AEF offers programs built according to the guidelines of the Bologna Process, it represents the Elon University of North Carolina in Europe, and is a Formative Training Agency recognized by the Regione Toscana: each course meets this triple quality status and is valued in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) through an equivalence valued in US academic credits.
The ECTS is a tool of the European Higher education Area and constitutes the new European academic standard, established in 1999 with the Bologna Process in order to allow the mobility of students within the European borders through the Erasmus project. It is designed to make it easier for students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. Today, the ECTS system allows for the best European formative institutes to dialogue with the whole world, defining course characteristics, contact hours, hours of study, clarity of information, guidelines for the evaluation of results and above all, guaranteeing the maximum transparency and quality of every aspect of the formative training offer.
All students will receive an AEF transcript, reflecting the triple quality status mentioned above.
Students attending AEF programs from partner institutions will receive a transcript from their home institution. They need to make sure that credits will transfer to their home institution.
Since 2008, AEF has been partners with Elon University, North Carolina, USA, and is currently one of the 4 Elon Centers Abroad. In accordance with the guidelines on the Forum on Education Abroad, AEF courses' credits are validated by Elon University, AEF School of Record. For any Study Abroad Program, students can choose between AEF and Elon transcripts to be sent to their home campus for credit transfer. Elon University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and the Schools Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI).