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) 50
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) 40
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

50
minimum peArson versant™ for entry

69+, no subscore below 54

60, no subscore below 47

50, no subscore below 42

40
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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