WEgroup’s American Universities Pathway Programs (AUPP)
How does the AUPP work?
It is a program that is designed for students who want to:
- earn their Bachelor’s degree in the USA
- start their degree program in their own region and earn up to two years of university credit toward their US Bachelor’s degree
- save at least $30,000 a year compared to on-campus students in the USA
- improve their chances for acceptance into a highly regarded, accredited US university
- improve their chances of visa approval
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Some of the most popular pathway programs are:
2+2 programs. This refers to a special agreement between a US university and a foreign one. The student will study one year, possibly more, at the foreign university in his/her home country, taking a pre-approved curriculum. If the student passes all courses, then transfer credit to the US university is guaranteed. Assuming s/he has demonstrated suitable English proficiency, the student takes the final two years at the US university, and graduates with degrees from both institutions.
Academic preparation programs. These programs may be offered on a US university’s campus or overseas, but always with the university’s oversight. Typically lasting one year, they focus not just on ESL training but on preparing international students for the rigors of US university study: critical thinking, writing, issues of plagiarism, study skills and more. Conditional admission to the university may be guaranteed for qualified participants in the program, or the university may save extra spots for applicants who come from the program. In many cases, students must demonstrate at least intermediate English skills before enrolling in such a program.
WEgroup works with over 40 US universities that offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs in over 300 different subjects. WEgroup also has partners in over 20 countries, so that you and your family can get information in person.
Participants in our pathway and academic preparation programs are also eligible for exclusive WEgroup scholarships at most of our partner universities.
For more information about admission to one of our US partner universities, contact us.