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Admission Requirements

Non-Degree Programs (Diplomas)
  1. Applicants to must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.

Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs. Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

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Undergraduate General Admission (Associate’s and Bachelor’s)

General Requirements for Admission:

The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or one of the equivalents as defined by the Department of Higher Education HEA Sec. 484(d) and detailed below:

  1. A GED Certificate.
  2. A certified or other official completion documentation demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (such as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or a state-recognized equivalent of a high school diploma.
  3. A conferred associate degree.
  4. Successfully completed at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of a degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, the applicant must provide the official transcripts from the transferring institution.
  5. Conditional acceptance is available for students applying while still in high school. Students must receive their high school diploma or equivalent prior to being admitted to AGMU.  Students must provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent prior to receiving a diploma or degree from AGMU.

Supporting Documentation:

Applicants must provide evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation from secondary school to an authorized University member.  Only original documents will be considered as evidence.  Original documents such as:

  1. A General Education Diploma (GED) or other diploma or graduation document.
  2. Certification prepared by a secondary institution or agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
  3. Applicants who have completed previous college-level coursework must provide an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”). 
  4. Applicants who have not completed 60 semester or 72 quarter hours at a recognized institution of higher education must provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalent as defined above.

If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the admission’s officer will make a copy and certify with their initials that it is a copy from the original.

Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs.

If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, the applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.

Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

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Master’s Degree General Admission

General Requirements for Admission into Master’s Programs:

  1. The applicant must submit an official transcript, providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.25.*
  2. Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.25 may be admitted to the institution at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs or School Dean via a documented personal interview.
  3. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.
  4. Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements can apply for admission. They will be interviewed by the School Dean or their designated representative. The Dean or their authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be admitted.

    Every applicant can demonstrate compliance with the admissions requirements related to prior academic experience and/or achievement by presenting the original of any of the following documents:

  • Evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation an accredited entity of post-secondary education.
  • Certification prepared by a post-secondary institution or agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of degree or equivalent
  • Grade report prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board confirming completion of undergraduate (for graduate programs) or graduate (for doctoral programs) or equivalent

Only original documents will be considered as evidence. If the applicant cannot leave the original document for their admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with their initials that it is a copy from the original.

*Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs.

If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.

Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs. Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

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Doctoral Degree General Admission

General Requirements for Admission into Doctoral Programs:

  1. The applicant must submit an official transcript, providing evidence of an earned master’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.30.
  2. Present an Essay
  3. Present updated curriculum vitae or resume.

Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs.

If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Language Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.

Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs. Further details of the admission requirements can be found in the Catalog.

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Other Admission Types

Readmission

Once admitted to a program, it is expected that a student will register consecutively for each term and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Students who are not registered for two or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission to the University.

  1. Students with satisfactory academic progress that wish to resume their studies after an interruption of two or more semesters must apply for readmission and:
    • Have a cumulative GPA that meets the retention index.
    • Complete the required percentage of credits of the total attempted credits.
    • Have completed the period of suspension due to academic reasons, accumulated credits or for disciplinary reasons, if applicable.
    • Fulfill the current existing requirements of the program of study applied to, and all other general admissions requirements that apply
    • Students who do not meet the above-listed criteria and wish to be readmitted are required to meet with a retention counselor to discuss their readmission application.
  2. Students who are readmitted to the University will be subject to the current curriculum in effect for the program of study at the time of readmission.

The course schedule at AGMU is determined by the needs of the current and new student population. Therefore students who are readmitted should consult with a retention officer to determine their completion path.

Admission Validity

  1. Students can only enroll in programs offered at the time of their admission or readmission.
  2. Admission or readmission decisions are valid for one semester of the academic year, beginning on the date it is granted.
  3. Students must fulfill the admission requirements by the dates established in the academic calendar. Applications that are not accompanied by the required documents or that do not meet the established requirements will be considered conditional applications. If the documentation is not received within the semester for which the application is submitted, the Institution may invalidate the student’s conditional admission.
Transfer of Credit into the University

Students from an accredited institution of post-secondary education are encouraged to apply for their credits to be transferred to AGMU.

Criteria for acceptance for transfer of credit are as follows:

  1. Credits transferred from institutions are evaluated on the basis of equivalency with the content of the courses and credits required by AGMU.
  2. The letter grade (or equivalent) in the course for transfer is a “C” or better (provided the “C” grade is defined as average or better) for undergraduate courses. The letter grade (or equivalent) in the course for transfer is a “B” or better for graduate courses.
  3. Courses with a Passing Grade (Pass) will be considered for transfer, provided they have credits and are equivalent according to the curriculum.
  4. The university does not accept remedial courses in transfer.
  5. General Education courses may be accepted if those credits were earned at an accredited institution.
  6. Core/Major courses including business, technical and specialty courses may be accepted if those credits were earned no more than 5 years prior to enrollment date
  7. Credits earned at any Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez will be accepted without a time limit unless prohibited by the Program requirements.
  8. Nursing credits will not be accepted into the Associate or Bachelor of Nursing.

Acceptance of transfer credits:

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be received no later than forty-five (45) days after the start of the student’s first term at AGMU to receive transfer credit. Transfer students must comply with AGMU residency requirements.
  2. As an institutional member of AACRAO, designated personnel have been qualified to review and evaluate foreign academic credentials. Applicants for admissions who have completed previous coursework outside the United States may receive a free of cost course and/or degree equivalency from Ana G. Mendez University.
  3. Courses accepted for transfer will be recorded as credits attempted and credits earned in the calculation of satisfactory academic progress. Transfer credits are not included when calculating the GPA. For additional information, please refer to the sections in the catalog entitled Satisfactory Academic Progress and Programmatic Admissions Requirements.
  4. The acceptance or denial of transfer credits is the decision of the AGMU Registrar’s Office based on the guidelines approved by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Office. All students may request a review by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. All transfer credit decisions are final.

Residency Requirements

A student must complete a minimum of 25% of their applicable program credits from AGMU to meet the residency requirements. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 25% of the prescribed number of credit hours within their major area of study in order to be measured for the recognition with honors.

International Students
  1. Ana G. Mendez University is currently accepting international students for Main Campus-Online programs only. The ground campuses are not accepting international students. .
  2. Interested international students can apply to online programs. Applicants must contact the Director of Admissions for more information.
  3. All requirements for admission, readmission, and transfer will apply to international students.
  4. The educational level of the international student must be validated through an official transcript.
  5. Admission for international students will be subject to the immigration laws and regulations in effect.
  6. Students will have a period of 56 calendar days to submit their documents from the beginning of the course to complete their file. If the student does not submit the required documentation, admission and enrollment will be canceled.
Transient Students

Students who wish to take credit courses for the purposes of continuing education or transfer of credits to another institution may register as a Special Student.  Special students are classified as non-degree seeking students. 

Students must show evidence of graduation from an accredited college or university or submit official documentation that denotes authorization to take courses, in order to become eligible to enroll at AGMU, students may be required to participate in an interview with a representative of the university and/or academic department.