Professional advice, guidance and insight for leadership in US higher education

International higher education is complex and in a state of constant change. BrighterEd can provide all information and guidance to help leaders in US higher education make the best and most informed decision.

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International Pathway Consulting

Is your school creating a Pathway? Great. We can help. There are over 65 International Pathways in the US – some are set up for success and some could use some help. Our team will give your team all the research, insight and guidance to be successful.

What is a Pathway?

A Pathway program is a one-year program for international students in which they get support with academics, English and transition to studies in the United States. At the undergraduate level, this one year counts as the student’s first year of studies, after which they progress on to year two just like traditional students.

Because of the extra support offered in the Pathway, students can be admitted into it with slightly lower grades and/or English. Exact entry requirements are set by the college/university admissions. Guidance from BrighterEd includes:

– Overview of Pathway providers
– Competitive landscape
– Recommended model
– Samples of curriculum
– Regulatory compliance
– Pricing, admissions, and progression recommendations

Why a Pathway?

A Pathway opens up programs to literally thousands of more prospective student that would otherwise be turned away. Plus, Pathways are being marketed as a way international students can save time – instead of studying English and then academics, they could study both simultaneously.

























Executive Consulting

Is international expansion in your plan? We can provide guidance, data and strategies to help you successfully expand into new markets. Our expertise comes from years of experience guiding schools as they grew abroad.

Our team’s track record includes more than doubling international enrollments at a Top 150 university, developing an international recruitment strategy that allowed a regional university compete against its larger rivals, and helped an executive team confidently and with assurance establish an International Pathway to stay competitive.

– Strategic Enrollment Planning
– International Recruitment Plan & Strategies
– International Analysis
– International Overview
– All things international