American University offers several ways for international students to enter their first year. The entry path that is best for you will depend on your academic qualifications, your English-language level, and your own personal preferences.

Have a question about a specific degree? Our admissions team would be happy to help.

General entry requirements

Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) Extended Accelerator Program (EAP) Pre-Sessional English 1 (English Language and Training Academy) Pre-Sessional English 2 (English Language and Training Academy)
GPA for Entry 3.0 (unweighted) 3.0 (unweighted) 3.0 (unweighted) 3.0 (unweighted)

All students must submit and English Language Proficiency Exam score upon application. Please click here to see the most common English Language exams and required entry scores.

Note: Many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance. Some programs may require a higher grade point average (GPA) for entry and/or progression. Make sure to check the progression requirements for any degree programs you’re interested in pursuing.

For students looking to enroll in the advanced track of the AAP, English score requirements for admission may vary.

Country-specific Entry Requirements

First, select your region, and then your home country. We’ll show you the relevant qualifications needed for students applying from your country. We’ll also tell you who your local representative is and how to contact this helpful person to learn more.

Degree Progression

Find a degree you are interested in? Learn what you need to progress from the International Accelerator into your major.
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