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    Jul 04, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Collegiate at American University (Undergraduate)


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The American Collegiate at American University (ACDC) program is designed to prepare international students for rigorous academic study and to transfer to an institution of higher education in the U.S. or anywhere in the world.

American Collegiate students enroll in both credit bearing and non-credit bearing courses to improve their academic profile, earning approximately 30 credits transferable to the second year of an undergraduate degree. Students enroll in elective coursework in the following foundation areas: STEM, Business, Finance, Economics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The program includes coursework in mathematics and college writing, alongside major and elective courses, preparing students to pursue a wide variety of majors after completion of the program. American Collegiate students may also receive additional developmental English language support, if necessary, for successful transfer to competitive institutions of higher education.

ACDC offers holistic support for international students’ long-term success in achieving their educational goals. Additionally, the ACDC program offers acculturation assistance, individualized advising, a first-year experience class, dedicated tutoring services, as well as specialized academic plans, providing a strong first year academic and cultural foundation.

For more information, including program completion standards and transfer details, contact 202-895-4719, email admissions.DC@americancollegiate.com or go to https://collegiate.american.edu/.

Pre-Sessional English


The Pre-Sessional English (PSE) American Collegiate 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 American Collegiate Program coursework includes skills and content-based language training, with academic support and advising offered through ELTA and ACDC. Undergraduate programs are offered at two levels: ELTA level 4 and ELTA level 5. For more information, go to https://collegiate.american.edu/.

Undergraduate


The undergraduate American Collegiate Program offers a three to four term Extended First Year and two to three term First Year, Advanced or First Year programs. Students enroll in elective coursework in the following foundation areas: STEM, 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. American Collegiate students are required to complete the Program in consecutive semesters, including summers, unless summer is the last term of the program. In that case students will take the summer term off and return in the fall. 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


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Electives (9 credit hours)


  •  Minimum 9 credit hours, including at least one major elective in consultation with Academic Advising

First Year, Advanced / First Year


Required (18 credit hours)


Complete the following with grades of C or better:

Note: Students in First Year, Advanced substitute an additional elective course for ELTA-101 .

Live, Learn, Grow


Electives (6 credit hours)


Complete a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following, including at least one major elective:

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