International Applicants

Global Perspective

AMU welcomes students, Faculty, Advisory Board, and Board Members from all countries and regions to join in our mission to provide Programs which bring skills, competencies, and practice-based to the global community. AMU faculty will convey academic content and best practices via video or podcast. Contact AMU at admin@AMU-edu.org

Applicants Whose Native Language is Other than English

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following:

  • Test of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS)
    • Undergraduate: A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (IBT)
    • Master’s Degree: A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report;
    • Professional Doctoral Degree: a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 58 on the PTE Academic Score Report
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test;
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
  • A minimum B1 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge;
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Master’s or Professional Doctoral Degrees, or
  • Undergraduate only: A high school diploma completed at an appropriately accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).

Transcripts not in US Equivalency

Transcripts not in U.S. equivalency must be evaluated by a company such as one that is a member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) (www.naces.org). It is recommended that the applicant work with the Admissions Office to ensure that the company performing the evaluation is acceptable.

Conditional Acceptance

Applicants who cannot immediately meet the above requirements may petition to be accepted on a conditional basis. If accepted, the student will be permitted to take a maximum of four courses in a Conditional Acceptance status. The student must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the four courses. If the student’s GPA is lower than the required 3.0 at the end of the four courses, the student’s status will be changed to Terminated and the student can no longer take classes at AMU.