Apr 24, 2018  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
    
American University Catalog 2017-2018

American Access Program


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The goal of the Access program is to prepare high achieving international students for study at elite U.S. universities as transfer students. 

Access students enroll in both credit bearing and non-credit bearing courses to improve their academic profile, earning approximately 30 general education credits transferable to the second year of an undergraduate degree. Students enroll in elective coursework in the following foundation areas: STEM, Computer Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The program includes core, major, and elective courses, allowing students to pursue a wide variety of majors after completion of the program. Access students may also receive additional developmental English language support, if necessary for successful transfer to competitive U.S. universities.

Additionally, the Access program offers acculturation assistance, individualized advising, a first year experience class, dedicated tutoring services, as well as Academic Specialized Plans, providing a strong first year academic and cultural foundation.  Access offers holistic support for international students' long-term success in achieving their educational goals through completion of an undergraduate degree at U.S. colleges and universities. 

For more information, including progression standards and transfer details, contact 202-885-6986, email admissions@americanaccess.org, or go to http://access.american.edu.

Pre-Sessional English


The Pre-sessional English (PSE) Access Program is a non-degree Intensive English Program offered in partnership with the English Language and Training Academy (Undergraduate)  (ELTA) through the School of Professional & Extended Studies . PSE Access coursework includes skills and content-based language training, with academic support and advising offered through ELTA and Access. Undergraduate programs are offered at two levels: ELTA level 4 and ELTA level 5. For more information, go to http://www.access.american.edu.

Undergraduate


The undergraduate Access Program offers a three to four term Extended First Year and two to three term first year program. Students enroll in elective coursework in the following foundation areas: STEM, Computer Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Extended First Year students earn a minimum of 27 credits transferable to an undergraduate degree. First Year students earn a minimum of 24 credits transferable to an undergraduate degree. Access students are required to enroll in coursework in each semester/term, including summer. Students must comply with full-time enrollment requirements as defined through the International Student and Scholar Services. Course selection and load will be selected in consultation with advising.

Extended First Year


Electives


Complete 9 credit hours with grades of C or better from the following, including at least one General Education course and at least one major elective:

First Year


Electives


Complete 12 credit hours with grades of C or better from the following, including at least one General Education course and at least one major elective:

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