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University Pathways
High School Completion Program

Key information

Start dates:
3 January (9 January in Los Angeles Marymount) 2017
Course length:
1 term (3 months)
Class size range:
25 hours per week class-based lessons plus approximately 10 hours of monitored structured study per week

Entry requirements

Students should have one year of high school in their home country remaining
Minimum TOEFL iBT 61*
*If you are below this level, you can take additional terms of University Preparation before the course
Minimum age:

Sample pathways for the High School Completion Program

Pathways for Kings High School Completion Program

Sample pathways for progression to On Campus Plus at Marymount. Entry requirements for Year 1 degree vary by location.

The course

The High School Completion Program gives students aged 16+ a head start in their path to a US degree.

The Program consists of a class-based Undergraduate Preparation Program plus academic subject modules. The academic modules are delivered via an online program in a monitored environment with a Kings facilitator.

The class-based Undergraduate Preparation Program is delivered in our centers in Boston at Pine Manor College, in New York at Concordia College and in Los Angeles at Marymount California University.

About Penn Foster High School

Penn Foster High School

The syllabus is delivered in an exclusive association with Penn Foster High School (PFHS) — the largest accredited online High School in the world.


Penn Foster High School is accredited for Grades 9 to adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).


Penn Foster High School is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

From Kings Life

Portrait of student Helen Gao on the New York ferry.

Helen from China took the High School Completion Program at Kings New York, and tells us about her experience and future study plans.

Read the full blog post

Course structure and content

1. The University Preparation Program

15 hours per week class-based lessons. This intensive, class-based course includes intensive TOEFL preparation. It integrates with and prepares you for your degree program.

2. The Academic Syllabus

Approximately 10 hours per week of monitored structured study dependent on credits needed for program completion. This carries on from the point you have reached at your home high school.

Core courses (16.5 credits)

  • Orientation (0.5 credits)
  • Human Relations (1 credit)
  • Reading Skills (1 credit)
  • Basic English (1 credit)
  • General Math (1 credit)
  • Fitness and Nutrition (1 credit)
  • American History (1 credit)
  • Practical English (1 credit)
  • Consumer Math (1 credit)
  • Earth Science (1 credit)
  • Civics (1 credit)
  • Written Communication (1 credit)
  • Biology (1 credit)
  • General Math II (1 credit)
  • World History (1 credit)
  • Physical Science (1 credit)
  • Literature (1 credit)

Electives (5 credits)
You can choose 5 electives from the sample list below:

  • Music (1 credit)
  • Psychology (1 credit)
  • Art (1 credit)
  • Economics (1 credit)
  • Computing (1 credit)
  • Chemistry (1 credit)
  • Spanish (1 credit)
  • Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry (1 credit)
  • American Literature (1 credit)