Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Post-Baccalaureate courses are available to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree but need to complete prerequisite courses in order to apply to a graduate program. Once admitted, the student will be allowed to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per trimester of general education courses at AHU. Financial aid is available for 12 consecutive months for students seeking assistance.

Applicants will be considered for Post-Baccalaureate admission when they:

  1. Meet with Graduate Program Admission Coordinator for desired graduate program to determine pre-eligibility.
  2. Submit an undergraduate application and a nonrefundable $20 application fee after approval from Program Admissions Coordinator. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Transcripts must be mailed or delivered electronically to AHU from each institution, or the applicant may deliver a transcript in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Enrollment Services. Faxed copies will not be considered official. Unofficial transcripts1 may be used for preliminary admission calculations. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. AHU uses third-party companies to verify past attendance. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must submit a foreign credential evaluation for that coursework. Please refer to Foreign Transcript Evaluations section in the Academic Catalog for a full list of approved companies. Graduate applicants who plan to apply to a program that utilizes a Centralized Application System must use WES.
  4. Present evidence of graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants in the final term of their Bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission once a letter is received from their institution confirming that they are on track to graduate.
  5. Present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college-level academic work from the above institutions. GPA calculation for applicants who plan to apply to a program that utilizes a Centralized Application System will include all grades. Grade forgiveness will not apply.
  6. Submit official transcripts for any College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework only if the applicant would like them to be considered for fulfillment of prerequisite requirements. CLEP scores reported on an official college transcript are also acceptable for this requirement.
  7. Provide evidence of English language proficiency for those applicants for whom English is not their primary language or who have graduated from a non-English speaking school (see English Language Proficiency section).

1 The Office of Enrollment Services accepts unofficial transcripts during the admission process and will use them in part to consider granting Provisional admission status. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted from the student or by fax from the institution and must be as similar to an official transcript as possible. Key elements must include courses taken, grades earned, credit hours, quality points, term GPAs, and the cumulative GPA. Degree audits and class schedules will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts. Courses will not be transferred at any time based on unofficial transcripts.