The mark of brilliance
RECOGNISED throughout the world as a mark of quality, an American degree is a passport to today’s global job market. The American Degree Transfer Programme ( ADTP) under the Centre for American Education ( CAE) at Sunway University offers a smooth and quick pathway for students to pursue their degree at a university of their choice in the United States.
The ADTP at Sunway University accepts students for all majors. For most majors, students spend the first two years of their studies in Malaysia and final two years in the US.
Students are required to take core subjects and liberal arts courses. The flexibility of the programme allows other transfer options for selected American universities, where students can complete one year of their studies in Malaysia and continue the last three years in the US.
Students who meet the required academic grades can choose their transfer institution from a wide range of universities in the US and Canada, among other places.
Tailored after the American undergraduate degree programme, Sunway University’s ADTP provides students with a mixture of subjects that are both specific and general education courses, ensuring that students are well prepared for the next phase of their studies in the US.
ADTP students in Sunway are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities, including sporting events. They not only strive for good grades but also commit themselves to learning and character building outside the classroom.
Maryann Kok Cher Ling, a former ADTP student, shares that being actively involved in athletic activities during her studies in Sunway helped her become a better person, personally and academically.
She was one of the swimmers who represented the Selangor team in the 2016 Sukma Games, winning two relay gold medals and two individual silver medals.
For Kok, her experience in Sukma 2016 helped her develop skills that are useful in the academic side of life. As an athlete, she underwent 20 hours of training per week.
“It helped me develop solid time management skills as I had to balance my studies and swimming,” says Kok.
The young swimmer ensured that she had a timetable and studied ahead of time to maintain a good balance between her academic and athletic commitments.
Currently a junior in the University of Idaho, Kok also plans to participate in other competitions during her studies in the US, hoping to gain more experience of other cultures, meet and develop new friendships and broaden her horizons.
The first- hand experience gained in sporting events for students such as Kok helps them acquire the mix of knowledge, skills and understanding to live in and contribute to the global society.
The ADTP at Sunway strives to bring out the best of each student and equip them with the skills required to perform well academically.
The ADTP has been developed specifically to allow students to study the first part of their American degree at Sunway University.
The programme has been designed in consultation with American universities to ensure that students can transfer seamlessly to the US to complete their studies.
For more information, call 03- 7491 8622, e- mail info@ sunway. edu. my or visit university. sunway. edu. my/ american- degree.
Maryann Kok Cher Ling and her father in one of the swimming competitions she participated in during her studies in Sunway University.
Kok is currently a junior in the University of Idaho.