American Pathway Program

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American Pathway Program (APP)


The American Pathway Program (APP) is designed for students who are interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree in the United States. APP students spend one to two years taking transferable courses at The Beijing Center, earning undergraduate credit that can be transferred to four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to gain developmental, lingual, and critical thinking skills that will allow them to further their education. APP helps students to:

  • Earn undergraduate, college-level credits recognized by US college and universities
  • Learn and experience American education and culture
  • Strengthen their English speaking and writing skills


  • 100% American higher education model
  • Earn college credits and experience before choosing a major
  • Highly cost-effective
  • College entrance examinations (gaokao, TOEFL, SAT) not necessary
  • APP features volunteer, services learning opportunities and an English writing lab
  • APP students have the chance to go on an excursion trip to the US, meeting with American university admissions officers in-person (one week trip; add-on program with subsidies available)

Earn College Credit

Much of the TBC curriculum can satisfy core curriculum requirements of many US colleges and universities.

Our diverse curriculum offers courses in the following disciplines:

  • English Writing
  • Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Business
  • Philosophy

With over 20 years of experience, TBC belongs to a network of US colleges and universities. TBC course credits are officially recognized by our partner universities.

Eligibility & Application


  • Be 16 years of age by the start of the program
  • Students enrolled in high school, graduating high school or equivalent
  • Good English language foundation


TBC admits students on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to apply in advance in order to secure a place in the program.

TBC must receive your completed application by the following deadlines:

  • Fall: August 10 
  • Spring: December 30

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Daniella Lubey Daniella Lubey
University of San Francisco - Study Abroad Advisor
“All our students had great experiences w/ TBC and transcripts were sent back to our office so the transfer of courses went smoothly...TBC offers great cultural & academic opportunities for students to learn along with chances to challenge themselves.”