Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The university policies and procedures are aligned with the needs of adult students who typically enroll in online programs. Many students will have accumulated transfer credits from previously completed college courses, credit by examination, military training, or professional course work. The shared goal is to maximize the number of transfer credits into HIU programs that are allowable by the DEAC Accreditation Commission to ensure that the student is not paying multiple times for comparable credits previously earned.

To be granted admission to HIU, a prospective student must interview with a HIU admissions advisor either in person or online. The candidate must complete an application for admission. In addition, all other general and specific admission requirements must be met, including those regarding age, prior education, and evaluation of proficiency in the college-level skills needed for coursework in the chosen field of study. Once HIU accepts the application paperwork, applicants are provisionally admitted, pending satisfaction of all remaining admission conditions.

Applicants with prior post-secondary attendance must present transcripts indicating all previous work. Students requesting transfer credit for prior post-secondary education must submit official transcripts before credit are awarded. An unofficial evaluation of transfer credit may be provided pending receipt of official transcripts.

International or homeschooled applicants must provide an authenticated program completion document issued by a governmental authority or school supervisor. The document(s) will be reviewed by the HIU Registrar and must attest to the successful completion of a program considered to be equivalent to an accredited high school diploma or GED certificate.

HIU reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant and to change entrance requirements without prior notice. Applicants are notified of their admission acceptance or denial in writing. The review process generally takes up to 10 days, unless there are special circumstances that require follow-up with the applicant.

Applicants wishing to enroll in courses for personal or professional enrichment, but who do not intend to pursue a program of study, must submit an application for admission, demonstrate they possess the requisite skills and competencies for the intended coursework and meet requirements outlined in the admissions process; an academic administrator will evaluate applicants’ status by appropriate means. Applicants who did not demonstrate college-level skills required for the chosen program or who failed to meet HIU’s standards of academic progress may not enroll as non-matriculated students.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Associate Degree Programs

Humboldt International University requires a high school transcript and diploma, domestic or international, or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) for admissions. The documents must come from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Humboldt International University requires an Associate’s Degree, domestic or international from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS REQUIREMENTS

Master’s Degree Programs

Humboldt International University requires a Bachelor’s Degree, domestic or international from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

Master’s Degree Programs

Humboldt International University requires a Master’s Degree, domestic or international from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.



TRANSCRIPTS AND DOCUMENTATION EVALUATION (TRANSFER AND/OR QUALIFIED STUDENTS)
As part of the admissions process, prospective students may send an official transcript to the Registrar for transfer credit evaluation. These transcripts must be sent to HIU directly from the institution where the credit was earned or sent by student as long as the official transcript is sealed from the originating institution, no later than 30 days from the start of the first course. Applicants who have been accepted at HIU and who have taken courses at other Institutions and/or who have special qualifications or developed skills may apply for a transfer of credit hour(s) and/or evaluation of skills. Credit(s) may be accepted and/or granted toward the student’s academic program at the discretion of HIU. A maximum of 30% of the courses required for the program will be accepted as transferred credits.