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Kaplan Pathways helps with US university admission

We offer the following routes to university study in the USA:

  • Direct admission to a US bachelor’s or master’s program: Year 1 entry to a degree
  • Transfer into a US bachelor’s program: enter a US undergraduate degree in Year 2 or 3 if you have some previous university-level study
  • Pathway program before a bachelor’s or master’s: qualify for US degree admission, while earning transferable academic credits
  • English language preparation: improve your English for pathway or degree admission
  • Online study during high school: earn U.S. high school or undergraduate credits

Do you have questions about how coronavirus might affect your studies? Visit our dedicated FAQs page.

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

US university application deadlines

UniversityProgramSemester startApplication
I-20 deadline
Arizona State UniversityEnglish Language Program
- Campus immersion
Spring B: 2022 (March)Feb 7Feb 11
- Online immersionSpring B: 2022 (March)Feb 28n/a
Graduate degree*Summer 2022 (May)Mar 10Apr 15
Undergraduate degree*Summer 2022 (May)Mar 30Apr 15
Graduate degree*Fall 2022 (August)Jun 9Jul 18
Undergraduate degree*Fall 2022 (August)Jun 29Jul 18
ASU-USA Pathways undergraduateFall 2022 (August)Jul 11Jul 15
Pace UniversityIntensive English ProgramSpring II (March)Feb 21Feb 21
Global Pathways programsSummer 2022 (May)Apr 1Apr 1
Intensive English ProgramSummer I: 2022 (May)May 1May 1
Intensive English ProgramSummer II: 2022 (June)Jun 13Jun 13
Intensive English ProgramFall I: 2022 (September) Jul 6Jul 18
Global Pathways and
Fall 2022 (September) Jul 14Jul 15
Intensive English ProgramFall II: (October)Sep 26Sep 26
Simmons UniversityUndergraduate degreeFall 2022 (September)Jul 6Jul 18
University of ConnecticutUndergraduate degree
- Storrs main campus
Fall 2022 (August)Feb 1
for most majors
Aug 1
- Regional campuses
(if UConn housing required)
Fall 2022 (August)Mar 15Aug 1
- Regional campuses
(no housing required)
Fall 2022 (August)May 1Aug 1
Undergraduate transferFall 2022 (August)Apr 1
for most majors
Aug 1
* Degrees in Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts that require an audition, interview or portfolio with the application have much earlier deadlines.

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 upload supporting documents, including academic transcripts.
  2. We will review your application and, when it is complete, we submit it to the University within 24 hours. You’ll be notified as soon as the University has made its admission decision.
  3. Once you accept your offer of admission, you’ll be advised how to pay your deposit (if there is one), and show proof of finances to cover your study and living costs for one year.
  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

Additional support for students with a medical condition or disability

It’s important for you to let your university know about any medical condition or disability you may have, so they can ensure you get the support you need. All US colleges and universities are required by law to make reasonable adjustments to promote an accessible environment for students with disabilities. This may include:

  • Accessible classrooms, housing, labs, libraries, and transportation​
  • Guidance on requesting support, such as sign language interpreters, alternative formats, note-takers and extra time on tests
  • Extra academic advising and consultations​
  • Help seeking counseling services for anxiety, depression, or stress.​

You can find information on how to apply for additional support for your studies at each of our US partner universities below.


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.