FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM)
What accreditation does DEREE - The American College of Greece have?
DEREE is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which accredits institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Brown and many other outstanding institutions. This means your DEREE degree will be highly regarded all around the world.
DEREE and the Open University of the United Kingdom, the largest university in the European Union have established a partnership for the purpose of degree validation. According to the EU directive governing the recognition of degrees and professional rights, degree validation will make professional rights in Greece available to graduates of DEREE's undergraduate programs.
DEREE is licensed by the Greek government as a Center of Post-Lyceum Studies.
What documents do I need to apply to DEREE?
In addition to a completed application form, which may be submitted online, applicants need:
1) One letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor of the last institution attended; a letter from private tutor is not accepted.
2) Official high school transcript(s) and diploma or Official college/university transcript(s) and catalog (if applying for transfer credits)
3) Acceptable evidence of proficiency in English:
Pearson Test of Academic English: PTE Academic
Michigan State University Certificate of English Language Proficiency (MSU - CELP)
Michigan Proficiency Certificate
Cambridge Proficiency Certificate
TOEFL (score 87 or higher on internet based)
IELTS (score 6.5 or higher)
Graduation from accredited English language high schools/institutions
If none of the above can be provided, then the candidate will have to take the English Placement Test administered by the College.
4)Certified copy of the state identification card.
5)Candidates will also attend an interview with a designated College representative
Do I need a Proficiency in English in order to be accepted?
Students who do not have a documented proficiency in English (TOEFL, GCE, IB diploma, IELTS, Proficiency Certificate Cambridge, Michigan, MSU CELP, or PTE Academic) may take DEREE's English Placement Test either before or after being admitted into the institution. Based on the results of the test, students are placed into the appropriate English course.
When can I take the English Placement Test (EPT)?
Dates for the placement test are announced before each intake period. You may find out by contacting the Admissions Office at +30 210 600 9800 ext.1254 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the content of the English Placement Test (EPT)?
It is a two hour multiple-choice computer-based test evaluating the student’s vocabulary, grammar and listening skills.
Fast Facts about DEREE
- The American College of Greece is the oldest, largest American-sponsored
university in Europe.
DEREE is like no other school of its kind. As a student, you will experience the best of U.S. higher education in the unique, international, and culturally rich setting of Athens, Greece.
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||DEREE is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC, which accredits institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Brown.
||DEREE degrees are validated by the Open University of the UK, the largest university in the EU.
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||offered yearly over 1,000, all taught in English except language courses
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||Over 127,000 volumes
Over 19,000 electronic
||10% of the student body
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||Full service office providing resume writing, mock interviews and job placement assistance.
||DEREE students can use the Olympic-quality athletic facilities free of charge. DEREE has an Olympic size swimming pool, basketball courts, track and soccer field, and fitness center.
The American College of Greece – Deree College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.