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Kaplan Pathways helps with US university admission

We offer 3 routes to university study in the USA:

  • Pathway programs: for preparation and progression to a bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree completion: a streamlined program to finish your bachelor’s degree in the USA
  • Direct admission: for entry to a bachelor’s, graduate certificate, or master’s degree

These paths have different entry requirements. If you are unsure which are available to you, please contact our friendly advisors.

How to apply to US universities

We’ve made the application process as simple as possible, with 4 steps to US university admission:

  1. Fill in your application form, and submit supporting documents, including academic transcripts. Check in the brochure for additional requirements for your preferred university and program.
  2. We will review your application and, when it is complete, we submit it to the University within 24 hours of receipt. You’ll be notified as soon as the University has made its decision.
  3. Once you accept your offer of admission, you’ll be advised how to pay your deposit (the first installment toward your tuition fee).
  4. When you receive an I-20 form, you are eligible to apply for your student visa. You can interview for your visa as early as 120 days before the start date listed on your I-20.

Our staff can give you guidance throughout the process. Contact us if you have any questions.

More application information

  • When to apply

    There are several start dates throughout the year. Typically, the fall semester starts in August, the spring semester starts in January, and the summer semester starts in May.

    Application deadlines

    We advise you to apply as early as possible, usually at least 2 months in advance. This will allow enough time for your qualifications to be checked, visa to be processed, and to make pre-arrival arrangements. Choose your preferred university to check exact deadlines:

  • Costs of studying in the US

    Studying in the US is an investment of money as well as effort, so you’ll need to make sure your finances are well-organized. As well as your program tuition, you must also have funds to cover costs such as your university tuition, course books, housing and health insurance.

    This amount varies by university and degree, and is detailed on the financial declaration forms you must complete to apply for your Form I-20. This tuition booklet gives cost of pathway programs and degrees at our partner universities in the USA.

  • Scholarships

    To help with the cost of studying in the USA, there are partial tuition scholarships available for academically outstanding students. You will be automatically assessed for a scholarship when you apply to some pathway programs and degrees at our partner universities. You can find more details on our scholarships page.

Already accepted an offer?

If you have already accepted an offer to study in the USA, please visit our pre-arrival area so we can guide you through the steps you need to take before you leave home.

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