Accepted Pace Pathways Pre-Graduate/Pre-MBA
Congratulations on your acceptance to the Global Pathways Program!
The Pace Pathways Pre-Graduate programs offer you the opportunity to follow an excellent pathway program leading to a graduate degree from a top world ranked university. The program has been carefully designed to not only improve your English, but also to strengthen your academic skills and help you adjust to the American teaching methods and American classroom culture to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of your degree program. Located in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Pace University is a top choice for international students!
Your Next Steps:
Tuition Deposit- To reserve your space and be eligible to register for classes, you will need to submit a deposit. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the Global Pathways Office at Pace.Pathways@kaplan.com
I-20 Information- In order to apply for an F-1 visa, you need a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status). To qualify for the Form I-20, you need to submit scanned copies of the following documents to the e-mail address indicated in the Financial Affidavit:
If you are currently in the U.S. in F-1 status, you have to complete the F-1 transfer-in-process, in addition to the above requirements to qualify for the form I-20 for transfer. Please notify your advisor at the ISSS office at your current school of your decision to transfer to Pace and ask them to complete the Transfer Recommendation Form and release your SEVIS record to Pace. If you are in the U.S. in B-1/B-2 or F-2 status, you must change your status to F-1 before you can begin your program. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
F-1 Visa- Once you have received your form I-20 from Pace, you need to take the following steps:
|4.||Health Insurance- All students at Pace are required to have health insurance and are automatically enrolled in Pace's health insurance plan. If you already have comparable coverage, you can opt-out of Pace's health plan at www.pace.edu/health-insurance by the deadline.|
|5.||Immunization- Please complete the Immunization Requirements Form and bring it with you to the Orientation.|
|6.||Attend an Admitted Graduate Student Webinar - See schedule for a list of dates and times.|
- January 14-18: Orientation (mandatory)
Please arrange to be on campus in the morning of January 14. We recommend that you plan to arrive in New York City by January 13 to allow yourself some time to settle down.
To register for orientation, please visit our Pathways Orientation Registration web page and complete the online form.
- January 23: Spring Semester Begins
The term of Spring 2013 will begin on January 23, 2013. As a new F-1 student, you will be able to enter the U.S. within a 30-day period before your program start date. If you attempt to enter before the 30-day period, the Customs and Border Patrol might not allow you into the country. Note that you must plan to be on campus on January 14 to attend the Orientation, which is mandatory. Please plan your departure date accordingly.
- May 28-29: Orientation
Please arrange to be on campus in the morning of May 28. We recommend that you plan to arrive in New York City the day before orientation to allow yourself some time to settle down.
- May 30: Summer Semester Begins
More information about Summer 2013 orientation will be available soon.
- August 26 - 30: Orientation
Please arrange to be on campus in the morning of August 26. We recommend that you plan to arrive in New York City the day before orientation to allow yourself some time to settle down.
- September 4: Fall Semester Begins
More information about Fall 2013 orientation will be available soon.
Please refer to your acceptance packet for information about housing. We will contact you by e-mail with additional information about your options. If you have immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Global Pathways Office at Pace.Pathways@kaplan.com.
If you would like the Global Pathways Office to help you arrange airport pick-up service, please contact us at Pace.Pathways@kaplan.com.
For more information about transportation from the major local airports, as well as transportation in New York and a campus map, visit:
Graduate Pathways Program- $8,666 per term
What you can expect from Pace Pathways:
- Progression: Upon successful completion of the Pace Pathways program, you will enter your degree program at Pace University. You will NOT have to re-apply once you have been accepted into the Global Pathways Program.
- University Level Instruction: All classes are taught by professors and Ph.D. / Masters candidates at Pace University.
- University Credits: Depending upon which term you begin in the program, undergraduate students can earn up to 17 credits toward their bachelor’s degree. Graduate students can earn between 4 - 11 credits (depending on program) toward their master’s degree.
- Academic Advisors: Every student will have an academic advisor to work with in preparation for their transition from the Global pathways Program to their degree program at Pace University.
- Class size: Classes are small (normally fewer than 30 students), so you will quickly develop a good working relationship with your teachers and classmates.
- English Prep: English classes will prepare you to have the confidence you require to give presentations, take lecture notes, and participate in your major academic courses.
- Academic Coursework: Courses are carefully designed to improve your English and strengthen your academic skills in the classroom.
Contact Us: Pace.Pathways@kaplan.com
We look forward to welcoming you to Pace University and the Pace Pathways Program!