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American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

Offered by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)
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Exam BodyMCKL
Course Duration1-2 years in MCKL & 2-3 years in USA
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM32,500 (65 credit hours)
Fees (International Student)RM45,500 (65 credit hours)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Credit Hours120
Course Description


The American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) is a flexible credit transfer program that gives students a seamless transition to universities across the United States. Students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of courses from various fields, ranging from physical sciences, life sciences to art, history, literature, philosophy, and even religious studies.

Students in ADTP will be prepared for their advanced studies in the U.S. education system and gain admissions into some of the top universities in the U.S. ADTP students will complete 24-65 credit hours in MCKL while the remainder of their credit hours will have to be completed in a U.S. university of their choice before launching into their career paths.

The availability of Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the education system provides opportunities for graduates to gain industrial experience in the U.S. while widen their network in their respective fields.


Oral Communication and Writing

  • English for Academic Writing 1
  • English for Academic Writing 2
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Communications

Social Sciences

  • Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • Intro to Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • American Government


  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • World Civilizations 1 (to 1500)
  • World Civilizations 2 (since 1500)
  • U.S. History until 1877
  • U.S. History since 1877
  • World Religions

Business Studies

  • Intro to Business
  • Principles of Accounting 1
  • Principles of Accounting 2
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law

Literature and the Arts

  • Foundations of Acting
  • Music Appreciation

Quantitative Skills

  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Concepts of Calculus
  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Calculus 3 with Lab
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Intro to Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Statistical Analysis with Lab

Natural Sciences

  • Biology 1 with Lab
  • Biology 2 with Lab
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Genetics and Society
  • Chemistry in Context with Lab
  • Intro to Nutrition with Lab
  • College Chemistry with Lab
  • General Chemistry 1 with Lab
  • General Chemistry 1 with Lab
  • College Physics with Lab
  • General Physics 1 with Lab
  • General Physics 2 with Lab

Computer Sciences

  • Intro to Computers with Lab
  • Programming in Python with Lab
  • Java Programming 1 with Lab
  • Java Programming 2 with Lab
  • Programming in C++ with Lab


  • Intro to Engineering
  • Engineering Statics 
  • Circuits 1 

Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU):

Malaysian Students

  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Service Learning

International Students

  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Service Learning 

*MPU: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) within the duration of their studies. MCKL established a series of subjects that different programs need to implement for all students to meet the Ministry’s requirements. Subjects will differ depending on the institution and the level of degree the student is taking. 

Entry Requirements

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 
Min. 5 credits and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah (History)

O-Levels / IGCSE 
Min. 5 credits in any subjects

ICCE General Certificate
Min. 80% in 5 subjects 

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
Min. 5 Bs in any subjects

Other Qualifications
Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or Malaysian Government will be considered on a case-by-case basis 

English Requirements


IGCSE (English as Second Language)

IGCSE (First Language English)


O Level

Grade C

*English Placement Test (EPT) is required for applicants who do not meet the minimum English requirement.

Intake Months

January, May, August

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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