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Important Notes

Evaluation agencies must send documents to:

American Public University System
Attn: Document Services
10110 Battleview Parkway, Ste. 114
Manassas, VA 20109

Questions about documents?
Email international@apus.edu
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English proficiency requirements.
Find out if you need to do anything to meet them
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Undergraduates:
There is a section just for you, be sure to check it out!

Graduates:
Note your specific section below for added requirements or exemptions!

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Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.

Because we are an online university, you will need to have regular access to a computer and a stable Internet connection in order to complete the online coursework.

In addition to the admission requirements shown below for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require documents related to residency, English proficiency, and educational background. All documents submitted to the university, including transcripts, must be in English.

Undergraduate Students

This category includes associate and bachelor's degrees, undergraduate certificates, undergraduate learning tracks, and non-degree-seeking for students who plan to take individual courses here for transfer elsewhere.

ALL undergraduate applicants will be asked to certify during the admission's process that you have earned the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.

Students with previous college-level academic credits >
  • For an associate or bachelor's degree, if you have previously earned college credits at a CHEA accredited institution, or from a member university of Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada), you will be required to submit our transfer credit evaluation (TCE) application as part of your admission process. Certificate and learning track students are not required to submit a TCE.
  • If your previously-earned college credit is from a non-accredited institution, you are not required to submit our TCE application. However, you still have the option to have your transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a university-approved agency and can choose to submit a TCE to earn possible transfer credit. Review information about equivalency evaluations.
  • If you reside in the U.S., you are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number, and are required to submit that documentation to the university for record retention.
  • Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency to complete your admission file. Learn more about our English proficiency requirements.  
Non-degree seeking students, or students with no college-level academic credits >
  • If you reside in the U.S., you are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number, and are required to submit that documentation to the university for record retention.
  • Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency to complete your admission file. Learn more about our English proficiency requirements.  

Graduate Students

This category includes master's degrees, graduate certificates, learning tracks, and graduate courses for transfer. To take individual graduate courses here for transfer elsewhere, please check "graduate non-degree-seeking" on the admissions application.

All graduate-level applicants must document completion of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

  • If you earned your bachelor's degree at a CHEA accredited institution, or from a member university of Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada), you will be asked to provide an official copy of your transcript showing a graduation date.
  • If you earned your bachelor's degree at any other non accredited institution, then you must have your transcript evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a university-approved agency. Learn more about the equivalency evaluations.  
  • You have the option of seeking transfer credits for any graduate-level academic credits you earned at a previous institution. This is not required, but if you choose to seek transfer credits, you must submit our transfer credit evaluation (TCE) application.
  • If you reside in the U.S., you are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number, and are required to submit that documentation to the university for record retention.
  • Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency before being allowed to register for class. Learn more about our English proficiency requirements.  

Non-U.S. Transcripts

As an international student, you must have your non-U.S. college and university transcripts (those not from a CHEA accredited institution, or from a member university of Universities Canada) evaluated by a credential evaluation agency listed below. These agencies can interpret your educational background received outside the United States and provide statements of U.S. equivalencies.

Agency Issued Reports

Evaluation agencies will complete your evaluation in one of two ways:

  • Degree-only verification: Verifies the type of degree earned and whether or not the non-U.S. institution degree is equivalent to one earned at an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Course by course evaluation: Verifies whether or not the non-U.S. institution is equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution and includes a separate report that provides U.S. semester credit, grade equivalent, and level equivalent (graduate or undergraduate) for each course. This report is used for transfer credit evaluations (TCE) and 3-year non-U.S. bachelor degrees.
Accepted Credential Evaluation Agencies

You are responsible for contacting one of these accepted foreign education evaluation agencies to have your non-U.S. transcript evaluated, and to receive procedure and fee information:

*Because membership may change throughout the year, visit the NACES or AICE websites to see the most current information.

Agencies Should Use the Following Address to Send Transcript Evaluations:

American Public University System
Attn: Document Services
10110 Battleview Parkway, Suite 114
Manassas, VA 20109

Please note: Faxed evaluation reports are not considered official.

 

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