Our accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) ensures that students are receiving a universally recognized diploma that prepares them for a bright academic future. Since 1887, the prestigious MSA accreditation is considered the gold standard for schools, as it verifies the quality of each member school through yearly reporting and regular visitations. At TIS, we take our membership in MSA quite seriously by actively planning and implementing improvement plans to create an ever-stronger school program and environment.

The TIS secondary academic program aims to prepare students for acceptance and subsequent success in top universities in North America, the UK, and Europe. While studying at TIS, students will be engaged in challenging work in core academic areas as well as in the fine arts.

University Acceptance of TIS Graduates

Our graduates are accepted into top universities around the world. Here are just a few of the universities into which recent TIS graduates have been accepted or have attended: 

United States: Babson College; Bentley University; Boston University; Brandeis University; George Mason University; George Washington University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Green Mountain College; Hult International Business School; Marquette University; New York Institute of Technology; New York University; Northeastern University; Pennsylvania State University; Regis College; Salem State University; St. John’s College; Stony Brook University; Stonehill College; Syracuse University; University at Buffalo–SUNY; University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Riverside; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Massachusetts, Boston; University of Massachusetts, Lowell; University of Puget Sound; University of Rochester; Vassar College

United Kingdom: Brunel University London; Cardiff University; City University London; Durham University; European Business School London; Goldsmiths, University of London; King’s College London; London Metropolitan University; London School of Business and Finance; University of Bath; University of Birmingham; University of Edinburgh; University of Kent; University of the Arts London; University of St. Andrews; University of Westminster

Europe: Bocconi University (Italy); Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands); Hague University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands); Jacobs University Bremen (Germany); John Cabot University (Italy); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium); Lauder Business School (Austria); Maastricht University (The Netherlands); San Rafael University (Italy); University College Utrecht (The Netherlands); University of New York Tirana (Albania)

Canada: Concordia University; Ryerson University; Simon Fraser University; University of Guelph; University of Victoria; University of Waterloo; University of Western Ontario

Advanced Placement Courses

In order to add rigor to the curriculum as well as to prepare students better for university study and improve their chances for admission into the better schools, Tirana International School offers a large number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses on site. Students who take these courses and do well on the end-of-year examinations have a significant advantage in the university acceptance process and receive college credit for the AP classes they have successfully completed in high school. 

Advanced Placement courses scheduled for School Year 2018-2019 are the following:  Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, and World History.

Here you can find QSI Graduation Flowchart.