Accreditation & Recognition

Greek License

The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), holds a license by the Greek Ministry of Education, which recognizes its right to operate as a College in Greece (License Number: 108256/05.08.2013, Government Gazette 1986B/14.08.2013).

US Accreditation

The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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web-site: www.neche.org

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NECHE indicates that it meets, or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality and integrity periodically applied through a peer review process. ACT is the only institution in Northern Greece accredited by NECHE, the commission that accredits prestigious U.S. universities among which are Harvard and Yale.

EU Validation

ACT's undergraduate degree programs are currently validated by The Open University, UK. This validation further ensures that ACT's undergraduate programs meet the requirements of the European Union directive 36/2005 governing the recognition of degrees and professional rights in Greece. ACT’s undergraduate students, complete a single course of studies leading simultaneously to a dual degree: a US degree issued by ACT and accredited by NECHE and a European degree (validated Honors Diploma) awarded directly by the Open University, UK. ACT is the only institution of higher education in Northern Greece to enjoy such a privilege.

Professional Recognition

According to law 4093/2012 and subsequent regulations (Government Gazettes: 229/19.11.12, 3324/12.12.12 and 258/08.12.2014), degrees awarded for programs of studies by colleges that are accredited by international organizations (including NECHE, ACT’s accreditation body), are eligible for recognition of professional equivalency to degrees awarded by the Greek standard system of higher education.



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