Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Humboldt International University (HIU) requires a High School diploma, domestic or international, or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) for admissions. Documented proof of a high school graduation or its equivalent must include an official high school transcript, of a GED high school transcript from the office of the Registrar of the school, and/or written certification by a cognizant authority for home-schooled students.

If the previous educational institution does not provide a transcript, the student must send their original copy with an Apostille government stamp as proof. A copy will be made by the admissions staff and the original will be sent back to the potential student at their expense.

According to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance. Qualified applicants are accepted regardless of their race, color, sex, religious beliefs, physical handicap, or national origin.

To apply for admissions, the prospective applicant must make an appointment to meet (online or in person) with a University’s representative who will provide all the necessary information related to the University and the program of study under consideration.

Applicants who wish to enroll must:

  • All applicants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Complete and submit an Application for Admission to the Admissions Office
  • Complete and submit an Enrollment Agreement to the Admissions Office
  • Two (2) photo ID’s
  • Submit an Original transcripts and a copy of the diploma from a previous educational institution
  • Take the English Proficiency Test (If Applicable)
  • For Graduate Students – they must submit a current Resume

English Proficiency Test

Applicants are informed of their acceptance within three (3) business days after all required information is received and qualifications evaluated. All students must take the HIU 1002 - Mastering E-Learning course as a prerequisite to their required courses for any program.

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately Accredited/licensed institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the followings for admission:

A.

Undergraduate: 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), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 44 on the PTE** Academic Score Report.

Master’s Degree: 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), 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report; Doctoral Degree: a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the PTE Academic Score Report.

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.

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;

Transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Master’s, First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree.

B.

Applicants, whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the main language of instruction, must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English for admission. This can be done through one of the following three options:

1. Take the English Proficiency Test developed by Humboldt International University and obtain a minimum score of 70% (individually) in each of the areas as follows:
Language ……. 70%
Listening ……… 70%
Writing…………. 70%
If the test is passed there is no need to take any other test or course.
If it is not passed:

Undergraduate
Undergraduate students have to take by law the English Composition courses 1 and 2. Therefore they need to pass the test.
Undergraduate students can optionally take the Remedial course that we offer or study by themselves
The test must be re-taken in a year if the student does not do the Remedial course we offer.
The students must pass the test before taking the English Composition courses

Graduate
Graduate students must have a basic knowledge of English. This is because they must provide bibliographic references in English in their capstone as follows
Master: 30% of references must be in English in their thesis
Doctorate:6 0% of references must be in English in their thesis As a result:
Graduate students must take the test at the beginning as undergraduates do
Graduate students that pass the test do not need to do anything else
Graduate students that did not pass the test must:
For Masters: Do the remedial course before the capstone
For Doctors: Do the remedial course at the beginning of their studies during the time of Mastering E-Learning

A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester-hours of credit at an appropriately accredited university or college where the language of instruction is English. An average of "C” or higher is required for undergraduates and a “B” for graduate degrees. For undergraduate only: A high school diploma completed at an appropriately accredited/recognized high school (where the primary language of instruction is English).