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PHILADELPHIA, February 18, 2016 – Community College of Philadelphia has announced new pathways that will help increase the global diversity of the student body and allow more international students to earn associate degrees with honors and transfer to top four-year universities to complete their bachelor’s degrees—saving a significant amount on the cost of their overall tuition for a bachelor’s degree.
“We are delighted to partner with Quad Learning to bring American Honors Pathways to our campus,” says Dr. Donald Generals, President of Community College of Philadelphia. “This leverages the academic success of our Liberal Arts Honors program to allow the College to expand its international student enrollment. Additionally, it provides these students with timely transfer supports and seamless transfer to leading universities.”
International students in American Honors Pathways at Community College of Philadelphia take rigorous courses designed to prepare them for junior- and senior-level coursework at top academic institutions. By beginning at Community College of Philadelphia, eligible students from overseas who meet the appropriate criteria are able to reduce the total cost of their education and graduate from the College’s Liberal Arts Honors program with assured admission to a top 100 U.S. university.
Once in the program, international American Honors Pathways students are assigned a faculty advisor and an international support coach who help them graduate on time and transfer to their best-fit four-year university. For students enrolled in the Honors University Pathway, there is access to more than 70 top colleges and universities in the American Honors National Transfer Network.
“We are excited that Community College of Philadelphia is joining a select group of community colleges that are part of the American Honors network. Community College of Philadelphia was one of the first community colleges in the country to establish a Liberal Arts Honors program, and it has been helping students achieve great outcomes for three decades,” says Phil Bronner, CEO and Co-founder of Quad Learning. “At American Honors, we are committed to empowering students with individualized coaching, a supportive honors community, and an unparalleled network of four-year partners that helps students successfully complete their bachelor’s degree and realize their full potential."
Community College of Philadelphia also provides domestic scholars with a wide-range of transfer paths. These students may also select the Liberal Arts Honors program, which is designed to serve students who plan to advance into professional life through demanding undergraduate and graduate programs in competitive colleges and universities. Between 2005 and 2013, 264 former Community College of Philadelphia students transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and to other Ivy League universities, including Brown, Cornell, Yale and Harvard, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse.
In addition to the Liberal Arts Honors program track, the American Honors Pathways at Community College of Philadelphia offers options for international students of all abilities, including multiple levels of English as a Second Language, and a wide range of associate degrees in academic and technical fields. Students who perform well in these programs may have the opportunity to transfer into the honors program.
Community College of Philadelphia joins nine other community colleges in six states across the U.S. that are part of the American Honors network. It will begin offering the American Honors Pathways for international students in Fall 2016. Students interested in applying should email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The selection process is holistic and examines candidates’ academic achievements, English language ability (as measured through TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP, or other exams), leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores and commitment to the ideals of the program.
American Honors is a 2-year honors program and pathways offered through the collaboration of DC-based Quad Learning along with leading community colleges. It offers students a national transfer network that includes 70+ colleges and universities. For more information about the American Honors program and network, visit http://americanhonors.org.
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