ADVANCED COLLEGE CREDIT PATHWAY
The ACCP (Advanced College Credit Pathway) is a pathway program that allows senior high school or first-year college international students to earn one year of general education college credits through the Saint Louis University’s (SLU) 1818 Program at their home institution and then transfer to an ACCP Partner University as Sophomore students.
IPERC is currently accepting applications for international high schools interested in becoming part of the ACCP program. This valuable program streamlines the application process for studying in western universities and enriches the curriculum of your school. Your students will take college-level general education courses at your institution and transfer these credits to a world-renowned top university where they will enroll as a sophomore student.
ACCP ADVANTAGES FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
ACCP membership means access to all available SLU resources. Instructors and schools can access course materials, lectures, and syllabi that they may use to teach 1818 courses.
Qualified teachers from partner high schools will be recognized as adjunct professors and SLU faculty. All 1818 course instructors receive training and support from SLU. Instructors are also invited to attend development workshops to improve their skills and to ensure the high quality of the program.
21st CENTURY SKILLS
The ACCP program focuses on preparing students for success in a university setting instead of teaching to standardized tests. Students develop their academic English proficiency and soft skills through in-class participation, group discussions, presentations, etc.
ACCP students are automatically accepted to ACCP Partner Universities as Sophomores upon successful completion of the program. SAT, ACT, TOEFL scores, essays, or letters of recommendation may be waived in special circumstances.
ACCP membership helps to improve your school's ranking and quality of students. The ability to offer college-level courses and guaranteed college acceptance without standardized testing will give your school a competitive edge.
Often times, curriculums vary from school to school, making it difficult for universities to accurately evaluate students. The ACCP curriculum standards and guidelines are set by SLU and are the same program-wide, ensuring students are evaluated on more than just their GPA.
Rising seniors who meet the GPA and English requirements are admitted into the ACCP program.
Students take two semesters of SLU 1818 courses at their home institution, in addition to EAP English.
During the spring semester, students begin applying to their ACCP Partner University of choice.
ACCP Partner Universities review student applications and send out decisions
Students receive I-20 and visa and take summer courses.
With support from IPERC and SLU, students begin at an ACCP Partner University as a transfer student in the fall semester.
ACCP PARTNER UNIVERSITY
An ACCP Partner University is an elite university partnered with IPERC. ACCP Partner Universities agree to accept the credits earned by students who participate in the ACCP program and help streamline the admission process for International Students. Each member university establishes its own admission criteria, and only those students who meet these criteria will be admitted to the university. IPERC is currently accepting applications from universities in the US, U.K., Canada, and Australia to become an ACCP Partner University.
RELIABLE EVALUATION METHODS
ACCP courses and applicants are closely monitored by SLU, IPERC and ACCP members to ensure the quality of the program is maintained and all student achievements are authentic.
Due to the appeal of the program to international students, each ACCP Partner University will receive a substantial number of qualified international students through this program each year.
All ACCP courses are designed to prepare students for study in a western university setting. Students who complete the ACCP program will have the academic English proficiency and soft skills needed to be successful in college.