Skipping Pre-U is No Big Deal. Right?



In today’s highly competitive graduate market, many choose to jump straight into a diploma or degree, hoping that a shorter study period would lead to early working experience. However, the transition from high school to university can be challenging. Fresh from high school, most students are dependent learners and lack the maturity and skills to take full advantage of their university courses. At best, they spend the first couple of years adapting to a new social and academic environment. At worst, they end up in a field of study that they later find unsuitable and are forced to drop out.

Some would argue that universities do offer foundation years that lead up to a diploma or degree. However, these are different from Pre-University (Pre-U) programmes that aim to provide students with more than academic groundwork. Pre-U programmes at Taylor’s College such as Cambridge A-Levels (CAL), Canadian Pre-University (CPU), South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) are tailored to equip students with life, learning and leadership skills to prepare them for university life and beyond.



Academically, students will benefit from the best learning experience in Malaysia1 at Taylor’s College. On top of a helpful and experienced faculty, hands-on learning provides students with in-depth insight on their subject matter while helping them to apply their knowledge in real-world situations. Students are taught self-directed learning, and transform into independent learners and thinkers who are actively able to pursue their goals.

Beyond academic results, course modules for Pre-U programmes at Taylor’s College revolve around experiential learning to help students build crucial life skills and achieve personal and social growth. A myriad of community activities, social projects, international events and field trips beyond borders help to broaden the mind, and teach students the 5C skills: Critical Thinking and problem solving, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and innovation, and Cultural adaptation. As students develop, they become clear on where their interests lie and are able to better select a study path that leads to future careers that they are passionate about.



On top of becoming well-rounded individuals with a global outlook, students at Taylor’s College will also be able to take advantage of an award-winning university placement centre. Through preparation and guidance, over 1,000 students are successfully placed into the world’s top 200 universities every year. With so much to gain, Pre-U programmes at Taylor’s College are probably the best use of time for your child.



Find out more about Taylor’s College Pre-U programmes today!





  • iGraduate 2014 best in Malaysia (student support, student accommodation, learning exp)1
  • Cambridge A Level (CAL), Best Results in Malaysia2
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU), Outstanding Results3
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International, World’s Best Results4
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Best Results in Malaysia5
1   Taylor’s College emerged No.1 in Malaysia for Student Support, Student Accommodation and Student Learning Experience out of 211 colleges and universities worldwide who participated in i-graduate 2014.
2   A total of 1,553 students scored 3As and above in CAL June examinations (2012-2015).
3   Over 80% of students scored an average of 70% and higher in their exams (2012-2014).
4   14 students scored ATAR 99.0 and above in SAM/SACE International (total of 18 worldwide in 2014).
5   Students scored an average of 37.5 in IBDP in 2014 (the world average is 29.8).