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With the goal of providing the best opportunities for our students, APU American International School and Superintendent Dr. Binh Tran have worked with our partners and other prestigious universities in the U.S. and elsewhere to place and provide valuable scholarships to APU students. The following are just some of the universities our 2020-2021graduates will be attending this fall. In the U.S: Arizona State University, Boston University, University of California Berkeley, University of California Davis, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Florida Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology, The American University in Vietnam, Central Michigan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Butler University, University of Portland, Indiana University, Creighton University, University of South Florida, Westminster University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, San Francisco State University, University of Washington. In Korea: Yonsei University, Chung-Ang University, Sungkyunkwan University. In Canada: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University. In Australia: The University of Sydney, The Australian National University, University of Melbourne.
Although already impressive, this list and the dollar value of scholarships continue to be updated as APU seniors wait for acceptance letters and scholarship offers from other top-tier universities. Individual APU students have received admission to at least six universities and have been offered scholarships worth nearly $400,000 USD. What’s more, many universities in the US, Canada, and Australia have waived IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT requirements for APU graduates, saving students time and money and providing direct access to the best education in the world. Being able to provide these opportunities for our students simply reaffirms APU’s position at the very top of the education sector in Vietnam and the region as a whole.
Many universities in the US, Canada, and Australia have waived IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT requirements for APU graduates, saving students time and money and providing direct access to the best education in the world
“Although we have faced a challenging year due to Covid-19, which affected our students’ study plans, APU is still deeply committed to accompanying our parents and students on their dreams and journeys. Even after our students have graduated and are pursuing their higher educations or achieving success in their chosen careers, they can always receive support from APU.” – Dr. Binh Tran.
APU – Bridge To Prestigious Universities
Recently, APU American International School has earned accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). As a global nonprofit working in over 70 countries, its 30,000 institutions serve and support nearly 16 million students and five million educators every day. This accreditation from Cognia expands the list of APU partners to include the College Board, the administration organization of programs and services in college readiness and testing including the SAT and AP, WiDa, the leading organization in teaching design and evaluation in the US, and other globally recognized educational programs including Common Core, NWEA, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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Dr. Binh Tran at the signing ceremony for the agreement to recognize transfer credits at prestigious universities around the world.
APU is the first and only international school in Vietnam to be licensed by both the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the U.S. Department of Education to teach American education programs to Vietnamese and international students. APU American International School encourages students to enroll in the College Bridge Program (CBP). This particular program is established by APU Educational Development Group with prestigious partner universities in the United States. The College Bridge Program allows students to earn university credits while still in high school. Students can get as much as a two-year head start on earning college credit through taking CBP courses. It is a smart investment and a time-saving option every student and parent should consider. Because CBP requires a high level of academic ability, students from other schools who wish to enroll in college bridge courses must take an entrance exam and score in the top 10% on the SAT. However, because of APU’s high educational standards, this requirement is waived for our students. This means less paperwork, less time, and fewer expenses for families.
Dr. Binh Tran at the signing ceremony to mutually recognize transfer credits at prestigious international universities.
Young Talent Development
Annually, 90% of APU seniors are awarded a total of $5 million USD worth of scholarship funds from highly ranked universities in the U.S. and worldwide without taking the TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT exam. Many APU graduates have gone on to prestigious universities around the world and have held important positions in some of the world’s most prestigious companies and corporations.
Dinh Khang Hy – APU alumnus of the 2009-2010 class took first place in the 2015 ACRP Design Competition sponsored by the FAA with his Piezoelectric Carpet System project and also was awarded the RWU President’s Core Value Medallion for his applied math research with his professor. Hy finished his Bachelor of Science with distinction, completed his Doctor of Science degree, and is teaching at Tufts University. Ho Hoang Duy – the 2014 valedictorian is finishing his doctorate and working as a lecturer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Truong Buu Van, an APU alumna from 2010, has earned the Bachelor of Science with the highest GPA amongst 3500 students at University of Texas at Austin. She continued to receive the Master of Science at Northwestern University and is currently working as a Senior Operation Supervisor at AbbVie (formerly belong to Abbott Laboratories), one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Nguyen Bang Thanh works for Boeing as a Team Leader in Standard Work Project and as a Value Stream Team Core Industrial Engineer. Pham Ngoc Bach, a 2009 APU alumnus, is also currently working at Boeing as a Senior Supply Chain Analyst.
Nguyen Hai Tung, an APU class of 2007 alumnus, is currently successful with JobHop Company, the only company that uses AI technology to help people find jobs. Ho Hoang Phuc, the 2013 valedictorian, is working on a startup called Lean Start Lab in the US. Dang Kim Thi, a 2012 APU graduate, is now a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Le Thi Hai Anh, an APU 2013 class alumna, has earned an MBA and is a globally qualified professional financial adviser and Certified Public Accountant. Huynh Thanh Huy, a class of 2011 alumnus, has earned an MBA in finance. Both Le Thi Hai Anh and Huynh Thanh Huy are currently employed at one of the world’s Big Four accounting firms. Tran Thien Hong Anh graduated from APU in 2013 and is to become a practicing dentist at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Nguyen Ngoc Huyen Tran, an alumna of the 2008 class, graduated with an MS from Stanford University and currently holds the position of Senior Data Analyst at Microsoft, the world’s largest technology corporation. Le Ngoc Truyen, a 2012 graduate, earned an MS from the University of California, Berkeley and is working for the Lygos Corporation. These are just some of APU’s success stories.
College Bridge Program has been established by APU Educational Development Group along with prestigious partner universities in the United States.
With these achievements, APU has been recognized as a trusted choice for many generations of talented students, confidently guiding them on the path to achieving success anywhere in the world.
On May 21, 2022, APU American International Schools of Saigon and Da Nang conducted their 18th annual graduation ceremonies. The celebration for the 2021-2022 school year took place at the Saigon Opera House from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Starting the journey to light up the dream of bringing Vietnamese knowledge to the world since the late 20th century, Dr. Thy Binh has gradually overcome many difficulties, laying the first foundation to create runways for many generations of Vietnamese students on the journey of integration with modern global education.
Over 20 years, APU Educational Development Group and its member units including APU American International School and The American University in Vietnam – AUV has reaffirmed their reputation and international standard training quality.
With more than 20 years of experience in providing high-quality American education programs, APU American International School provides our students plenty of opportunities to transfer to American Universities without SAT, IELTS.