Direct entry to a UK or US degree

Do you already qualify for entry to a UK or US degree? If you do, Kaplan staff or your education representative can help you apply for degree direct admission, and you won’t need to take a pathway course first.

*Some exclusions apply. Please contact us for more information.

Why apply with Kaplan?

You will get expert help on choosing your perfect bachelor’s or master’s degree. You’ll also be taken through the application process with support at every step.

  • Selecting the right degree for you

    Choosing a degree is a big decision. You want to be sure you’ve made the right choice, and so do we. You’ll get help finding the degree that’s best for your career goals. For example, this could relate to degree subject, length, the type of work experience opportunities available during your studies. With expert advice, your decision will be easier to make.

  • Creating and checking your application

    The first stage is to create your degree application. Kaplan staff or your education representative can help you with this.

    We will check that you meet the minimum requirements for the specific degree you are interested in, and that you have all the necessary supporting documents. Once your application is complete, we’ll send it to the university and work with their admissions team to make sure it’s processed smoothly.

  • Helping you stand out

    A key part of applying to university is writing your personal statement. This is a summary of you, your background, and your achievements and experience so far. It’s also your way of expressing why you want to study at your chosen university, and why you’re choosing a particular degree. You’ll benefit from great tips on how to create a winning personal statement – one that will help you shine among other applicants.

  • Keeping you on track

    During the application process, you’ll have key deadlines to meet. But don’t worry, we’ll ensure you’re aware of these stages, so that you have the best chance of studying at your chosen university. We’ll also keep you up to date on the progress of your application, and help you with the steps you need to take to apply for a visa and prepare for your arrival.

  • Finding your new home

    Where you live is a very important part of your university experience – we want you to be happy in your new home. With our guidance, you can select and book student accommodation that’s right for you. For example, you might want meals provided or you could cook for yourself. We’ll ensure you get the information you need from the university to find a great new place to live.

Nigerian student Northeastern University

Kehinde from Nigeria

Applied with Kaplan for direct entry to master's in Project Management at Northeastern University

Kaplan made the process of applying to Northeastern University stress-free. I was amazed at how quickly I got my offer, since I had to wait much longer to hear back from the other universities I applied to. The service was top-notch and at no extra cost!

Which US degrees can I enter directly with Kaplan Pathways?

Arizona State UniversityBachelor’s degreesBachelor’s degrees
– year 2 or 3 entry
Master’s degrees
Pace UniversityBachelor’s degreesBachelor’s degrees
– year 2 or 3 entry
Master’s degrees
University of TulsaBachelor’s degrees
Northeastern UniversityBachelor's Completion ProgramMaster's degrees and Graduate Certificates

What is transfer admission in the USA?

If you already have existing undergraduate credits from university study, we can help you apply for direct entry into Year 2 or 3 of a bachelor’s degree. Your application will be reviewed for “transfer admission” based on the following criteria:

  • Typically, you need to have completed at least 1 year of bachelor’s level study
  • Credits must be from a regionally-accredited higher education institution
  • Transfer credit may be received only for courses in which you earned grade C or better
  • Your transcript is assessed to determine how many credits are transferable; not all previous credits may transfer

When you transfer credits to a US university, you can complete a US bachelor’s program in a shorter time, and your degree will be awarded by the US university.

Which subjects can I study in the UK?

With Kaplan, you have a great range of degree subjects to choose from, including:

EconomicsEngineeringEnvironmental Science
PoliticsPsychologySocial Policy
SociologySports Science

If you don't qualify for direct degree admission, you might be interested in:

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