University Pathways Certificate
Many high school students around the world dream of studying abroad after graduation. Columbia School’s University Pathways Certificate program helps make this dream come true.
Your Credential, Your Way
The University Pathways Certificate helps students stand out on college applications and demonstrate success in the U.S. classroom. Successful completion earns admission to at least one of our partner universities.
Certificates Available in Six Career Areas
- Information Technology
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Arts and Communications
- Health Sciences
Preparing Students for a Bright Future
Enhance university application
Demonstrate academic achievement
Learn English at the U.S. high school level
Access a career-oriented curriculum
Explore goals and passions
Our University Guarantee
Students with F1 status who complete the University Pathways Certificate are guaranteed admission to one of our high-quality partner universities, or we will refund their program fee.
Students Choose from Two Instructional Formats
- Teacher Assisted: Students work at their own pace with support and oversight from a U.S.-based teacher.
- 1:1 Live Instruction: Independent study is supplemented by one hour each week (per course) of live individualized instruction by a U.S.-based teacher, plus monthly check-ins.
In both formats, U.S.-based teachers support and monitor student progress.
University Admissions Guarantee
The University Pathways Certificate program includes 1:1 university advising. These sessions focus on academic and career goals and assist students with applications to our partner schools.
Sample Course of Study
Take four semesters of coursework in one subject area. Start anytime, even in the summer, and finish in 1 to 4 years.
Information Technology Certificate Program (Example)
|AP® Calculus AB||2 semester course|
|Cybersecurity||1 semester course|
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