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The KPU Pathway to Undergraduate Studies

At KPU, where thought meets action, we support all students in their journey to success.  The Pathway to Undergraduate Studies is a unique model that pairs upgrading and undergraduate studies with guided support, offering students an option to also begin work toward their intended undergraduate program in the Faculty of their choosing. And, as always, the option to start out in the Faculty of ACA remains – it’s all about choices, and we want KPU students to have an option that fits them best.

Not only does the Pathway bring clarity to the admission process, it also helps to create parity in the options we provide to native and non-native English upgraders. If you are still improving your English language skills and want to pursue KPU Undergraduate Studies, you’ll be following these steps as you continue to upgrade and gradually pursue full-time studies in your area of interest. With the help of an experienced advisor, we’ll guide you through the KPU Pathway so you can transition to undergraduate studies as soon as you are ready. Contact an advisor today to learn more.

English Proficiency Upgrading

Your Pathway Placement Requirements:

  • Communications 12 (C+), or IELTS 4.5, or TOEFL 32
  • KPU English assessment with placement into ENGQ, ELSQ, ELST 0041 through 0183

Your Upgrading Options:

  • ENGQ courses*
  • ELSQ courses*
  • ELST courses numbered 0041-0183*

*as permitted by prerequisites

Your Undergraduate Options:

  • None available at this time.

Need more info? Connect with an Advisor

Upgrading with Select Undergraduate Options

Your Pathway Placement Requirements:

  • English Studies 12 (C-), Communications 12 (B), or IELTS 5.5 (or equivalents)

Your Upgrading Options:

*as permitted by prerequisites

Your Undergraduate Options:

Note: Registration in an ENGQ or ELST upgrading course is a requirement of registration in any of the Pathway undergraduate options.

Need more info? Connect with an Advisor

Upgrading with Expanded Undergraduate Options

Your Pathway Placement Requirements:

Your Upgrading Options:

*as permitted by prerequisites

Your Undergraduate Options:

Note: Registration in an ENGQ or ELST upgrading course is a requirement of registration in any of the Pathway undergraduate options.

Need more info? Connect with an Advisor

Upgrading Complete

Your English proficiency upgrading is now complete!

Continue to take up to 12 credits from the Pathway's expanded undergraduate options list. Remember to see an Academic Advisor before the start of registration for the next semester in order to transition from your Pathway into undergraduate studies.

Need more info? Connect with an Advisor

Welcome to Undergraduate Studies!