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Admission Process and Required Documents for Undergraduate Programs

 

Undergraduate Admissions Process

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. Phone interview with an admissions coordinator.
  3. Submit required documents
  4. Formal acceptance or denial is sent to the potential student.
  5. A digital enrollment agreement is sent to the potential student and must be completed within 5 business days.
  6. Applicants enrollment agreement is verified and signed by the president.
  7. A signed copy of the enrollment agreement is returned to the student electronically.
  8. Student account information and log in credentials are provided to the student.
  9. Student attends live or recorded online orientation.
  10. Student’s first day of class starts according to the ABTU academic calendar.

 

Undergraduate Required Documents

  • Completed online application form which can be completed here.
  • Documentation of High School completion or equivalent, per the Request for High School Transcript Policy.
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts indicating an earned Associates degree is required for admission to bachelor level programs. An applicant who has completed their Associate degree in a non- related area may be required to complete up to 9 additional credit hours of introductory level courses to ensure the applicant is academically prepared for the respective bachelor level program. Please see ABTU Bachelor Program Prerequisites.
  • Completed, signed, and dated enrollment agreement.
  • Copy of a government-issued photo identification (Driver’s License, Passport, or Military ID)
  • Verification of funding source.
  • Complete admissions interview with an admissions coordinator.

 

Admission Process and Required documents for MBA Programs

 

MBA Admissions Process

  1. Submit Online MBA Application
  2. Phone interview with an ABTU Admissions Coordinator
  3. Submit required documents
  4. Application and transcript review by ABTU Admissions Committee
  5. Phone interview with Admission Committee member(s)
  6. Formal acceptance or denial is sent to the potential student
  7. A digital enrollment agreement is sent to the potential student and must be completed within 5 business days
  8. Student’s enrollment agreement is verified and signed by the president.
  9. A signed copy of the enrollment agreement is returned to the student electronically.
  10. Student account information and log in credentials are provided to the student.
  11. Student attends live or recorded online orientation
  12. Student’s first day of class starts according to ABTU’s academic calendar.

MBA Required Documents

  • Completed Online MBA Application
  • Copy of a government-issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, or Military ID)
  • Bachelor Degree transcripts, indicating minimum CGPA of 2.5. on a 4.0 scale (uploaded with application)
  • Verify funding source
  • Resume (uploaded with Application)
  • Domestic Students: $50 Registration Fee
  • International Students: $150 Registration Fee (Paid with Application)

 

*International students must provide TOEFL or equivalent scores as indicated below within 60 days of their start date, or enroll in ABTU’s TOEFL prep course as a condition for enrollment.

 

Non-Native English Speakers

For those prospective students for whom English is not their native (first) language and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction, ABTU requires applicants for the undergraduate programs must receive a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS). Applicants for the Master’s Degree must have a minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS). A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test, a minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam, or a minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the university of Cambridge. Students may also be admitted with a transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited* accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Master’s, First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree.

(This policy is in accord with the DETC C.9. Policy on Degree Programs under Standard VII: Admission

Immigrants
Students with immigration status will be required to provide documentation to ABTU prior to beginning coursework. Acceptable documents include:

  • Lawful permanent residents need to produce an I-551 or I-151
  • Conditional resident aliens need to produce a valid I-551, I-94, or I-94A
  • Refugees need to produce either an I-94, I-94A, or an I-571
  • Persons paroled into the United States for at least one (1) year must provide evidence (such as having filed a valid permanent resident application) from the Department of Homeland Security as proof they are in the U.S. for reasons other than a temporary purpose, along with intent to become a citizen or permanent resident. The document must have a stamp indicating the student has been paroled into the United States for at least one (1) year, with a date that has not expired.
  • Cuban-Haitian entrants need to have an I-94 with a stamp across the face of the form indicating they have been classified as a Cuban-Haitian Entrant.
  • Any other situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

A student’s citizenship will be examined once per year, and if eligible at that time, he or she is considered eligible for a period of one (1) year.

For both non-native English speakers and immigrants, transcripts in any language other than English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language of 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.

Applicants presenting an official transcript in a language other than English, please view our policy on International and Foreign Language Transcripts. 

Disclosures

Please note: Only U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens can apply for and receive Title IV funding. Non-credit professional development courses, the Information Technology Certificate program, and MBA programs are not eligible for Title IV Federal Student Aid.

ABTU is committed to providing equal opportunities in student admissions, financial assistance, and other policies and procedures without regard to age, sex, race, color, religious belief, national origin, status as a qualified person with a disability or handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation.

ABTU follows strict guidelines on Non-discriminatory practices. Please view our Equal Opportunity policy:  http://abtu.edu/policies/equal-opportunity-and-non-discrimination-equ-pl-0211/

All documents, forms, and instructions are given in English.

*This policy is in accordance with the DEAC C.9. Policy on Degree Programs under Standard VII: Admission Practices.
ABTU does not specify age requirements as long as the prospective student meets the educational requirements and is legally able to sign a binding contract. The contract must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if the student is not of legal age. There are no specific education levels or work experience required for admission except the required high school diploma or GED from an appropriately recognized institution.

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Policy Revised on 1/9/2015. Rephrased high school completion requirement to refer to the high school transcript policy.

Policy Revised on 8/11/2014. Admissions step 7 used the word “signed” twice. Removed 1 instance.

Policy Revised on 8/11/2014. Changed “acot” to “abtu” in reference URL’s.

Policy Revised 10/1/2013, will be retroactive to 1/1/13 to comply with revised DETC standards / policies.

Policy Revised on 3/15/2015: Added updated BAS and MBA specific admissions requirements.

Policy Revised on 5/12/2015: Revised Title IV statement to no longer refer to TD and BAS programs as “non Title IV eligible”.

Policy Revised on 11/13/2017: Updated links to new application.

 

 

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