American Degree Programme
Ideal ADP/ADTP Student
American Degree Programme (ADP) is a four-year degree programme offered by private institutions of higher learning. The programme is designed to prepare the student for entry into American universities.
What Makes It Special
Unlike the twinning programme, you can transfer to a foreign university of your own choosing which also means that it is unlike other pre-university options available in Malaysia.
The programme also gives students more time to choose a major as the decision is taken on the second half of their studying years.
To transfer to a US institution of higher learning, the student must have a TOEFL score of 550 or above or IELTS of 6.0 to 6.5.
SPM: Obtain at least 5 credits, including English language (non-science major) and either mathematics or any science subjects (science major).
UEC: Obtain a minimum of 3Bs and 2Cs.
The subjects vary according to the Major you choose. You will also be required to take subjects outside of your chosen major for a more holistic experience.
Study years: ADP that is done in Malaysia before transferring to an American university takes around 1 to 2 years which is around 3 to 5 semesters.
Exam: The assessments will be continuous and include internal and external factors. Coursework and assignments provide a lot of marks besides the final examination. Students can take up to 6 subjects per semester with written exams usually held at the end of every semester.
Grades: Based on the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) system, each subject is graded from 0 (fail) to 4.0 (distinction).
The credit hours accumulation system assigns a certain number of credit hours to each subject where you will subsequently acquire the credit hours carried by the subjects you have passed.
You will need approximately 110-140 credits to graduate within 4 years, but you can always take more credits per semester to finish the programme in a shorter period of time.
|Institution||HELP University||Nilai University||Taylor’s University||Sunway University||SEGi University|
|Campus||Kuala Lumpur||Putra Nilai||Taylor’s Lakeside||Bandar Sunway||Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Penang, Sarawak|
|Tuition Fees||RM40,000*||RM26,000*||RM51,165*||RM43,000*||ADP (4+0) – RM 60,500 ADTP (2+2) – RM30,500|
|Intake Dates||Jan, Mar, May, Sep||Jan, May, Oct||Jan, Mar, May, Aug||Jan, Apr, May, Aug||Jan, Mar, May, Aug|
|Transfer Arrangements||2+2 and 1+3||2+2||2+2 and 1+3* (*in selected universities)||2+2||4+0, 2+2|
|Option to transfer to other countries?||Australia & NZ, the UK, Canada||None||Canada and Australia||Australia & NZ, the UK, Canada||AUS, NZ, UK, Canada|
|Field of Study||Actuarial Science, Business, Biosciences, Arts & Design, Computer Science, Engineering, Mass Communication & Psychology||Applied Science, Business, Accounting, Finance, Computing, Applied Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts||Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science, Mass Communications, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts, Actuarial Science, Psychology||Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Natural Science, Communications & Arts, Aviation||Business Administration, Communication Arts, Psychology|
|Summer Courses Available?||N/A||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Partner Universities in the Top 200 Times Higher Education Rankings 2015 (partial)||University of Melbourne (#33), University of Queensland (#65) Monash University (#83) Purdue University (#102), Indiana University (#150) University of Iowa (#175)||N/A||Columbia University (#14) Carnegie Mellon University (#24), University of Queensland (#65), Monash University (#83), Purdue University (#102)||Johns Hopkins University (#15), Cornell University (#19), New York University (#38), Purdue University (#102), University of Victoria (#173)||Troy University Ranked #65 Best College 2016. Top 30 among public universities in the South. Top 100 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.” Ranked #648 in America Top Colleges (Forbes)|
|Scholarships Available?||Merit-based scholarships||Merit-based scholarships||Merit-based scholarships||Merit-based scholarships||Merit-based scholarships|
|Other Benefits||N/A||Maximum 90 credits transfer to a US-based university of your choice||2 years programme can be completed in 1 year and 7 months (accelerated pace) and the remainder will be completed in the partner university.||Sunway uses almost exact syllabi and course curricular of their partner so students are guaranteed acceptance through True-Credit Transfer Program||Block teaching by Troy lecturers. American Education 100% The integration of knowledge by taking a variety of classes in different fields such as social science,literature and arts.|
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*Local Fees may vary depending on major and programme duration
How to Apply
ADP applications can be obtained from the private institutions, or can be downloaded at their respective websites. Applicants must complete and submit the forms to the programme manager in person, by mail or through e-mail.
There are a few intakes around the year (March, May, June, July, August, September), the main one being in January.
The options available through this programme are:
- 1+3 = 1 year in Malaysia + 3 years abroad
- 2+2 = 2 years in Malaysia + 2 years abroad
Please refer to your dream institutions on how much credit is transferable to avoid overworking for naught during your years in Malaysia.
Institutions offering this course
Intake : January, May, September
Private College, Private University
- Intake : Jan, Mar, May, AugIntake : Jan, Mar, May, Aug