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Make sure you meet the requirements to be considered for the program.

General Entry Requirements

 First Year, Advanced1  First Year  Extended First Year Pre-Sessional English (English Language and Training Academy)
GPA Requirement 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

After arrival on campus, all American Collegiate students, including those in the Pre-Sessional English program, are administered an English proficiency test. The results of this test will determine the student’s final program curriculum, which may require additional program time and increased costs.

1 Students with a 6.5+ IELTS score will be placed in advanced coursework uniquely appropriate for their language level.

Sample Curriculum

First Year Advanced and First Year students have the option to add 1 or 2 additional credit bearing semesters to their program.
Extended First Year students have the option to add 1 additional credit bearing semester to their program.

Curriculum is subject to change and may result in approximately 30 – 60 transferrable credits, depending on number of semesters taken. Students will be advised on coursework based on choice of major.

Semester 1 (Required) Credits
SPEX 062: Live, Learn, Grow
ELTA 100: Media and Culture 3
WRTG 100: College Writing 3
ELTA 160: Culture of Higher Education in the US 3
Math course 4
SPEX 130: Intercultural Understanding 3
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 (Required) Credits
WRTG 101: College Writing 3
Major electives (to be selected with academic advising, at least one course) 3
Laboratory Science 10
Computer Science
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Math course
General education course
Total Credits 16
Semester 3 (Optional) Credits
SPEX 062: Live, Learn, Grow
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 (Optional) Credits
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Total Credits 15
Semester 1 (Required) Credits
SPEX 062: Live, Learn, Grow
ELTA 160: Culture of Higher Education in the US 3
ETLA 100: Academic Writing 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Math course 4
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 (Required) Credits
WRT 100: College Writing 3
SPEX 130: Intercultural Understanding 3
Select three (3): 10
    Macroeconomics
    Macroeconomics
    Math course
    Major or general elective course
Total Credits 16
Semester 3 (Optional) Credits
SPEX 062: Live, Learn, Grow
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 (Optional) Credits
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Total Credits 15
Semester 1 (Required) Credits
SPEX 062: Live, Learn, Grow
ELTA 070: English for Academic Purposes
ETLA 072: Critical Reading Skills 
Math course  4
Total Credits 4
Semester 2 (Required) Credits
SPEX 130: Intercultural Understanding  3
ELTA 101: Academic Writing 3
ELTA 160: Culture of Higher Education in the US 3
Select two (2): 7
    Laboratory Science 
    Computer Science
    Macroeconomics
    Microeconomics
  Open elective course
Total Credits 16
Semester 3 (Required) Credits
OGIS 062: Live, Learn, Grow
WRTG 100: College Writing 3
Select four (4): 14
    Laboratory Science 
    Computer Science
    Macroeconomics
    Microeconomics
    Math sequence course
    Open elective course
Total Credits 17
Semester 4 (Optional) Credits
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Major or general elective course 3
Total Credits 15

Our Advising Framework

Our transfer counseling program provides a unique framework for you to explore both academic and transfer options. Our dedicated advisors provide you with the tools and opportunities to make the best choices possible and will personally guide you through the transfer process.

  • Activity-based sessions to help you identify what motivates you (interests, values, skills, etc.) and align these with your academic and transfer goals
  • A structure for you to make timely and informed decisions and reflect on the progress you are making

We encourage you to begin exploring options for your Collegiate year at an early stage in the program. From experience, we know students are often overwhelmed by the thousands of university options. We help you decide where to start and make sure that you keep the process going so you aren’t left behind at the end of your American Collegiate year.

We will provide you with guidance on the realistic options you have and help you explore creative opportunities based on your original thoughts around majors. Your dedicated advisor will make sure that you are aware of any prerequisites and timelines so you can not only transfer seamlessly but also graduate on time.

August

  • New Student Orientation
    • Overview of what students need to know, from academics to activities
    • Meet your advisor, Collegiate team, and your student peers
  • Meet Your Advisor
    • One-on-one meeting to discuss academic goals and review course schedule

September

  • Workshop 1: Exploring your major
  • Workshop 2: What is the right college for me?
    • Higher grades will increase the number of college choices for transfer
  • College Presentations: Partner Schools Overview
  • Meet with your advisor

October

  • Workshop 3: The ins and outs of transferring
    • Introduction of the transfer admission process
    • Students who plan to attend an American Collegiate affiliated institution do not need to worry about application submission materials and may skip workshops 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Workshop 4: Extracurricular activities
    • Boost Your College Experience and Transfer Application Enhancement
  • Meet with your advisor

November

  • Workshop 5: Preparing your application to transfer
    • Gather and organize application materials
  • Workshop 6: Writing your personal statement
    • Write the first draft of the personal statement essay
  • American Collegiate Signature Event: Greater Washington, DC, National College Fair
    • Prepare questions for prospective recruiters and attend the fair
  • Campus Visit
    • Students will visit an American Collegiate partner school
  • Meet with your advisor
    • Students meet one-on-one with their advisor to assess their academic progress and preliminary plans for transfer

December

  • Workshop 7: Composing your résumé
    • Write your résumé
    • Final draft of the personal statement essay

January

  • Winter Break
    • Complete all supplemental transfer application materials
    • Review all application materials
  • Spring Semester New Student Orientation
    • A comprehensive overview of what students need to know about academic support, advising, and student activities
    • Meet your advisor, the Collegiate team, and student peers

February

  • Workshop 8: Major exploration and the transfer admission application process
  • Workshop 9: Is my application for transfer ready to go?
    • Submit applications (deadlines vary)
  • Meet with your advisor
    • One-on-one
    • Discuss academic goals and review course schedule

March

  • Workshop 10: Personal statement essay and transfer application enhancement
  • Workshop 11: Life after American Collegiate at American University
  • Campus Visit
  • Meet with your advisor
    • Review academic progress and goals

April

  • Signature Event: Montgomery County National College Fair
  • Workshop 12: Preparing your application for transfer
  • Meet with your advisor

May

  • Workshop 13: Is my application for transfer ready to go?
    • Final review of application
    • Submit application (deadlines vary)
    • Pay enrollment deposits and other fees
    • Complete I-20 transfer documents
    • Research transfer housing options
  • Collegiate Signature Event: End of Semester and Farewell Party

This is a sample transfer advising model. Results may vary depending on student’s program, admit term, etc.