Admissions Requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

The university policies and procedures are aligned with the needs of adult students who typically enroll in online programs. Many students will have accumulated transfer credits from previously completed college courses, credit by examination, military training, or professional course work. The shared goal is to maximize the number of transfer credits into HIU programs to ensure that the student is not paying multiple times for comparable credits previously earned. To be granted admission to HIU, a prospective student must interview with the Admission Coordinator either in person or online. The candidate must complete an application for admission. In addition, all other general and specific admission requirements must be met, including those regarding age, prior education, and evaluation of proficiency in the college-level skills needed for coursework in the chosen field of study. Once HIU accepts the application paperwork, applicants are provisionally admitted, pending satisfaction of all remaining admission conditions. Applicants with prior post-secondary attendance must provide official transcripts, submitted directly from the granting institution(s), indicating all previous work. Students requesting transfer credit for prior post-secondary education must submit official transcripts before credit are awarded. An unofficial evaluation of transfer credit may be provided pending receipt of official transcripts.

Students’ qualifying educational transcripts must come from an appropriately accredited institution. United States based education must be from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Prior education completed outside of the United States must be completed at similarly accredited/approved institutions, according to the accreditation or approval process in place for the country of origin.

International or homeschooled applicants must provide an authenticated program completion document issued by a governmental authority or school supervisor. The document(s) will be reviewed by the HIU Registrar and must attest to the successful completion of a program considered to be equivalent to an accredited high school diploma or GED certificate.

Students who wish to enroll in English courses and programs must be native English speakers or meet the criteria of the English Proficiency Test policy below. Students who wish to enroll in Spanish courses and programs must be native Spanish Speakers.

HIU reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant and to change entrance requirements without prior notice. Applicants are notified of their admission acceptance or denial in writing. The review process generally takes up to 10 days, unless there are special circumstances that require follow-up with the applicant. Applicants wishing to enroll in courses for personal or professional enrichment, but who do not intend to pursue a program of study, must apply for admission, demonstrate they possess the requisite skills and competencies for the intended coursework and meet requirements outlined in the admissions process; an academic administrator will evaluate applicants’ status by appropriate means. Applicants who did not demonstrate college-level skills required for the chosen program or who failed to meet HIU’s standards of academic progress may not enroll as non-matriculated students.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Humboldt International University requires an official high school transcript and diploma, domestic or international, or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) for admissions. The documents must come from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

Humboldt International University requires an official high school transcript and diploma, domestic or international, or the equivalent General Education Diploma (GED) for admissions, or an Associate’s degree, domestic or international from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS REQUIREMENTS

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

Humboldt International University requires a Bachelor’s degree, domestic or international from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

DOCTORATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Humboldt International University requires a Master’s degree, domestic or international from the office of the Registrar of the educational institution to the admissions department for verification. If the previous educational institution does not provide the transcript and diploma, the student must send their original copies 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.

DOCTORIAL DEGREE ADMITTANCE REQUIREMENTS

Persons interested in being admitted to the doctoral programs at HIU must meet the following requirements:

  • Admission application form and two photo identification documents.
  • Submit a Curriculum Vitae.
  • Submit a copy of a Research Master's Degree or a Ph.D. Degree or a Professional Doctorate Degree, or a Professional Master's Degree.
  • Original transcripts of the degree submitted with their respective certified grades, in any area of knowledge.
  • Notarized translation and evaluation of grades and degree by one of the agencies approved by the Commission on Independent Education of Florida Department of Education's.
  • Writing and presentation of an essay of no more than three pages justifying a research topic of your interest.
  • Interview of the prospective student with an HIU doctoral committee on aspects related to the doctoral program and the submitted essay.

All the above documents should be sent to the following address:
Attention: Admission Department,
Humboldt International University,
4000 West Flagler, 5th floor,
Miami, Fl 33134

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