Earn U.S. University credits and accelerate your studies right at Vinschool

Monday, 12/09/2022, 08:09 (GMT+7)

Located in New York, Syracuse University ranks 59th among the best universities in the U.S. according to the U.S. News & World Report and is in the top 1% of universities in the world (according to the 2022 QS University Rankings). As one of Syracuse University’s outstanding programs currently implemented for high school students, Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) allows students to obtain university credits in conjunction with their high school subjects.

SUPA: the oldest and most prestigious dual-credit program in the United States

Officially launched in 1974, SUPA was accredited by the National Association of Dual Credit Programmes (NACEP), covering a variety of more than 50 subjects from 22 disciplines in four fields: Humanities, Linguistics, STEM, and Business & Technology, with the addition of new subjects every year to meet students’ learning needs.

Currently, the program is implemented in a network of more than 250 partner high schools worldwide with about 12,000 participating students thanks to the program’s superior quality and benefits for students:

  • SUPA credits are recognised by 98% of US universities, so students can shorten their time and significantly reduce costs in college.
  • Teachers participating in the SUPA program should ensure high requirements in terms of qualifications and experience, undergoing rigorous training and assessment.
  • According to SUPA statistics, about 90% of SUPA students are awarded with credits in equivalent subjects, exemptions from foundation classes, or transfers to advanced/ specialized subjects from American and Canadian universities such as McGill University (Canada), University of Toronto (Canada), Northeastern University (USA), Emory University (USA), Penn State University (USA), etc.

Vinschool: A pathway to American universities with SUPA

Beginning in August 2022, Vinschool has officially obtained accreditation from SUPA, meeting the requirements for program implementation in Vietnam. In the 2023-2024 school year, Vinschool will begin teaching two subjects (Economics: Ideas and Issues and Psychology: Foundations of Human Behavior) to Grades 11 and 12, who have one year to complete either subject. The program is taught entirely in English and managed by SUPA, providing students with outstanding benefits:

  • Earn credits for equivalent undergraduate courses at 98% of US universities;
  • Shorten the learning path and save costs during college;
  • Gain early access higher-education learning and English-speaking environments equivalent to those in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, etc.;
  • Maximize the opportunity to challenge oneself with advanced academic programs, and increase the chance of future university success.

In order to obtain accreditation from SUPA, the school needs to meet the criteria in terms of teaching programme quality, teaching facilities, as well as qualifications of the teaching staff. The program’s teachers also undergo a rigorous selection and training process. In order to qualify for teaching SUPA credit courses, teachers will have to complete a weeklong training course at Syracuse University. This once again proves Vinschool’s effort to diversify its students’ experience, offering them opportunities to obtain university credit waivers and accelerate their learning paths.