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Find Success with American Access

All students who successfully completed the program in 2018 received at least one offer to a Top-100 ranked institution.

Transfer Results:

  • University of Southern California (USC) – #22 National Universities
  • New York University (NYU) – #30 National Universities
  • University of Miami – #53 National Universities
  • George Washington University (GWU) – #63 National Universities
  • American University (AU) – #78 National Universities
  • EU Barcelona – #96 Best Global Universities
  • Richmond University London (international university, not ranked by U.S. News & World Report)
  • Babson College – # 1 in Entrepreneurship
  • Boston University – # 42 National Universities
  • Dickinson College – # 51 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Drexel University – # 102 National Universities
  • Emory University – # 21 National Universities
  • Macquerie University (Australia) – # 10 Best Global Universities in Australia
  • Pratt Institute
  • Royal Holloway, University of London (United Kingdom) – # 34 Best Global Universities in the United Kingdom
  • Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
  • Stony Brook University-SUNY – # 80 National Universities
  • Temple University – #106 National Universities
  • Utrecht University (Netherlands) – #2 Best Global Universities in the Netherlands
  • University of Melbourne (Australia) – #26 Best Global Universities & # 1 Best Global Universities in Australia
  • University of New South Wales (Australia) – #70 Best Global Universities & #6 Best Global Universities in Australia
  • University of Roehampton (United Kingdom)
    * Rankings based on 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings

Transfer Testimonials

Melanie

Melanie, Ecuador

Transfer University: George Washington University
”I had a lot of support with the transfer application process. For example, you may have a good idea for the admission essay, but don’t know how to portray it because you aren’t familiar with the cultural context. The writing support and guidance provided as part of the program was very helpful.”
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Mateo, Colombia

Transfer University: University of Southern California
”The American Access program at American University was both academically challenging and satisfying. It set me up to succeed and enabled me to transfer to another top 100 university in the United States.”

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: Washington, D.C (U.S. Capital)
Atmosphere: Suburban, 15 minute metro ride from downtown D.C.
Size: 7,901 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 American Access, American University (AU) offers guaranteed transfer admission to students who successfully complete the program and earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students interested in transferring to AU who do not earn at least a 3.0 GPA are still encouraged to apply for transfer admission.

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. Students who successfully complete the program and earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA are guaranteed transfer admission into AU.

Students study in front of the Washington Monument
Known for: #115 National Universities (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.

Students on the quad at Auburn University
Known for: Named a Top 100 Best Value School (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 the Business and Education departments.

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

 

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.

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 #87 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.

SUNY Binghamton
Known for: Ranked #51 National Liberal Arts College (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.

 

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.

Dickinson College
Known for: #36 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report).
Location: Lancaster, PA
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 #13 Most Innovated Schools (U.S. News World & Report, 2018), 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
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.

Franklin and Marshall college
Known for: Top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report).
Location: Sewanee, TN
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 #41 (tie) in National Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

 

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.

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.

 

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.

Students in front of statue on University of South Carolina's campus
Known for: #106 National University (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, 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.

Students at University of the Pacific

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.