Pathway Programs

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Your Path to American Universities

Pathway Programs provide a clear, guaranteed pathway to international students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Pathway Programs, particularly those offered at the University of California, Davis, give you the opportunity to acclimate to the U.S. and U.S higher education and complete your language and cultural preparation before attending college in the U.S.

If you’re interested in studying in the U.S., but need to improve your English language skills first, we offer two options for international students to choose from. Each program offers intensive English-language training, academic and support services, enrichment activities and no TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required for admission.

Choose Your Pathway Program

Destination Davis Program

This intensive, two-and-a-half-year pathway program is designed for international students who wish to improve their academic and/or language skills before transferring to the University of California. Students enter through a unique preparatory academic training program, complete a series of courses at our partner colleges and, upon successful completion of program requirements, transfer to the University of California, Davis, or another UC campus.

U.S. University Conditional Admissions Program

This comprehensive academic prep program is designed for international high school seniors and graduates who are seeking freshman admission into a quality, four-year U.S. university. UC Davis has partnered with three highly regarded universities where international students who successfully complete this pathway will smoothly transition to their bachelor’s degree program.