New University of Adelaide College offers pathway into uni

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The University of Adelaide and Kaplan Higher Education have signed an agreement to offer a preferred pathway into the University, to be known as the University of Adelaide College.

The University of Adelaide has signed a seven-year agreement with Kaplan to launch the College in Adelaide.

At the College, students will be able to undertake a range of academic programs with a pre-sessional English language program, providing them with the necessary foundation for studies at the University, one of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities.

The University and Kaplan have shared a longstanding relationship, with Kaplan being awarded status as a preferred pathway provider in 2014. Under the new agreement, the Kaplan-run Bradford College in Adelaide will become known as University of Adelaide College.

"This agreement between the University of Adelaide and Kaplan is a further extension of our collaboration. It's an important strategic step in the provision of a quality higher education experience in South Australia," says the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Professor Pascale Quester.

Students at the College will enjoy many of the same benefits offered to University of Adelaide students, including access to student support and a range of other services, access to the University libraries and other on-campus facilities.

"The new provisions available to University of Adelaide College students will offer an improved student experience and a seamless transition between the two institutions," Professor Quester says.

"Additionally, the benefits of these arrangements include combined international marketing and recruitment efforts, ensuring that study at the University of Adelaide will be more widely available to a variety of students across the globe."

The University of Adelaide College will continue to offer the Foundation Studies and Degree Transfer Programs previously offered by Bradford College, with College graduates progressing through to first and second years of undergraduate programs at the University of Adelaide.

Professor Quester says: "We will continue to explore opportunities with Kaplan to add new programs to the University of Adelaide College, for the benefit of students."

The first intake into University of Adelaide College will be in October 2016.


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