An honors 2+2 pathway program to great US colleges & universities
American Honors is devoted to helping accomplished students like you achieve your dreams. While we’ll challenge you academically, we will provide you with the tools and one-on-one support to succeed in academics - and in life. Our students have been accepted at Stanford, Cornell, Michigan and dozens of other top schools. Think that's aiming too high? So did they, at first.
As an American Honors international student, you may begin your undergraduate education at any of our locations with international programs. When you complete the American Honors pathway, you'll be prepared to transfer – and succeed – at a top four-year institution. Each 2-year college offers you a choice of location, range of housing options, and English language training for your first two years of study.
Download a copy of our viewbook for details on housing, tuition, pathway programs and more:
Learn about our network of 2-year colleges:
Ft. Wayne & Lafayette: Ivy Tech Community College
West Windsor: Mercer County Community College
The American Honors program is highly competitive. In fact, admission rates are comparable to those of selective 4-year colleges and universities. While we take academic achievement into consideration, we look for highly motivated students who demonstrate community involvement, leadership, volunteerism, work history and extra-curricular activities. Our admissions process is holistic, considering students’ academic and non-academic achievements, as well as their aspirations.
Most students admitted to the program have the equivalent of a 3.25+ U.S. GPA and show a record of involvement. For guidelines of what a 3.25+ U.S. GPA may equate to in your home country, click here.
Students directly admitted to the program are expected to be college-ready in math and English by their first term. This can be demonstrated through high school GPA and coursework, Advanced Placement exam scores, International Baccalaureate scores, SAT scores, or ACT scores. Note that SAT or ACT scores are not required for international applicants.
English Language Proficiency
American Honors offers international students two different types of admission to the program; direct admission and English conditional admission.
For direct admission to the American Honors program, proof of English language proficiency is required. Recommended target scores for international students are included below. If you have not yet taken an English proficiency exam, visit the links below to register.
- IELTS Band: 6.0-6.5
- TOEFL iBT: 61-93
- TOEFL pBT: 500-583
- iTEP: Level 4.5
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54-58
English Conditional Admission
For students who are academically qualified, but would like to increase their English language proficiency before enrolling may be conditionally admitted to the American Honors program. Please contact our International Admissions Office for more information: International@americanhonors.org.