Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Humboldt International University (HIU) requires a High School diploma, domestic or international, or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) for admissions. Documented proof of a high school graduation or its equivalent must include an official high school transcript, of a GED high school transcript from the office of the Registrar of the school, and/or written certification by a cognizant authority for home-schooled students.

If the previous educational institution does not provide a transcript, the student must send their original copy with an Apostille government stamp as proof. A copy will be made by the admissions staff and the original will be sent back to the potential student at their expense.

According to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance. Qualified applicants are accepted regardless of their race, color, sex, religious beliefs, physical handicap, or national origin.

To apply for admissions, the prospective applicant must make an appointment to meet (online or in person) with a University’s representative who will provide all the necessary information related to the University and the program of study under consideration.

APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO ENROLL MUST:

  • All applicants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Complete and apply for Admission to the Admissions Office
  • Two (2) photo ID’s
  • Submit an Original transcripts and a copy of the diploma from a previous educational institution
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation & Translation for foreign Degrees required.
  • Take the English Proficiency Test (If Applicable)
  • For Graduate Students – they must submit a current Resume

Upon completion of the requirements the applicant must sign an Enrollment Agreement in the desired program. Applicants are informed of their acceptance within three (3) business days after all required information is received and qualifications evaluated. The requirements documents need to be sent to the admissions office or by email to: admissions@humboldtiu.com.

English Proficiency Test

Applicants whose native language is not English but desires to take a degree program in English must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following methods:

  • Provide transcripts for an earned degree from an appropriately accredited/licensed institution where English is the principal language of instruction.
  • Provide transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English with an average grade of “C” or higher for Undergraduate applicants and “B” or higher for Master’s or Professional Doctoral Degree applicants.
  • Undergraduate Applicants: A minimum total score of 57 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 95 on the Duolingo English Test; or 53 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).
  • Master’s Degree Applicants: A minimum total score of 60 on the paper-delivered 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); 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 100 on the Duolingo English Test; or 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).
  • Doctoral Degree Applicants:  A minimum score of 65 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 105 on the Duolingo English Test; or 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).
  • A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:
    • ESL Language Use: Score of 85
    • ESL Listening: Score of 80
    • ESL Reading: Score of 85
    • ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90
    • ESL Write Placer: Score of 4
    • Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

Candidates who do not successfully demonstrate English Proficiency through one of these methods may not be considered for enrollment. Candidates may enroll in a remedial English course offered by the University. If they pass, then they can enroll in their desired program.

DEGREE PROGRAMS IN OTHER LANGUAGE TRACK

Humboldt International University (HIU) offers degree programs is English or Spanish. If a candidate desires to take the Undergraduate degree (Associate and Bachelor) program in Spanish, they do not need to take the English Proficiency Test. They will have to follow all the Admissions procedures and sign the Enrollment Agreement.

Once the Enrollment Agreement is signed the student cannot switch from Spanish to English speaking programs. The student must follow the assigned Spanish track until its completion. If a student wished to change language track from Spanish to English or English to Spanish a new enrollment agreement must be signed and if they are moving to the English track, they would need to pass the English Proficiency Test before they can take another course.

STUDENT IDENTITY VERIFICATION POLICY

Student identity verification is conducted during the admissions process to verify that the admitted student who participates in and completes coursework and assessments is the same student who is awarded credit. To accomplish this, applicants are required to provide government issued identification with their application. During the admissions process, a video interview is conducted with Admissions staff who compare the collected identification with the applicant being interviewed. This verification is documented as part of the student’s record. Following admission, students are provided unique login credentials as further assurance that the verified student is the same individual who completes coursework within the online classroom.

The University also assures that the admitted student is the same student who completes coursework through its proctoring process. Once during each course, students are subject to individualized proctoring with their instructor. Students are required to appear on video and respond to a series of subject-related questions presented by the instructor. Questions are selected that demonstrate familiarity with course subject material and passed assessments. During this session, the instructor compares the student in attendance with the identification information on file.

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