Transcript Evaluation for International Students
As part of the admissions process, we request that you provide transcripts from every secondary school, college, and university you’ve attended. AIU uses these transcripts to make sure you’ve met our admissions requirements—and also to award you any transfer credits for which you may be eligible. Be sure to start this process as soon as you enroll, so that everything is completed before your first term begins.
with an Admissions Advisor.
What We Look For
When evaluating transcripts, we consider many factors:
- Registration with the country's governing academic body
- Course or degree subject matter
- Grading scale or criteria
- Unit of credit
- Course or degree descriptions
- Third-party analysis of country's degree in comparison to similar U.S. degree
Title-IV Institutions Located Abroad
English transcripts from an accredited Title-IV school located abroad are evaluated the same way we assess transcripts from accredited schools within the U.S. You won’t need to have the transcript evaluated by an outside service before submitting it to the University Registrar if the official transcript is in English.
- Have your transcript evaluated by a service with NARIC, NACES, or AICE approval.
AIU also accepts evaluations and recommendations directly from AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers).
- Have non-English documents translated before submitting them.
Please keep in mind that AIU does not reimburse translation costs.
- Have your transcript reviewed for credit.
Your transcripts must be received by the first day of your second session. Have the documents sent to:
PO Box #68009
Schaumburg, IL 60168
Send Electronically: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn More About Transferring Credits to AIU
AIU considers all prior course credit on a case-by-case basis. You’ll work with a Prior Learning Assessment Specialist to find out which of your college-level courses might be eligible for credit transfer. For more details:
AIU recommends Educational Perspectives; for transcript evaluation however, the service remains the student’s choice.
Your options include any service that is a member of NARIC, NACES, or AICE. AIU Online will consider evaluations and/or recommendations directly from AACRAO.
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 May 6, 2020