American Education in Spain fully recognized

Start your American High School, continue the first 2 years of university in Marbella, and then transfer to the US (or any other American University in the world) to obtain a degree from an accredited American university.

Advantages of the American Education System

Dynamic and interactive classes, world-renowned and distinguished degrees, flexible and personalized education, ease of combining studies and sports... In addition, students will find an international, diverse and inclusive environment that will make them live a full and enriching experience.

Why study at The American College in Spain?

25 years of experience and more than 12,000 students endorse the success of our program.

The success of the American Education System

A high school diploma and degree from an American university is a great way to gain access into the workplace worldwide.

Flexibility & Fluidity

The university system of the USA is well known for its flexibility in many aspects. The process has an added advantage because it helps students gradually adapt to the American language, method of learning, and culture.


Welcome to
The American College in Spain

The American College in Spain (ACS) is the first North American High School & University in Andalusia. Located in the town of Marbella (Málaga) since 2013, The American College in Spain offers a curriculum based on the U.S. education system. 


Students can complete in Spain the 4 years of High School and then begin their first 2 years of University by completing their general education courses required by all U.S. universities. Upon completion of those 2 years of college, students receive the "Associate of Arts Degree" diploma from Broward College, which is recognized and accepted worldwide.


After that, students could transfer to a North American university (USA or any other university in Europe or the world that offers the North American university system: Madrid, Paris, London...) where they can complete their degree and obtain their 4 years diploma: BA (Bachelor of Arts), BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) or BSc (Bachelor of Science).

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We understand that the current situation may be a bit of a challenge for our students, but we are confident that they are capable of adapting to the new way of doing things.

At The American College in Spain, we have taken all the necessary and obligatory sanitary measures to guarantee the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. These include protective screens on each desk, compulsory use of masks, hydrogels on every class, temperature taken every morning and handwashing several times a day as well as social distancing and ventilation of all spaces.

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Programs Offered

Students can begin in Spain their first two years of studies by completing their general education courses required by all U.S. universities. Then they transfer their credits to a university in the USA from which they intend to earn a degree. This is known as the 2+2 program: 2 years in Spain and 2 years in the U.S.

The American College in Spain offers a fully accredited program whereby students can complete their high school in Spain. With a tailor-made program, classes are taught by a team of qualified teachers specialized in different subjects. Personal academic advice is offered to all students, national and international, at all ages and levels of study.

The GED (General Educational Development) is a High School proficiency test that evaluates 4 areas of the student’s knowledge: Social Studies, Science, English and Mathematics. Once completed, the student will receive a GED diploma.

Academic English is a program that has been developed to allow students to obtain an appropriate and sufficient level of English so that they are able to receive a formal education that is taught in this language. The program is adapted to the student’s level and maintains grammar, conversation, and writing as its main pillars.

Estudiantes universitarios

+ 90%
of our students go to the USA on scholarships

+ 25 years of experience


+ 12,000 
students endorse the success of our programs


+ 50
agreements with universities around the world


+ 40
nationalities create the international learning environment

What do our Students Say?

Estudiantes universitarios

Vito Moriana, Germany

Being at The American College Spain was a great choice. The school overall is smaller than usual schools, which is a great feature. The amount of people in classrooms is reduced, which gives everyone more individual time with the teacher, and you can concentrate way better. Faculty and students work very closely and have a stronger bond with each other. 

American students in The American College in Spain

Ridge Pearson,


At the American College in Spain, High School students can work at their own pace to potentially allow them to graduate early. The ACS Staff has been very helful and kind while guiding me to a successful school year.

Ukrainian students in The American College in Spain

Edvard Tsymbala,


I want to thank the entire ACS team for giving me this opportunity and opening new doors for me. Now I am studying in Florida (USA). ACS is an amazing university with excellent faculty. They have also made me grow as a person.

Austrian students in The American College in Spain

Nila Hedjri ,


Because the opportunities the American College offers us, it is really nice to have this international environment. The staff is amazing, you will never find another staff with so engagement and so ready to help you.


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The American College in Spain