In addition to the AUD admissions requirements, students transferring in to AUD should submit:
- Official transcripts reflecting courses for which transfer credit is sought
- Transfer Students must be in good academic standing [i.e., with a minimum 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent] at the institution from which they are transferring. AUD may require higher than this 2.0 minimum GPA. As this depends on the university from which the student is transferring, all transfer applicants should consult the AUD Admissions Office for the requirement pertinent to his/her institution. E-transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Office.
- Confirmation of University Records. Click here to download form
- In order for AUD to accept transfer credit from an institution, this institution must be licensed or officially recognized by the Department/Ministry of Education of the country where it is in operation.
- Course descriptions for all courses for which transfer credit is sought
- Students should be aware that they will be held responsible for enrolling in any course at AUD prior to receipt of required course descriptions. Separately, requests for transfer credit that accompany late applications (i.e., those received two months or less prior to the original date of entry) may not be processed prior to the beginning of the semester of first enrollment.
Transfer credit is accepted by AUD solely at its discretion. In the case of courses taken five (5) or more years prior to enrollment, the “age” of such courses may be reason for refusal of transfer credit, contingent upon the assessment of the Dean/Chair of the academic unit for which transfer credit is sought.
Regulations governing the awarding of transfer credit are contained under the Academic Policies. Please click here to read. Transfer students should read these pages carefully. As previously noted, selection of students for admission into degree programs of study is based on an individual evaluation of each applicant’s capability or potential for successful completion of the program. To assist the institution in academically advising students, assessment of academic proficiency is required for all undergraduate first time applicants and transfer students who have not satisfied the institution’s English/Mathematics requirements. AUD will use the results of this assessment to determine appropriate academic placement and the need for developmental course work.
Advanced Standing Credit
Students desiring to request credit evaluations for advanced standing credit (A Levels, IB, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur), including standardized assessments and proficiency examinations, should contact the Admissions Office for information on university processes and procedures for advanced standing.
In addition to college credit earned at accredited postsecondary institutions, the following can also be evaluated for lower-level academic credit equivalency at AUD: College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
or DANTES Examination (DSST)
and Advanced Placement (AP) Examination
Note: Transfer credit or proficiency credit awarded for CLEP, AP or DANTES cannot be used to meet the university’s residency requirement.
Applicants should contact the Admissions Office for Advanced Standing requirements.
is a national (i.e., USA) program of credit by examination to obtain recognition of college level achievement. AUD is a registered CLEP credit granting institution and students should consult www.collegeboard.com to find a CLEP examination center in their area. AUD awards proficiency credit for lower level comparable coursework based on CLEP examination scores as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for the respective lower level course requirements. Students must submit an official CLEP score report to be evaluated for this proficiency credit award.
DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
provide another option for students to demonstrate competencies for learning in non-traditional ways. Originally designed for military service members, DANTES examinations are now available to both military and civilian learners. More information on study guides and examination options is available at www.getcollegecredit.com
Proficiency credit is awarded for passing scores according to ACE recommendations for the respective lower level course requirements. Students must submit an official DANTES score report to be evaluated for this proficiency credit award.
Examinations are available in the following areas:
- Composition and Literature
- Foreign Languages
- History and Social Sciences
- Science and Mathematics
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations provide students with the opportunity to complete college-level coursework while in high school and to gain valuable skills and study habits for college. If a student achieves a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the respective AP Examination*, proficiency credit is awarded according to ACE recommendations for the respective lower level course requirements. Students must submit an official AP score report to be evaluated for this proficiency credit award.
* For Engineering applicants a score of “4” or higher is required for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.