Transfer Applicants | American Hotel Academy

We are glad to see your interest in American Hotel Academy. If you are ambitious, dynamic and possess real interpersonal skills, you are invited to be part of the American Hotel Academy community. If you like the idea of working in a creative, customer oriented environment, our school will help you develop the necessary skills to become a hospitality industry professional.

Step 1. Prepare your transfer

There are two ways to receive more information about the possibility of transferring to American Hotel Academy. You either follow the step by step directions below, or you can schedule a visit to our school for meeting with our admissions staff who will recommend you the best approach regarding your transfer. Our admissions officers will carefully analyze your application and offer the best solution to your case.

• transfer requests are received 15 days before the beginning of a new semester the latest (please check the Academic Calendar).
• you must have completed at least one semester of a diploma or degree program in Tourism, Hospitality or Service Management in a post secondary hospitality management school or within a public or private university.
• You can be a full time student or a long distance learner.

NOTE the transfer period!
This transfer period ends 15 days before the beginning of a new semester. Make sure that you have all the necessary documents in a timely manner. For higher efficiency, copies of the required documents are accepted sent via e-mail. After the transfer approval, unless the applicant submits the original documents or a notarized (legalized) copy 5 days before the beginning of the semester the latest, the transfer is canceled.

Step 2: Complete the transfer Application File

✓ Application Form (download here)
✓ High school diploma – legalized (notarized) copy
✓ High school transcripts – legalized (notarized) copy
✓ Syllabus for all completed higher education courses (copies or original sent by the institution of origin)
✓ Resume (CV) in English
✓ Medical Certificate
✓ 3 photos (passport size)
✓ Identity Card / passport – scan copy
✓ Birth Certificate – scan copy
✓ Registration fee receipt – 50 EUR in RON for Romanian nationals.
– 50 EUR for other European citizens.

The school bank details are:
Banca Transilvania – Brasov
IBAN for Lei: RO28BTRL00801205D30940XX
IBAN for EUR: RO44 BTRL EURC RT00 D309 4001

The Application File will be sent by courier service, in the attention of the Admissions Office.

Step 3: Prepare yourself for the admissions tests

The Admission Commission uses the same standards in the selection of the transferred students as for selecting first year candidates.
Appointment: In order to take the interview and the English test, make an appointment by email or by phone with the Admissions Office.

The interview is intended to assess the personality and potential of the candidates who are about to build a successful career in the hospitality industry.
Romanian nationals: will take the interview at the headquarter of American Hotel Academy in Brasov, str. Vlad Tepes, nr. 16.
Other EU nationals: will take the interview via Skype (video call).

The English test can be taken at the headquarter of American Hotel Academy (practice test).

If the applicant owns one of the language certificate listed below, he / she is not required to take the English test:

TOEFL (75 IBT, 500 paper based, 200 computer based)
IELTS (6.0 Academic)
Cambridge (FCE – A; CAE – A,B,C; CPE – A,B,C)

Step 4: Congratulations! You are now an American Hotel Academy student!

– Provisional Letter of Acceptance. Successful candidates will receive an official letter from American Hotel Academy stating they are admitted to the undergraduate program, conditioned by completing the Application File until the end of the corresponding enrollment period.
– Confirmation of Acceptance. Successful candidates will confirm their attendance by signing the tuition agreement and paying the first installment of the tuition fee.

Credit transfer is analyzed on an individual case basis. American Hotel Academy allows students to transfer no later than the fourth semester of the undergraduate program. The evaluation and validation of credits already gained is performed by the Transfer Commission that decides on the number of transferable credits and courses that must be completed. See the Transfer Credit Policy for further details.

Miscellaneous information
The transferred student

Being transferred to a new institution is a very important step that can create some discomfort due to the new environment, colleagues and academic policy. We do our best to create a welcoming environment that should make you feel comfortable enough to perform well in class. You will go through a special orientation program for transferred students and be assigned a “Student Buddy”, a colleague from your group, who will explain you all the aspects of the American Hotel Academy community. Our staff has an “open door“ policy, so you can contact anytime the Student Services Office and of course you can talk to the group tutor or group representative.

We look forward to meeting you!
We are sure that, here at American Hotel Academy, you will feel like home among all the other students and faculty. You will be surprised to see how quickly you feel like belonging to our community. You started college elsewhere but you will receive the bachelor’s degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in partnership with American Hotel Academy, studying at American Hotel Academy. You will make friends and build up memories for a lifetime. You will discover that you have the desire and the ability to do outstanding activities. Regardless the place you come from or you go to, you will always be an American Hotel Academy graduate.