Program Introduction

The American Degree Transfer Program at HELP is two years of study that prepares you to complete your Bachelor’s degree in the United States or Canada. We use an American style approach specifically designed by experts in various fields. That’s why our transfer credits are accepted by over 100 of the best universities and our students become top achievers in academics, in industry, and in life.

The HELP University ADP has a unique learning style. Academic freedom is one of the hallmarks of an American education. In class you will notice different perspectives on instruction. ADP students learn to observe and analyze a problem, and then solve it. You will listen to your classmates and challenge their points of view. In doing so, you will gain confidence, critical thinking skills and the ability to organize and present an argument.

We offer a wide range of subjects to help you get a well-rounded understanding of the world. ADP extra curriculars such as field trips, clubs, sports and cultural events, and social activities maximize your campus life and give you a chance to make new friends. The HELP University ADP can get you ready to work in almost any career. Business, engineering, arts, communication, natural and applied sciences, design and many, many more are available for you. We have special arrangements that allow you to work in your chosen field while you are in the United States or Canada to gain valuable experience and knowledge. These internships make a big difference when you enter the job market.

Getting started on the pathway to your dream job with HELP’s ADP couldn’t be easier. Students who have finished SPM or the equivalent can enroll directly into the program and begin their degree. There’s no need for A-Levels or foundation! Why waste time?

Intakes and Entry Requirements
  • January
    New student Orientation
    Day, January 8th
  • March
    New student Orientation
    Day, March 18th
  • May
    New student Orientation
    Day, May 20th
  • September
    New student Orientation
    Day, August 19th
Entry Requirements

If you have any of the following qualifications, you can register for our next intake. Forecast results are acceptable.

  • 5 SPM credits with a pass in Bahasa Malaysia
  • 5 O-Level credits
  • 5 Bs UEC
  • Equivalent qualification from other high schools
    HELP’s ADP lets you start your degree right away – no need to take A-Levels or foundation.

* Note: If you are doing A-Levels, foundation or degree at any institution, you can still come to the HELP
University ADP. Our exemptions will be evaluated individually.

Majors and Careers

Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. At HELP University ADP, we realize that this can be stressful for students just entering higher education. We have designed ADP so that you can explore the opportunities available, and then make a better choice about the career you really want. Our counselors will provide you with the right information to help make wise educational and career decisions based on your interests, talents, passions and academic ability. HELP’s ADP and our many university partners not only provide you with intellectual growth and self-improvement, but a search for truth and understanding as well. You’ll also get technical training to enter and become successful in the world of work.

We understand it can be hard to know what career path you may want to follow. This is normal. ADP is very flexible for that reason. If you begin preparing for a degree in one field and then decide you would be happier in another, you can change. You don’t have to go back to the beginning and you won’t lose the time you spent studying. Your credits can simply be applied toward your new degree choice and you keep moving forward.

Actuarial Science

Actuaries are in demand the world over. In the modern economic climate, with new risks and the need for ever-more creative ways to deal with them, there are constant opportunities
for actuaries. Actuarial science is a relatively new major that could be considered a blend of business and applied mathematics. Students learn to use statistics and computer analysis to predict outcomes and minimize financial risk. Careers open to those with this degree are financial analysis and investment management.Actuary students should be good in math, computers, and economics. They must be ambitious, independent and rational thinkers who can communicate well.
American university partners which offer this major:

  • Drake University
  • Indiana University, South Bend
  • Ohio University
  • Towson University
  • Temple University
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Wiscousin, Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Iowa

Canadian university partners which offer this major:

  • University of Waterloo

Varieties of learning and experience at ADP. Clockwise from top left:

  • Indoor recreational activities
  • Students performing in drama class
  • Scuba diving in Redang Island
  • Students performing in concert
  • School break at Redang Reef Resort
  • Fun day of music appreciation
  • Outdoor adventure at Taman Negara
  • Multicultural bonding
Academic Team

John Wong
BBA (Dubuque), MBA (Cal State, Fresno) Head of Department

Ho Kin Chai
BA (Otago), LLB (Hons) (Wolverhampton), CLP, MA (Hons) (Auckland) Senior Lecturer 

 Willam Gualbert Quah
BBA (Bus Econ), MBA (Marketing/Int’l Business) (San Diego) Senior Lecturer

 Thayalarani Singanayagam
BSc (Hons) (Math), MEd (Malaya) Senior Lecturer
 Sumathy KPD Moorthy
Dip Ed (TESL & History) (Malaya), BA (Hons) (Malaya), Masters HRM & IR (Newcastle, Sydney) Senior Lecturer
Belinda Ting
BA (Hons) (Anthropology & Sociology/Malay Studies), Master of Malay Studies (Malay Language) (Malaya) Lecturer


Ramila Devi Ram Sing
LCCI (Dip in Accounting), BCom (Accounting) (Otago), MBA (Sunshine Coast) Lecturer


Ponni Alagappan
BSc (Biochem) (Delhi), MSc (Biotech) (Bharathidasan) Lecturer


Ramanan Malini
BL (Madras), MA (Sociology) (Annamalai), CELTA (British Council) PhD (UKM) Lecturer 


María Perez
BA Comm Studies, MA Cultural Management (Valencia) Lecturer 


Wong Chuan Ern
BEng (Electrical & Electronic Engineering), MSc (Computer Science) (UTAR) Lecturer


 Christine Wong
BEng (Electrical & Electronic Engineering), MSc (Computer Science) (UTAR) Lecturer