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Admission Requirements

General Requirements:

The applicant must submit 1) an application for admission, 2) evidence of a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, and 3) a full-color front and back copy of a valid identification (government-issued ID) with a photo to evidence of an address where the applicant resides (i.e., driver’s license). International students may submit a citizenship card or certificate of citizenship (i.e., passport).

Please note that some programs have specific Admission requirements which are listed on the program page under Academic Programs.

Acceptable documentation of a high school diploma or recognized equivalent includes one of the following:

  • A high school transcript demonstrating an earned high school diploma.
  • A GED Certificate.
  • A certified or other official completion document demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination of high school equivalency, such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • A conferred associate degree. The applicant must provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
  • Proof of successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree. The applicant must provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
  • Successfully completed homeschooling at the secondary level according to the laws of the state in which the student resides. Acceptable documentation varies by state. Please consult with the Office of Admissions for assistance.

Applicants seeking admission to undergraduate programs must meet the following guidelines to complete the undergraduate student enrollment process:

  • Transfer students who are planning to use federal Financial Aid must arrange for the submission of all official postsecondary institution(s) transcripts to AGMU either electronically or via U.S. Mail prior to the disbursement of financial aid funds. Students cannot submit official transcripts except if submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • AGMU must receive official transcripts from postsecondary institutions within 45 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student file. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the cancellation of the student’s enrollment and admission.
  • With the exception of dependents, students using VA/military educational benefits are required to submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or the Community University of the Air Force transcript if they wish to use their benefits.
  • All official transcripts and diplomas from institutions outside of the United States that are not in English, or Spanish must have a commercial translation (or evaluation for credit transfer purposes) completed by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at the student’s expense.

Please also review the generally applicable admissions standards described below.

  1. The university reserves the right to restrict the size of enrollment in select programs based on limited facilities and other institutional factors.
  2. The university reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any applicant/student whose record of behavior indicates that they would disrupt the orderly process/enrollment of the university's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students, including the falsification of the admissions application and/or the submission of fraudulent documents.
  3. All official transcripts provided directly by the student must remain in the original sealed envelope provided by the previously attended institution. Any transcript received in an envelope that appears to the university to have been opened prior to the receipt will not be accepted.
  4. If the university has reason to believe a student’s diploma or transcript is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary or postsecondary school education, it will complete additional steps to determine if the document is acceptable. These additional steps may include contacting the granting institution or confirming with a relevant department or state agency.
  5. The university reserves the right not to accept documents for the validity of which it cannot determine.

Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

General Requirements:

The applicant must submit 1) an application for admission, 2) evidence of a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, and 3) a full-color front and back copy of a valid identification (government-issued ID) with a photo to evidence of an address where the applicant resides (i.e., driver’s license). International students may submit a citizenship card or certificate of citizenship (i.e., passport).

Please note that some programs have specific Admission requirements which are listed on the program page under Academic Programs.

Acceptable documentation of a high school diploma or recognized equivalent includes one of the following:

  • A high school transcript demonstrating an earned high school diploma.
  • A GED Certificate.
  • A certified or other official completion document demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination of high school equivalency, such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • A conferred associate degree. The applicant must provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
  • Proof of successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree. The applicant must provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
  • Successfully completed homeschooling at the secondary level according to the laws of the state in which the student resides. Acceptable documentation varies by state. Please consult with the Office of Admissions for assistance.

Applicants seeking admission to undergraduate programs must meet the following guidelines to complete the undergraduate student enrollment process:

  • Transfer students who are planning to use federal Financial Aid must arrange for the submission of all official postsecondary institution(s) transcripts to AGMU either electronically or via U.S. Mail prior to the disbursement of financial aid funds. Students cannot submit official transcripts except if submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • AGMU must receive official transcripts from postsecondary institutions within 45 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student file. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the cancellation of the student’s enrollment and admission.
  • With the exception of dependents, students using VA/military educational benefits are required to submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or the Community University of the Air Force transcript if they wish to use their benefits.
  • All official transcripts and diplomas from institutions outside of the United States that are not in English, or Spanish must have a commercial translation (or evaluation for credit transfer purposes) completed by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at the student’s expense.

Please also review the generally applicable admissions standards described below.

  1. The university reserves the right to restrict the size of enrollment in select programs based on limited facilities and other institutional factors.
  2. The university reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any applicant/student whose record of behavior indicates that they would disrupt the orderly process/enrollment of the university's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students, including the falsification of the admissions application and/or the submission of fraudulent documents.
  3. All official transcripts provided directly by the student must remain in the original sealed envelope provided by the previously attended institution. Any transcript received in an envelope that appears to the university to have been opened prior to the receipt will not be accepted.
  4. If the university has reason to believe a student’s diploma or transcript is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary or postsecondary school education, it will complete additional steps to determine if the document is acceptable. These additional steps may include contacting the granting institution or confirming with a relevant department or state agency.
  5. The university reserves the right not to accept documents for the validity of which it cannot determine.

Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

Specific Admission Requirements by Program

  • Students must provide evidence of their successful completion of the HESI A2 exam with a score of 80% on each part and a cumulative score of 80% or better (HESI A2 test scores are valid for 2 years). Exams taken more than 2 years from admissions will not be considered.
  • A criminal background check is required before being admitted to the program.
  • Students are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing before they participate in clinical rotations and be in compliance with School of Nursing background check and drug testing policies.
  • Satisfactory completion of 30 or more transferable credits.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  • Submit official transcript of credits from the institutions attended.
  • Students must provide evidence of their successful completion of the HESI A2 exam with a score of 80% on each part and a cumulative score of 80% or better (HESI A2 test scores are valid for 2 years). Exams taken more than 2 years from admissions will not be considered.
  • A criminal background check is required before being admitted to the program. 
  • Students are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing before they participate in clinical rotations and be in compliance with School of Nursing background check and drug testing policies.
  • Students must provide a conferred Associate of Science in Nursing degree from an Accredited College with a GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0 and the official transcripts.
  • Students must provide documentation of an unencumbered Registered Nurse license from the United States (US) and territories. The license must be verified. 
  • Students must provide a resume showing at least 2 years of work experience as a Registered Nurse in the US and territories. Students must be interviewed by the School of Nursing Dean or their designated person. 
  • Students will receive 30 credits once their RN license is verified.

Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

General Requirements:

The applicant must submit 1) an application for admission, 2) an official transcript providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.25*, and 3) a full-color front and back copy of a valid identification (government issued ID) with a photo to evidence an address where the applicant resides (i.e., driver’s license). International students may submit a citizenship card or certificate of citizenship (i.e., passport).

*Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.25 may be admitted to the institution at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs or School Dean via a documented personal interview.

Please note that some programs have specific Admission requirements which are listed on the program page under Academic Programs.

Only original documents will be considered acceptable documentation for graduate studies.

The university reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program. Conditionally admitted master’s program students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Supporting Documentation for Master Programs

Applicants can demonstrate compliance with the master program admissions requirements related to the prior academic experience and/or achievement by presenting the original of any of the following documents:

  • Evidence of previous credits, courses, or studies documenting graduation with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution and earned CGPA.
  • Certification prepared by a post-secondary institution or by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or by an appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent and earned CGPA.
  • Grade report prepared by a post-secondary institution, an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or an appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of a baccalaureate degree program, or equivalent and earned CGPA.

Applicants seeking admission to Master programs must meet the following guidelines to complete the graduate student enrollment process:

  • Students who are planning to use federal Financial Aid must arrange for the submission of all official postsecondary institution(s) transcripts to AGMU either electronically or via U.S. Mail prior to the disbursement of financial aid funds. Students cannot submit official transcripts except if submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • AGMU must receive official transcripts from post-secondary institutions within 45 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student file. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the cancellation of the student’s enrollment and admission.
  • With the exception of dependents, students using VA/military educational benefits are required to submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or the Community University of the Air Force transcript if they wish to use their benefits.
  • All official transcripts and diplomas from institutions outside of the United States that are not in English, or Spanish must have a commercial translation (or evaluation for credit transfer purposes) completed by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at the student’s expense.

Please also review the generally applicable admissions standards described below.

  1. The university reserves the right to restrict the size of enrollment in select programs based on limited facilities and other institutional factors.
  2. The university reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any applicant/student whose record of behavior indicates that they would disrupt the orderly process/enrollment of the university's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students, including the falsification of the admissions application and/or the submission of fraudulent documents.
  3. All official transcripts provided directly by the student must remain in the original sealed envelope provided by the previously attended institution. Any transcript received in an envelope that appears to the university to have been opened prior to the receipt will not be accepted.
  4. If the university has reason to believe a student’s diploma or transcript is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary or postsecondary school education, it will complete additional steps to determine if the document is acceptable. These additional steps may include contacting the granting institution or confirming with a relevant department or state agency.
  5. The university reserves the right not to accept documents the validity of which it cannot determine.

Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

Specific Admission Requirements by Program

Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems or Computer Sciences from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Successfully completed an advanced mathematics course at the undergraduate level.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or from an internationally recognized institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate educational institutions.
  • Two letters of recommendation completed by professionals who can assess the applicant’s aptitude for graduate education in counseling.
  • A 2–4-page personal essay describing the student’s aptitude for graduate education in counseling.
  • A resumé or curriculum vitae (CV).
  • An Interview with a representative from Academics.
  • This program will not award transfer credits to students who have partially completed their degrees in other institutions.
  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  • An interview. 
  • An essay, written at the time of the interview.

Advanced Standing Program in the Master of Social Work- Additional Admission requirements

The Advanced Standing Program in the Master of Social Work has additional requirements. Students admitted are given, in all program options, up to 27 credit hours of advanced standing to BSW graduates that meet the following conditions:

  1. Degree granted from a CSWE BSW accredited program.
  2. A graduation GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.00.
  3. Social Work major courses passed with grade A or B.
  4. Field Practice courses passed with a grade of A.
  5. Having completed the baccalaureate degree within five years or less of requested admission.

If all five conditions are met, an evaluation of transfer credits will be conducted by the MSW Program director. The advanced standing could be awarded only to graduates holding degrees from baccalaureate social work programs accredited by CSWE, those recognized through its International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Services or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors across all program options. Courses will not be validated to students from programs not accredited by the CSWE. For the MSW advanced standing program, 21 credits will be granted for the foundation courses of Social Work major, approved with A or B. Another 6 credits will be granted for generalist practice only if the candidate had a grade of A in the supervised practice at the bachelor’s level.

  1. Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.75.
  2. A video conference interview in English.
  3. Write an essay in English.
  4. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in Education must meet the following additional requirements.

    • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline from an accredited university with a GPA of 2.75, with at least 12 credits in English and 12 credits in Education.
  5. It is strongly recommended that students review and become familiar with the teacher certification requirements established by the State of Florida, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other state in which they intend to seek employment as teachers. Students must abide with the minimum required hours and policies set by the state and local education agencies for practicum experiences. Students must comply with state and local education certification requirements for the degree, as applicable.
  6. Students are responsible of verifying the requisites or test required by the state or country of origin.
  7. Students that reside in the State of Florida must provide evidence of a passing score on the Florida Basic General Knowledge Test prior to registering for EDUC 617.
  • An earned Bachelor of Arts in Education.
  • Work experience in the public or private educational system.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Successfully completed a course in Financial Accounting.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in the same area of specialization or completed six (6) college-level credits in financial accounting from an accredited school.
  • If this prerequisite is not met the student must enroll in the course ACCO 500. ACCO 500 will not count for the student’s cumulative grade point average.
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • It is recommended that students have knowledge of the English Language.
  • Have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Have obtained a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline at an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, provided that the student successfully completed the following courses: mathematics (6 credit hours), biology (8 credit hours), chemistry (8 credit hours), physics (8 credit hours) and sciences (3 credit hours).
  • Have completed the following introductory courses: computers (3 credit hours), economics (3 credit hours), sociology (6 credit hours) and statistics (3 credit hours).
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
  • Applicant must hold an unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  • Submit evidence of credits at the Nursing Bachelor’s Degree with the admissions forms.


Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

General Requirements:

The applicant must submit 1) an application for admission and 2) an official transcript providing evidence of an earned master’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.30. The applicant must also submit the following documents to the School Dean for admission consideration, 1) an Essay and 2) an updated curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Please note that some programs have specific Admission requirements which are listed on the program page under Academic Programs.

Only original documents will be considered acceptable documentation for doctoral programs.

The university reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program. Conditionally admitted doctoral program students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

The university reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program. Conditionally admitted master’s program students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Supporting Documentation for Doctoral Programs

Applicants can demonstrate compliance with the doctoral admissions requirements related to prior academic experience and/or achievement by presenting the original of any of the following documents:

  • Evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation with a master’s degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution and earned CGPA.
  • Certification prepared by a post-secondary institution or by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or by an appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of a master’s degree or equivalent, and earned CGPA.
  • Grade report prepared by a post-secondary institution, an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or an appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of a master’s degree program, or equivalent, and earned CGPA.

Applicants seeking admission to doctoral programs must meet the following guidelines to complete the doctoral student enrollment process:

  • Students who are planning to use federal Financial Aid must arrange for the submission of all official postsecondary institution(s) transcripts to AGMU either electronically or via U.S. Mail prior to the disbursement of financial aid funds. Students cannot submit official transcripts except if submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • AGMU must receive official transcripts from post-secondary institutions within 45 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student file. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the cancellation of the student’s enrollment and admission.
  • With the exception of dependents, students using VA/military educational benefits are required to submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or the Community University of the Air Force transcript if they wish to use their benefits.
  • All official transcripts and diplomas from institutions outside of the United States that are not in English, or Spanish must have a commercial translation (or evaluation for credit transfer purposes) completed by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at the student’s expense.

Please also review the generally applicable admissions standards described below.

  1. The university reserves the right to restrict the size of enrollment in select programs based on limited facilities and other institutional factors.
  2. The university reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any applicant/student whose record of behavior indicates that they would disrupt the orderly process/enrollment of the university's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students, including the falsification of the admissions application and/or the submission of fraudulent documents. 
  3. All official transcripts provided directly by the student must remain in the original sealed envelope provided by the previously attended institution. Any transcript received in an envelope that appears to the university to have been opened prior to the receipt will not be accepted.
  4. If the university has reason to believe a student’s diploma or transcript is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary or postsecondary school education, it will complete additional steps to determine if the document is acceptable. These additional steps may include contacting the granting institution or confirming with a relevant department or state agency.
  5. The university reserves the right not to accept documents, for the validity of which it cannot determine.

Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

Specific Admission Requirements by Program

  • A Master's Degree in Social Work or human behavior discipline, such as psychology and counseling.
  • A Master's Degree from another discipline, with an approved graduate course on social policy analysis, social work with individuals, families, groups or community. 
  • An interview.
  • This program will not award transfer credits to students who have partially completed their degrees in other institutions.

Prospective D.N.P. students are selected for admission based on application content, academic record, curriculum of completed required courses, professional nursing licensure, and evaluation forms. Individual student transcripts and writing samples are evaluated by select faculty members, the program executive director, and the associate director of nursing. Admission to the DNP program requires:

  • A master’s degree in nursing or a related field from a regionally, nationally or internationally accredited school.
  • A minimum master’s degree GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A current, active and unencumbered RN License issued by the United States or territories.
  • Two reference forms from individuals other than relatives (suggested sources include professors, academic advisers, and professional nursing references).
  • Submit a writing sample (use APA 7th edition formatting, including headings for each section). Include the following information in your statement:
    • Problem/Issue Discuss a problem or issue in your professional practice setting that needs to be addressed from a DNP perspective. (250 words minimum).
    • Applicant’s Goals Discuss your personal and professional goals related to the D.N.P. (250 words minimum).
  • An interview with the faculty member in the department as designated by the Executive Director.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé.
  • Official documentation of all supervised, postbaccalaureate practice hours.


Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

Other Admission Types

Readmission

Once admitted to a program, it is expected that a student will register consecutively for each term and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Students who are not registered for two or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission to the University.

  1. Students with satisfactory academic progress that wish to resume their studies after an interruption of two or more semesters must apply for readmission and:
    1. Have a cumulative GPA that meets the retention index.
    2. Complete the required percentage of credits of the total attempted credits.
    3. Have completed the period of suspension due to academic reasons, accumulated credits or for disciplinary reasons, if applicable.
    4. Fulfill the current existing requirements of the program of study applied to, and all other general admissions requirements that apply.
  2. Students who do not meet the above-listed criteria and wish to be readmitted are required to meet with a retention counselor to discuss their readmission application.

Students who are readmitted to the University will be subject to the current curriculum in effect for the program of study at the time of readmission.

The course schedule at AGMU is determined by the needs of the current and new student population. Therefore, students who are readmitted should consult with a retention officer to determine their completion path. 

Admission Validity

  1. Students can only enroll in programs offered at the time of their admission or readmission.
  2. Admission or readmission decisions are valid for one semester of the academic year, beginning on the date it is granted.
  3. Students must fulfill the admission requirements by the dates established in the academic calendar. Applications that are not accompanied by the required documents or that do not meet the established requirements will be considered conditional applications. If the documentation is not received within the semester for which the application is submitted, the Institution may invalidate the student’s conditional admission.

A readmitted student is one who has interrupted his or her studies for at least one semester and wishes to return to the institution to continue his or her program of study. Once admitted to a program, it is expected that a student will register consecutively each term (except summer) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students with satisfactory academic progress that wish to resume their studies after an interruption of one semester or more must apply for readmission and:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA that meets the retention index.
  2. Complete the required percentage of credits of the total attempted credits.
  3. Have completed the period of suspension due to academic reasons, accumulated credits or for disciplinary reasons, if applicable.
  4. Fulfill the current existing requirements of the program of study applied to, and all other general admissions requirements that apply

Each student applying for readmission to the Institution will be subject to the current curriculum in effect for the program of study to which he or she is admitted. Each candidate for readmission may be subject to an interview with the Admissions Counselor or Associate Registrar.

Admission Validity

  1. Students can only enroll in programs offered at the time of their admission or readmission.
  2. Admission or readmission to AGMU will be valid for one semester of the academic year, beginning on the date it is granted.
  3. Students must fulfill the admission requirements by the dates established in the academic calendar.  Applications that are not accompanied by the required documents or that do not meet the established requirements will be considered provisional applications. If the documentation is not received within the semester for which the application is submitted, the Institution may invalidate the student’s provisional admission and cancel his or her provisional application.

 

Awarding of Transfer Credit and Alternative Ways to Earn Credit

AGMU allows students to proceed expeditiously toward their degree and academic program objectives by providing guidelines for the transfer of postsecondary credit and alternative ways to earn university credit. Regardless of transfer credit status, students must earn a minimum of 25% of their degree credit hours as institutional credits to be awarded an AGMU degree.

Coursework From Regionally Accredited Institutions

All coursework from degree-granting institutions that are fully accredited at the collegiate level by their appropriate regional accrediting agency will be awarded in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. All official transcripts must be received within forty-five (45) days after the student’s first part of term at AGMU;
  2. All College level or College preparatory courses which have both grades and credit hours will be considered for transfer if they meet the minimum grade requirement of a “C” or higher for undergraduate programs and a “B” or higher for graduate programs;
  3. Credits at the upper-division college level (300 and 400 level courses) are not accepted for transfer into diploma and associate-degree programs and are only evaluated for transfer credit into baccalaureate programs;
  4. Course credits evaluated for transfer from colleges with different credit systems (i.e., quarter hours, units, etc.) are converted to semester hours;
  5. Core/Major courses including business, technical and specialty courses, may be accepted if those credits were earned no more than 5 years prior to enrollment date.
  6. Regardless of the number of credits accepted in transfer, student must complete at least 25% of the college-level credits required to earn an AGMU degree;
  7. If initial placement in courses cannot be determined after the evaluation of transfer work, students may be required to complete entry testing in one or more disciplines to determine course placements(s);
  8. All credits that are transferred to AGMU will become part of the student’s permanent academic record and will appear on the AGMU official transcript as transfer credit;
  9. Transfer credits will be applied by the designated University officials in the most appropriate manner to the student’s program of student in the area of general electives, general education, program courses, and other academic requirements.

Coursework From Sistema Universidad Ana G. Mendez

Credits earned as any Sistema Universidad Ana G. Mendez will be accepted without a time limit unless otherwise prohibited by program requirements. UAGM courses will transfer to AGMU as a “T” on the student’s academic record and will not impact the student’s grade point average (GPA) at AGMU.

Coursework from Non-Regionally Accredited Institutions

Prior to initial enrollment at AGMU, a student may request credit for coursework earned at an institution that is not regionally accredited. All coursework approved by the designated academic administrator will be evaluated using the same guidelines as those for regionally accredited institutions. The academic administrator will determine specific course equivalency for a general education or major course or degree program requirement. Additionally, the equivalency may be granted towards elective credit. Approval of all evaluated coursework will be included in the AGMU official student transcript. Denied requests may be appealed in writing to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs or their designee.

Coursework From International Institutions

All official transcripts received from post-secondary institutions outside of the United States that are in English, or Spanish will be evaluated by our Registrar’s office using the same guidelines for regionally accredited institutions using AACRAO Edge.

All official transcripts from post-secondary institutions outside of the United States that are not in English, or Spanish must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation completed by an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at the student’s expense. AGMU will perform an evaluation based on the course-by-course evaluation report received directly from one of the approved agencies and in accordance with the same guidelines as those for regionally accredited institutions.

Students will not be awarded General Education English credit for courses taken outside of the United States. These students will be required to take a placement test to place into the appropriate level English course.

 

Credit By Examination- Outside Agencies

AGMU accepts some form of transfer credit through credit by examination from outside agencies. No grades or grade point values will be assigned for credit by examination. Official copies of these test scores must be submitted directly to AGMU Admissions from the appropriate issuing agency.

a. Advanced Placement Exams (AP)

A student who wishes to receive credit for Advanced Placement courses must have their Advanced Placement scores sent from the College Board directly to AGMU Admissions. A student who earns a score a 3, 4, or 5 on any Advanced Placement test is awarded AGMU credit for the equivalent course according to established university guidelines. Students who obtained a 3 or higher on any AP exams should speak with their campus registrar.

b. Defense Activity Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/DSST)

The Defense Activity Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program is a test conducted by the Educational Testing Services (ETS). The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) measure earned achievement in specific university courses. AGMU will award credit according to the established university guidelines. AGMU does not permit a student to use exam credit towards grade forgiveness. Students who have taken DANTES Subject Standardized Tests should speak with their campus registrar.

c. Excelsior University Examinations

Excelsior University Examinations (formally known as Regents University Exams or the Proficiency Examination Program) are developed by Excelsior University using national committees of faculty consultants and national studies to assess how well the tests measure the performance of students in actual University courses. Excelsior University Examinations are approved by the American Council on Education and Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). AGMU will award credit according to the established university guidelines. AGMU does not permit a student to use exam credit towards grade forgiveness. Students who have taken Excelsior University examinations should speak with their campus registrar. Detailed information about Excelsior University Examinations can be found online at www.excelsior.edu.

d. International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a rigorous two-year, pre- university liberal arts program of study for the highly motivated, academically oriented secondary student. The 18 Diploma is awarded only to the student who meets curricular, service, and thesis requirements and score at the 

prescribed level on internationally standardized subject examinations. Through the IB program, a student may be awarded up to 30 university level credit hours. No grades will be assigned to credits awarded through the program. The student will not receive credit for 18 courses that duplicate credit awarded for courses attended at AGMU or credit that was awarded through other accelerated programs (i.e., AP, CLEP, credit by examination, etc.). AGMU will award credit according to the established university guidelines. AGMU does not permit a student to use exam credit towards grade forgiveness. Students who have IB scores should speak with their campus registrar.

e. Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

The AICE program is an international advanced secondary curriculum and assessment program equivalent to the British system of “A-Levels”. AS-Level courses are comprised of curriculum lasting one academic year. A-Level courses encompass all AS-Level curriculum as well as additional topics. A-Level coursework is completed over two academic years. AGMU will award credit according to the established university guidelines. AGMU does not permit a student to use exam credit towards grade forgiveness. Students who have taken AICE courses should speak with their campus registrar.

f. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP program is provided by College Board and offers students 30+ exams that cover introductory college level material. Students have the opportunity to be awarded credit according to the established university guidelines. AGMU does not permit a student to use exam credit towards grade forgiveness. Students who have taken or are interested in taking a CLEP exam should speak with their campus registrar.

Education Credit for Military Service

Students may earn university credit for military experience. Students should work directly with their campus Registrar to review military experience. The Registrar’s Office will award credit on a course-by-course basis in relation to the student's declared program of study following the ACE recommended guidelines, and with approval from the appropriate Academic Administrator.

Students using VA educational benefits are required to submit their Join Services Transcript (JST) or the Community University of the Air Force transcript. Upon receipt of the transcript, the Registrar’s Office will award credit on a course-by-course basis in relation to the student's declared program of study following the ACE recommended guidelines, and with approval from the appropriate Academic Administrator.

Credit For Licensure or Certification

 

AGMU may award university credit to students intended to meet requirements toward academic programs and degrees based on specific licensure or certification. Eligible students must complete the Articulation Credit Transfer Form and provide a copy of the appropriate license or certification. The designated academic administrator will review documentation and determine the award of credit for the Registrar to post on the student’s educational record.

Prior Learning Credit (PLC)

Prior Learning Credit (PLC) is a way student may be awarded appropriate credit for demonstration of knowledge gained from previous learning experiences outside the classroom. This learning may result from an industry certification, in-service training, or experience acquired during employment. Credit awarded through existing articulation agreements and MOU’s will be excluded from this process.

Prior Learning Credit Guidelines:

  1. Students must be enrolled in AGMU courses in order to be considered for PLC;
  2. Credits awarded through PLC will appear on the student’s official transcript as credit only; no grade point values will be assigned to PLC;
  3. A student cannot earn PLC for a course in which credit has already been attempted; PLC cannot be used to forgive a grade previously earned in a credit course;
  4. A student must complete 25% of each degree or certificate program's total credit hours at AGMU.

Prior Learning Credit Process:

  1. Students who are interested in PLC must fill out a PLC Application Form and submit it to the School Dean.
  2. The School Dean will contact the student to review the requirements of the portfolio.
  3. Once the student submits the portfolio, the School Dean will review and determine what PLC credit will be offered.

Transcripts

Ana G. Mendez University provides official and unofficial copies of student transcripts within our established university guidelines. AGMU does not provide copies of other institution’s transcripts to the student or to other institutions.

International Students

  1. Ana G. Mendez University is currently accepting international students for Main Campus-Online programs only. The ground campuses are not accepting international students.
  2. Interested international students can apply to online programs. Applicants must contact the Director of Admissions for more information.
  3. All requirements for admission, readmission, and transfer will apply to international students.
  4. The educational level of the international student must be validated through an official transcript.
  5. Admission for international students will be subject to the immigration laws and regulations in effect.
  6. Students will have a period of 56 calendar days to submit their documents from the beginning of the course to complete their file. If the student does not submit the required documentation, admission and enrollment will be canceled.
Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who want to take credit courses for the purposes of personal enrichment, continuing education or transfer of credits to another institution may seek admission and will be classified as a non-degree seeking student.  

Non degree seeking students must meet the established admissions criteria and submit all required documentation. Documents required may vary depending on the desired academic coursework.