Admission Requirements | Ana G. Mendez University

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.

Undergraduate General Admission (Associate’s and Bachelor’s)
  1. The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Applicants who have completed previous college level coursework must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and an official transcript from the transferring institution.
  3. 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 Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.
  4. Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements can apply for admission. They will be interviewed by the Campus Director or his designated representative. The Director or his authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be admitted.

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

Master’s Degree General Admission
  1. The applicant must submit an official transcript, as defined above, 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 Student Affairs or Program Director via a documented personal interview.
  3. 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 Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.
  4. 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.

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

Doctoral Degree General Admission
  1. The applicant must submit an official transcript, as defined above, 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.
  4. 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 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.

Other Admission Types

Readmission

A readmitted student is one who has interrupted his or her studies for at least one semester and wishes to return to the institution to continue his or her program of study. Once admitted to a program, it is expected that a student will register consecutively each term (except summer) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students with satisfactory academic progress that wish to resume their studies after an interruption of one semester or more must apply for readmission and:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA that meets the retention index.
  2. Complete the required percentage of credits of the total attempted credits.
  3. Have completed the period of suspension due to academic reasons, accumulated credits or for disciplinary reasons, if applicable.
  4. Fulfill the current existing requirements of the program of study applied to, and all other general admissions requirements that apply

Each student applying for readmission to the Institution will be subject to the current curriculum in effect for the program of study to which he or she is admitted. Each candidate for readmission may be subject to an interview with the Admissions Counselor or Associate Registrar.

Admission Validity
  1. Students can only enroll in programs offered at the time of their admission or readmission.
  2. Admission or readmission to AGMU will be 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 provisional applications. If the documentation is not received within the semester for which the application is submitted, the Institution may invalidate the student’s provisional admission and cancel his or her provisional application.
Transfer of Credit into the University

A transfer student is defined as an active or former student entering AGMU- Online campus from an accredited entity of post-secondary education.  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. Students from US and Puerto Rico campuses must earn 25% credits in residence at AGMU to receive technical certificate degree, associate degree, bachelor’s degree diploma and, master degree diploma. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 25% of the prescribed number of credit hours within their program of study in order to be measured for the recognition with honors.

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 AGMU

Any such courses which are accepted for transfer will be included in the credits attempted and the 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.

Students from other fully accredited universities may be admitted.  Transfer credits will be considered attempted credits (T grade) and will not be considered for the calculation of the retention or graduation index.

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.