College Admission Procedures
College Admission is an easy process at Amridge University!
College Admission can appear difficult, but our staff is equipped to take you from the first steps of applying through registration. We are here to answer your questions about applying for admission to Amridge, completing admissions requirements, selecting a program that fits your career goals, and helping you choose the right courses once you are enrolled.
Steps to Apply
To become a student at Amridge University, complete the following requirements for college admission. If you need help with these steps or if you have questions, please call us and we will walk you through the application process.
Step 1 – Fill out a Request for Information, and we will contact you to answer all your questions. Our academic advisor and admissions staff can save valuable time by providing clear answers, detailing steps, and requesting transcripts on your behalf.
Step 2 – If you are new to Amridge and have considered applying for college admission at our University, you will first need to create a profile.
After completing this process, you will be taken to the main Amridge Portal page. You will receive an email from Amridge University containing information you will need to login to the main MyAmridge Log In page.
Step 3 – Apply for Admission. Now that you have created your profile and reaceived your email, you are ready to apply, You will be charged a $50 application fee that covers transcript request fees, evaluation services, and other administrative costs for your college admission. Look for fee waivers we may be offering on the request for information page.
Step 4 – It is the applicants responsibility to request official transcripts from prior high school and college attendance. Amridge University will help new and transferring students obtain their official transcripts.
In order to begin this process, applicants needing help obtaining their transcript should sign and return the Transcript Release form. Submit signed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fax or text a picture of your release form to 334.387.7991. Once this is received, our Admissions staff will request your official transcripts on your behalf.
Step 5 – Registration for classes can be completed as soon as step 3 is completed. We suggest that students complete step 4, but it is not a requirement. By registering for classes, the student takes on the responsiblity of course selection for their chosen degree program. Students should seek Academic advising support when selecting their classes. Contact an advisor at 1.888.790.8080 Ext. 2.
Admissions Policy & Requirements
Requirements for All Programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Sufficient computer skills to use the basic typing, editing, and printing functions of a word-processing package
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
- Minimum GPA as defined by your program. View GPA requirements in the Academic Catalog
Minimum Requirements for College Admission:
- Associate’s and Bachelor’s students must submit proof of a high school diploma, first-time freshmen are required to submit an ACT or SAT score. Transfer students with prior attendance at a college or university are not required to provide a standardized test.
- Master’s students must submit an official transcript showing an earned four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally or selected nationally accredited institution.
- Doctoral students must submit an official transcript showing an earned Graduate degree from a regionally or selected nationally accredited institution, a writing sample (e.g. Career Monograph, Published Journal Article, Term paper from master’s degree or doctoral dissertation or another applicable writing sample), and be available for a phone interview.
Note: Students seeking a Masters or Doctoral program are not required to submit a score for the GRE or GMAT.
Program Degree Change
Current students changing from one-degree program to another will be subject to the requirements of the new program for which they are seeking application. A Program Degree Change application must be filled out online for the application to be accepted and changed by the University. The student will be charged a $50 non – refundable application fee. If a student has two consecutive semesters of F’s, the student will not be allowed to change to another degree program. Additionally, students who do not meet the qualitative and quantitative standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) who are on a Financial Aid plan will not be allowed to change their degree program. Speak to your academic advisor if you have questions regarding the degree change process.
Students who stop out for more than three (3) semesters will be required to apply for re-entry into a new or prior program. It is important that students who seek to finish their degree with Amridge University stay enrolled concurrently in their program. If you fall within this situation, you will need to apply for re-entry. Students will be required to fill out a Re-Admission Application and pay a $50 non – refundable fee. Re-Apply here. If you have forgotten your password, select reset password and enter the email address you provide the institution when you applied.
Additionally, transfer credit will be re-evaluated based on the institutional parameters in place at the point of re-entry. Speak to your academic advisor if you have questions regarding the Re-Admission process.
Transient student approval form for students who taking credit courses for transfer into Amridge University.
At Amridge University we understand the importance of knowing how much of the academic credit you previously earned will transfer when considering your enrollment options. As a result, we allow prospective students to request an unofficial evaluation of previously earned academic credit before their enrollment.
Request an Unofficial Evaluation: To ask for an unofficial assessment, send copies of your transcripts to our Academic Advisors at email@example.com or fax 334.387.3878. Be sure to include your phone number, email address, and the degree program you are most interested in pursuing at Amridge, and an advisor will contact you within approximately three business days. Note: Your evaluation is strictly unofficial until you have completed an Application for Admission and submitted all required official documents for full admission. Once fully admitted, your Official Academic Plan will be available online on the Amridge University Self Service Portal.
Attention Preaching School Graduates: Amridge University is proud to announce its articulation agreements with the following schools of preaching:
- Memphis School of Preaching
- Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies
- Florida School of Preaching
- Bear Valley Bible Institute
- Southwest School of Biblical Studies
- Sunset International Bible Institute
Undergraduate Transfer Policies: Academic credit earned at other regionally or select nationally accredited institutions may be considered for transfer to Amridge University. When considering the acceptance of credit awarded by another institution, courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis based upon their level, content, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance. Students transferring into a bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 40 semester hours at Amridge, and students transferring into an associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 20 semester hours at Amridge. Students transferring less than 64 semester hours may be required to take specified courses to enhance basic skills, and only junior or senior level courses will substitute for core courses.
Courses Generally NOT Accepted for Transfer:
- Remedial/Developmental Course
- Physical Education/Performance-Type Courses (e.g. chorus, weight lifting, etc)
- Vocational/Technical Courses (e.g. welding, automobile repair, etc)
The College-Level Examination Program ® (CLEP) provides you, the student, with a unique, flexible way to earn credit toward an undergraduate degree using the knowledge you have already acquired. One CLEP exam could help you earn up to 12 college credits toward your associate or bachelor degree. Read more about CLEP exams online at http://clep.collegeboard.org/. Note: Credit may be applied to general education requirements or elective requirements, only. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss CLEP options with an academic advisor before scheduling CLEP exams.
Other Nontraditional Credit: Credit may be awarded for national testing programs such as Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Testing Program (DSST), and Excelsior College Examinations (formerly ACT/PEP).
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
Your CGPA from other institutions is considered for admission, however, once enrolled only the courses taken at Amridge University are used in the calculation of your CGPA.
Freshman 0 – 32
Sophomore 33 – 64
Junior 65 – 96
Senior 97 – 128
Amridge University has established academic credit transfer policies by accreditation standards and the Transfer of Academic Credit Position Statement of the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges. As such, the University may consider several factors in the determination of transfer credit acceptance that includes, but are not limited to, level, content, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance. Read our policies concerning admissions and the transfer and awarding of academic credit in Section 3 – Admissions of the Amridge University Academic Catalog.
Early Enrollment and Dual Credit
Amridge University allows eligible high school students to enroll in online college classes prior to the completion of their high school coursework and/or concurrently while attending high school classes. Students may enroll in courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed and may receive college credit for their work. Any high school credit awarded is a matter between students and their high school and/or the appropriate local/state board or agency. Students are eligible for part-time enrollment for up to 16 credit hours upon acceptance into the Early Enrollment / Dual Credit program.
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Policy on Recruiting, Marketing, and Advertising
Recruiting, Marketing, and Advertising Code of Ethics for appointees. Amridge University personnel are not permitted to conduct fraudulent or aggressive recruiting on or off military installations in any other venue, nor do we misrepresent ourselves, our programs, or our mission. This code of conduct includes non-military students who are designated as prospective, current, or returning students. We do not pay incentive compensation to anyone for recruiting actions. We meet all State authorization requirements consistent with those issued by the United States Department of Education.
No employee of the university may engage in high-pressure recruitment tactics. High-pressure recruitment tactics include making three or more unsolicited contacts (by phone, email, or in-person) or engaging in same-day recruitment and registration to secure enrollments.