American Degree Transfer programme /American University Programme

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OVERVIEW

The American Degree Transfer Program is one of the premier programme in Malaysian Universities which is been offered. Over the years, students have been successfully groomed and transferred to various universities in the United States and Canada.

The United States dominates the list of the world’s Top 100 universities. Without a doubt, the US has one of the finest university systems in the world, with outstanding programs in virtually every field. An American degree is regarded as a symbol of excellence worldwide. In general, American Education has a unique approach to education. With a holistic perspective embedded into our programme, students are provided opportunities to study and perform in an exclusive environment made to nurture and build intellectual minds.

The ADTP or AUP in Malaysian University is similar to a US junior college associate degree, in that it provides a pathway via credit transfer into the final two or three years of a US undergraduate degree. This program is recognised by many universities in the US, including a number of Tier 1 universities. Our students have even gained admission to Ivy League universities such as Cornell University.

Choosing Malaysian University’s ADTP is the first step towards a recognized American degree. ADTP adopts the US education system which is unrivalled worldwide in the choice and flexibility it offers.


HIGHLIGHTS

You have the option of transferring to a US university during Year 2 or 3, or complete your full 4-year American degree at Malaysian University.
Malaysian Universities offers a choice of more than 300 American and Canadian universities, with many options in terms of degree majors.
US-trained advisors will provide you with help and advice on university selection, living costs, financial aid, travel tips, social activities, and culture.
Scholarships are awarded by American universities, exclusively for Malaysian Universities.
Malaysia Public Services Department (JPA) students have been accepted by Ivy League and Ivy League Standard Universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, University of Michigan, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Northwestern University.
ADTP 4-year programme follows this structure:

 
Freshman (Year 1) at Malaysian University – Choose from a wide range of subjects in Business, Foreign Languages, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences as General Education Requirement (GER) subject.
    • Sophomore (Year 2) at Malaysian University – Choose subjects that are related to your desired major.
    • Junior (Year 3) at US / Canada – Complete the compulsory subjects for your degree major.
    • Senior (Year 4) at US / Canada – Pick subjects to specialise in your degree.
   

FAQ

 

 When should apply for transfer to universities in the U.S. or Canada?

  In general, ADTP students apply to universities in the U.S. and Canada after earning 30 to 40 credits. In addition, certain universities may require the current standing of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). In most cases, students might apply to more than one university. It has been proven that selecting three universities of your choice is a prudent practice. Students select universities in consultation with University Placement counselor and with input from their parents/guardians as the selection could also impact on the cost of studies. The common intakes for universities in the U.S and Canada where most of the ADTP students transfer are Spring (January) and Fall (August/September).
 

Does Malaysian University have special partnerships with universities in the U.S, Canada and Australia?

  Malaysian Universities has strong ties with universities in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia. These universities make regular visits to share research and development as well as explore new opportunities.
 

What is the English language requirement for universities in the U.S. and Canada?

  Most universities will require strong proficiency in English language. It is measured through a student’s English proficiency tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT scores.
 

Do ADTP students get accepted into top universities?

  Students get accepted into top universities if they have a high CGPA and been involved in significant extra-curricular events.
 

What to be considered in choosing a university?

  Most of the ADTP students seek the assistance of the University Placement office in choosing a university. A student chooses a university based on the fees, major offered and ranking. There is no official list of top-ranked universities published by the US government. Instead, American university rankings are mostly compiled by magazine, newspaper, and book publishers. The method of determining top universities varies from publication to publication. The rankings are a helpful starting point.

There is over 4,000 degree-granting institutions in America but only the highest quality US universities are recognized by the popular university ranking publications:
The ‘Best 373 Colleges’ named by The Princeton Review represent the top 9% of universities in America
Forbes ‘America’s Best Colleges’ lists the top 14% of US universities
A university ranked by U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Colleges’ is in the top 32% of universities in the USA
Almost all ADTP students transfer to universities ranked in the top 300. Over the years, several students have transferred to highly-ranked universities in Canada and Australia as well.
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS - USA

  Living Costs

Living costs vary widely and depend on individual lifestyles.
Living expenses are highest in the large cities, in California, and in the Northeast. Costs can be much lower in the South, the Midwest, and other areas. Web sites and the ADP Resource Center are a good source of information on current living costs at different locations within USA.
  Tuition and Fees

Tuition is the cost of academic instruction, while fees are charged for services such as the library, student activities, student union health center, etc. International students are required to pay both tuition and fees.
The range of tuition and fees may vary greatly from university to universities. However, there is no correlation between the level of tuition and fees and the quality of an institution. The amount charged by a particular university depends on many factors, the most significant of which is what type of school it is. Tuition and fees are generally higher for private universities compared to the state universities. State universities charge out-of-state residents higher tuition than state residents.
  Responsibilities of International Students in U.S.

Once a student has been accepted to an American university, he or she must be aware of and comply fully with a set of rules imposed by the Department by Homeland security. The International Office of U.S. universities inform students about the numerous rules students must abide by. The following rules apply to all international students:
  • Maintain a valid passport at all times, unless exempt from passport requirements.
  • Maintain a valid, unexpired I-20 or DS-2019 at all times. This includes correct level and major, current funding and correct personal data.
  • Enroll in and attend classes. If you plan on taking a semester off other than summer, you must obtain prior approval from the International Office (IO) at your university.
  • Attend the college/university listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. Prior approval from the IO is needed if you plan to take classes at another school (example: a local Community College).
  • Complete a full course of study during normal enrollment periods (fall & spring semesters). Full time is defined as 12 credits per semester for undergraduate students.
  • Be enrolled for your courses by the beginning of each semester. Note the IO is required to report under-enrollment to DHS (Department of Homeland Security) within 30 days of the end of the registration period.
  • Be under-enrolled for medical reasons for two semesters per degree (12 months) Medical reasons must be substantiated by a medical doctor.
  • Be under-enrolled in your last semester before graduating if you need less than a full course load to graduate.
  • Report any change of address or residence to the Register’s Office of you university within 5 days of the change.
  • Prior to traveling outside the U.S. make sure that your I-20 or DS-2019 has been endorsed for travel by the IO in the last six months.
  • You are NOT allowed to work in the United States without authorization. F-1 students are allowed to work on campus up to 20 hours per week when school is in session. J-1 students are only allowed to work on campus up to 20 hours per week with their J-1 program sponsor’s authorization.
  • Students may be allowed to work off-campus with appropriate authorization.
  • If you need to withdraw from classes, or are asked to leave the university, you must report this to IO. If you report to the IO prior to your withdrawal, you will have 15 days to leave the U.S. If you do not report to the IO, your status ends immediately.
  • The normal grace period to remain in the U.S. following degree/program completion is 60 days for F-1 students and 30 days for J-1 students.
   
  Optional 12-Month Training

F-1 (student visa) students are eligible for a total of twelve months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) per educational level. OPT provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge obtained in an academic program to a practical work experience in the US. This employment opportunity must be directly related to your major field of study. Eligible students may apply for “pre-completion OPT” (before completion of program) and/or “post-completion OPT” (after completion of program). Students do not need a job offer in order to apply for OPT. OPT requires the student to have authorization from USCIS before you can begin employment. This authorization can take up to 3 months to obtain. Students recommended for OPT will receive a I-20 with an OPT recommendation notation.
  Health Care

All universities provide basic student health services on campus. In addition, students are protected by health insurance, which is mandatory under U.S. law. In the U.S., health care providers distinguish between emergency services and urgent care. Emergency services are those required for a serious injury or life-threatening illness. Urgent care is for problems that are less serious but nonetheless need attention before a regular doctor appointment could be scheduled. Students should review their health insurance materials, and know where the nearest hospital and urgent care facilities are located and what services are covered under their plan.

Some Popular University (Partial List)
USA

1. Arizona State University, Tempe 25. State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NEW YORK
2. California State University - Fresno, CALIFORNIA 26. Texas A&M University, College Station, TEXAS
3. Cornell University, Ithaca, NEW YORK 27. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
4. Drake University, Des Moines, IOWA 28. University of Central Arkansas, Conway, ARKANSAS
5. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FLORIDA 29. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OKLAHOMA
6. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, ILLINOIS 30. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HAWAII
7. Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, INDIANA 31. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, ILLINOIS
8. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA 32. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IOWA
9. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, INDIANA 33. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KANSAS 21
10. Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IOWA 34. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KENTUCKY
11. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MICHIGAN 35. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN
12. Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MISSOURI 36. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MINNESOTA
13. Montana State University, Bozeman, MONTANA 37. University of Missouri, Columbia, MISSOURI
14. Northwestern University, Evanston, ILLINOIS 38. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NEBRASKA
15. Northwood University, Midland, MICHIGAN 39. University of Northern Iowa, IOWA
16. Ohio State University, Columbus, OHIO 40. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OKLAHOMA
17. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OKLAHOMA 41. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VIRGINIA
18. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PENNSYLVANIA 42. University of Washington, Seattle, WASHINGTON
19. Purdue University, West Lafayette, INDIANA 43. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, WISCONSIN
20. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY 44. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WISCONSIN
21. San Jose State University, San Jose, CALIFORNIA 45. Washington State University, Pullman, WASHINGTON
22. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CALIFORNIA 46. Wichita State University, Wichita, KANSAS
23. State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NEW YORK 47. Winona State University, Winona, MINNESOTA
24. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NEW YORK  

Some Popular University (Partial List)
Canada

1. Acadia University, NOVA SCOTIA
2. Trent University, ONTARIO
3. University of Lethbridge, ALBERTA
4. University of Manitoba, MANITOBA
5. University of New Brunswick, NEW BRUNSWICK
6. University of Saskatchewan, SASKATCHEWAN
7. University of Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA
8. University of Windsor, ONTARIO
9. University of Winnipeg, MANITOBA
10. University of Waterloo, ONTARIO