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University partnerships

Your Bridge to College

Many of our students are college-bound, and ASC English has established relationships with several two and four-year colleges and universities in the Boston area. See the descriptions of our partner schools below and follow their links to learn more about their academic programs and services for international students.

Northeastern University

Quincy College

Northeastern University is a large, global, private research university well located in both the arts district and the biomedical research corridor of Boston. It is the city’s largest research university, enrolling approximately 16,000 undergraduate and 6,000 full-time graduate students.

Northeastern University Quick Facts:

*Diverse student body-more than 20% (6,346) international students

*One of the world’s leading research universities

*Ranked among the top National Universities by US News & World Report

*Ranked 8 th in the US for International Business

Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accredited by AACSB and, in parallel with the university, has achieved a substantial record of recognition and growth over the recent past. The school enrolls more than 3,500 undergraduate students and 2,200 part-time graduate students, and is distinguished by strong corporate partnerships that support experience-based learning programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels.

The Graduate Certificate for Advanced Study in Management is a unique opportunity for International students to study in Boston for eight months and earn 15 MBA-level graduate credits at Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business, a premier research university located in the heart of Boston, MA.

D’Amore-McKim allows ASC students to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Management Program after completing ASC’s Level 5 ESL course. Through the Graduate Certificate Program students earn 15 graduate level credits and upon completion of the certificate can receive one year of OPT (optional practical training). Credits from this program could potentially be applied to another degree program. The combination of work / study with at Northeastern helps students build opportunities that develop and shape their professional and educational careers.

Quincy College

Quincy College

As an open access institution which encourages academic achievement, diversity, economic opportunity and lifelong learning, Quincy College facilitates valuable learning relationships with students whose educational and professional futures might otherwise remain unrealized. Quincy College offers Associate’s, nursing, and certificate programs.

Students who complete ASC’s Level 4 course meet Quincy College’s English proficiency requirement and may be admitted without a TOEFL score. (ISS)

Boston Architectural College

Boston Architectural College

The BAC distinguishes itself as the only college or university among the several hundred programs in design that requires its students to complete academic coursework while simultaneously acquiring vital professional skills and expertise in their field. As a result, BAC students are exceptionally competitive in the marketplace upon graduation.

Why Study at the BAC?

· 86% of BAC graduates are already employed in the design field on the day they graduate.

· 91% of BAC classes have fewer than 20 students.

· The BAC’s open admissions policy makes an excellent design education accessible to a diverse group of talented students.

· The BAC’s faculty is made up of more than 300 experienced, practicing professionals with deep ties to Boston’s design community.

· The College’s urban campus in the heart of downtown Boston is surrounded by inspiring architecture, museums, performance venues, historical sites, and universities.

· The BAC has a strong global alumni network with connections to the top architecture and design firms.

· The BAC’s campus is equipped with state of the art technologies.

· Each semester, the College hosts a lecture series and exhibitions featuring distinguished design professionals from around the world.

· The College’s dedicated staff in career resources and support services are available to work with you throughout your studies.

· International students on an F-1 visa are eligible to work while studying in the U.S.

After completing ASC’s Level 5 ESL class, ASC students can apply to BAC without the TOEFL exam.

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Insitute of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (est. 1908) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of engineering and industrial technologies. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is the only two-year technical college in MA. They are located in the vibrant and historic South End of Boston, at 41 Berkeley Street. 90% of BFIT’s graduates secure employment in their field or go on to continue their education.

BFIT offers 2 Bachelor Degree programs (four-year programs) in Automotive Management and Health Information Technology, as well as Associate Degree programs (two-year programs) in Automotive Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Building Technology and Design, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Construction Management, Electrical Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Health Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Opticianry, Technology Business and Management.

After completing ASC’s Level 4 ESL class, ASC students can apply to BFIT without the TOEFL exam.

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University

Opportunity and excellence have defined the Bridgewater State University experience since it first opened its doors in 1840. BSU offers exceptional educational opportunities, a beautiful campus in a safe community, and passionate and caring professors at a surprisingly affordable price. BSU is a thriving, growing institution with a diverse student body and a university-wide commitment to their success through our outstanding Undergraduate Research programs, internship programs, and service-learning opportunities. Student engagement, hands-on learning, and social responsibility in a connected world are all central to BSU educational philosophy.

We are home to students from more than 30 countries and growing, and in 2013, BSU opened its Global Village, a Residential Learning Community where international and American students create a dynamic living and learning environment. And our International Scholar and Student Services provides support, programming, and activities to all members of our international community.

  • 31 undergraduate majors and nearly 80 graduate degree and certificate programs
  • Ranked as one of the “Thirty Most Attractive Yet Affordable Universities” in the United States
  • Great access to Boston—only 40 minutes away with a T-stop on campus—and Providence
  • Tenth largest university in Massachusetts, public or private
  • Highest first-time Certified Public Accountant exam pass of any university in Massachusetts
  • BSU Special Education program ranked #6 in the United States
  • BSU Career Services ranked #17 in the United States
  • Undergraduate research programs ranked #57 in the United States by the Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Over $400 million in recent building and facilities improvements
  • Bridgewater is a safe, welcoming campus and community

ASC students can apply for admission without a TOEFL score to Bridgewater State University after completing Level 5 ESL or, for graduate programs, Level 6 ESL. Otherwise, required TOEFL scores are 61 for undergraduate and 79 for graduate programs.

Cambridge College

Cambridge College

Learning at Cambridge College takes place in an atmosphere of true diversity, where students support each other in a collaborative learning process that respects their needs and values, their prior learning, and life experiences. The College’s innovative adult-centered learning model links theory and practice, helping students to acquire the academic credentials they seek, enrich their lives and careers, and become leaders in their communities. Cambridge College programs range from Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for educators, counselors, managers, and human service providers, to Doctoral programs in educational leadership.

Students who complete ASC’s Level 5 course meet Cambridge College’s English proficiency requirement and may be admitted without a TOEFL score. (ISO)

Lasell College

Lasell College

Lasell College is located in Newton, Massachusetts-within eight miles of downtown Boston. They are known for helping students make the connection between classroom lessons and real life through hands-on activities such as internships, practicum, service learning, and meaningful projects. Lasell College offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Lasell has a mission to engage students—and challenge students to apply what they learn through a host of creative initiatives on campus, in our community, and among the cultural, health care, and business opportunities of nearby Boston.

Did you know that 100% of Lasell students undertake an internship in their field of study? Lasell also offers majors that are SACM approved.

ASC students can be accepted to Lasell College without TOEFL as long as they complete ASC’s Level 5 ESL course.

Lesley University

Lesley University

Lesley University focuses on experiential learning and close collaboration between students and faculty, and providing their students the foundation to create a positive impact in their communities. With 20 undergraduate majors and 80+ advanced degree programs, Lesley is a university with many exciting options. Lesley even has established specialized programs in Expressive Arts Therapies, Integrated Teaching through the Arts, and an Urban Environmental Leadership program to foster sustainability. Lesley is a national leader in quality teacher preparation. They have twice as many education graduates than any other private institution in New England, and they are one of the largest U.S. providers of graduate programs for educators.

Through enrolling in ASC and completing Level 5 ESL language courses, ASC students are able to receive acceptance to Lesley University TOEFL free.

Merrimack College

Merrimack College

Merrimack College is a selective, independent college in the Catholic, Augustinian tradition whose mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives. Merrimack’s community is committed to scholarship and service to others, and provides students myriad opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially and ethically. Our dedication to the Augustinian values of hospitality, community and the pursuit of truth will make you feel right at home as you explore the world and gain the experiences you need to chart your future.

The college offers undergraduate degrees from the five colleges:

  • Business
  • Education & Social Policy
  • Health Sciences
  • Science & Engineering
  • Liberal Arts

Throughout the curriculum, students can take advantage of hands-on opportunities including cooperative education and internships, research with faculty, study abroad and service learning. And because our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts, graduates are prepared to be imaginative, analytical, aware of trends and historical perspectives, clear-thinking and adaptable to changes in their career.

It also offers more than 20 Graduate Degrees and a range of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

By the Numbers

  • More than 3,300 full-time undergraduates and 700 graduate students representing 34 states and 32 countries.
  • 100-plus academic programs.
  • 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio.
  • Strong cooperative education program for all majors, study abroad, internships and career services programs.
  • Just 25 miles north of Boston.
  • 75 percent of students live on campus.
  • More than 50 student clubs and activities.
  • 95% career outcomes rate of 2016 graduates after nine months
  • NCAA Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey, and 22 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports.

ASC Students can apply to Merrimack College for their undergraduate programs after completing level 5 ESL or graduate programs after completing level 6 ESL.

Middlesex Community College

Middlesex College

Middlesex Community College (MCC) is one of the largest community colleges in Massachusetts. Located only 25 miles from Boston, Middlesex is an ideal place for students from other countries to begin their educational experience in the United States. International students from all over the world choose MCC because of its affordable tuition, small class sizes, dedicated faculty and staff, and the numerous transfer agreements with U.S. colleges and universities. Our transfer agreements with both public and private universities ensure a smooth transition to your bachelor’s degree. MCC is committed to assisting international students from all over the world achieve their academic goals. We look forward to welcoming you to Middlesex – a great place to begin your future!

While ASC does not currently have a formal, written conditional acceptance agreement with Middlesex CC, we work closely with the school to prepare our students for the academic challenges they will face when attending full-time courses there. Middlesex Community College also attends ASC’s College Fairs to recruit prospective students. (ISS)

Southern New Hampshire University

South New Hampshire University

No matter where you’re from, SNHU can help you go places. SNHU welcomes students from around the world – our student body includes 700 students from more than 65 countries, and many of our faculty have worked or studied overseas. SNHU offers more than one hundred undergraduate degree programs in business, education, hospitality and the liberal arts. Outside of class, you’ll have access to all the resources you need – engaged faculty, an outstanding library and excellent career development services. Our application process is simple. For example, there are no deadlines or application fees. Come experience Southern New Hampshire. We’re ready to help you go places.

Students who complete ASC’s Level 5 course meet SNHU’s English proficiency requirements and may be admitted to Southern New Hampshire University without a TOEFL score. (ISS)

MassBay Community College

MassBay Community College

MassBay Community College provides a student-centered learning environment, in which a diverse student body explores, develops, and achieves educational goals. It serves many of the economic and cultural needs of the communities in which the College operates. MassBay CC Also advances business, education, public service, and health care by emphasizing technology and by offering strong transfer programs in business, science, and the liberal arts. MassBay offers numerous programs of study including Associate degrees, Certificate programs, and Corporate & Community Education.

While ASC does not currently have a formal, written conditional acceptance agreement with MassBay, we work closely with the school to prepare our students for the academic challenges they will face when attending full-time courses there. MassBay Community College also attends ASC’s College Fairs to recruit prospective students

Wentworth Institute of Technology


Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career focused education through 17 Bachelor’s Degree programs. Wentworth’s academic offerings are rigorous, relevant, and experiential. Our programs emphasize both curricular and extracurricular learning, enabling students from different majors to collaborate on complex projects – just as they would in the real world.

Every student must complete two semesters of cooperative learning experiences (co-ops), where they apply classroom knowledge in real-world environments. Through co-ops, students learn to produce in actual, unpredictable work situations. Wentworth provides opportunities for students to identify and fulfill technical, societal, and economic needs with innovative ideas and solutions that the world has never seen before. Wentworth collaborates with a host of universities, corporations, and community partners on a wide range of projects. These opportunities provide students with hands-on experience as well as important professional connections.

At Wentworth, you will enjoy the best of both worlds: small college comforts and big city excitement. The campus is conveniently located within a world-class center of technology, business, and culture. Some of the most respected institutions of higher learning, medicine, and finance are based in Boston and as a Wentworth student, you will be encouraged to learn from all Boston has to offer.

Students who complete ASC’s Level 5 course may be admitted to Wentworth Institute of Technology without a TOEFL score.