15 Undergraduate Pathways in Academic English 2020

An undergraduate pathway is an intermediate study program designed for individuals wishing to obtain a degree, perhaps in another country, while also working on their second-language proficiency.  This type of program often allows students who need to improve their qualification while they increase their language skills and complete coursework towards a degree. What is an undergraduate pathwa… Read more

An undergraduate pathway is an intermediate study program designed for individuals wishing to obtain a degree, perhaps in another country, while also working on their second-language proficiency.  This type of program often allows students who need to improve their qualification while they increase their language skills and complete coursework towards a degree.

What is an undergraduate pathway in Academic English?  This is a program track that enables students to complete English studies coursework that increases English-language proficiency and can usually be applied towards an associate degree.  Students who complete a pathway course in Academic English may also proceed into more specialized studies or move on to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Academic English pathways include language classes, test preparation sessions, conversation labs, and other types of classes designed to improve both written and spoken English skills.  Those pursuing this type of pathway usually enhance their skills in communication, problem-solving, and time management.  Time management is crucial in both higher education and the workforce, and strong time-management skills can lead to career advancement.  Problem-solving and effective communication are two other skills that are highly valued by employers worldwide.

The price for this type of pathway program runs a wide range and is dependent upon how many semesters it takes, what materials are required, and where the school is located.  Local or online options may be more economical due to lower living expenses, but even these can vary.

In terms of career opportunities, graduates may have several options available to them, in part because of the diverse set of knowledge and skills they can gain through their programs.  Teaching is a popular choice, both at the pre-college and university levels.  Graduates may also go on to become managers, CEOs, or school administrators.  For those who select a more specific field of study, common choices include researcher, IT professional, medical technician, and others.

Because of their popularity, undergraduate pathways with a focus in general studies can usually be found in a student’s desired location.  If that’s not an option, online programs may be.  Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the contact form.

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Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA) creates an academic pathway for students to transition smoothly into tertiary level studies at Sunway University or to selected local and o ... +

The Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA) creates an academic pathway for students to transition smoothly into tertiary level studies at Sunway University or to selected local and overseas universities. As a Sunway University preparatory programme, FIA has been specially designed to enable students to progress into Sunway University. Subject to achieving minimum university entry required scores for their proposed degree programme, students from FIA are guaranteed a place in Sunway University -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
12 months
English
January 2020
Campus
 
VGC International College
Vancouver, Canada +1 More

Successful completion of VGC’s University Preparation Program prepares you for your academic career at a university in Canada. It will allow you to gain the necessary language ... +

Successful completion of VGC’s University Preparation Program prepares you for your academic career at a university in Canada. It will allow you to gain the necessary language requirements for acceptance and direct entry into our partner colleges or universities. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
8 weeks
English
16 Dec 2019
Campus
 
Boston School of Modern Languages
Boston, USA

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleg ... +

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
Part-time
12 weeks
English
Campus
 
Saint Michael's College
Burlington, USA

Students with lower English skills who wish to enter a US university may apply for conditional admittance and enter the Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in the ... +

Students with lower English skills who wish to enter a US university may apply for conditional admittance and enter the Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in the same amount of time it takes for native English speakers to complete their degree. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
The Language Gallery in Germany
Berlin, Germany +1 More

TLG Toronto offers you the great opportunity to prepare for academic life in an English-speaking environment, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in our partner u ... +

TLG Toronto offers you the great opportunity to prepare for academic life in an English-speaking environment, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in our partner universities and colleges across Canada. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
8 weeks
English, German
Campus
 
Bridge Education Group
Denver, USA

BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver is located in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado. Denver is the largest city and the capital Colorado, located in the heart of the U ... +

BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver is located in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado. Denver is the largest city and the capital Colorado, located in the heart of the USA. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
8 weeks
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

ICP offers Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students stud ... +

ICP offers Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students studying English language are part of the ICP student body and have access to the same university facilities as those in academic courses. The courses are offered directly prior to each academic intake. Successful completion of the Pre-sessional course guarantees you a place on the following academic stage at ICP. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
13 weeks
English
Campus
 
Columbia West College
Los Angeles, USA

With CWC's quality ESL programs, you can go to one of CWC's fine partner schools without providing a TOEFL/IELTS score when you complete your ESL program.

With CWC's quality ESL programs, you can go to one of CWC's fine partner schools without providing a TOEFL/IELTS score when you complete your ESL program. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
The Language Gallery in Canada
Toronto, Canada +1 More

The University Pathway Programme is a pre-sessional course designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university in the UK, Canada, or Ger ... +

The University Pathway Programme is a pre-sessional course designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university in the UK, Canada, or Germany and need to meet the language requirement of their conditional offer. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
8 weeks
English
Campus
 
Greenville University
Greenville, USA

The University Pathways English learning program at Greenville College is a one-year non-credit program aimed at preparing international students for university-level educatio ... +

The University Pathways English learning program at Greenville College is a one-year non-credit program aimed at preparing international students for university-level education in the U.S. In addition, the program provides cultural information needed to be successful students in U.S. university-level education. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
21 Jan 2020
16 Dec 2019
Campus
 
California Language Academy
Los Angeles, USA +1 More

We have built strong partnerships with several well-respected colleges and universities. Many of these schools will issue a conditional letter of acceptance! Upon successful c ... +

We have built strong partnerships with several well-respected colleges and universities. Many of these schools will issue a conditional letter of acceptance! Upon successful completion of our programs, we can help you enroll in these colleges and universities without taking the TOEFL test! -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
Part-time
2 weeks
English
September 2020
Campus
 
GEOS Languages Plus
New York, USA +1 More

Whether you want to study accounting, manage a company, be a flight attendant, work with a 3D printer, work in a hotel or get into a graduate program we can help you.

Whether you want to study accounting, manage a company, be a flight attendant, work with a 3D printer, work in a hotel or get into a graduate program we can help you. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is an academic bridge for students to transition successfully into undergraduate studies at Monash University and other universiti ... +

The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is an academic bridge for students to transition successfully into undergraduate studies at Monash University and other universities. As the only provider of the MUFY programme in Malaysia, Sunway College MUFY is positioned strategically for students wishing to prepare themselves for an undergraduate degree at Monash University. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
12 months
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology (FIST) charts a learning strategy to prepare students to move into tertiary fields of study in science, and in their areas of i ... +

The Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology (FIST) charts a learning strategy to prepare students to move into tertiary fields of study in science, and in their areas of interest. The program is designed to ensure that students are able to set personal achievement targets while identifying their individual talents. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
12 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Bridge Education Group
Denver, USA +4 More

The BridgePathways Academic English program is a comprehensive, in-depth course designed to help you succeed in the U.S. university classroom.

The BridgePathways Academic English program is a comprehensive, in-depth course designed to help you succeed in the U.S. university classroom. -
Undergraduate Pathway
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus