Our college offers students 30 credits (one year – equivalent to 60 “studiepoeng” in the Norwegian system) in the American university system as part of a US Bachelor’s Degree. ACN’s cooperative partners are the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, North Dakota, West Chester University (WCU) in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Adelphi University (AU) in Garden City, New York. ACN students who successfully complete the ACN program are guaranteed admission. In addition, with the credits gained from ACN, students can choose to apply to the university of their choice in the US.
When students successfully complete our sophomore level courses at ACN, they can be eligible for transfer to UND, WCU or AU as a Junior (third year) student. While at ACN they gain an excellent understanding of the American university system, build a network of student and faculty contacts (both Norwegian and American) and can then make a smooth transition into the university system. ACN helps students with practical and bureaucratic details so they can concentrate more on their studies and their transition will be smooth. The close cooperation with these universities enables ACN to host American professors each semester.
The vast majority of Norwegian students return to Norway to pursue careers in their area of study. Past students report that they have been stronger candidates in job interviews because of their international study experience.
In the past ACN students have received degrees in a wide range of areas, but especially popular are: Communications – Media, Broadcasting, Journalism, PR., Peace Studies, Aerospace and all area of Business. ACN students are presently working in Norway within the fields of TV, radio, schools and business – both large and small.
ACN is an important opportunity for the international students as well. American students come from all parts of the US, but primarily from the mid-west. ACN has a special appeal within the Norwegian-American community and students are often attracted because of their Norwegian heritage. We have also had students from Iran, Iraq, Bulgaria, Germany, Sweden, Cameroon, Ghana, China, Canada, Vietnam, Philippines and Bosnia. They leave Norway with a special fondness for the country, the people and the college.
All students interested in becoming a part of the ACN community are encouraged to contact us. Click here for more information about the admission requirements for Norwegian, American and International students.