Admissions

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

Standardized Test Scores
ACM does not require ACT/SAT scores for admittance. However, students wishing to be considered for merit scholarship must have official ACT and/or SAT score reports sent to ACM.

  • ACT scores - ACM's code is 7925
  • SAT scores - ACM's code is 7611


Proof of English Language Proficiency - 
Applicants whose native language is not English, unless they have been attending an English-speaking school/university for at least 3 years, must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS English language proficiency exam of 6.5 or greater. This requirement may be waived by ACM's U.S. Office of Admissions under certain circumstances.

GRADUATE APPLICANTS

Standardized Test Scores
- For Global MBA Applicants, GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admittance but can be submitted at the time of application as supplementary documentation. However, to be considered for merit scholarships, official score reports from either or both tests are required and should be sent to ACM directly from the respective agency.

Proof of English Language Proficiency
- Applicants whose native language is not English, unless they have been attending an English-speaking school/university for at least 3 years, must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS English language proficiency exam of 6.5 or greater. This requirement may be waived by ACM's U.S. Office of Admissions under certain circumstances.

Deferrals

Accepted students may defer their enrollment for up to one year (from their original intended term of enrollment). Students who defer are required to sign the Student Deferral Form and return to ACM's Admissions Office at admisssion@acmfrance.org.

ACM reserves the right to contact the student's latest academic institution (if applicable) to confirm the student is still in good standing.  The $1,000 enrollment deposit, which will be applied to the student’s tuition, is required at time of deferral.

Academic

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Language Requirement - As part of its core curriculum, ACM students are required to enroll in 12 units - or the equivalent of - a second language including French language, literature, or culture: all students are required to complete 12 units of French, the level of which will be determined by a placement exam.

Residency Requirement - All ACM undergraduate students are required to reside in an ACM homestay for the first year of their program. Thereafter, they may continue to reside in a homestay or may choose to live independently. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Language Requirement - All students are required to take at least 6 units of French at ACM, with possible substitution of Spanish or Arabic, in consultation with a French advisor. When feasible, students are encouraged to participate in 12 credits of language and culture.  

Residency Requirement - Students in the Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) or Master of Arts in French Studies (MAFS) program must reside in an ACM homestay during their 1st semester. Thereafter, they may continue to reside in a homestay or may choose to live independently. 

Leave of Absence (LOA)

Undergraduate students withdrawing or taking a Leave of Absence (LOA) from The American College of the Mediterranean during a semester, or for a future semester, must file an Undergraduate Student Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form with the Dean, Dr. Leigh Smith.

A leave of absence is a temporary break in a student’s attendance during which s/he is considered to be continuously enrolled.

A student must request the leave of absence in writing in advance of the beginning date of the leave of absence, unless unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from doing so. If a student does not request a leave of absence within the timeframe of the maximum allowed absence he or she will be withdrawn from the program.

A leave of absence is limited to 180 calendar days in any 12-month period or one-half the published program length, whichever is shorter. Multiple leaves of absence may be permitted provided the total of the leaves does not exceed this limit.

If the leave of absence is approved the student must sign and date the leave of absence request and specify a reason for the leave. The reason must be specified in order for the institution to have a reasonable expectation of the student’s return within the timeframe of the leave of absence as requested.   The student will be withdrawn from the program if s/he does not return on the date notified to return.

The student must attest to understanding the procedures and implications for returning or failing to return to his/her course of study.

Any portion of tuition and fees that has not been utilized at the time the LOA occurs will be forwarded/applied to the term in which the student returns. The student will not be assessed any additional charges as a result of the leave of absence.

An approved leave of absence may be extended for an additional period of time provided that the extension request meets all of the above requirements, and the total length of the leave of absence does not exceed the specified limit.

Financial

REFUNDS

Please refer to ACM's Cancellation and Refund Policy for more information.

Student Grievance Procedure

When a concern occurs, the student is asked to discuss the concern directly with his/her faculty member or The American College of the Mediterranean representative the concern is with.  If a resolution cannot be reached, the student should document the concern in writing and make an appointment to speak with The American College of the Mediterranean’s College Dean, Dr. Leigh Smith. The formal written concern must state the issue and desired outcome, and should include any documentation that supports the concern. The Dean will review the written statement and any supporting documentation, gather facts, and conduct interviews, as applicable, to provide a written response to the student within fourteen (14) business days.  The Dean’s decision is final.

For grievances related to recruitment matters only, if the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.  The student must contact the State Board for further details.  The State Board address is 1400 W. Washington Street, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, phone # 602-542-5709, website address: www.azppse.gov.


Non-Discrimination

The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  ACM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.