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US Pathway Program

With successful completion, receive guaranteed admisssion to a top U.S. university, credits toward a bachelor's degree, and comprehensive English language preparation.

The US Pathway Program is a multi-component program created by the Consortium of North American Universities (CNAU). Through the USPP, students in China are prepared for transition to a Bachelor’s degree program in one of the outstanding US-based consortium institutions.  Available in 9 cities in China, the USPP offers guaranteed admission upon successful completion of the program to a CNAU member institution without requiring for a TOEFL or IELTS score.  In the USPP, students receive a year of course credits towards a bachelor’s degree, comprehensive English preparation, and a supportive learning environment. Students who successfully complete the program will earn 28-33 semester hours of credit before matriculating to their destination institution as standing sophomores.

Get started

Here are the steps for participating in the US Pathway Program

  1. Apply to one of the eleven Kaplan Education Centres located throughout China.
  2. Complete the program at one of the Kaplan Education Centres of one full year of college-level coursework in core academic subjects including English for academic purposes, calculus, chemistry, business and engineering as well as american studies and information technology. Successful completion means guaranteed admission to a participating U.S. university.
  3. Transition to our U.S. campuses begins with a Summer Bridge Program held here at the University of Vermont or at Northeastern University in Boston.

Learn more about this process and get your application for admission
on the Kaplan US Pathway Program Website | Download USPP Catalogue

Explore the University of Vermont as your Destination Institution

At the University of Vermont — one of the nation's premier small research institutions, we offer a supportive learning environment and see the presence of the USPP students on campus as an incredible opportunity for all UVM students, staff and faculty, not just for the USPP students. Priding ourselves as a global campus, we hope you'll take an opportunity to get to know more about the University of Vermont as you simultaneously explore USPP. Let us tell you more about UVM and Burlington, Vermont.

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