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Pace University, Foundation Year, Undergraduate Global Pathways program

 United States


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Jan, May, Aug semesters: 1 - 3 $13000 Semester 2020 - 2021

Improve your English language, academic grades  and study skills, for progression to Year 1 or 2 of a bachelor’s degree. You can also earn credits that you will transfer to your degree. Available disciplines include arts and sciences, business and computing.

Study your pathway program on Pace’s New York City campus and continue your studies there or progress to the Westchester campus, depending on your degree and preference.

Depending on your English language level, you will study 1, 2 or 3 semesters in the Global Pathways program. The courses you take and the credits you can earn are determined by your English level when you start.

What will I study?

The program combines university-level English preparation with specialized academic coursework. Some courses are credit-bearing and count toward your degree graduation requirements. Successful completion of the program guarantees your progression to a Pace University bachelor’s degree.

This program might be right for you if you want:

  • to improve your fluency and confidence in spoken and academic English
  • to enroll in a degree at Pace but don’t have eligible high school grades
  • extra time and support in adjusting to American university life
  • guaranteed progression to a bachelor’s degree (with a TOEFL waiver) on successful completion
  • to earn academic credits before starting full-time degree study — students completing the 3-semester program with maximum transfer credits will progress into bachelor’s Year 2
  • to enjoy social activities organized for international students.

Undergraduate Global Pathways at a glance:

Leads to degrees in: Art, Business, Computing, Humanities, Media, Science, Social Sciences

Study location: New York City. Depending on degree, progress to New York City or Westchester Campus.

Program duration: 1–3 semesters (4–12 months)

Tuition: $13,000–$39,000*

Potential transferable credits: 7–31

Academic requirement: high school completion with a minimum 2.0 GPA (Grade Point Average). Students with previous undergraduate coursework can also apply for transfer admission.

English level required: TOEFL 61–79 or equivalent

* Prices are for the 2020–21 academic year.

"Learning English has opened up the world to me, so I think it’s important to expand my knowledge of the language. The Global Pathways program at Pace helped me so much. I also visited Pace’s academic support centers, where they identified my challenges and gave suggestions on how to overcome them. I don’t feel like I’m treated differently here because I’m an international student. In fact I’m treated really well, which makes me love Pace even more".

William from Vietnam

Following his path to BA Economics



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