American Collegiate is the first-year experience for you.
This unique program lets you start at the highly-ranked American University in Washington, DC. Get the academic, cultural, and English-vocabulary support necessary to succeed at competitive U.S. universities. Then transfer as an undergraduate student to the school that’s best for achieving your academic goals.
As the host institution for American Collegiate, American University (AU) offers guaranteed transfer admission to students who successfully complete the program and earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students interested in transferring to AU who do not earn at least a 3.0 GPA are still encouraged to apply for transfer admission.
The famous Smithsonian Institute includes 19 museums, all with free admission. For even more adventure, check out the International Spy Museum.
DC is all about American and international politics. With the federal government, many embassies, and global non-profit organizations all located here, there are many opportunities to learn and get involved.
Whether you call it football or soccer, DC has it (and four more professional sports teams). Prefer live music, performing arts, or inspiring lectures? DC has them, too.