undergraduate Accelerator

Entry Requirements

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.

 
Minimum gpa for entry

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

3.0

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

3.0
EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)
3.0
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)3.0
minimum ielts™ for entry

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

6.5+, no subscore below 6.0

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

6.0+, no subscore below 5.5
EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)

5.5+, no subscore below 5.0

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)4.5
minimum toefl® for entry

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

80+, no subscore below 18

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

74, no subscore below 16
EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)

68, no subscore below 14

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)59
minimum peArson versant™ for entry

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

69+, no subscore below 54

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

60, no subscore below 47
EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)

50, no subscore below 42

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)44
minimum password for entry

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

6.5+, no subscore below 6.0

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

6.0, no subscore below 5.5
EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)

5.5, no subscore below 5.0

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)4.5
other standardized tests required

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

None

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

None
EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)

None

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)None
 

INTEGRATED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(IAP)

ACAMEDIC ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(AAP)

EXTENDED ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
(EAP)
PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH (English LangUage and Training Academy)
Minimum gpa for entry 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
minimum ielts™ for entry

6.5+, no subscore below 6.0

6.0+, no subscore below 5.5

5.5+, no subscore below 5.0

4.5
minimum toefl® for entry

80+, no subscore below 18

74, no subscore below 16

68, no subscore below 14

59
minimum peArson versant™ for entry

69+, no subscore below 54

60, no subscore below 47

50, no subscore below 42

44
minimum password for entry

6.5+, no subscore below 6.0

6.0, no subscore below 5.5

5.5, no subscore below 5.0

4.5
other standardized tests required

None

None

None

None

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.

All students will take an English language assessment test during their orientation. This test is the primary means for final placement and could vary from the preliminary placement identified on your offer letter. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees.

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3. Requirements for Brazil:

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Successful graduation of year 12 and completion of college preparatory curriculum 3.0
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Certificado de Habilitações Literárias 14
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Year 12 certificates, grades and certificates vary by state and territory. B/70%
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Tawjahiya Secondary School Certificate and General Certificate of Secondary Education

60%
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Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
50-59%
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Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education SC, FD or B Avg
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Certificado de Ensino Medio or Certificado de Tecnico de Nivel Medio 8/10
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Brunei-Cambridge Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

BO Level B

Second Class Lower

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Baccalauréat 70%
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Grade average will be assessed according to provincial variations and admission requirements for the program of study 73%
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Earned an upper middle School Graduation Certificate with Huikao 80%
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Licencia de Educacion Media 5.9
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Bachiller or Bachillerato ot Titulo de Bechiller Academico 8/10
3.75/5
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Bachillerato or Titulo de Bachiller 8/10
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Thanaweya a'Amma or General Secondary Education Certificate with a 64% or pass 70%
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Fiji School Leaving Certificate and Form 7 Certificate  5 Avg
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Baccalauréat Général 12
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Equivalent UCAS points in a combination of AS and A level results 240
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Five college preparatory subjects passed; students must also show transcripts demonstrating a minimum of eleven years of education and meet the minimum age requirement of the university N/A
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Completion with an overall average or subject score in each subject 33/5.0
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West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) B3
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Attestation De Reussite Et Releve De Notes 14/20
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HKDSE – Category A: Senior secondary subjects Min of 4: (four core subjects with one add’l subject)
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Secondary School Certificate exam (SSC - 10) and Higher Secondary Certificate exam (HSC -12)

55%
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Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas (SMA) in five academic subjects

7
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Peesh-daneshgahii Diplome (Pre-University Diploma) 14
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Teudat Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate) with minimum 4 units Math, 4 units English 
85%
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Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 4
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Tawjihi-Academic (General Secondary Education Certificate) 70%
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Attestat 4
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Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) B-/8
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Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate) with an average weighted rank 3 (rank)
Korean GED 85%
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Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A’ama (Secondary School Diploma) with an average in academic courses 80%
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Baccalaureat II 14.6 or higher
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Senior Secondary Certificate 60% or 12 or higher
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SPM Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Certificate of Education) na
UEC (Unified Education Certificate) na
STPM Sijil Tinggi Perekolahan Malaysia (Advanced Certificate of Education) B-
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See GCE criteria GCE
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Certificado de Bachillerato (Baccalaureate Certificate) 8
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School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) after 12 years 83/B
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See IB or IGCSE credential --
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Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 45% (second division) or higher

50%
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West African School Certificate or Nigerian Exam Council Exam (NECO), with a minimum score in five subjects B3
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Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) 80%

 

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Secondary School Certificate (SSC) & Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 45%
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Diploma de Bachiller/Diploma de Educación Media

4.0 / 90%
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Bachillerato Academic or Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa 13/20
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High School Diploma 85% / B
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Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari (General Secondary School Certificate) 70%

 

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Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii (Certificate of [Complete] General Secondary Education) 4
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Shahadat Al-Marhat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Education Secondary Certificate) in the Natural Sciences track 80%
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O Level with five academic subjects   na
A Level with three subjects  B
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Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement C / 60%
   
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O Levels with 5 subject passes na
A Levels with passes in 3 subjects

B/65%

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Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola (Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with five academic subjects VG-G / 70%
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Senior High School Diploma or certificate of graduation 70%
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Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) D/4
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Mathayom VI (Secondary) Certificate/M6 70% / (3.0)
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Lise Diplomasi (Secondary School [Lyceum] Diploma) 3 /55%
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Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate) 80%
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Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required B5
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Attestat Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate 4/5 or 8/12
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See GCE criteria GCE
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Baccalaureat II (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong or Bang Tot Nghiep Bo Tuch Van Hoa) 7
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Completion with a minimum of 5 subjects B3
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Zambian School Certificate Examination with five subjects B4
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Zimbabwe School Certificate with five subjects passed B
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