As you prepare for admission to AIU, you will certainly have questions about the process, our school, classes or degree programs. We have compiled a set of frequently asked questions about undergraduate and graduate admissions below. If the question you have is not answered here, an AIU Admissions Advisor will be happy to provide you with the information you need.
General Admissions FAQ
Why do students choose American InterContinental University?
With your busy schedule, it's hard work finding the time to work hard. We call ourselves the Serious U because we're serious about helping you further your education, so you can get to where you deserve to be. At AIU you get pacing options that work around you and a 24/7 support systems by phone, email or live chat. Our classes are taught by industry specialists who bring their real-world perspective to students and will work with you one-on-one when you need it.
Is there an application fee?
There is no application fee for re-entry or new students.
Where should I have my proof of high school graduation or official college transcript mailed?
Mail to: American InterContinental University Online, Attention: Registrar, 231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th floor, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mail to: American InterContinental University Online, Attention: Registrar, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 500 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA 30328
Mail to: AIU Transcript Processing-Houston Campus, 5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Suite 400, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Does AIU support transfer of undergraduate credit from other colleges or universities?
In applicable academic programs and pending academic review, eligible transfer undergraduate credit may be accepted by AIU from any United States institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In addition, AIU will review requests for transfer credit from international higher education institutions.
See the Transfer Student Admissions section of this website for further information related to transfer of undergraduate credit, and for information related to the assessment of prior learning for degree completion programs.
What is the admissions process?
All students must complete a university application and participate in an interview with an AIU Admissions Advisor. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the AIU campus that interests them and speak with an Admissions Advisor to learn about our application process and about the academic programs best suited to their needs.
How long does the admissions process take?
After completing an application to the university, most students receive an admissions decision within one week.
Does AIU support transfer of credit from other colleges or universities?
In applicable academic programs and pending academic review, eligible transfer credit may be accepted by AIU from any United States institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In addition, AIU will review requests for transfer credit from international higher education institutions. Academic graduate credit from other institutions may be accepted, but cannot exceed 12 credits. Acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of AIU.
What is the graduate admissions process?
All graduate students must complete a university application and participate in an interview with an AIU Admissions Advisor to determine whether they are likely to succeed in an advanced program of study. Prospective graduate students must submit an official undergraduate transcript verifying an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0.