The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) has determined that The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) is eligible to proceed with an application for candidacy for accreditation within two years. A determination of eligibility is not candidacy or accreditation, nor does it indicate a likelihood of eventual accreditation. Questions about eligibility and the accreditation process should be directed to the President of the Commission.

Since enrolling its first class in 1957, the Institute for American Universities (ACM's parent organization) has served as a center for education abroad for U.S. undergraduates. It is a not-for-profit institution of higher education and issues its own transcripts.  IAU has worked with over 700 U.S. public and private colleges and universities, most of whom are familiar with the high standards of IAU programs and accept direct transfer of academic credit. Many institutional partners of IAU have NECHE accreditation, including Fairfield University, Harvard University, Boston College, Tufts University, and more.

Distinctions of the Institute for American Universities:

  • IAU is chartered as an institution of higher education by the Regents of the State University of New York.

  • IAU is recognized as an institution of higher learning by the French Ministry of the Interior, the French Ministry of Education, and Rectorat of Aix-Marseille University.

  • IAU, as a foreign host site for the College Consortium of International Studies, is subject to regular program review.

Dependent on the program, ACM offers students the option of receiving a transcript of their work from an accredited institution until ACM has been granted accreditation. Please visit the Transcripts & Schools of Record page for more detail.

ACM seeks to be fully transparent with its students and potential students concerning matters of accreditation. Questions may be directed to 800.221.2051.