Admissions FAQs

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?
We cater to adult students who have more than just school on their plates. We understand that our students work, have family obligations, or just need a little time for themselves occasionally. At AIU, you build your course schedule around real life, so you can pursue your degree with flexibility and convenience. We also employ industry professionals as faculty, so students can gain access to real-world knowledge and insights that are relevant to their course of study.

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?
AIU Online, AIU Atlanta and AIU Houston
Mail to: American InterContinental University Online, Attention: Registrar, 231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th floor, Schaumburg, IL 60173

What are the federal school codes?

Online: 014720

Atlanta: E01743

Houston: E01051

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Undergraduate Admissions

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. Acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of AIU*.

What is the admissions process?
All students must complete a university application. 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 48 hours.

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Graduate Admissions

Does AIU support transfer of graduate 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. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an interview with an AIU Admissions Advisor. 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.

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*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Classes Start October 24, 2018