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/ Details

From aerospace engineering to public health to history, the award-winning faculty at USC are leaders in their field. The university is more than a beautiful campus – USC also offers strong academics and innovative research. And the friendly and calm town of Columbia is full of what Americans call, “Southern charm.”

Did you know? U.S. News & World Report named USC one of the country’s best first-year experiences.

  • Progression GPA: 2.5*
  • SAT/ACT: Waived
  • TOEFL/IELTS: Waived

* The Progression GPA requirement applies to general admission to the university only. Program-specific exceptions may apply. The university may review students who do not meet the minimum Progression GPA requirement but is under no obligation to accept such students.

/ How it works

Your Smart Start: American Access at American University

One of the most important reasons students choose American Access is the program’s host university. Students spend their first year learning from AU’s internationally recognized faculty. All while enjoying the vibrant, global culture of Washington, DC.

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One reason I decided to come to USC was the climate — it’s like my hometown. Also, the city is safe and the people are nice. I also like the study atmosphere. In the International Accelerator Program my advisor helps me a lot. She’s like a big sister! And I can learn English faster because I am around so many Americans.