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The following guide provides all the information you need to apply for acceptance into either a graduate-degree program or master's certificate program.

American Graduate University admits qualified students of any race, color, religion, sex, age national and ethnic origin to all programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the University's student body. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school programs.

Graduate Degree Admission Requirements

Prerequisites
Advance Standing / Transfer Credit
Application Instructions
Admissions Advisors
Application Deadline
Admission Decision

First Course Registration
Taking Courses Prior to Admission

Prerequisites
To be admitted into a degree program, you must hold a Bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. Three years work experience is recommended but not required.

Applicants with previous education in a foreign country, who do not reside in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand must demonstrate English language proficiency. 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), or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report is required.

An applicant who has completed university-level courses in a foreign country comparable to course credits in the American university system must have their educational credentials evaluated and sent to American Graduate University. The credit evaluation report must also include the original transcript. If the transcript is not in English a translation must be provided. Three credible providers of credential evaluations are:

World Education Services (WES – http://www.wes.org/)
Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE – http://www.ece.org/)
International Education Research Foundation (IERF – http://www.ierf.org/).

Evaluations from other credible sources will also be accepted.

Advance Standing / Transfer Credit

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You must submit the following to the Admissions Office by mail, fax, or email:

  1. A completed application for admission. You may apply online now or download an application and mail the completed application and $50 nonrefundable application fee to American Graduate University, 733 N. Dodsworth Ave., Covina, CA 91724.

  2. An Official transcript from the college or university from which you received your diploma. To be considered official, transcripts must come directly from the institution. Upon receipt of your application the Admissions Department will send you an email message with a transcript request form. Use this form to send for your official transcript

  3. A photo ID which includes your home address must be submitted. The photo ID will only be used to verify identity throughout the program

  4. Applicants are required to complete a short distance education survey measuring their familiarity with the technology and personal skills related to distance education. The link for this survey is sent to the applicant following submission of the application

Admissions Advisors
The Admissions Department of American Graduate University is available to assist you with making an application, or answer any questions you have about the program you're interested in. Please call, toll-free, 1-877-351-9060 (Ext 1007).

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Application Deadline
Once we receive your application form, you have 90 days to provide all the other required documentation. If you anticipate that you will be unable to do so, then please contact the Admissions Department for an extension.

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Admission Decision
Upon receipt of the Application for Admission and all necessary documentation, the Office of Admissions will send you prompt, written notification of the admission decision.

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First Course Registration
A newly accepted student at AGU must enroll in their first class within 90 days of acceptance. A student is subject to dismissal from the University for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress if they do not meet this deadline. However, if a student is unable to register within that time period due to tuition assistance funding restrictions this requirement can be waived.

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Taking Courses Prior to Admission
You are encouraged to register for your first course while you are completing the application process. Refer to the curriculum path suggested for your program to select the first course. If you intend to apply for advanced standing, an Admissions Counselor can recommend which course to take first.

Applicants who will use their Veterans Administration benefits may not register until they have received their formal acceptance from American Graduate University.

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