UGO – Find My Pathway-Type

Types of University Pathways

1+1: In a 1+1 pathway program, students study one year at a two-year college and then transfer credits to a second associate’s degree program. At the end of the two year program, student is likely to graduate with two associate degrees.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their academic institutions in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.

2+2: 2+2 pathway programs are designed for students studying the first two-years of their undergraduate degree at a community college to earn an associate degree and then transfer with advanced standing towards their bachelor’s degree at a top-ranked university. At the end of four-years, students graduate with two undergraduate degrees—Associate’s degree from the start institution and Bachelor’s degree from the end institution.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their respective academic institutions in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.

3+1: With the 3+1 program, students study the first three years of their bachelor’s degree at the start institution and transfer to a partner institution to study for another degree for one more year and earn two degrees at the completion of the program.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their respective academic institutions in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.

3+2: 3+2 Pathway programs are established for students interested in receiving dual degrees at the completion of their total duration of study. A student studies for the first three years of their bachelor’s degree at one institution and transfers credits towards another degree at a top-ranked university once s/he meets and satisfies all the transfer requirements. For example, Bachelor of Mathematics to Bachelor of Engineering in 5 years*.

3+2 dual degree programs are also available for students seeking a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree, (example Bachelor of Engineering to Master of Engineering in 5 years*). This allows students to complete their Undergraduate and Graduate degree at an accelerated pace.
*Number of years may vary based on the number of credits transferred.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their academic institutions in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.

3+3/ 3+4: The 3+3 or 3+4 university pathway programs are generally bachelor’s degree leading to doctoral programs. A student on this pathway would study their bachelor’s degree at one institution for three years and then transfer the applicable credits to another university for completing their doctoral program. This allows the student seamless transfer and earn bachelor and doctoral in less time.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their academic institution in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.

4+1: 4+1 transfer pathway programs are established for students seeking combined bachelor’s and master’s program, where the student would typically study their chosen bachelor’s degree at the start institution and then transfer credits to a top-ranked university to complete their master’s degree. Smooth and easy transition is the key advantage of this pathway program.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their academic institution in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.

4+2: 4+2 pathway programs are available to students seeking dual degrees i.e. two bachelor degrees or bachelor and master degrees. Students seeking 2 bachelor degrees under this pathway program, will study for their first bachelor’s at one institution and then transfer to receive their second bachelor’s at another institution. This helps the student save money and receive two bachelor’s degrees in less time.
Students seeking bachelor’s and master’s under this plan would complete their bachelor’s degree at the start institution and then seamlessly transfer to a top-ranked university to earn their master’s degree. Smooth and easy transition is the key advantage of this pathway program.

Note: The total number of years to graduate may vary depending on the number of credits applicable for transfer. Hence, it is advantageous for students to consider pathway programs that are clearly laid-out and formalized by the participating institutions. Students are advised to consult the transfer counselor of their academic institution in order to design the appropriate semester plan and to optimize course selection and transfer of credits.