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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. The student is notified of acceptance or concerns.
  5. A digital enrollment agreement is sent to the potential student to be signed.
  6. Enrollment agreement is reviewed and signed by a University Official.
  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 completes the required online Orientation Tutorial.
  10. Courses start according to the ABTU academic calendar.
  11. Students must successfully complete twelve (12) credit hours (4 courses) in their first two academic terms (24 weeks) to be fully admitted into their chosen program.

 

Undergraduate Required Documents

The following documents must be provided within attempting the first consecutive 12 credit hours (4 courses).

  • Completed online application form accessible here.
  • Documentation of High School completion or equivalent, per the Request for High School Transcript Policy.
  • Completed, signed, and dated enrollment agreement.
  • Copy of a government-issued photo identification (Driver’s License, Photo ID, or Passport)
  • Verification of funding source.
  • Complete admissions interview with an admissions coordinator.
  • Official college transcripts required if requesting transfer credits.
  • Transcript equivalency evaluation if applicable: $100 (Registration Fee)

 

Admission Process and Required documents for MBA Programs

 

MBA Admissions Process

  1. Phone interview with an ABTU Admissions Coordinator
  2. Submit required documents: resume, and transcript
  3. Documents are reviewed by a University Official.
  4. Submit Online MBA Application
  5. Acceptance or denial is sent to the potential student
  6. A digital enrollment agreement is sent to the potential student to be signed.
  7. Enrollment agreement is reviewed and signed by a University Official.
  8. A signed copy of the enrollment agreement is returned to the student electronically.
  9. Student account information and log in credentials are provided to the student.
  10. Student completes the required online Orientation Tutorial.
  11. Courses start according to the ABTU academic calendar.
  12. Students must successfully complete twelve (12) credit hours (4 courses) in their first two academic terms (24 weeks) to be fully admitted into their chosen program.

MBA Required Documents

The following documents must be provided within attempting the first consecutive 9 credit hours (3 courses).

  • Completed Online MBA Application
  • Copy of a government-issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Photo ID, or Passport)
  • Bachelor Degree transcript (uploaded with application)
  • Verify funding source
  • Resume (uploaded with Application)
  • $50 Registration Fee
  • Transcript equivalency evaluation if applicable: $100 (Registration Fee)

 

Non-Native English Speakers

Non-native English speaking students must provide proof of attempting an English language proficiency exam within 60 days; while official documentation of passing scores must be provided within attempting the first consecutive 12 credit hours (24 weeks).

English Equivalency Measurement Undergrad Min Score MBA Min Score
TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) 500 530
TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) 61 71
International English Language Test (IELT) 6.0 6.5
Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report 44 50
A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English). NA
College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series Language Use: 85

Listening: 80

Reading: 85

Sentence Meaning: 90

Writeplacer: 4

Comprehensive: 350

Eiken English Proficiency Exam Pre-1
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards on an approved ESOL examination, including University of Cambridge B-2
Appropriately Accredited Institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council of Higher Educational Accreditation (CHEA) 30 semester credit hours at 2.0+ GPA 30 semester credit hours at 3.0+ GPA
Accepted foreign equivalent listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. 30 semester credit hours at 2.0+ GPA 30 semester credit hours at 3.0+ GPA

 

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://policies.abtu.edu/equal-opportunity-and-non-discrimination-equ-pl-0211/

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

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 equivalency from an appropriately recognized institution.

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Policy Revised on 7/13/2018: Updated admissions requirements, and academic calendar link.

Policy Revised on 7/3/2018: Updated requirements, and policy links.

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

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

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.

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