US Pathway Program

The US Pathway Program (USPP) is a multicomponent program created by the Consortium of North American Universities (CNAU). Through USPP, students are prepared to enter a bachelor’s degree program in one of the CNAU institutions. In USPP, students earn academic credits in a supportive learning environment and receive comprehensive English-language preparation. Upon successful completion of the USPP terms, and if minimum standards are met, students are offered admission to a CNAU member institution without requiring a TOEFL or IELTS score. Students who successfully complete the program can earn up to 33 semester hours of credit, allowing them to matriculate as sophomore students.

The CNAU member institutions are:

  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Entrance Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • High school GPA 2.500 equivalent or above
  • Pass USPP entry examination
  • Residence in China and Nigeria

Program Benefits

  • A pathway to enrollment at one of five top U.S. colleges/universities
  • A two-term English course and a two-term university preparation course to build skills to a level that will enable students to participate successfully in all facets of academic and college life in the United States
  • A Summer Bridge term in the United States as students transition to the academic and social life in an American college/university
  • A career and program counseling course to discover education and job options
  • Transition assistance to the destination institution

Please visit the College of Professional Studies website for more information about the admissions process and curriculum.