The Accelerated Bridge Program at Concordia College is designed for international 11th or 12th grade students who need to complete one or two years of High School before university.

It provides an accelerated pathway to degree graduation because it allows students to earn college credits which enable them to complete an undergraduate degree course in just two years.

Key Facts

Start dates

  • August, January


  • New York

Entry requirements

  • English Language: TOEFL iBT 74 (no section below 16) / IELTS 6.0 (minimum 6.0 for Listening/Reading); 5.5 for Writing/Speaking). TOEFL waived on completion of Kings High School Preparation Program
  • Academic: 1 to 2 years remaining of secondary school or equivalent Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

Maximum class size

  • 15


  • : One or two academic years

Minimum age

  • 16

Sample weekday schedule

8.00 Breakfast in Commons

9.00 – 10.00 Class 1

10. 30 Chapel (optional)

11.00 – 12.00 Study in library

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch in Commons or Schoenfeld Student Center

13.00 – 14.00 Class 2

14.00 – 15.00 Rest in dorm room

15.00 – 16.00 Class 3

16.00 – 17.00 Study in library

17.00 – 18.00 Dinner in Commons or Schoenfeld Student Center

18.30 – 20.30 Soccer (football) game on campus

21.00 – 22.00 Socialize

22.00 Sleep

Additional Academic services

To complement the main academic schedule, a range of other academic services can be offered subject to the individual needs of each student.

Examples include:

  • SAT/ACT Test Preparation
  • College Essay writing assistance
  • Writing and other Student Learning Support

High School Diploma

Upon successful completion of the Accelerated Bridge Program, students will earn a formal High School Diploma.

Gain up to 60 College Credits

A unique feature of the Accelerated Bridge Program is that students can earn up to 60 college credits.

Students on this program will attend real college classes with college students, with teaching from college professors.

Fast Track to a full Undergraduate Degree

Upon completing the Program, students will be able to transfer directly to their choice of degree program at Concordia College. Due to the college credits they will have earned, they will be able to gain a college diploma in as little as two years.

Alternatively, students may choose to use their advanced standing to transfer immediately in to another institution.

Kings advisors on campus will provide full support with this process.

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