Admissions Policies & Requirements
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American National College (ANC), Texas/Georgia, USA. ACN, Texas/Georgia is accredited by The Council on Occupational Education (COE) and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ANC accepts up to 45 semester units from IAU for transfer credit into its associate degree programs. To learn more, visit their website: http://www.amnc.edu
American National University (ANU), USA has 12 campuses across the eastern United States. ANU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ANU will accept IAU BBA graduates for admissions into its MBA degree program. To learn more, visit their website: https://www.an.edu
Bristol University (BU), Anaheim, CA, USA. BU was established in 1991 and is approved by the by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Bristol University accepts IAU BBA graduates for admissions into its MBA degree program. To learn more, visit their website: http://www.bristoluniversity.edu
Geneva Business School (GBS), Geneva, SWITZERLAND: GBS is established in 1927, is registered with the Swiss Federation of Private Schools SFPS, accredited by International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and the Asian Association of Schools of Business International (AASBI), and recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). GBS accepts IAU BBA graduates for admissions into its master degree programs. To learn more, visit their website: http://www.gbsge.com/
Indore Indira Business School (IIBS), Indore, INDIA. IIBS is an AICTE, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, approved autonomous Institute. IIBS University accepts IAU BBA graduates for admissions into its IIBS Post Graduate Diploma In Management (MBA). To learn more, visit their website: http://indoreindira.com
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. NU is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and recognized by CHEA. IAU BBA students are eligible for admissions into NU's Graduate Certificate for Advanced Study of Management (ASM). T o learn more, visit their website: http://www.northeastern.edu
IAU will consider accepting transfer students from other schools as determined by the Office of Admissions & Records. IAU's policy allows transfer of course credit successfully completed at accredited or foreign equivalent universities, colleges, or institutions that comparably meet university course work requirements and standards, and documented on official transcripts. Credit earned for courses for which a grade of "C" or higher was earned will be considered for transfer.
The Office of Admissions & Records has the sole discretion to award transfer credits based on official transcripts submitted. See "Official Transcript" policy herein.
Standardized Exam Credit (SEC)
IAU welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. IAU recognizes their prior learning by accepting a full range of standardized exams, which measure mastery of college-level, introductory course content in a wide range of disciplines. Students who obtain the credit-granting score required can earn credits and course exemptions. IAU establishes standards that are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). The University grants a credit on standardized exams for undergraduate credit only. Official exam scores must be sent from crediting exam center.
- Advanced Placement Program (AP)
- College-Level Examination Program® - IAU CLEP College Code: #2641
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
- Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Advanced Subject Tests
- New York University (NYU) Proficiency Testing In Foreign Languages
- Thomas Edison College Examination Programs (TECEP)
Challenge Exam Credit (CEC)
IAU recognizes that you may have earned college-level knowledge through learning you have done outside of this University. If you feel that your background, education, and experience have given you sufficient knowledge in a subject area, you may challenge certain courses and earn course credit through Challenge Examination. This is equivalent to passing a cumulative, end-of-the-term examination or a series of comparable exams. Examinations will vary depending on the type of course challenged.
To encourage students with outstanding ability and enterprise, IAU offers an opportunity for advancement through Challenge Examinations. Only some courses may be challenged. They are typically quantitative courses, such as mathematics or finance. Consistent with University grading policy on transfer credits, and specific standardized tests, e.g. C.L.E.P., A.P., a student who successfully challenges an examination will be granted credit hours toward graduation.
The student must apply and meet the established criteria to take the Challenge Exam. Then the course instructor or Dean makes the final decision on the eligibility to take a Challenge Examination. Students must pay the $300 non-refundable fee prior to taking the Challenge Exam.
Course-By-Course Report: If student wants to receive transfer credit for coursework completed at a foreign (outside of the United States) college or university s/he will need to submit a professional course-by-course English-translated evaluation of your coursework.
General Report: For purposes that require showing evidence of an earned degree, a professional General Report English-translated evaluation of the degree is acceptable.
IAU recommends a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®) member (www.NACES.org) or other reputable foreign credential evaluation agency. Official evaluation does not guarantee that IAU will accept all or any of your coursework. See the list of NACES® approved agencies.
In the event that applicants cannot obtain official copies due to circumstances, notarized (or otherwise certified) copies of academic documents are acceptable.
An applicant who does not have a high school diploma or GED may demonstrate eligibility for entry into those undergraduate degree programs if the applicant achieves acceptable scores on the Ability To Benefit (ATB) Examination. Passing the ATB exam does not take the place of having a high school diploma or GED for those programs that require a diploma or GED for admission purposes.
List of Approved Ability-To-Benefit Approved Exams.
Undergraduate full-time enrollment: 12 units
Graduate full-time enrollment: 9 units
Master Level: No more than 20% of graduate semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be transferred for credit toward a Master's degree.
Professional Doctoral Degrees: Transfer credit is limited to 15% (or 9 credits for a 60 credit degree) of the total doctoral credits required to complete the degree. The courses must be relevant to the student's program of study and equivalent in both content and degree level of graduate courses.
|Associate Degree Program||45||45||45|
|Bachelor Degree Programs||90||90||90|
|Master Degree Program||9||0||0|
|ACAcc Certificate Program||6||0||0|
|Doctor Degree Program||15||15||15|
|CAcc Certificate Program||45||45||45|
California Education Code (CEC) §94897(p) requires IAU to disclose to prospective students prior to enrollment that IAU and its degree programs are unaccredited, and any known limitations of the degree, including all of the following:
(1) A graduate of the degree program may be ineligible to sit for applicable licensure exam in California and other states.
(2) A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.
(3) A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs.
Note: In extreme situations where an original official transcript cannot be obtained, notarized copies are permissible. Consult with an IAU admissions advisor.
Once an Enrollment Agreement is signed, the transfer credit (TRC) is 'locked' and IAU can no longer award TRC for courses that applicants took in the past. However, IAU can award TRC for courses taken 'after' a student signs the enrollment agreement, the submission of official transcripts.
The Office of Admissions & Records has the sole discretion to award transfer credits based on official transcripts submitted. Unofficial evaluations may be conducted using unofficial transcripts. See "Official Transcript" policy herein.
Maximum transfer credit (TRC) awarded can be found on each respective program description web page.