Global Pathway Program
The Global Pathway Program (GPP) is a one-, two- or three-quarter program offering a bridge to Western’s undergraduate degree programs. GPP students are conditionally admitted to Western, as their English proficiency does not meet Western’s direct admission requirements. Students in the GPP take a combination of English language courses and academic courses that count towards the undergraduate degree.
During your time in the GPP, faculty and staff help you adapt to university life and U.S. culture, and gain strategies for academic success. After completion, you can continue to undergraduate studies with the confidence to engage and succeed.
As a GPP student, you will take 10-15 credits of Intensive English courses per quarter, and 5-10 credits of academic content courses. You will work with an advisor to select pre-approved academic content (non-language) courses. Over the course of a three-quarter pathway, you may earn 30-35 credits that apply towards your bachelor’s degree.