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Central to AIC's mission is the commitment to educating international students.
The following items are required for an international application to be considered complete:
The following items are optional, but may be used to demonstrate academic ability and for scholarships and/or English proficiency:
AIC's Application for Admission is available online. From start to finish, the application should only take about 20-30 minutes. Before you get started, we recommend having the contact information (including email and mailing address) for anyone writing you a letter of recommendation.
AIC requires transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts can be mailed directly to:
American International College
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
For secondary schools, AIC requires all three or four years of transcript documentation (current year only is not acceptable). An English translation is required when the transcript is not in English. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as official transcripts are presented prior to enrollment.
For post-secondary institutions, AIC requires an independent course-by-course credit evaluation. This credit evaluation is used to determine transfer credits. World Education Services (www.wes.org) provides a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation, however any independent, reputable company is accepted.
All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English Proficiency, most commonly done by taking the TOEFL. AIC's minimum qualifying score for the TOEFL is 80 iBT. If an international applicant has not demonstrated English Proficiency through qualifying TOEFL scores, he/she may contact his admissions counselor to learn about other ways of demonstrating English proficiency.
AIC requires all international students to complete a Certificate of Finance at the point of application as part of a funds verification process. This funds verification requirement helps ensure that international students can focus on their academic responsibilities while abroad, rather than worry about finances. Therefore, international students are required to demonstrate their ability to pay for AIC's first-year cost of attendance prior to acceptance.
An application will not be reviewed unless a Certificate of Finance and the accompanying bank statements have been received.
Proof of the funds listed on the Certificate of Finance comes in the form of bank statements, scholarship award letters, lines of credit, etc. All supporting financial documentation must be from the bank where the funds are located, include a date, and a conversion to U.S. dollars.
SAT/ACT scores are not required but may be used to demonstrate academic ability and for scholarships and/or English proficiency.