Roles & Responsibilities
The American Universities Pathway Program (AUPP) is designed for international students who seek a US undergraduate or graduate university degree and who prefer to do their first year of coursework in their home city. In some cases, a student could take up to two years of coursework in AUPP.
AUPP Center Roles & Responsibilities
- Ensure that students meet Program Entry Requirements
- Secondary school transcript and diploma. Exceptions may be made for final year secondary students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance.
- Evidence of English Proficiency as indicated by minimum TOEFL score 61 iBT, IELTS score 5, or iTEP score of 3.4.
- Students who desire to enter a Masters degree program through AUPP will need to provide Bachelor's degree transcript and diploma and a minimum level of English Proficiency indicated by a minimum TOEFL score 80 iBT, IELTS score 6, or iTEP score of 3.9.
- Provide physical and technical resources for students to undertake US university-level coursework delivered online but in a monitored environment.
- Study space sufficient for 15-20 learners at one time
- Broadband internet access for each student
- Provision of computer stations or assurance that students have their own laptop equipment to use in the program
- Appropriate technical assistance for trouble-shooting
- Appropriate security for students and their equipment and supplies
- Manage all facilities in a professional manner and maintain adherence to all legal codes and regulations
- Provide trained and certified, English proficient, onsite Mentors
- Bilingual mentors preferred
- Minimum of Bachelor's degree preferred
- Each student will be assigned a personal Mentor each Mentor should be able to handle 20-30 students, even more as their experience grows
- Assure that each Mentor participates in the WEgroup Mentor Development Program on an ongoing basis.
- Develop and maintain an accurate and complete financial records system for all students enrolled through AUPP.
- Collect from students the appropriate funds due at the beginning of each term.
- Transmit the necessary funds to WEgroup on a timely basis per the agreement between WEgroup and the AUPP Center.
- Maintain accurate records of student payments.
- General Responsibilities.
- Secure all necessary business licenses and permits to operate an educational institution in the selected markets.
- Undertake a targeted marketing and student recruitment program to meet enrollment and revenue targets.
- Establish relationship with iTEP or other testing organization to become a test center, if you are not already one, or agree to send your students to the nearest one, if convenient. These requirements can be waived under certain conditions.
- Employ and pay all local staff, including certified Mentors.
- Nominate prospective mentors to be trained and certified by World Education Group.
- Work with WEgroup to maintain up-to-date records of student progress and take affirmative action to increase student success.
WEgroup Roles & Responsibilities
- Provide all course content and assessment material from regionally accredited US educational institutions.
- Provide guidance through WEgroup-certified Mentors to enable each diligent student to master the assigned course work and satisfactorily complete the external exams on which credit will be based.
- Ensure that Course Provider institutions provide transcripts of the course work completed by each student along with a record of the student's achievement.
- Advise and assist each student who wants to continue her/his undergraduate education in the US to gain admission to at least one college or university of the student's choice. This includes career counseling.
- Provide a student registration and course management system that enables appropriate professionals to monitor each student's academic progress.
- Provide marketing and branding guidelines and assist Host partners in applying those guidelines to a local marketing and sales program.
- Manage the ongoing Mentor Professional Development Program.