The Admissions Portfolio checklist is to be used by applicants who are applying to IAU. Please include the check list found in the IAU Application Form with your Admissions Portfolio (AP). Check off each item enclosed. Missing paperwork will delay the admissions processing. If there are additional details that will help expedite your processing, for example, you are a “change of status” international student. Please add additional notes in section 5 of the Application for Admissions. Knowing the complete details will ensure expedited processing. Submit the Application Portfolio (AP) before the deadline.
Part 1. All Applicants Must Have
Application Outline on Page 3 of the Admissions Application:
- Part 1 will be your U.S. Address and addional personal information
- Part 2 will be your FOREIGN address and additional personal information
- Part 3 will be your Dependent’s information – additional dependents can be listed on another application page with only part 3 filled out.
- Part 4 will be information pertaining your program
- Part 5 will be your electronic or live signature indicating that all the information on this application is current and true
Make sure that Application Portfolio (AP) is submitted before the deadline.
- Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable
- F-1 students must remit an I-20 processing fee: $100.00
- Notary Fee: $10.00 (optional, if submitting foreign unofficial transcripts)
Please keep your receipt of payment as you will need to include it with your application.
Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks, cash, and debit/credit cards are all acceptable. For online payments, please go to http://iau.la/make-payment/ and under Admissions, add the required items to your shopping cart.
Transcripts from institutions located in the United States MUST BE OFFICIALS. For Transcripts from institutions located outside of the United States, Transcripts must be in English or translated in to English. In the event that applicants cannot obtain official copies due to circumstances, notarized (or otherwise certified) copies of academic documents are acceptable.
NOTE: If you are applying to the ASBA/BBA PROGRAM, you must provide proof of high school diploma, GED, or official transcripts any completed degree program. If you are applying to the MBA PROGRAM, you must provide official transcripts of your completed
Applicants must request an official original transcript from every U.S. college or university attended to be sent to the IAU Office of Admissions. An official original transcript is one that is sent directly to IAU from the issuing institution. Scanned or photocopies of the original are not considered official. Prior college and university transfer courses and/or degrees must be earned at an institution accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or a foreign institution.
For schools outside the U.S., please see Non-U.S. Education Policy below.
Non-U.S. Education with English Transcripts: If the education is obtained in a non-U.S. country and the transcripts are in English, then please submit official original transcripts. Scanned or photocopies of the original evaluations are not considered official.
Non-U.S. Education without English Transcripts: Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review. Scanned or photocopies of the original evaluations are not considered official.
NACES® is an association of private foreign educational credential evaluation services committed to formulating and maintaining ethical standards in the field of foreign educational evaluation. See 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.
Course-By-Course Report: If an applicant wants to receive transfer credit for coursework completed at a foreign (outside of the United States) college or university, the applicant will need to submit a professional course-by-course English-translated evaluation of the coursework.
General Report: For purposes that require showing evidence of an earned degree, a professional English-translated general report evaluation of the degree is acceptable.
On the downloads page there will be a Performance Fact Sheet for each respective program IAU offers. Please select the Performance Fact Sheet that reflects the program you are interested in applying for.
Our Performance Fact Sheet is a projection of our enrollment, graduation, and also success rates for each respective program within the past 2 years. Once you understand this information, you must sign and date the first page and initial rest of the pages of the School Performance Fact Sheet and submit it with the Admissions Portfolio (AP).
Students can demonstrate proof of English Proficiency by providing one of the following:
- A passing TOEFL PBT/IBT, IELTS, ACT Compass, Eiken English Proficiency Exam score. Visit the F-1 Admissions Page and view the English Proficiency PDF for more information.
- High School Diploma. For undergraduate applicants only, provide evidence of a high school diploma completed at an appropriately accredited / recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).
- Completed 24 credit hours in English. For undergraduate or graduate degree applicants, provide a transcript indicating completion of at least 24 semester, or 36 quarter hours of credit from an appropriately accredited institution where the language of instruction was English with an average grade of “C” or higher or “B” or higher, respectively. Units from English language training institutions do not count towards this requirement.
- Completed Degree from a U.S. Institution/ College/ University. Provide a transcript indicating completion of degree from an appropriately accredited college or university.
- U.S. passport
- Permanent resident card
- Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles
- Foreign government-issued passport / identity cards or National identity cards / Driver’s license
Part 2. All F-1 Applicants Must Have
If not an F-1 applicant, please skip to Part 4.
Applicants must be able to provide bank statements, Affidavit of Support, business accounts, or a certified statement by a bank or acceptable official agency to show proof of available funds to cover all expenses while in attendance at the University (approximately $16,200 USD per year).
Applicants may combine sources of income such as personal bank statements, Affidavit of Support (Form I-134), or business accounts. Immigration laws only permit employment in special cases and only on a part-time basis.
For each dependent the applicant has, s/he must add an additional $2,000 per dependent (if applying from outside the U.S.).
For example, if a student is applying from outside the U.S and is coming alone with NO dependents, they must reflect a minimum of $16,200. If they have ONE dependent, they must reflect a minimum of $18,200.
Recap of Financial Capability Minimums:
Transfer Students: $8,100
Changing Status / Applying from Outside U.S.: $16,200
Dependent of Transfer Student: $1,000 per dependent
Dependent of Changing Status / Applying from Outside U.S.: $2,000 per dependent
If applicant plans to bring a spouse and/or children, the dependent will need to be listed on the financial documentation form. Please list their names at the bottom of the form along with their date of birth, country of citizenship, and relationship to the student. Applicant must add $1,000 USD per dependent per trimester to the total available funds.
Part 3. All Transfer F-1 Applicants Must Have
If not a Transfer F-1 applicant, please skip to Part 4.
The Form I-797 Notice of Action indicates that the applicant changed status to his or her present visa.
Provide a copy of I-94 Card (front and back). For those students who arrived to the U.S. after April 2013, the I-94 is only available through the U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal for retrieving I-94 Admission number. Digital I-94 can be obtained by clicking here. Instructions on how to retrieve the I-94 online can be found here.
Part 4. Optional
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 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.
Standardized exam credit (SEC) is awarded only for undergraduate programs and the maximum amount of credit can be found on each respective program description.
DSST Institutional Recipient Code: 8476
Professional references are those people who can address applicants’ abilities in their chosen career field and your overall work ethic. These may come from current or past supervisors, co-workers, human resource managers, etc.
Personal references are able to discuss personal traits. Be careful not to include family members. While these people may give applicants great recommendations, they are irrelevant. These may come from sports teammates, fellow organization members (i.e. fraternities, sororities, clubs, etc.), fellow volunteers, mentors, etc.
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. See list of acceptable exams.