Apply to US universities

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 fast-track option to complete your bachelor’s degree in the USA
  • Direct entry: for admission directly into a bachelor’s, graduate certificate, or master’s program

These options have different entry requirements. If you are unsure which you are best suited for, please contact our friendly advisors.

* The US Pathway Program allows students to begin their US bachelor’s degree studies in China and complete it in the USA.

How to apply to US universities

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

  1. Complete your application form, and submit all supporting documents, including academic transcripts. Check in the brochure for information about supporting documents for your preferred university and program.
  2. When we have received all your required supporting documents, your application will be submitted to the University within 24 hours of receipt.  You’ll be notified about your offer as soon as the University has made its decision.
  3. Once you’ve accepted your offer, you’ll be advised on how to pay your deposit (the first installment toward your tuition fee).
  4. Finally, once you have received your I-20 form, you will be 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 on anything you need. Contact us if you have any questions.

More application information

  • When to apply

    We offer admission throughout the year for several start dates. 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, and at least 3 months in advance. This will allow enough time for your visa to be processed, and to make pre-arrival arrangements. Choose your preferred university to check exact deadlines:

  • Costs of studying a pathway program or degree 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. You must have enough funds to cover your tuition, university fees and living expenses. This information can vary by university and degree, and is detailed on the financial declaration forms you must complete to apply for your Form I-20.

    The links below can tell you more about tuition costs for pathway programs and degrees at our partner universities in the USA.

    Pathways at Northeastern University Tuition
    Pathways at Pace University Tuition
    Pathways at The University of Tulsa Tuition

  • Scholarships

    To help with the cost of studying abroad, we offer partial tuition fee scholarships for some of our pathway programs, and have progression scholarship agreements with many of 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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