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Admission Procedure

1. Submit a completed application for admission with all required supporting documents; and
2. Requested and/or required official transcripts from other institutions must be sent directly to the Admission’s Office.  Transcripts delivered to the university directly by students or persons other than the providing institution are not acceptable; and
3. Submit the non-refundable application fee of $200.00.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to Life University are evaluated on the basis of academic ability sufficient to complete the selected educational program successfully within the allotted time frame. Other factors that are taken into consideration are personal and professional goals and commitment of the applicant seeking entry. To be considered for acceptance, applicants that are United States legal residences are required to provide a copy of their driver’s license, social security card, and birth certificate, citizenship certificate, or green card and international applicants are required to provide a copy of their visa and passport.  In addition to the requirements stated above, all applicants must be at least 18 years of age and provide evidence that they meet the minimum admission requirements by submitting the following supporting documents according to the selected course of study along with the Application for Admission:

School of Oriental Medicine

Master of Oriental Medicine

  1. Official transcripts showing the successful completion of at least 90 quarter units or equivalent (60 semester units) of undergraduate level studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine in Research Advancement

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Master of Oriental Medicine Degree with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum of 3000 study hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Two letters of recommendation.


School of Business and Management

Associate of Arts in Accounting

  1. A copy of the applicant’s High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate; and
  2. Official High School transcripts showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Bachelor of Business Administration

  1. A copy of the applicant’s High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate; and
  2. Official High School transcripts showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Master of Business Administration

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor Diploma along with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

Doctor of Business Administration

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Master Diploma along with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Two letters of recommendation.


School of Languages

ESL 100

  1. There are no additional requirements for this course of study.

ESL 200

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Completion of the ESL 100 program or official transcripts showing that he/she successfully completed the equivalent of the ESL 100 program.

 ESL 300

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Completion of the ESL 200 program or official transcripts showing that he/she successfully completed the equivalent of the ESL 200 program.

TOEFL Preparation

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Completion of the ESL 300 program or official transcripts showing that he/she successfully completed the equivalent of the ESL 300 program.

TESOL

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Completion of the ESL 300 program or official transcripts showing that he/she successfully completed the equivalent of the ESL 300 program.


School of Theology

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

  1. A copy of the applicant’s High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate; and
  2. Official High School transcripts showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Master of Divinity

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor Diploma along with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

Master of Theology

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Master of Divinity Diploma along with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Evidence demonstrating the ability to write effectively and to produce a written Master of Theology project; and
  3. Two letters of recommendation.

Doctor of Ministry

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Master of Divinity. Diploma along with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Evidence showing at least three years of post master’s, full-time (or part-time equivalent) service satisfactorily in ministry or in the field of theology; and
  3. Evidence demonstrating the ability to write effectively and to produce a written doctoral project; and
  4. Two letters of recommendation.

Doctor of Theology

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Master of Theology. Diploma along with corresponding official transcripts showing the successful completion of the degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  2. Evidence showing at least three years of post master’s, full-time (or part-time equivalent) service satisfactorily in ministry or in the field of theology; and
  3. Evidence demonstrating the ability to write effectively and to produce a written doctoral project; and
  4. Two letters of recommendation.

All diplomas and transcripts furnished by the applicant for the purpose of admission requirements must be from an institution that meets or exceeds the standards of Life University and is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education; from an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or from a national or international institution that meets USDE standards.

Provisional Admission

In certain exceptions, degree program applicants who are unable to furnish a copy of all the required admissions documents may be provisionally accepted with the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Dean of School. Degree program applicants on academic probation or suspension at another university may also be provisionally accepted with the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Dean of School. Provisionally accepted students will be placed on probationary status and must receive a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the courses completed during the first quarter of acceptance or will be dismissed from the university.  Students who meet the minimum GPA of 3.0 during the probationary period are placed in regular standing in the following quarter.

Special Standing Admission

Students who wish to officially enroll in selective courses, but do not wish to receive a degree may be granted a status of special standing.  Students who enroll as special standing must meet the regular admissions requirements.

Auditor Admission

Students who attend classes for personal enrichment and not for academic credit may be granted auditor’s status.  Auditors attend class with no obligations to participate actively in the work.  Auditors will receive a grade of “AU” for every course completed.  Auditor students may change the course grade from audit to credit once they are accepted into a degree program (See “Audit to Credit” section of this catalog).  An abbreviated admissions process is necessary to receive auditor status.  Audit fees are required for each class in which auditor students enroll.

Auditor students who wish to apply for entry into a degree program must submit the “Auditor to Degree Program” form and meet the existing requirements for admission to the degree program.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for those courses that have been taken by the student.  The “Auditor to Degree Program” form can be found at the administration office during normal business hours.

Degree program students may also enroll in any course as an auditor for personal enrichment.

New International Students

New students applying for the I-20 certificate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must be admitted to the university.
  2. Submit a completed I-20 Application form available in the administration office.
  3. Submit a completed International Student Financial Information form along with current financial statements providing evidence of financial support including tuition, fees, living expenses, books, insurance, supplies, and transportation.
  4. Students who have sponsors must submit a completed INS Affidavit of Support form (I-134) along with all the required supporting documents.
  5. Provide a clear legible copy of a valid passport with the full name, picture, and expiration date showing.
  6. All international students enrolling in any program other than ESL100, ESL200, ESL300, TOEFL Preparation, and Business English must provide a copy of their TOEFL exam results showing a minimum score of 500 (or 173 on computer based exam).
  7. New international students with dependents must complete the dependents section of the I-20 Application form and provide a clear legible copy of each dependent’s valid passport with the full name, picture, and expiration date showing.
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