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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 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. -
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Trinity Western University
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If you are also adjusting to a new place, a new culture, a new language, and new ways of learning, this first year is often very, very challenging. The UT1 Year is designed wi ... +

If you are also adjusting to a new place, a new culture, a new language, and new ways of learning, this first year is often very, very challenging. The UT1 Year is designed with you in mind as we walk through this first year together. -
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Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, USA

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from TCC is your gateway to a bachelor's degree or higher and guarantees your admission into one of Florida's four-year public universities.

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from TCC is your gateway to a bachelor's degree or higher and guarantees your admission into one of Florida's four-year public universities. -
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ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our pre-sessional English courses.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our pre-sessional English courses. -
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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. -
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8 - 36 weeks
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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 -
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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. -
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