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Apply to US universities

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
deadline
I-20 deadline
Arizona State UniversityComputer Science MS / MSC Spring 2023 (Jan)
Fall 2023 (Aug)
Sep 30
Dec 28
Dec 9
Jul 17
Undergraduate degree*Spring 2023 (Jan)
Summer 2023 (May)
Fall 2023 (Aug)
Nov 21
Mar 30
Jun 28
Dec 9
Apr 17
Jul 17
Graduate degree*Spring 2023 (Jan)
Summer 2023 (May)
Fall 2023 (Aug)
Nov 1
Mar 10
Jun 9
Dec 9
Apr 17
Jul 17
ASU-USA Pathways undergraduateSpring 2023 (Jan)
Fall 2023 (Aug)
Dec 3
Jul 10
Dec 9
Jul 14
English Language Program
- Campus immersion
Spring A 2023 (Jan)
Spring B 2023 (Mar)
Dec 3
Feb 6
Dec 9
Feb 13
Pace UniversityUndergraduate and graduate degrees and pathwaysSpring 2023 (Jan)
Fall 2023 (Sep)
Nov 15
July 15
Dec 9
July 15
Intensive English ProgramSpring I 2023 (Jan)
Spring II 2023 (Mar)
Dec 19
Feb 20
Dec 19
Feb 20
Simmons UniversityUndergraduate degreeSpring 2023 (Jan)
Fall 2023 (Sep)
Dec 1
Jul 5
Dec 10
Jul 18
University of ConnecticutPriority scholarship consideration (all programs)
Fall 2023 (Aug)Dec 1Aug 1
Undergraduate degree
- Storrs main campus
Fall 2023 (Aug)Feb 1
Aug 1
- Regional campuses
(if UConn housing required)
Fall 2023 (Aug)Mar 15Aug 1
- Regional campuses
(no housing required)
Fall 2023 (Aug)May 1Aug 1
Undergraduate transferFall 2023 (Aug)Apr 1
for most majors
Aug 1

*Some degrees e.g. in Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Master of Laws LLM, Computer Science MS/MCS, and some others have much earlier deadlines. For exact dates, please check the summary sheets.

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.

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More application information

  • When to apply

    There are several start dates throughout the year. Typically, Fall semester starts in August/September, Spring semester starts in January, and Summer semester starts in May.

    Application deadlines

    We advise you to apply as early as possible, so that you have 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:

  • 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 a degree at our US partner universities. You can find more details on our scholarships page.

  • What is holistic admission?

    Holistic admission means assessing the whole person, not just looking at academic performance. The purpose of holistic admission is to make sure the student is suitable for the university, and equally that the university is a good fit for the student.

    Many US colleges and universities review applications holistically. In fact, all our US university partners make decisions that include at least some element of holistic review, with the exception being undergraduate admission at Arizona State University where decisions are, on the whole, made on grades and test scores alone.

    With holistic admission, your grades and test scores are still very important but are reviewed alongside other elements, such as your non-academic achievements and activities.

    You will usually need to submit 3 types of additional document to help a university with its holistic review:

    1. Personal essay
    2. letters of recommendation
    3. Your resume

    Even if additional documents are not mandatory to include with your application, they are highly encouraged by universities.

  • Admission decisions

    When your application to study at a US university is complete, the university makes an admission decision. If successful, they will issue you an offer. There are 2 types of offer:

    • Unconditional: there are no conditions you need to meet, but you may still need to send financial documents as part of the visa application process
    • Conditional: if you need to improve your English proficiency, you will be conditionally admitted to a degree or pathway program. You must then submit a qualifying language score or join an English preparation program, before you start your academic program.

    If your application is not successful, we can look at alternative or more suitable study options for you, based on your qualifications and circumstances.

US visa interview tips

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.