Community College

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Community College

Progress seamlessly to a community college and transfer to a top-ranked US university to gain a prestigious degree.

What is Kaplan's
community college program?

Admission into top-ranked US universities is extremely competitive. Our community college program will help you get started in your college education journey and gain access to a degree from a prestigious US university.

Why progress to community college?

Our community colleges have a range of degree programs to suit your academic needs, with a possible transfer pathway to top US universities.

  • University transfer pathways to top-ranked universities
  • Associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates
  • Complete the first two years of your university degree
  • Transferable honors program
  • A great place to study

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Community college helps you get a great degree


College to university pathway

Upon finishing your English studies and meeting the proficiency requirements, you can go on to community college seamlessly, then transfer to a university after 1 - 2 years if applicable.


Guaranteed admission

We will secure you a placement with one of our college partners and pathway to university with a Conditional Letter of Acceptance (subject to all requirements being met.)


Professional advice

Our dedicated advisors provide you with:
  • Academic level transfer advice and help with college registration and selecting classes
  • US visa immigration advice
  • Assistance with applications and personal statements
  • Help with cultural orientation

Most efficient US degree route

A collee to university transfer program can save you time and money. Tuition fees are usually one-third less than enrolling directly in a 4-year university. College admission criteria is lower than applying directly to university


English pre-arrival test

To ensure you meet the required level of spoken and written English, we provide a pre-arrival test to check your standard. We can then recommend appropriate English language courses to take so you meet the academic requirements to study at an English-speaking university.


English proficiency

We offer you tailored English-learning packages to help you achieve the proficiency required to get into a community college.

Community college student services

College to university support

Personal advisors based at your community college will be on-hand to support you with all aspects of your college enrollment, including English language study, university transfer administration, and preparation to study abroad.

Benefit from quarterly events held on-campus, including:

  • Transfer fairs
  • Transfer planning workshops
  • Personalized appointments with university representatives
  • Essay, scholarship, and application assistance workshops

Honors program

The community college honors program can help you get into top-ranked universities, often with scholarship assistance.

Benefit from expertise in university admissions:

  • Personal advice: get assistance with resumes, personal statements, and application essays
  • Academic preparation: take pre-requisites for 3rd and 4th year university courses
  • Merit scholarship: a free automatic final quarter tuition scholarship (up to 15 quarter credits)
  • Connections: network with university mentors and advisors
  • Academic recognition: receive honors recognition at graduation and on your diploma and transcripts

Live near your college

Your community college can provide great accommodation options close to your college in convenient locations. Whether you choose to live with a host family, live by yourself, or with friends, your college can help you find accommodation to suit your needs and budget.

Our short-term homestays and apartments are convenient, safe and easily accessible places to live near campus. Living with families or other students enables you to live like a local and share your culture while you practice English in a relaxed setting. 

Community colleges in the US
of all US undergraduate students start at community college
International students were studying at community college in 2016
International students started higher education in the U.S from community college in 2016.

The Application Process


Complete your application form:

  • Financial statement showing available funds for 1st year of tuition and supporting live/study expenses.
  • Copy of passport photo page (all students must be at least 16 years of age)

Proof of English proficiency.

Any one of the following:

  • TOEFL: 54/157/480
  • IELTS: 5.0 (no band lower than 5.0)
  • Completion of intermediate level course at an approved US ESL school or submission of an approved English proficiency score.

If you have no proof of English proficiency, we can enroll you into our English and exam preparation courses to ensure you meet the required level. Take our free English placement test to determine how many weeks of English tuition you will need.

  1. Receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance from your chosen community college.
  2. Apply for I-20 Visa. Conditional admissions are available if you are academically admissible but still missing the English proficiency requirement.

With four annual start dates, we can get you enrolled and starting college soon as you're ready!

  • Fall—September
  • Winter—Beginning of January
  • Spring—Beginning of April
  • Summer—June

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