Find Success with
American Access is a unique transfer
program, designed for aspirational
international students like you.
Start at a world-class university. This first-year program at American University prepares you to transfer into another highly-ranked university — the one that best fits your goals.
Adapt to U.S. university culture. You will develop the academic and cultural skills to succeed at any U.S. university. You’ll even get English-language help specific to your classes.
Find the best university for you. American Access includes one-on-one counseling and personalized support to help you select and transfer to another top university.
Transfer with confidence. American Access is the only U.S. university transfer program that guarantees acceptance to another top-100 partner school if you maintain your academic performance criteria.2
How does the American Access program work?
Your Smart Start: American Access at American University
One of the most important reasons students choose American Access is the program’s host university. Students spend their first year learning from AU’s internationally recognized faculty. All while enjoying the vibrant, global culture of Washington, DC.
The Benefits of Transferring
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. students transfer to a different university before completing their degree.3 Why? Because switching schools allows students to find the best university for them. And as an international student, transferring means you can study in different cities to experience more of the U.S.’s rich and diverse culture.
American Access offers ambitious international students the unique opportunity to begin their studies at one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. Through expert transfer counseling, students select and transition into another top institution to complete their undergraduate degree.
1 Based on U.S. News & World Report rankings.
2 Once you successfully complete the American Access program, you will be advised on applying to transfer universities. You are assured admission to at least one Affiliated University, but only if you meet the Affiliated University’s progression criteria. Please see terms and conditions for more details.
3 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.