degree

The US Pathway Program (USPP) is a fast-track route to the 2nd year of a bachelor's degree in the United States, without the need for a foundation year. It gives you the chance to study in 2 countries, and up to 3 locations, with 5 great US universities to choose from.

On the program, you'll prepare for university study and complete the equivalent of the 1st year of your degree in just 10 months. Then you could progress directly to the 2nd year of a bachelor’s degree. Overall, USPP costs less than the 1st year of a US bachelor’s degree.

This is a superb way for you to gain access to a great bachelor's degree at a highly regarded American university, and benefit from valuable international experience - something increasingly important to employers.

How does the USPP London work?

Before heading to the USA, students will first study at our specialist education centre in London, Palace House, situated close to the River Thames, Borough Market and the iconic Shard. Palace House is a state-of-the-art facility, giving students everything they need to prepare for a bachelor’s degree at an American university.

Once students have completed 2 terms in London, they will progress to the Summer Bridge term at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. When they pass their course at the required level and with good attendance, they could gain enough credits to progress directly to the 2nd year of their degree at their destination university.

Students do not need to choose their university right away. They will receive guidance and counselling on which option would best suit their needs, as well as advice on their future career path. The program is ideal for British and international students, whether they are based in the UK or elsewhere.

USPP London prepares students to progress to one of the 5 members of the Consortium of North American Universities (CNAU):

USPP London

Baylor University (Waco, Texas)
With a history going back over 150 years, Baylor features an AACSB-accredited Business program and almost 300 student organisations to participate in.

DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
Founded in 1898, DePaul offers all the resources of a large university, but with the personalized attention of a small college. It too has an AACSB-accredited Business School.

Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York)
This liberal arts college gives students the chance to study in small classes, with high-quality faculty. It was named a top 10 regional university by U.S. News in 2017.

Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
With over 100 years of history, Northeastern is ranked among America’s top 40 universities (U.S. News 2017). It has a top 10 International Business program, and international students make up almost one-fifth of the student population.

The University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont)
Founded in 1791, Vermont has a long history of excellence. It is home to an AACSB-accredited Business school, and U.S. News named it as a top 40 public university in 2017.

Benefits of studying in London and the US

USPP London enables students to experience 2 great study locations, London and Boston, before heading to their destination university. Both cities recently ranked highly in QS’s ‘Best Student Cities 2016’ list, and will really give students a chance to improve their academic skills.

Another advantage of USPP is that students don't need to take a foundation year. In just 10 months, students can earn enough university credits to progress directly to the 2nd year of their bachelor's degree after they successfully complete the Summer Bridge term at the required level. This helps them save time and money, while fully equipping them for university study.

USPP London offers a fantastic chance to lay the foundations for your future, and has already helped over 1,000 students into top American universities. Find out more about the program in London, or contact us for more information.

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