Find Success with
American Access

American Access is a unique transfer
program, designed for aspirational
international students like you.

Start at a world-class university. This first-year program at American University prepares you to transfer into another highly-ranked university — the one that best fits your goals.

Adapt to U.S. university culture. You will develop the academic and cultural skills to succeed at any U.S. university. You’ll even get English-language help specific to your classes.

Find the best university for you. American Access includes one-on-one counseling and personalized support to help you select and transfer to another top university.

Transfer with confidence. American Access is the only U.S. university transfer program that guarantees acceptance to another top-100 partner school if you maintain your academic performance criteria.**

How does the American Access program work?

Your Smart Start: American Access at American University

One of the most important reasons students choose American Access is the program’s host university. Students spend their first year learning from AU’s internationally recognized faculty. All while enjoying the vibrant, global culture of Washington, DC.

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Ranked #74 National University
(U.S. News & World Report, 2018).

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International students at American
University come from 144 countries.

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Located in Washington, DC, close to
museums, international dining, theatres, and sports.

The Benefits of Transferring

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. students transfer to a different university before completing their degree.*** Why? Because switching schools allows students to find the best university for them. And as an international student, transferring means you can study in different cities to experience more of the U.S.’s rich and diverse culture.

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Improve your GPA and English skills

to strengthen your application to other top schools.

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Experience more of the U.S.

by completing your degree at another school.

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Transfer academic credits

from American to your new university.

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Ricardo Ortegon
Associate Managing Director, American Access

American Access is designed specifically for international students who aspire to earn a degree from a prominent college or university in the United States. In addition to completing first-year studies at a prestigious university, students also receive individualized support and guidance to transfer to another top-ranked institution to complete their undergraduate degree.

Member Universities

Auburn University
Auburn University
Ranked
#103
National University
(U.S. News & World Report)
Adelphi University
Adelphi University
Ranked
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in Business Programs
Binghamton University
Binghamton University
Binghamton University - State University of New York
Ranked
#87
National University
(U.S. News & World Report)
Dickinson College
Dickinson College
Ranked
#51
National Liberal Arts College
(U.S. News & World Report)
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Ranked
#46
Top Public University
(U.S. News & World Report)
University of the Pacific
University of the Pacific
Ranked
#53
in Best Value Schools
(U.S. News & World Report)
American University
American University
Ranked
#69
National University
(U.S. News & World Report)

* Based on U.S. News & World Report rankings.

** Once you successfully complete the American Access program, you will be advised on applying to transfer universities. You are assured admission to at least one Affiliated University, but only if you meet the Affiliated University’s progression criteria. Please see terms and conditions for more details.

*** National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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