The American College in Spain (ACS) is the first North American University in Andalusia. Located in the town of Marbella (Málaga), the American College in Spain offers a curriculum based on the U.S. university system. Students can begin in Spain their first two years of studies by completing their general education courses required by all U.S. universities. After completion of these two years, students are transferred to a North American university (USA or any other university in Europe that offers the North American university system) where they can complete their degree: BA (Bachelor of Arts), BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) or BSc (Bachelor of Science).
Over 12,000 former students from almost 40 different nationalities have trusted in our program.
In the North American system, the students need to complete a series of general education courses during the first two years of their studies, in a wide range of disciplines, before they settle in to their definitive college degree. The USA study plan is based on a modular system known as credits, and the students are evaluated through a system of “continuous evaluation,” which allows them to know what their academic performance is at all times.
After completing the first two years (or four semesters) and their corresponding credits, students will be able to transfer to a U.S. university from where they will complete their degree. This is known as the University Transfer Program, or 2+2.
The prestige of having studied at an American university in order to gain access to the international labor market and the possibilities of obtaining further work visas in the USA, are advantages that rise increasingly among international students ever day. The USA occupies the top spot as the chosen destination for college students and the American universities are regarded as being the best in the world.
The American College in Spain facilitates access to the American university system and centers its objectives en providing its students with an education of the highest level in a setting that promotes critical thinking as a fundamental pillar of its foundation.