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Program Overviews & Admissions Information for International Applicants
The American Honors and American Success programs provide students with the academic preparation, personalized support, and community of top faculty and peers they need to earn a bachelor's degree from a leading US university.
American Honors is a selective honors program offered at 2-year colleges across the US. American Honors students are more competitive candidates for transfer to—and graduate from— leading US universities.
Learn more about the American Honors program.
American Honors High School Completion
In the American Honors High School Completion program, classes count toward students earning both their high school diploma and their associate degree from the college.
Learn more about the American Honors High School Completion program.
For international students who need additional academic and/or English support, American Success provides the supplemental preparation to ensure a successful transfer to a US university.
Learn more about the benefits of the American Success Program.
Being in American Honors has been a tremendous boost to my leadership, communication, and team-building skills. I've been given an opportunity to do more than I ever expected.Yousif, AH Student
Start at a two-year college then transfer to a leading US university.
Click below to download each program location viewbook for more details on housing, tuition, and pathway options.
Download the full International Program Viewbook.
In my country, the teachers just talk and you take notes. Here, they ask you questions and make you work in discussion groups. It's really exciting-I love it! Khanh, AH Student
Transfer Support from Start to Finish
American Honors and American Success students work closely with their advisors to successfully apply, gain admission, and transfer credits to their university. Additionally, American Honors students enjoy unique access to our National Transfer Network, the only one of its kind in the US. Graduates may apply to a combination of in- and out-of- network universities. Some American Honors network participants offer benefits that include but are not limited to, fee waivers or conditional acceptance.
*American Honors international transfer results as of Spring 2016
of international students who completed the program applied to three or more four-year institutions
of international students who completed the program were admitted to a four-year institution
of international students who applied to a top 100 university were admitted
Admissions Process & Support
After starting an application to American Honors or American Success, an Admissions Officer will be assigned to help the student through the application process. Learn more about the American Honors application process.
Our admissions process considers students' academic and non-academic achievements, English language proficiency, as well as their aspirations. Students admitted to our programs have strong academic records and show a history of involvement. For localized academic qualifications for the American Honors and American Success programs by country, click here.
Students directly admitted to American Honors programs are expected to be college-ready in math and English by their first term. This can be demonstrated through high school academic marks and coursework, Advanced Placement exam scores, International Baccalaureate or other standardized exams. For international students who need additional academic and/or English support, American Success provides the supplemental preparation to ensure successful transfer to a US university. Note that SAT or ACT scores are not required for international applicants.
International Support Services
After being accepted to the American Honors or American Success program, students will receive support from a personal Admissions Officer to help with the transition to the US. Admissions Officers will provide detailed pre-arrival instructions that will guide students through the process of applying for a student visa, booking housing, traveling to the US, and an overview of what to expect upon arrival on campus.
Partners, Students, and Parents
For detailed resources and brochures about our programs and locations, please visit our resource library for recruiters, students, and parents.