First-Year Applicants

Our application process is designed to help us learn as much about you as we can. Of course, we evaluate your high school coursework, grades, and standardized test scores. But we’re equally interested in your activities, personal statement, and letters of recommendations. Because we understand that you’re more than transcripts and test scores.

First-Year FAQs

How to apply

You can apply to AIC online or you can print and mail a paper application to us here:

American International College
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

What you’ll need to apply:

Official high school transcript

We won’t review your application without an official transcript. If you were home-schooled or don’t have a traditional transcript, please contact an admissions counselor at admissions@aic.edu or 413.205.3201 for help.

Standardized test scores (optional)

AIC is now a test optional college. Not submitting standardized test scores will not count against your application. If, however, you are satisfied with your standardized test scores and believe they are a good representation of your academic achievement, then we are happy to consider them as part of your application.

SAT test code: 3002

ACT test code: 1772

Letter of recommendation (optional)

A letter of recommendation is optional but is a good way for us to learn more about you. You can submit more than one, but the number of letters doesn’t factor into our decision-making process. Instead, we look at what people say about you and your ability to be successful in college.

Personal statement (optional)

Personal statements are also optional, but they’re a great way to tell your story first hand and help us learn about your passions, interests, and goals. If you’re worried about your GPA or test scores, or have had a personal experience that impacted your academics, a personal statement can give us the bigger picture.

English proficiency

If English isn’t your native language, you need to demonstrate English proficiency, most commonly through a test such as the TOEFL. Our minimum qualifying score for the TOEFL is 80 iBT.

Activities summary

We like to know what you do outside the classroom. This is your chance to highlight special skills or talents, interesting experiences and personal accomplishments.

Personal interviews

We offer optional on-campus interviews in the fall on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, because of the large number of applicants, we can’t interview everyone. Rest assured, having an interview does not affect our admissions decisions.

Request an Interview

International Applicants

AIC was founded to give French Canadian immigrants to the U.S. a comfortable place to learn. More than 130 years later, we’re still committed to providing a positive learning environment for all international students.

Please visit the Office of International Student Life for more information on getting help with problems concerning your immigration status, social and personal adjustment to life in the United States and other personal matters and concerns.

How to apply

You can apply to AIC online or you can print and mail a paper application to us here:

American International College
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

What you’ll need to apply

Secondary school transcripts
We require a transcript(s) for each year of your secondary and post-secondary education. If your transcript isn’t in English, a translation is required. You can apply using unofficial transcripts, as long as you submit official transcripts prior to enrolling.

Send transcripts to:

American International College
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
United States

Course-by-course credit evaluation
For post-secondary institutions, we need a course-by-course credit evaluation from an independent, reputable company such as World Education Services to determine transfer credits.
English proficiency
If English isn’t your native language, you need to demonstrate English proficiency, most commonly through a test such as the TOEFL. Our minimum qualifying score for the TOEFL is 80 iBT. If you don’t have a qualifying TOEFL score, please contact an admissions counselor at admissions@aic.edu or 413.205.3201 to learn about other ways to demonstrate English proficiency.
SAT/ACT scores and letter of recommendation (optional)
These items are not required but you can use them to demonstrate your academic ability and/or English proficiency.

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