Syracuse University Project Advance

Syracuse University Project Advance

ISHCMC - American Academy is the only school in Vietnam offering SUPA courses for university credit

Through this premier partnership with a leading U.S. university, we offer students the opportunity to enroll in Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) courses for university credit while still in high school. By completing part of their university education before graduating from high school, students at ISHCMC - American Academy can save both time and money in their tertiary education.

We are proud to have over 70% of our Class of 2015 receiving early university credit while in high school.

These courses - using the same syllabi, materials, textbooks, assignments and assessments as courses offered at Syracuse University - demonstrates to university admissions staff that students are academically ready for the demands of a university-level education.

Here are 4 reasons why universities love SUPA graduates:

  • University Preparation - Studies show that SUPA courses provide a unique opportunity for university-bound seniors to see how well they will transition from high school to university and to gauge their ability to do typical first-year university work.

  • Receiving Recognition - More than 90% of SUPA graduates who send an official SU transcript or attend SU receive university recognition - credit, placement, and/or exemption - for completed SU coursework.

  • Great Expectations - Data suggest that SUPA graduates are highly motivated achievers. To university admissions officials, such students are desirable, low-risk prospects who are unlikely to drop out or seek time-shortened degrees.

  • Greater Challenges - SUPA offers genuine Syracuse University courses, so the coursework is more demanding than high school coursework. Students are expected conceptualize and draw conclusions from reading and research. As a result, SUPA graduates tend to be more adaptable, self-actuated, reflective, and innovative. University-ready, in other words!


I think that as SUPA learners, despite the first goal of learning the content and each universal theme, we also have the opportunity to explore and enhance our understanding and critical thinking. I learned not only to be a writer who delivers ideas, but also to be a reader who can judgmentally criticize, understand and really take in-depth thinking about my own work. - Thai Ngo Quynh Vy

Where to find us

ISHCMC - American Academy, 16 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, District 2, HCMC