US Pathway Program

Graduate from a Top 50 University

Study in a popular US city
Have guaranteed transfer to a Top 50 University
Receive best-in-class support

About the US Pathway Program

Graduate from a Top US University with Support

The US Pathway Program offers international students support with academics, English, and life in the US in major US cities.

Undergraduate students can do a 2+2 with guaranteed progression to Top 50 Universities, and receive extra support to help them be successful.

Graduate students can do pre-graduate studies and meet face-to-face with admissions at top ranked universities.

Support and locations are what makes the US Pathway Programs special. Every student receives hands-on attention from a dedicated advisor who is there to help every step of the way.

Study Where you Want

New York
Boston
Seattle
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Texas

Graduate Where you Want

UCLA
New York University
Texas A&M
University of Washington
Northeastern University
Pepperdine University

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New York City
Boston
Seattle
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Texas

Support

Receive best-in-class support with academics, English, and life in the United States.

Support Before Arrival

Priority application
Your application will be treated as a priority application and processed quickly. Processing time is usually 2-3 business days for undergraduate and English applications, and 5-10 business days for graduate studies.

Practice visa interview
Getting your student visa is an important step in admissions. Practice your student visa and be prepared for the interview with a voucher for a free interview with Practice Interview.

Scholarship opportunities
Every application is automatically reviewed for a scholarship. BrighterEd offers both merit-based and needs-based scholarships.

No application fee
There is no application fee to apply to a BrighterEd program or to its partner institutions.

Support in the Experience

Airport pickup
We will meet you at the airport to help assure you arrive safely and have everything needed on the first day to be successful.

24/7 emergency number
Have access to support 24/7 for emergencies. 

Cultural outings
Experience the US. We arrange outings to see parts of the city including museums, theme parks, sporting events, and more.

Career support
Get guidance on internships and getting a job if needed. This is help with LinkedIn, resumes, and interviewing skills. 

Support in the Classroom

Dedicated transfer advisor
A dedicated advisor will help create your transfer plan, and work with you every step of the way. They will track your grades and performance to help assure you get the support you need to be successful.

Custom academic plan
Have a customized plan based on your goals – where you want to graduate and in which major. Benchmarks will be put into place showing what grades you’ll need and which classes you’ll need to take to reach your goals.

English assistance
Get assistance with English reading, writing, listening, or speaking. This can be through the writing lab or through one-on-one tutoring sessions if needed.

Bi-weekly academic checkups
We care about student success. We check in with students  to make sure they’re doing well in the classroom and offer assistance if needed.

University tours
Tour universities that you’re considering as a transfer destination. This allows you to see the campus, meet with admissions, and know if a school is the right choice for you.

Transfer application
Applications for transferring can be confusing. We will help you create a strong application and apply to universities as a transfer student.

Admissions

Admissions is quick and easy for studies with most admissions decisions happening in 2-3 days.

Admission Requirements

Grades
Any grades OK

English
4.5 IELTS
45 iBT TOEFL
80 Duolingo
Varies by location

Admissions Checklist

Application
Passport
Proof of English
Transcripts
High school diploma
Bank statements

Send all documents to admissions@brightered.com

Application Deadlines

30 days before classes begin

Admissions Process

  1. Apply no application fee
  2. Pay deposit of $2,000 USD
  3. Get I-20
  4. Get visa with a practice-visa interview
  5. Arrive on campus

Start Dates

Center

New York
Boston
Seattle
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Texas

Spring 2021

January 29
January 4
April 5
February 13
January 19
January 19

Summer 2021

May 27
May 24
June 28

June 14

Fall 2021

August 25
September 7
September 20
August 28
August 18
August 30

When to apply?

Applications and all needed documents must be received no later than 30 days before the intended start date.

When to arrive?

Students may arrive in the US 30 days before their start date.

US Pathway Program – New York

Study in New York City for the first two years of your bachelor’s or prepare for a graduate program. Have a guaranteed transfer to many great universities in New York and beyond.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Any major

Location

New York, New York
Borough of Manhattan Community College
4.0km to Wall Street
5.5km to the Empire State Building
5.8km to Time Square
6.6km to Rockefeller Center

Articulation Agreements

Columbia University #3
Cornell University #18
FIT: Fashion Institute of Technology
New York University #30
Syracuse University #58
SUNY Binghamton #88
SUNY Buffalo #88
SUNY Stony Brook #88
University of Rochester #34

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English
45 iBT TOEFL
5.0 IELTS
80 Duolingo

Housing

Homestay near campus

Start Dates

January 29, 2021 – Spring
May 27, 2021 – Summer
August 25, 2021 – Fall 

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$30,000 Program cost
$15,000 Housing & meals
$1,500 Insurance
$3,500 Books & Other
$50,000 Total

US Pathway Program – Boston

Study in Boston for the first two years of your bachelor’s or prepare for a graduate program. Have a guaranteed transfer to many great universities in Boston and beyond.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Any major

Location

Boston, Massachusetts
MassBay Community College
16.0km to Fenway Park
18.2km to Harvard
18.5km to MIT
24.0km to Faneuil Hall

Articulation Agreements

Bentley University
Boston College
Bryant University
Framingham State University
Northeastern University
Suffolk University
UMass Amherst
UMass Boston
UMass Dartmouth
UMass Lowell

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English
68 iBT TOEFL
6.0 IELTS

Housing

Homestay near campus
On-campus housing available

Start Dates

January 4, 2021 – Spring
May 24, 2021 – Summer
September 7, 2021 – Fall

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$30,000 Program cost
$15,000 Housing & meals
$1,500 Insurance
$3,500 Books & Other
$50,000 Total

US Pathway Program – Seattle

Study in Seattle for the first two years of your bachelor’s or prepare for a graduate program. Have a guaranteed transfer to many great universities in Washington and beyond.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Any major

Location

Seattle, Washington
Shoreline Community College
15.3km to Amazon Headquarters
18.6km to the Space Needle
18.8km to Pike’s Market / First Starbucks
21.1km to T-Mobile Park (Seattle Mariners)
27.7km to Microsoft

Transfer Guarantees

University of Washington
Washington State University
Seattle University
Arizona State University
Indiana University
Kent State University
Purdue University – Northwest
San Francisco State University
Temple University
UC Riverside
University of Oregon

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English
58 iBT TOEFL
5.0 IELTS
95 Duolingo

Housing

Homestay near campus
On-campus housing available

Start Dates

January 6, 2021 – Winter
April 5, 2021 – Spring
June 28, 2021 – Summer
September 20, 2021 – Fall

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$30,000 Program cost
$15,000 Housing & meals
$1,500 Insurance
$3,500 Books & Other
$50,000 Total

US Pathway Program – Los Angeles

Study in Los Angeles for the first two years of your bachelor’s or prepare for a graduate program. Have a guaranteed transfer to many great universities in California and beyond.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Any major

Location

Los Angeles, California
El Camino College
12.9km to LAX airport
15.1km to the beach
22.0km to Staples Center / LA Lakers
27.5km to Dodgers Stadium
33.3km to Hollywood Walk of Fame
41.5km to Disneyland

Guaranteed Transfer

UC Davis #39 
UC Irvine #36 
UCLA #20
UC Merced #104 
UC Riverside #91 
UC Santa Barbara #34 
UC Santa Cruz #84 

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English
45 iBT TOEFL
4.5 IELTS
80 Duolingo
620 TOEIC
2a EIKEN
44 iTEP

Housing

Homestay near campus

Start Dates

January 4, 2021 – Winter
February 13, 2021 – Spring
August 28, 2021 – Fall

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$30,000 Program cost
$13,000 Housing & meals
$1,500 Insurance
$3,500 Books & Other
$48,000 Total

US Pathway Program – San Francisco

Study in San Francisco for the first two years of your bachelor’s or prepare for a graduate program. Have a guaranteed transfer to many great universities in California and beyond.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Any major

Location

San Francisco, California
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
18.8km to SFO International Airport
24.2km to Stanford University
30.0km to downtown San Francisco
31.0km to Google Headquarters
42.8km to the Golden Gate Bridge
43.5km to Apple Headquarters

Guaranteed Transfer

UC Davis #39 
UC Irvine #36 
UCLA #20
UC Merced #104 
UC Riverside #91 
UC Santa Barbara #34 
UC Santa Cruz #84 

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English
56 iBT TOEFL
5.5 IELTS
85 Duolingo

Housing

Homestay near campus

Start Dates

January 19, 2021 – Spring
June 14, 2021 – Summer
August 18, 2021 – Fall

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$30,000 Program cost
$13,000 Housing & meals
$1,500 Insurance
$3,500 Books & Other
$48,000 Total

US Pathway Program – Texas

Study in Houston for the first two years of your bachelor’s or prepare for a graduate program. Have a guaranteed transfer to many great universities in Texas and beyond.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Any major

Location

Houston, Texas
Lone Star College
39.8km to IAH International Airport
52.0km to downtown Houston
58.1km to University of Houston
110.1km to Texas A&M

Guaranteed Transfer

Texas A&M
Texas Tech University
University of Houston
University of Texas – Arlington
University of Texas – Dallas
University of Texas – San Antonio

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English
71 iBT TOEFL
6.0 IELTS
90 Duolingo

Housing

Homestay near campus

Start Dates

January 19, 2021 – Spring
August 30, 2021 – Fall

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$30,000 Program cost
$13,000 Housing & meals
$1,500 Insurance
$3,500 Books & Other
$48,000 Total

US Pathway Program – Online

Finish the first two years of your undergraduate degree in your home country online, and then come to the US for your final two years. Earn your Associates of Arts in the US Transfer Program – Online from one of the largest and most well-respected two-year colleges in the US.

Programs

Undergraduate 2+2
Pre-graduate studies
Top up

Location

Online

Pathway Majors

Business
Computer Science
Engineering
Engineering
General

Admissions

Grades
Any grades OK

English (recommended)
56 iBT TOEFL
5.5 IELTS
85 Duolingo

Start Dates

June 7, 2021 – Summer Semester
August 30, 2021 – Fall Semester

Cost per Year (2 Semester)

$15,000 Tuition and Support
$15,000 Total