How to apply to US university for international students | Kaplan Pathways
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    Apply to a North American university

    Kaplan Pathways helps you with US university admission

    We offer 4 main types of pathways to university study in the USA:

    • Undergraduate pathway program: for progression to a bachelor’s degree
    • Graduate pathway program: for progression to a 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

    You can apply for these through our online application form and use our US degree finder to search for your pathway.

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

    We also offer a pathway for students to begin their US bachelor’s degree studies in China or Nigeria. Visit the Consortium of North American Universities website to learn how to apply to this program.

    When can I start at a US university?

    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

    Check the details of your program for exact deadlines and start dates. 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 for you to secure accommodation.

    How to apply to US universities

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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Once you’ve accepted your offer, you’ll be advised on how to pay your deposit (the first installment toward your tuition fee).
    • 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.

     

    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.