Admission Requirements and Procedures for Undergraduate Programs

The career-oriented undergraduate programs in psychology, education, and criminal justice at Albizu University, Miami Campus, all have ongoing admission. You may apply at any time that’s convenient for you. For detailed information on our programs, please click here.

Application for Admission

The application for undergraduate admission to Albizu University consists of the following:

1. A completed and signed application form accompanied by the $25 application fee. Begin the application process by setting up an online account.

2. Official transcripts from high schools, colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions attended. Please note the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 2.0 or higher to be considered for admission.

  • The transcripts must include any degree received. A GED or a high school diploma from an accredited secondary school in the United States is required.

  • Applicants with high school diplomas from academic institutions outside the United States whose standards of education are substantially equivalent to the standards of education of those institutions in the United States will also be considered. The diploma must be evaluated by an authorized credential evaluation agency (see below) and must include the GPA.

3. Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. 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.

Transfer of Credits Policy

In order to be accepted for transfer credit, courses must have been completed at an accredited institution of higher learning and passed with a grade of “C” (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. Undergraduate students may transfer up to 60 credits from a two- year accredited institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year accredited institution.

Students are permitted to transfer up to 15 credits through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and may earn credit toward their degrees with subsequent examination performance at the fiftieth percentile or above.

All transfer credits used toward a degree and any course completed more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to Albizu may be transferred only with the approval of the program director. 

The credit transfer process is not automatic. Students must request a transfer of credits at the Admissions Office following their first term enrollment in order to initiate the process. Please note that a $25 fee is charged for credit transfers.

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