US degree no more a distant dream!
American Honors has launched a 2+2 pathway programme in India to help Indian students enter community colleges with an entry to prestigious US Universities like Stanford, Ivy League and many more to pursue their degree programme of their choice.
Under this programme, a student can pursue <g data-gr-id="30">two <g data-gr-id="28">year</g></g> selective Honours courses at any public or private funded university in India. The Indian universities with credible faculty and infrastructure will be looked at as partners with American Honors to provide their curriculum and coursework to students after high school or senior secondary school.
American Honors, offered by Quad Learning, a venture-backed startup that collaborates with leading community colleges to jointly develop and deliver the course, is designed to provide a strong educational foundation in the first two years after which the student can transfer credits to one of the top universities or colleges in the US for their final two years of the degree.
“We modelled the education system as 2+2, which is two years of foundation education in India, and the final two years in the US to make studying American courses more affordable for Indian students. The cost incurred under this programme is half in comparison to a full four-year degree course in the US and will allow <g data-gr-id="37">more</g> number of Indian students to apply for higher education in the US,” said David Finegold, Chief Academic Officer, American Honors. “The Indian students can pay a nominal tuition fee as charged by our partner Indian University or Community College but get the <g data-gr-id="35">two year</g> training equivalent to the American Community Colleges,” he added.
American Honors programme provides a <g data-gr-id="25">360 degree</g> support and one-on-one advising sessions for prospective students for enrolment through transfer, personalised guidance on <g data-gr-id="24">degree</g> plan, course selection, choice of college, financial aid and scholarships.
In order to apply to this programme, a student has to showcase scores in English Language Proficiency (ELP) under examinations like IELTS and TOEFL. However, students without ELP scores can be awarded conditional admission, with <g data-gr-id="33">simple</g> demonstration of English Proficiency, without Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Students with a high school degree and competitive GPA can also be considered for scholarships of up to $4000.