American Access Host University

Known for: Top 100 National University (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Washington, D.C (U.S. Capital)
Atmosphere: Suburban, 15 minute metro ride from downtown D.C.
Size: 7,909 undergraduate students enrolled
Undergraduate degrees: 65+ programs

American University provides a “traditional campus” atmosphere with all the benefits of a city school. Students at American University benefit from the school’s location in the political hub of the nation. Washington, D.C., is a playground for the politically and socially oriented with its countless museums, restaurants, and year-round events.

Did you know? American University has the largest school of international affairs in the country.

As the host institution for the American Access program, American University welcomes and encourages highly-qualified Access students who successfully complete the program each term to apply as transfer students.  Students interested in applying to American University will receive individualized guidance from their student service advisors and take advantage of the streamlined admission process in place for Access students.

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American Access Member Universities

After you successfully complete your first year at American University, we will help you select the best transfer school for you, including American University and other the highly-respected universities in our exclusive network.

Known for: Top 100 National University (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Auburn, Alabama (southeastern U.S.)
Atmosphere: Small, friendly university town
Size: 22,658 undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 140+ programs

Many international students choose Auburn University for its strong academics, small town feel, and mild weather. Bachelor’s degrees include highly ranked Business and Engineer programs. You can walk to restaurants and shops downtown, go hiking in beautiful Chewacla State Park, or drive to Atlanta, the biggest city in the Southeastern U.S.

Did you know? Auburn University ranks #4 on The Princeton Review’s list of Colleges with the Happiest Students.

 

Progression GPA: 2.5*
SAT/ACT: Waived
TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

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Known for: Named a Best National University (U.S. News & World Report).
Location: Garden City, New York
Atmosphere: Small town close to New York City
Size: Nearly 5,000 undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 60+ programs

At Adelphi University, you get the charm and safety of a small town, plus the nearby excitement of New York City. In fact, Adelphi is just 40 minutes from NYC’s culture, internships, and more. Of course, there’s a lot to love about being on Adelphi’s beautiful campus too. Like the 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and the popular Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and Business schools.

Did you know? Adelphi University has been recognized as a Best Buy School by Fiske Guide to Colleges for 10 years in a row.

 

Progression GPA:2.5*
SAT/ACT: Waived
TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

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Known for: Top 50 Public University for 18 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report).
Location: Binghamton, New York
Atmosphere: Big, innovative campus in a small town
Size: 13,632 undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 60+ programs

According to the Institute of International Education, Binghamton is ranked #71 nationally for universities that have 1,000 or more international students. On campus, you’ll find students from 117 countries, modern engineering laboratories, and a nationally-recognized Asian Art Gallery. And in the town of Binghamton (3.5 hours from New York City), there are two beautiful rivers, a growing arts scene, international festivals, and companies like IBM and Lockheed Martin.

Did you know? 16% of Binghamton students come from another country.

 

Progression GPA:2.75*
SAT/ACT: Waived
TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

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Known for: Ranked #41 National Liberal Arts College (U.S. News & World Report).
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Atmosphere: Small, exclusive university in a quiet town
Size: 2,356 undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 43 programs

For more than 230 years, Dickinson College has prepared students to be engaged global citizens. The school’s liberal arts focus allows you to learn more about various arts and science programs before choosing your major. While Dickinson has a large, private campus, the number of students is small. Students can really get to know each other and their professors, while enjoying the calm and peace of campus and the small town of Carlisle.

Did you know? 12% of Dickinson students come from another country.

 

Progression GPA:3.0*
SAT/ACT: Waived
TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

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Known for: Highly-ranked international business and management programs
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Atmosphere: Friendly, welcoming small town
Size: 25,000+ undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 84 programs

From aerospace engineering to public health to history, the award-winning faculty at USC are leaders in their field. The university is more than a beautiful campus – USC also offers strong academics and innovative research. And the friendly and calm town of Columbia is full of what Americans call, “Southern charm.”

Did you know? U.S. News & World Report named USC one of the country’s best first-year experiences.

 

Progression GPA:2.5*
SAT/ACT: Waived
TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

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Known for: Top 10 national university for ethnic diversity (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Location: Stockton, California
Atmosphere: Medium-sized city on the beautiful coast of California
Size: undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 80+ programs

According to multiple surveys, UOP has one of the top 10 most beautiful campuses in the U.S. What else would you expect from sunny California? Of course, the university is more than just a pretty place. UOP offers small class sizes, a wide variety of degrees, and students from around the world. No wonder Pacific is rated a top college by The Economist magazine. Plus, UOP is only a 90-minute drive from exciting, diverse San Francisco.

Did you know? UOP is the oldest university in the state of California.

 

Progression GPA:2.5*
SAT/ACT: Waived
TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

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Non-Member Universities

If you are interested in transferring to a non-member university, our counselors will help you select the best-fit transfer option for you once you successfully complete your first year at American Access. There are over 2,000 universities in the U.S. according to the 2017 U.S News & World Report, and American Access students may apply to transfer to any university that accepts transfers, including American University. Explore the Best Colleges on U.S. News & World Report here, and imagine yourself meeting global leaders at Harvard University, learning computer programming at Stanford University, or launching a career in business at the University of Pennsylvania.

The American Access program does not guarantee admission to non-Member institutions as transfer students upon completion of the Access program; students must apply via the international student transfer admissions process.