American Collegiate Partner Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities throughout the country have partnered with American Collegiate and offer guaranteed transfer admission for students who successfully complete the American Collegiate program and earn a certain GPA. Below is a listing of the partner schools and their respective transfer requirements.

As an American Collegiate student, you are not limited to applying to partner schools, and you can apply to any college or university that accepts transfer students. You will meet regularly with your transfer advisor and receive guidance to identify your best-fit schools based on your academic interests and institutional preferences, and then you will be supported throughout the transfer application process.

For a listing of the colleges and universities that have accepted American Collegiate students to date, click here.

Known for: Top 100 National University (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Washington, DC (U.S. Capital)
Atmosphere: Suburban, 15 minute metro ride from downtown DC
Size: 7,441 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, DC, 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 Collegiate program, American University welcomes and encourages highly qualified Collegiate 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 Collegiate students.

Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Note: Guaranteed transfer admission for students who successfully complete the American Collegiate program and earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Students study in front of the Washington Monument
Known for: #97 in National Universities (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Auburn, Alabama
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 engineering 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.


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Note: Guaranteed transfer admission for students who successfully complete the American Collegiate program and earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Students on the quad at Auburn University
Known for: Named a Best National University (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Garden City, New York
Atmosphere: Small campus close to New York City
Size: Over 5,000 undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 50+ 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 Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, and Business and Education departments.

Did you know? Adelphi University was recognized as one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes in 2017.


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Students at Adelphi University
Known for: Top 100 National University (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 #88 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.


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
SAT/ACT: Waived

SUNY Binghamton
Known for: Ranked #47 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Atmosphere: Small, exclusive university in a quiet town
Size: 2,420 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.


Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
SAT/ACT: Waived

Dickinson College
Known for: #43 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Atmosphere: City; F&M’s tree-lined, 220-acre campus is located within walking distance of downtown Lancaster
Size: 2,255
Undergraduate degrees: 59 programs

Franklin and Marshall ranks #29 Most Innovated Schools (U.S. News World & Report, 2019), consistently making promising changes on campus in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, and facilities. Students can easily access downtown, a hub of culture and art, with historical buildings, art galleries, and a variety of restaurants.

Did you know? F&M has a unique residential community, like that in Harry Potter, with five College Houses. All first-year students are assigned to a house based on their interests, with an assigned faculty mentor and administrator facilitator.


Progression GPA: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Franklin and Marshall college
Known for: Named one of America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses (Travel & Leisure, 2016)
Location: Sewanee, Tennessee
Atmosphere: Rural; small community overlooking the gorgeous Tennessee Valley
Size: 1,815
Undergraduate degrees: 36+ programs

Sewanee offers international students close faculty-student relationships, robust extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and outstanding hands-on academic opportunities in research and internships. The expansive, 13,000-acre campus, known as “The Domain,” provides students with opportunities to explore the natural forests in a class setting, on their own, or attend weekly recreational events run by the university.

Did you know? Sewanee ranks #47 (tie) in National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Church at University of the South, Sewanee
Known for: #1 in International Business Programs (U.S. News & World Report)
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.


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Students in front of statue on University of South Carolina's campus
Known for: Ranked #60 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (U.S. News & World Report)
Location: Stockton, California
Atmosphere: Medium-sized city on the beautiful coast of California
Size: 3,483 undergraduate students
Undergraduate degrees: 80+ programs

According to multiple surveys, Pacific 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. University of the Pacific 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, the campus is only a 90-minute drive from exciting, diverse San Francisco.

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


Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
SAT/ACT: Waived

Students at University of the Pacific

Other Colleges & Universities

If you are interested in transferring to a non-partner college or university, your transfer advisor will help you select the best-fit transfer option for you once you successfully complete the American Collegiate program. There are over 2,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. according to the 2021 U.S News & World Reportand American Collegiate students may apply to any university that accepts transfer students. 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 Collegiate program does not guarantee admission to non-partner institutions; however, students receive guidance on applying to any school that accepts transfer students and are supported throughout the application process.