Admission Requirements and Procedures for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Program

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Program at Albizu University, Miami campus, is intended for educators who work with autistic individuals. We offer ongoing admission, so you may apply at any time that’s convenient for you. For detailed information on the program, please click here.

Application for Admission

The application for admission to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Program at Albizu University consists of the following:

1.  A completed and signed application form accompanied by the $50 application fee. Begin the application process by setting up an online account.

2.  Official transcripts all previous undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended, showing that the following conditions have been met:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is required. Applicants enrolled in an institution of higher education outside the United States whose standards of training are substantially equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions in the United States will also be considered. The credentials must be evaluated by an authorized credential evaluation agency (see below) and must include the GPA.

  • Preference is given to applicants with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Completed applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if the academic credentials of the applicant do not meet the minimum requirement.

  • The transcripts must include any degree received.  

3.  Two letters of recommendation from a professor, employer, or community leader, submitted on the official Albizu University recommendation form.

4.  Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. The credentials must include the GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services page of the Albizu website. All admission credentials for international students must be received by Albizu University at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the session of expected enrollment.

Admission Procedures

Once the Admissions Office has received all documentation and credentials, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the program faculty, and a multi-tiered process of selecting candidates for interviews and admission begins.

The file is first reviewed by faculty who determine if an interview should be granted. The decision of the program faculty to interview a prospective student does not indicate or imply acceptance. After the interview, the faculty will evaluate the applicant to determine if he/she meets the criteria for admission. Ultimately, Albizu University reserves the right to reject any applicant.

Every applicant receives a letter from the Admissions Office containing the decision of the program faculty on his or her admission.

Identity Verification

Each admitted student must provide the Admissions Office with one form of identification following enrollment and before the end of the first academic session. Acceptable forms of identification include, among others, a state driver’s license or state identification card, a current passport, a military ID card, a state- or government-issued birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a resident alien card.

The admission file will not be considered complete until this requirement has been met.

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  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education