American Access Member Universities

American Access has unique partnerships with our Member Universities listed below to ease the transition process of our students.

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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Top U.S. Universities

If you are interested in transferring to a non-member university, our counsellors will help you select the best-fit transfer option for you once you successfully complete your first year at American Access. The universities listed below are the top-ranked U.S. universities according to the 2017 U.S News & World Report. Students may apply as transfer students to non-Member Universities or gain acceptance to at least one of the listed Member Universities upon meeting the institution’s stated minimum progression requirements and availability.  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.

Below is an overview of the published transfer criteria to each university. Students should visit the university websites and speak with their counselors for the most up-to-date information.

University Rank University Name Location Member University Minimum GPA Required for Transfer Consideration SAT/ACT Required TOEFL/IELTS Scores
1 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey No n/a Yes Yes
2 Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts No n/a Yes Waived
3 (tie) University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois No n/a Yes Yes
3 (tie) Yale University New Haven, Connecticut No n/a Yes Recommended
5 (tie) Columbia University New York, New York No n/a Yes Yes
5 (tie) Stanford University Stanford, California No n/a Yes Recommended
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts No n/a Yes Yes (IELTS not accepted)
8 (tie) Duke University Durham, North Carolina No n/a Yes Recommended
8 (tie) University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania No n/a Yes Yes
10 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland No 3 Yes Yes
11 Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire No n/a Yes Recommended
12 (tie) California Institute of Technology Pasadena, Califonia No n/a Yes Yes
12 (tie) Northwetsern University Chicago, Illinois No 3 Yes Recommended
14 Brown University Providence, Rhode Island No n/a Yes Recommended
15 (tie)  Cornell University Ithaca, New York No n/a Yes Yes
15 (tie) Rice University Houston, Texas No 3.2 Yes Yes
15 (tie) Notre Dame University Notre Dame, Indiana No 3.3 Yes Waived (dependent on SAT Scores)
15 (tie) Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee No n/a Yes Waived (dependent on SAT Scores)
19 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri No 3.5 Yes Yes
20 (tie) Emory University Atlanta, Georgia No 3 Yes Yes
20 (tie) Georgetown University Washington, DC No 3 Yes Recommended
23 University of South California Los Angeles, California No n/a Yes Yes
24 (tie) Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania No n/a Waived Yes
24 (tie) University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia No 2 Yes Waived
27 (tie) Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts No n/a Yes Yes
27 (tie) University of Michigan– Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan No n/a Yes Yes
27 (tie) Wake Forest University Winston Salem, North Carolina No 2 Wavied Waived
30 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina No 2 Yes Yes
31 Boston College Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts No 3 Yes Yes
32 (tie) College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia No n/a yes Recommended
32 (tie) University of Rochester Rochester, New York No n/a Yes Yes
34 (tie) Brandies University Waltham, MA No 3 Yes Yes
34 (tie) Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia No 3 No Yes
36 New York University New York, New York No n/a Yes Yes
37 (tie) Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio No 3.2 Yes Waived
39 (tie) Boston University Boston, Massachusetts No n/a Yes Yes (waived only for Music, Theatre and Visual Arts)
39 (tie) Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts No n/a Waived Yes
39 (tie) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York No 3 Yes Yes
39 (tie) Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana No 3.4 Waived Waived
44 (tie) Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvnia No 3.2 Waived Yes
44 (tie) University of Illinois– Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois No n/a Yes Yes
44 (tie) University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida No n/a Waived Yes
44 (tie) University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin No n/a Waived Yes
50 (tie) Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania No n/a Yes Waived
50 (tie) Pepperdine University Malibu, California No n/a yes Yes
50 (tie) University of Florida Gainesville, Florida No 2 Yes Recommended
50 (tie) Villanova University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania No n/a Yes Yes
54 (tie) Ohio State University–Columbus Columbus, Ohio No 2 Yes Yes
54 (tie) University of Washington Seattle, Washington No 2.5 Recommended Waived
56 (tie) Georgie Washington University Washington, DC No n/a Waived Yes
56 (tie) Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas No 2.7 Waived Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
56 (tie) University of Georgia Athens, Georgia No 2.8 Waived Yes
56 (tie) University of Texas– Austin Austin, Texas No 3 Waived Yes
60 (tie) Forhdam University New York, New York No 3 Waived Yes
60 (tie) Purdue University–West Lafayette West Lafayette, Indiana No 2.2 Yes Yes
60 (tie) Syracuse University Syracuse, New York No 3 Waived Yes
60 (tie) University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut No 2.7 Yes Yes
60 (tie) University of Maryland–College Park College Park, Maryland No 3 Waived Yes
60 (tie) Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts No 3 Waived Waived
 66 (tie) Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina No 2.5 Yes Yes
66 (tie) Yeshiva University New York, New York No 3 Waived Yes
68 (tie) Brigham Young University– Provo Provo, Utah No 3 Yes Yes
68 (tie) University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania No n/a Yes Yes
70 Rutgers University–New Brunswick Piscataway, New Jersey No n/a Waived Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
71 (tie) Baylor University Waco, Texas No 2.5 Waived Yes
71 (tie) Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey No 3 Waived Yes
71 (tie) University of Minnestota–Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota No 2 Waived Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
74 (tie) American University Washington, DC Yes 2.5 Waived Waived
74 (tie) Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts No 2.8 No Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
74 (tie) Texas A&M University–College Station College Station, Texas No 2.5 Waived Waived
74 (tie) University of Massachusetts–Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts Yes n/a Waived Yes
74 (tie) Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia No n/a Waived Yes
79 (tie) Miami University–Oxford Oxford, Ohio No 2 Yes Yes
79 (tie) University of Delaware Newark, Delaware No 2.5 No Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
82 (tie) Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado No 3 No Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
82 (tie) Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan No 2 Waived Yes
82 (tie) Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas No 2 Waived Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
82 (tie) University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa No 2.5 Waived Yes
86(tie) Binghamton University–SUNY Binghamton, New York No n/a Recommended Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
86(tie) Indiana University–Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana No 2.3 Yes Yes
86(tie) Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin No n/a Waived Yes
86(tie) University of Denver Denver, Colorado No n/a Yes Yes
86(tie) University of San Diego San Diego, California No 3 Waived Waived
86(tie) University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma No 2.7 Recommended Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
92 (tie) Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida No 3 yes Yes
92 (tie) North Carolina State University–Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina No 2 Waived Yes
92 (tie) University of Colorado–Boulder Boulder, Colorado No n/a Waived Yes
92 (tie) University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont No 2.7 Waived Yes
96 (tie) Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania No 2.5 No Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
96 (tie) St. Louis University St. Louis, Missouri No 2.5 No Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
96 (tie) Stony Brook University–SUNY Stony Brook, New York No 3 No Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
99 (tie) Auburn University Auburn, Alabama Yes 2.5 Waived Waived
99 (tie) Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois No 2 No Waived
99 (tie) Suny College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracruse, New York No 2.5 waived Yes (instead of SAT/ACT)
99 (tie) University at Buffalo–SUNY Buffalo, New York No 2.5 No Yes

Please note: Transfer requirements for non-Member Universities may change at any time. We do not claim that this is the most up-to-date information, and students should visit the university website or speak with their transfer counselor. We do not guarantee that all credits earned in the American Access program will be accepted during the transfer process.