A.C.E. Partner Universities and Institutions

A.C.E. Language Institutes have 'No TOEFL' agreements with the following universities and institutions for undergraduate admission. If you are academically admissible, you can complete your English language training with A.C.E. and transfer into one of these schools without taking the TOEFL. For advice on choosing an A.C.E. location, download our chart on fields of study at each host university.

Partner Locations


Universities with A.C.E. Language Institutes and Articulation Agreements
Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman, Montana
Saint Francis University (SFU), Loretto, Pennsylvania
Seattle Pacific University (SPU), Seattle, Washington
University of Rhode Island (URI), Kingston, Rhode Island

Universities and Institutions with Articulation Agreements Only

The Art Institutes, 15 campuses nationwide

The Art Institutes and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

    Student Benefits:

  • The Art Institutes agrees to recognize the English proficiency of diploma, associate degree, and undergraduate degree applicants who have completed Level 5 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • The Art Institutes agrees to recognize the English proficiency of graduate applicants who have completed Level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to The Art Institutes is assured upon completion of Level 5 or Level 6. No TOEFL or IELTS is required!
  • The Art Institutes is the largest applied art system of schools in the world. There are more than 50 campuses in US and Canada.
    • Offers programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary Arts.
    • Feature campuses for international students: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Orange County, San Diego, Silicon Valley, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
    • Please contact AI International Department for a full list of AI campus locations.
    • Designated scholarships for international students.

Visit the AI Admissions website or email AI International Department for more information

Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington

Bastyr University and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from the A.C.E. Language Institute.

    Student Benefits:

  • Transfer from A.C.E. to Bastyr University is assured upon completion of Level 6. Begin at any A.C.E. Language Institute and then transfer to an exciting program at Bastyr University.
  • Bastyr University agrees to recognize the English Proficiency of undergraduate and graduate applicants who have completed level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program.
  • Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine such as naturopathy and nutrition.

Visit Bastyr Information for International Students for more information.

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • Concordia College agrees to recognize the English proficiency of undergraduate applicants who have completed Level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to Concordia College is assured upon completion of Level 6. No TOEFL or IELTS is required!
  • Located in Moorhead, Minnesota, a warm and welcoming community of 208,000 people, Concordia College offers high quality academic programs in more than 60 majors. Our undergraduate Offutt School of Business is the largest academic area and moved into our new, purpose-built facility in January 2013. Other highly regarded and popular majors include Music, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Global Studies, Education, Physics, and many more. Concordia's enrollment is 2,600 students including 117 International Students from 35 different countries.
  • Concordia is a winner of the NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, and our International Programs can be ranked in the Top 25 in USA.

Visit the Concordia College International Student Admissions for more information.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from the A.C.E. Language Institute.

Student Benefits:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona agrees to recognize the English Proficiency of students who have completed level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the academic qualifications, transfer from A.C.E. to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona is assured upon completion of Level 6. Begin at any A.C.E. Language Institute and then transfer to a variety of programs focused on aviation, aerospace, engineering, business administration, applied meteorology, global security and intelligence, and safety to name a few.
  • Located in Prescott, Arizona, the campus is less than 2 hours from the Phoenix metropolitan area. Prescott's climate offers exceptional year-round flying conditions and caters to an active, outdoor lifestyle.

Visit Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University International Student Admissions for more information.

King’s Schools, Seattle, Washington

King’s Schools in Seattle, Washington, and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • King’s School agrees to recognize the English proficiency of applicants for secondary school grades 9-12 who have completed Level 5 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location. Applicants to A.C.E. should be at least age 16 at the time of entering the A.C.E. program (i.e. born in at least 1998 for entry in 2014).
  • For students who meet all other regular admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to King’s School is assured upon completion of Level 5. No TOEFL or IELTS is required!
  • King’s School is a private institution offering pre-school through grade 12 students a well-rounded educational experience in a nurturing, Christian-centered environment. Students enjoy high quality academic preparation, co-curricular programs, award winning sports, fine arts and more.
  • Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, the campus is set on 56 park-like acres with beautiful English-Tudor brick buildings.

Visit the King’s Schools International Student Admissions for more information.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM) agrees to recognize the English proficiency of undergraduate applicants who have completed Level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to Minnesota State University, Moorhead is assured upon completion of Level 6. No TOEFL or IELTS is required!
  • International students are automatically eligible for a variety of scholarships; learn more about how to apply.
  • Popular programs include business, biological sciences, graphic communications, mass communications, computer science, health services, theater and film studies.
  • The Engineering Dual Degree program gives students a distinctly competitive advantage: 2 degrees from 2 institutions in 5 years.
  • MSUM has had more Higher Carnegie Foundation State Professors of the year than any other higher education institution in Minnesota or any other neighboring state.
  • Moorhead offers a small town atmosphere with metropolitan amenities.

Visit the MSUM International Admissions page for more information.

South Seattle College, Seattle, Washington

South Seattle College (SSC) and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • Academically qualified students may transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to South Seattle College (SSC) upon completion of A.C.E. Level 5.
  • South Seattle College (SSC) agrees to recognize the English Proficiency of students who have completed level 5 of the A.C.E. intensive program. No TOEFL is required.
  • Students will take a placement test at SSC on arrival to determine if supplemental writing courses will be required.
  • SSC is a 2-year, state funded college, fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. SSC has over 7,000 students and three campus locations representing nearly 100 different cultures and 25 different countries. Located in beautiful West Seattle, just minutes from Alki Beach and downtown Seattle, SSC offers a panoramic view of the city skyline, Puget Sound waterfront and Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

Visit the South Seattle College international student page for more information.

Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • Tennessee Tech University agrees to recognize the English proficiency of undergraduate applicants who have completed Level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to Tennessee Tech University is assured upon completion of Level 6.
  • Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, the campus offers a combination of both rural and urban living, only about an hour from three of the state's biggest metro areas - Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
  • A university that the Princeton Review consistently calls one of the best in the Southeast, Tennessee Tech offers students the true college experience. Tennessee Tech University is engaged in scholarly activity, especially basic and applied research, creative endeavors, and public service, with special emphasis on community and economic development. The University supports student participation in a broad array of extracurricular activities as an integral component of its commitment to student life and success.

Visit the Tennessee Tech International Admissions page for more information.

Texas Wesleyan University, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Wesleyan University in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • Texas Wesleyan University agrees to recognize the English proficiency of undergraduate and graduate applicants who have completed Level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to Texas Wesleyan University is assured upon completion of Level 6. No TOEFL or IELTS is required!
  • Texas Wesleyan University does not require application fees or impose deadlines on A.C.E. applicants.
  • Texas Wesleyan University is a private, affordable university on a safe, small campus just 7 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and 30 minutes from downtown Dallas, Texas. With a focus in forensic accounting, management, finance, business, and computer science, Texas Wesleyan University is where motivated students prepare for graduate school and leadership in professional careers.
  • Conditional admission program available for all graduate programs, including MBA applicants.
    http://txwes.edu/admissions/apply-now/graduate/business/

Visit the Texas Wesleyan University International Admissions page for more information.

University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Seattle, Washington

Begin your studies at any A.C.E. Language Institute location and then apply for a Certificate Program in Business at the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Downtown Program, with the chance to apply for an Internship with a local company arranged by the University of Washington. After completion of A.C.E. Level 5, students can apply for one of three certificate options with no TOEFL required.

Student Benefits:

  • Business for International Professionals a 6-month certificate program, provides a better understanding of trade, marketing, law and finance in the competitive, global environment. Develop superior communication and negotiation skills by improving your English and building your business vocabulary. Study strategic marketing and learn techniques that increase your competitive edge. Explore product distribution options and e-commerce opportunities.
  • Fundamentals of Project Management a 3-month certificate program, explores the core principles of project management. Investigate case studies and participate in teams to study risk management, effective communication, costs, scheduling and more. Learn to effectively lead a project and apply planning tools and principles to real world examples.
  • Intensive Business English Program (IBEP) a 10-week certificate program, uses the resources of the city to increase your fluency and pronunciation in business situations (social interactions, transactions and negotiations, meetings, telephone conversations, presentations) and knowledge of business terminology. Improve your written business communication skills (letters, faxes, reports, e-mail) and awareness of the business environment in the United States, including knowledge of business technologies, such as the Web and Web-related business concepts.
  • Transfer from A.C.E. to UW Professional & Continuing Education upon completion of Level 5. Enjoy the low cost, personal service, and beautiful campus atmosphere at A.C.E.'s Language Institute on the Seattle Pacific University Campus and then apply for an exciting Business Certificate Program at the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education.
  • University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education agrees to recognize the English Proficiency of students who have completed Level 5 of the A.C.E. Intensive English Program. A.C.E. students who have completed Level 5 can apply to these three Certificate Programs in Business without taking the TOEFL.
  • The close proximity A.C.E. Language Institute on the SPU campus and UW Professional & Continuing Education means that a student can keep the same home-stay or living arrangements throughout his or her course of study.
  • University of Washington, Seattle's premier public university, is a nationally recognized university with a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence. UW Professional & Continuing Education Business Certificate Programs are designed for the international student who wants the Business English Skills and (if qualified) the practical work experience through an arranged internship before resuming a career.
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and A.C.E. have signed an articulation agreement to enable qualified international students to smoothly transition from A.C.E. Language Institutes.

Student Benefits:

  • Westminster College agrees to recognize the English proficiency of undergraduate applicants who have completed Level 6 of the A.C.E. intensive program at any institute location.
  • For students who meet the admission qualifications, transfer from any A.C.E. Language Institute to Westminster College is assured upon completion of Level 6. No TOEFL or IELTS is required!
  • Westminster College offers a comprehensive range of academic degree programs including accounting, aviation management, environmental studies, finance, international business, music, neuroscience, psychology, and public health- among many others. Each degree program incorporates opportunities for participation and practical experience. Westminster classes are small, and our professors provide our students with lots of individual attention.
  • The Westminster campus is friendly and welcoming to international students. As a small college, our international students have many chances to make friends with American and other international students. Our campus is located in Salt Lake City and is within walking distance to the movies, restaurants, and shopping - and is a short drive to outdoor recreation in the desert and the mountains.

Visit the Westminster College International Admissions page for more information.

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