Online, and F-1 applicants applying to an
academic program must go through the University’s
Admissions process. IAU knows that the application
and admission process may seem rather daunting,
but it's not a mystery. The Admissions
process is a process that assists the student
in achieving his or her educational goals. It
is an agreement between the college and the
student who enrolls for credit. IAU asks that
applicants participate in the matriculation process
to ensure educational success.
If students commit to an educational goal, IAU commits
to helping students succeed.
for admission are accepted throughout the year.
There are six (6) enrollment terms per calendar
year. Applicants are urged to apply in a timely
manner for the desired enrollment term. For
F-1/I-20 applicants, Admissions Portfolio (AP)
should be submitted 30 days prior to the term
of enrollment to ensure timely processing. F-1
applicants with a “change of status”
should submit 60-90 days prior.
- Session 1 (Jan-Feb)
- Session 1 (May-Jun)
- Session 1 (Sep-Oct)
1: SUBMIT ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO (AP)
must submit a completed Admissions Portfolio
(AP). The AP is an accumulation of all the necessary
documents for the Office of Admissions &
Records to evaluate to see if you meet the admissions
criteria for the applied program. The required
items are clearly listed on the Application
for Admissions. Certain programs may have unique
admissions requirements. Make sure you review
the admissions requirements of the program to
which you are applying. Use the check list to
ensure that all required documents are submitted.
include non-refundable application fee: $75
for online and campus applicants / $175 for
F1/i20 applicants. Make sure that AP's are submitted before deadlines.
materials must be submitted in English, and
applicants must verify any translations by including
the original or a notarized copy of the original.
completed AP and any supporting materials (such
as transcripts and test scores) become the property
of the University and will not be returned to
the applicant or transmitted to a third party.
the Admissions Portfolio (AP) has been received,
the Office of Admissions will evaluate to see
if the applicant is close to meeting the criteria
or are missing an element. IAU reviews every application
individually. If an item is missing, the Office
of Admissions will contact the applicant and request
the missing item. If satisfactory progress is
not made on the application process or the Admissions
Portfolio (AP) remains incomplete for over 30
days, the Admissions Portfolio (AP) will discarded.
of the following decisions shall be determined:
- Denied: If the applicant
is not accepted, the Office of Admissions
will send a letter to the applicant informing
applicant of the decision, stating why his/her
qualifications are deficient. Denial can be
- Accepted: If the applicant is accepted for admission,
an acceptance letter will be sent to the applicant
along with an enrollment agreement and other
admissions documents to formalize the acceptance
into the program.
4: ACCEPT/REFUSE ADMISSION OFFER
you wish to refuse the offer of admissions,
simply notify the Office of Admissions. Admissions
is for stated term only.
you wish to accept the offer of admissions,
there will be additional admissions enrollment
documents that are required to be signed and
returned to enroll in the formal program.
5: OFFICIAL ENROLLMENT
the admissions enrollment documents are received,
you will be issued an official enrollment package,
which includes an enrollment and letter, student
identification number (sid#), and ID card. Also,
included is a registration form for the term
you wish to enter.
6: REGISTERING FOR CLASSES
are required to register for classes. A staff
from the Office of Academic Affairs will assist
you with this process. Registration requires
choosing the appropriate classes and paying
can be made via check, credit card, or bank wire. Returned
checks are subject to a $25 return check fee.