Don't delay your studies: find out how you can apply with confidence this year.

Apply with confidence

You don’t have to put your dreams on hold. You can begin your studies now, and plan for your future. We are continuing to welcome students onto our Summer and Autumn intakes and beyond to ensure that everyone can fulfil their long-term academic ambitions.

On this page, you can find information on:

This Autumn, our UK colleges and US university partners will be ready to welcome you in person for a blended learning experience, which will involve some face-to-face teaching and some digital classes. This delivery of teaching will help to ensure your safety and wellbeing through measures such as smaller, such as lower density classrooms to allow social distancing, and remote online study.

But don’t worry if you can’t travel to your study destination yet. Our flexible learning solutions mean that you can start your studies online and join your course in person when it’s possible to do so.

Students applying to US universities

Our university partners are committed to supporting you and your educational goals. We’ll work closely with you to address any issues you may have with travel, visas, and admission tests, and we’ll take you through all your options to make sure your study plans are right for you.

For the Fall 2020 semester, there are safe and flexible on-campus study options with hybrid learning — a mixture of digital and in-person learning — and also the choice of remote enrollment if you can’t make it to the USA.

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  • Receive a high level of support

    Kaplan and university admission teams will stay in close contact with you during the application and admission process to help create the study plan that will best enable you to fulfill your US education dream!

    We partner with US universities who design innovative solutions for challenges in all areas of life, so you can rest assured that they have flexible admission criteria, deferral policies and teaching delivery methods in place.

    Watch a message of support for future ASU students:

  • Feel safe with on-campus hybrid learning

    In Fall 2020, our US university partners plan to offer classes to on-campus students through a “hybrid” mode*. Hybrid learning uses a mix of traditional in-person classes and online methods.

    This flexible way of learning will help universities provide an enriching study experience, while also reducing classroom density to allow social distancing. Each university will be following the latest health and safety guidance, with regular cleaning, compulsory face coverings and comprehensive testing. You can rest assured knowing your wellness and education are in good hands!

    * Campus opening plans reflect current public health guidance and may change. Simmons University will only offer online courses because it is not opening its campus in the Fall. As of July 15, F-1 visa students are permitted to take in-person, hybrid, or online courses while in the USA. This is subject to continued approval by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

  • Benefit from remote enrollment options

    If you’re unable to travel to the USA, you don’t need to put your study plans on hold. You can enroll in a program remotely, and join on-campus study when it’s possible to do so.

    Digital learning is a great opportunity to continue without a study gap, so you can feel confident moving forward with your US university application.

    When starting your program online, you can study in your country without a US visa and come to campus later when you have your visa in hand. There are remote enrollment options through:


Students applying to UK universities

We’re committed to helping students around the world continue to gain access to the fantastic education the UK has to offer. Our flexible intakes and application policy, as well as flexible study options, are all in place to help you plan your future.

For our Summer 2020 intakes, you’ll start your pathway course online, making the most of our digital learning solutions.

For the Autumn 2020 intakes, we will be starting in-person teaching with a mixture of digital and face-to-face learning (this is called blended learning), giving you a full range of study options to suit your situation.

Apply with confidence UK Autumn intake

  • 1. Start your pathway course in the UK with blended learning

    This Autumn, you can start your UK pathways programme in person. Your course in the UK will consist of blended learning, which offers a mixture of online and face-to-face teaching in small groups. This is all designed to make sure our colleges and partner university study centres are safe environments, where social distancing can be adhered to, and to ensure study plans are flexible enough to cater to everyone’s needs.

  • 2. Start your pathway course online from your home country

    You can start your pathway course digitally from your home country, with our comprehensive digital learning solutions. You can then join us in person once it’s possible for you to travel or your situation allows.

    However, if you can’t make it, don’t worry. In most cases, it’s possible to finish your entire pathway course online if that better suits your situation (subject to continued approval by UK Visas and Immigration).

  • Book accommodation when you're ready

    Whether you’re starting your pathway course here in the UK, or from your home country, when the time comes for you to find accommodation we’ll help you find the perfect home away from home.

    It’s important that you only book accommodation when you know what your plans are, and know you’re able to travel to the UK. Remember, we’ll be supporting and advising you at every step, and we’ll make sure you find accommodation that suits your needs.

    In many cases, we’ll take you through the booking process for our accommodation options at the time that’s right for you. In exceptional cases where this isn’t possible, we’ll refer you to our trusted third-party accommodation providers, with which we have worked for many years, and whose options and service levels meet our high standards.

    To find out more, take a look at our dedicated accommodation FAQs page.

Students applying to Australian universities

If you are applying to one of our Australian university partners, you can find links to further information here.


Digital learning expertise

Digital learning is an essential part of how we are currently teaching our study programmes. It will form part of our blended learning delivery for students who can travel to their study destinations in Autumn, and it’s how we provide remote learning for students who need to start, or even complete, their pathway course from their home country.

14 years of digital experience in higher education

Our knowledge and experience of digital learning, and the excellent reputation that our partner universities, such as Arizona State University, have for delivering high-quality online education means that you’ll be in safe hands, and can apply with confidence.

Any questions?

We understand you may have questions about your plans to study in the future. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch! One of our expert advisers will be happy to talk you through your options, and find the right path for you.