Best American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) in Malaysia at Top Private Colleges & Universities


Top American Degree Transfer Program (ADP) at the Best Colleges & Universities in Malaysia

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With at least 5 credits, students after SPM from Malaysia can enter the American Degree Transfer Program in Malaysia at top private colleges & universities. Students after SPM or O-Levels will enter directly into Year 1 of the degree program for a total of 4 years. The American education system does not require Pre-University to enter into the degree programme after SPM or O-Levels. The American Degree system after SPM or O-Levels is Year 1 (Freshman), Year 2 (Sophomore), Year 3 (Junior) and finally Year 4 (Senior).

Students can complete the 4+0 American Degree Program offered at HELP College of Arts & Technology (HELP CAT) where the whole degree program is completed in Malaysia at HELP CAT and the degree is awarded by the University of Upper Iowa (UIU), USA. Alternatively, students after SPM or O-Levels planning to study partly in the USA can go for the American Degree Program (ADP) offered at Taylor’s University, KDU College Damansara Jaya or HELP University. Students will take the General Studies for 2 years in Malaysia and then transfer their credits to their university of choice in the USA for the final 2 years.

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Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia Offering the American Degree Program (ADP)

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) Education Pathway

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) Education Pathway

After SPM, students will enter into the American Degree Programme for 2 years before transferring their credits to a university of their choice in the USA for the final 2 years. Students will need at least 5 credits in SPM to enter the ADP. There is no “Foundation or Pre-U” in the USA education system. Students after high school will enter directly into 4 years of degree studies. Students complete (on average) two years in the ADP and the remaining two years at universities in the United States.

Students will take about 40 subjects (110 – 140 credit hours) in total during their four years of studies, where 20 subjects (60 credit hours) are completed at ADP and the rest are completed in the USA. Students will normally take about 4-5 subjects each semester. Since the total duration to obtain a USA degree is four years, students spend about two years in Malaysia and the other two years in the USA.

Students are assessed through exams, coursework, assignments, presentations, quizzes and research papers. The percentage of exams and assignments varies depending on the subject you are taking.

Why study in the USA?

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

  • The top companies in the world are in the USA
  • The best technologies and innovations come from the USA
  • There are more than 3,500 higher education institutions.
  • The US has more universities in the 2011 QS World University Rankings (31) than any other country
  • Students can work part-time while studying in the US
  • There are currently, 6,735 Malaysians studying in the USA

Entry Requirements into the American Degree Transfer Program

  • Entry Requirements: 5 credits in SPM or 5Bs in UEC
  • Duration: About 2 years before transferring to the USA
  • Number of Subjects per semester: While a 12 credit (4 subjects) schedule in a regular semester is considered full-time study, you may carry 5 subjects (15-17 credits) in one semester.
  • Credit Hours: Students will take about 60 credit hours (20 subjects) before transferring to the USA.

What you need to know about the American undergraduate education system

"I did not get the results as expected in my A-Levels. EduSpiral helped me to find the right course to fit my needs." Foo Hong, American Degree Program at HELP College of Arts & Technology

“I did not get the results as expected in my A-Levels. EduSpiral helped me to find the right course to fit my needs.”
Foo Hong, American Degree Program at HELP College of Arts & Technology

In the first 2 years, students will take general subjects before going into more specific subjects related to their degree of choice when they go to the USA. Depending on what major you take, the college will advise you on which subjects to take that are transferable to the universities. A major is the degree of choice like engineering, IT, business, actuarial science, aerospace engineering, accounting, etc.

At year 1, students need to choose the major so that you take the right subjects. During Year 2, students should identify the universities of choice to apply to in the USA. Normally, it is advised to apply to at least 3 universities just in case one application gets rejected

The American undergraduate degree provides an education that emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills. American education provides a flexible, holistic and well-rounded approach to education. It produces graduates with strong critical and analytical thinking skills with the ability to put knowledge into action.

  • It is a 4-year degree program after SPM or O-Levels
  • Students gain direct entry to university level after high school.
  • The curriculum is broad based and flexible.
  • Students are allowed to switch major if they decided to do so even after 2 years of studies.
  • Students are required to take courses outside of their major (commonly known as the liberal arts education philosophy).
  • Continuous learning and testing system (70% coursework, 30% final examination) where students are involved in projects, teamwork, presentation, extra- and co-curricular activities.
  • The education is learning-driven instead of exam-driven. Students are groomed to be all rounded team players with strong critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Students are expected to speak, ask, and challenge your instructors during discussions in / outside of class.

Sample Subjects for the Two Years of the General Education Studies for the American Degree Program (ADP)

Students are expected to complete the General Education Requirement and Major Related Courses that will total an average of 51–73 credits credits. MAJOR RELATED COURSES to complete, 20-30 credits.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT COURSES CREDITS TO COMPLETE
Natural Science
 General Biology 1 with Lab 4 4-8
General Chemistry 1 with Lab 4
General Physics 1 with Lab 4
Biochemistry with Lab 4
Humanities
US History 3 3-6
Social Sciences
Introduction to Anthropology 3 3
General Psychology 3
General Sociology 3
Communications
Introduction to Public Speaking 3 3-6
Organisational Communication 3
Business Communication 3
Mathematics
Algebra 3 3
Business Mathematics 3
English
English Composition 1 3 3

Choosing your Major for the American Degree Program and Applying to Universities in the USA

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

Freshman (Year 1) 

You will be able to choose from a wide range of subjects in Business, Foreign Languages, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences as General Education Requirement (GER) subjects.

Sophomore (Year 2) 

You will be able to choose subjects that are related to your desired major. Choose the university that you are interested to go to so that you can match the subjects from Taylor’s University, KDU College Damansara Jaya or HELP University to the university of choice in the USA.

Take the TOEFL or IELTS and begin university applications.

Junior (Year 3)

You would need to complete the compulsory subjects for your degree major.

Senior (Year 4)

You will get to pick subjects to specialise in your degree.

Choosing the Right University in the USA after your ADP in Malaysia

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylor's University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylor’s University

Identifying the university that you want to go to can be challenging as there are thousands of universities in the USA. Taylor’s University,  KDU College and HELP University has an extensive list of partner universities where the subjects have been approved for transfer into their university.

ADP students are advised to narrow down their university choices by region, size of university, cost of living and fees, programme offered, and number of subjects accepted for transfer.

State universities in the USA

State universities are founded and subsidised by the US government. Tuition is lower than private universities, and in-state residents (those from that state) pay significantly lower than out-of-state residents. Total enrolment is usually over 20,000

HELP University, a premier university renown for quality education has achieved Very Good or Tier 4 ranking in the SETARA 2011

HELP University, a premier university renown for quality education has achieved Very Good or Tier 4 ranking in the SETARA 2011

students. International students are classified as out-of-state residents and may have to fulfill higher admission requirements than in-state students.

Private Universities in the USA

Private institutions are funded by endowments, tuition fees, grants and alumni donations. Tuition fees tend to be higher than at state universities and no distinction is made between in-state or out-of-state residents. These institutions tend to have a smaller enrolment than state universities. Religious-affiliated institutions, which are numerous in the US, are private.

It is cheaper to study in the Midwest than to study in the East Coast or West Coast of the USA.

  Tuition Fee Per Year RM Cost of Living RM
USA US$15,000-US$25,000 RM48,000-RM80,000 US$10,700-US$16,000 RM34,240-51,200

Academic Calendar in the USA

The university year usually starts in September (Fall) and ends in May. It is often divided into two semesters as well as a shorter, more intensive summer term. The summer term allows students spread out their course load over the year, or complete their undergraduate degree in less time. Students can also join the January intake which is called the Spring semester.

Study at the Best College in Malaysia for the 4+0 University of Upper Iowa, USA Degree Programmes at HELP College of Arts & Technology

Students after SPM or O-Levels who want a top American education in Malaysia can now get the University of Upper Iowa (UIU), USA degree at HELP College of Arts & Technology. The best part is that the fees would include one academic year of studies in UIU’s campus in the United States, economy airfare, and accommodation. You will be getting an American experience at a fraction of the cost to study in the USA.

With at least 5 credits, students after SPM from Malaysia can complete the whole degree American

University of Upper Iowa, USA was established in 1857 and now students in Malaysia can obtain a USA degree at HELP College of Arts & Technology

University of Upper Iowa, USA was established in 1857 and now students in Malaysia can obtain a USA degree at HELP College of Arts & Technology

Degree program in Malaysia at HELP College of Arts & Technology. Students after SPM or O-Levels will enter directly into Year 1 of the degree program for a total of 4 years. The American education system does not require Pre-University to enter into the degree programme after SPM or O-Levels. The American Degree system after SPM or O-Levels is Year 1 (Freshman), Year 2 (Sophomore), Year 3 (Junior) and finally Year 4 (Senior).

The University of Upper Iowa has very strong credentials, including a slew of national and international awards, and has a Nobel Laureate amongst its alumni. It was ranked Tier 1 in the US News and World Report 2015 “Best Colleges” ranking.

What is truly unique and attractive about the 4+0 American Degree program at HELP College of Arts & Technology is the affordability. 

The total fees of RM80,888 for this 4+0 program, includes one academic year of studies in UIU’s campus in the United States, economy airfare, and accommodation.

4+0 University of Upper Iowa, USA Degree Programmes at HELP College of Arts & Technology

Library at HELP College of Arts & Technology

Library at HELP College of Arts & Technology

The majors available at HELP CAT are Psychology, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Communications, and Human Resource Management. During their studies at HELP CAT, students will receive in-country UIU faculty support.

WHY UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY @ HELP CAT

  • UIU 4 + 0 programs deliver an American Education of unmatched value

    Highly experienced lecturers teach at HELP College of Arts & Technology

    Highly experienced lecturers teach at HELP College of Arts & Technology

  • One year of free study at Upper Iowa University in the USA
  • Opt for a Double Major at no extra cost
  • Direct entry after SPM – graduate with an American degree in 4 years
  • Credit transfer for students with A-Levels, STPM and UEC
  • Selected courses taught by UIU senior academic staff based in Malaysia
  • Continuous course assessment with less emphasis on exams
  • Internship program for industrial and practical experience
  • Opportunities to live and work in the USA

Entry Requirements for the 4+0 University of Upper Iowa, USA Degree Programmes at HELP College of Arts & Technology

HELP CAT students get to go to the University of Upper Iowa in the USA to study for 1 year paying Malaysian fees

HELP CAT students get to go to the University of Upper Iowa in the USA to study for 1 year paying Malaysian fees

  • 5 SPM credits including English and in SPM, O-Levels, ICGSE, UEC or equivalent (for BS in Psychology, a Pass in Science and Math is necessary)
  • Credit transfer for holders of UEC, A-Levels, STPM or Diploma
  • Credit transfer for holders of the International Baccalaureate and American Degree Transfer Program transcripts, Southern Australia Matriculation, Canadian Pre-University
  • HELP’s Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science
  • 12 years of schooling with accredited certificate from home country
  • 12 years of home schooling and certificate from home schooling center

Best University in Malaysia to Study the American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylor’s University

Since 1996, Taylor’s University has successfully transferred thousands of students to top universities in the USA.  87% of Taylor’s University ADTP students transfer to Tier 1 (Top 200) U.S. universities . The results of Taylor’s University holistic educational environment is evident in the string of Taylor’s University American Degree Program students who have been accepted into Tier 1 universities in the U.S., including those in the prestigious Ivy League. This makes Taylor’s University one of the best universities in Malaysia to study the American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP).

Successful University Placements for the American Degree Program (ADP) at Taylor’s University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

Dedicated University Placement Support

  • One of the key success factors of ADP is the strong support and guidance provided by the University Placement Center, which enable students to apply and secure places at their university of choice.

ADP University Placement Center provides:

Conducts briefings

  • Counseling sessions
    Arranging visits of American and Canadian university representatives to inform and educate students on the application process and requirements

Students obtain:

  • Step-by-step counseling advice
    Guidance from the Center
    Reference materials and resources needed for their university application process.

University Resource Center at Taylor’s University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

We have an extensive resource center packed with information on hundreds of universities in America where students can find out about majors offered, facilities, rankings and course fees, among others. Our dedicated placement counselors will assist students in applying for transfer to overseas universities. More than that, briefings and counseling are organized regularly to furnish information on the criteria and requirements of the respective universities.

University Representative Visits

Every semester Taylor’s ADP will also arrange for representatives from the universities to come and meet the students. Students should take this opportunity to talk and find out all the need from the university that they are interested in transferring to.

Taylor’s University Students Transferred to Tier 1 U.S. Universities

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) at Taylors University

  • 87% of our students transfer to Tier 1 (Top 200) U.S. universities .
  • The results of our holistic educational environment are evident in the string of Taylor’s ADP students who have been accepted into Tier 1 universities in the U.S., including those in the prestigious Ivy League.
  • We are proud to be among the few higher educational institutions in Malaysia who have consistently churned out ADP graduates who meet the stringent requirements and application procedures of some of the most elite universities in the U.S. and in the world.
  • Our students’ continued success in securing placements in these high-ranking institutions not only reflects the effectiveness of our teaching practice, but also speaks volumes about the level of care, support and guidance that we provide to them as part of their journey here at ADP.

Study in the USA through KDU College Damansara Jaya American Degree Transfer Program

KDU College Damansara Jaya Campus

KDU College Damansara Jaya Campus

KDU College is the first college to offer the America Degree Transfer Program in Malaysia. Thousands of students have successfully transferred to top universities in the USA through the ADP.

The American Degree Program (ADP) is perfect for students who intend to study in an American-style liberal arts environment as it is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to continue their education in the United States. Designed as a direct route into a degree pathway, the ADP’s liberal arts education system is flexible, supports the spirit of inquiry and fosters a culture of idea exchange by focusing on critical thinking. This falls in line with the ideal that students will reach their full potential in the midst of a diverse environment they helped to create, which will open more doors to various communities around the world.

KDU is the first education institution to introduce the American Degree Program (ADP) to Malaysians in 1983. As a pioneering educator in this field, we have enabled thousands of students to transfer to over 500 universities and colleges across the United States for over 30 years.

HIGH LEVEL OF FLEXIBILITY

KDU College's well equipped library at the Damansara Jaya Campus

KDU College’s well equipped library at the Damansara Jaya Campus

Students undergo two years of liberal arts studies before deciding on a major in specific disciplines. They are free to pick a combination of science and arts subjects, depending on what they prefer.

PERSONALISED ATTENTION
A small student-to-teacher ratio ensures each student gets the attention he/she needs to excel. Lecturers are highly experienced and trained to give students a well-rounded education and the confidence to think and communicate indepeneantly

EASY TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD
Contrary to its name, the programme allows you to transfer to not only American universities but also to institutions in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Since its inception, thousands of students have transferred to more than 500 universities and colleges in the USA with the help of our supportive university placement services.

Subjects Offered in the American Degree Transfer Program at KDU College Damansara Jaya

  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Management Accounting (3 credits)
  • Biochemistry w/lab (4 credits)
  • General Biology w/lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry (4 credits)
  • Basic Computer Principles (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Programming (3 credits)
  • Internet and Web Technologies (3 credits)
  • Computing Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Speech Communication (3 credits)
  • Critical Thinking and Reading Skills (3 credits)
  • Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • Business Communication (3 credits)
  • Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 credit)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (3 credits)
  • Engineering Physics (4 credits)
  • English Composition I (3 credits)
  • Money and Banking (3 credits)
  • U.S. History (3 credits)
  • Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Algebra (3 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication (3 credits)
  • Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Film Studies (3 credits)
  • Principles of Public Relations (3 credits)
  • Media Planning (3 credits)
  • Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Professional Development Planning (3 credits)
  • General Physics w/lab (4 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • General Sociology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Spanish (3 credits)

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