Admissions Requirements

If you're ready to move your career forward, now's your chance. American InterContinental University desires to admit students who possess appropriate credentials and have demonstrated capacity or potential indicating a reasonable probability of successfully completing a degree program. To that end, the University will make admission decisions on an individual basis following admissions policies. AIU reserves the right to determine the adequacy of all credentials submitted for admissions.


For first-time freshmen and transfer undergraduates, acceptable documentation of high school graduation or its equivalency must be received by AIU by the first day of the second term. Any student who does not provide the appropriate documentation by the deadline may be subject to cancellation from the University.

Acceptable documentation may include a copy of a high school transcript or diploma, GED transcript or certificate, college transcript or other written verification. Home-schooled applicants and applicants that attended high schools not recognized as per AIU admission policy must provide additional documentation of their educational experience to be evaluated by the office of the University Registrar for acceptance.


To assist the institution in academically advising undergraduate students, assessment of academic proficiency for English and mathematics is required for both undergraduate first-time applicants and transfer students who have not satisfied the institution's academic proficiency requirements through other means. AIU will use the results of the assessment to determine appropriate academic placement and/or the need for other academic support services.


AIU will accept baccalaureate degrees earned with a CGPA of 2.0 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale from any institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or from internationally recognized foreign institutions of higher education. In the latter event, international transcripts or academic records must be translated into English, a process that can be facilitated by most U.S. Embassies and consulates, and evaluated for U.S. equivalency.

The earned baccalaureate degree and minimum CGPA requirements are required to be verified with an official transcript by the Online Student Records Department or the Registrar's office prior to a prospective student's official acceptance into the Master's degree program of study.

Academic graduate credit from other institutions may be accepted but cannot exceed 12 credits for transfer to meet course requirements. 


Students can begin graduate-level courses pending receipt of their official baccalaureate transcript but only as a non-matriculating graduate for one session.

Upon receipt of the official baccalaureate transcript and graduate matriculation verification students will achieve regular student status.

AIU Houston students requesting to begin graduate level courses pending the receipt of their official baccalaureate transcript must submit an unofficial baccalaureate transcript prior to their first course meeting.

Any student admitted as a non-matriculating graduate student will be financially responsible for all associated costs of attending the university and will be subject to withdrawal if the official baccalaureate transcript is not received by the last day of the first quarter/term.