A student seeking unconditional admission to Amberton University for undergraduate study will meet the following admission standards:
1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
2. Proficient in the English language.
3. Mature adult with employment experience.
4. Has successfully completed at least 30* semester credit hours from a U.S. accredited college or university as evidenced by official transcripts.
*While Amberton University offers all courses required to complete each of its undergraduate programs, the majority of undergraduate students admitted transfer in over 30 credit hours toward their degree. Amberton University will admit students transferring in less than 30 hours on a case-by-case basis.
5. Students under 22 years of age and enrolled in campus classes must provide evidence of receipt of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination dose or booster during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at an institution, or following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester at the same or another institution.* Exceptions to this provision may be found at: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/college-requirements.aspx.
*Does not apply to students enrolled in only online or distance education courses.
6. Students eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid will need to satisfy additional admission requirements. To receive Federal Student Aid funds, a student must be qualified to study at the postsecondary level. A student qualifies if she/he:
7. International students seeking undergraduate admission should see and review the “International Student Advising and Admission Requirements” in this catalog.
*** If Federal Financial Aid will be applied for, official transcripts from ALL previously attended institutions must be on file with Amberton prior to any consideration for awarding Title IV Financial Aid
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Complete Admission requirements are included in the University’s Official Catalog.
Admission to Amberton University is valid for three (3) years from date of last enrollment or acceptance to the University, whichever is later. If a Service member is required to cease attending Amberton University due to military service requirements, their admission will remain valid for three (3) years from the last enrollment date. If the Service member returns after three (3) years, they will be required to re-apply for admission.
Amberton University is authorized under federal and state laws to enroll qualified international students seeking bachelor or master degrees. Amberton University will allow international students (non-U.S. citizens/non-permanent residents) to enroll in academic programs, if after evaluation, it is determined that the University can provide for the special and unique needs often presented by these students.
The international student must submit his/her application for admission, transcripts, and any other supporting documents before admission can be considered. Any international student who requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forms must supply all required documents at the time of requesting admission. Students needing assistance with ICE forms may speak with an advisor for more information and guidance. A processing fee is required of non-U.S. citizens/non-permanent residents at the time of application for admission.
International students must fulfill the following admission requirements for undergraduate admission:
Also each session enrolled, the student will pay a $25.00 non-refundable fee to cover the costs of INS reports.
International students should also review the International Student Advising and Admission Requirements.
The number of courses a student should take during a session must be determined by the individual based upon work obligations, family needs, and other commitments. However, an undergraduate student may not enroll for more than twelve semester hours without an advisor’s approval. A full-time undergraduate student is one taking nine or more hours in a session.
Per ICE Regulations, a non-U.S. Citizen on a F-1 Visa must enroll in 12 credit hours each session to maintain full-time status
Grades are emailed to students at the end of each session. The following grades are used with the grade point value per semester hour of credit:
|Grade Marks||Undergraduate||Grade Points|
|A||Greater than 89||4.0|
|B||Greater than 79||3.0|
|C||Greater than 69||2.0|
|D||Greater than 59||1.0|
|F||Less than 60||0.0|
|R||Repeated Course||Not counted|
A grade of ‘I’ which is not properly removed within 30 days following the session enrolled will become an ‘F’ grade. Incomplete grades are given when an illness or emergency prevents the student from completing course requirements. Any appeal for a change of grade must be made within 30 days of the last class day of the session. After 30 days, the grade of record is indisputable.
The student’s grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of hours attempted (not the number of hours passed) at Amberton University. If a student has made a low grade in a course at Amberton University and repeats the course at Amberton University, the highest grade will be recorded and counted in his/her grade point average.
Each student has the opportunity to continue his/her education at Amberton University as long as he/she is making satisfactory academic progress and is complying with all University rules. The student’s cumulative grade point average is computed at the end of each session. In order for an undergraduate student to remain in good standing academically, he/she must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00.
If a student fails to meet these standards, he/she will be placed on academic probation. If he/she fails to meet these standards during the session on probation, he/she may be suspended from the University. A student suspended from the University for poor academic performance will remain suspended until a written appeal for readmission is approved by the Vice President for Academic Services.
It is the undergraduate student’s responsibility to make written application for his/her degree. As the student enrolls for the final session of required course work, the student may apply for graduation in a specific degree program. To be considered a candidate for graduation, the student must have: (1) provided the University with all required official transcripts, (2) removed any conditions of admission, and (3) attained a 2.0 or better grade-point average for all academic work. Applications for graduation are available on the Amberton web site. No undergraduate student will be entitled to graduate who has not properly requested graduation.Graduation Information Graduation Application
The following general requirements apply to all bachelor’s degrees:
Both qualitative and quantitative considerations are involved in the transfer of credits from another institution. There Is No Automatic Transfer of Credits Toward A Degree At Amberton University.
Work considered for transfer from other accredited schools will be carefully evaluated by University officials. Only work from official transcripts (registrar’s original signature and college seal) will be considered for transfer from other accredited schools recognized by Amberton University. Official electronic transcripts will be accepted from the educational institution or an approved third-party transcripting service.
Electronic transcripts can be emailed to Transcripts@Amberton.edu. Electronic transcripts from students or unapproved third parties will not be accepted by Amberton University. All official academic transcripts to be considered for transfer credit must be submitted during the first session’s enrollment. Students who fail to submit official transcripts during the first session’s enrollment may not be able to use transfer work as credit toward a degree.Transcript Information
Assuming work is allowed to transfer from an accredited institution, the following guidelines will be followed:
The student is responsible for learning about and fulfilling all general and specific regulations concerning his/her degree program. Prior to or shortly after enrolling at Amberton University, the student should have official transcripts sent directly to Amberton University from all institutions attended. Each transcript received will be evaluated for Amberton University course equivalence, and a copy of the evaluation, the “Transfer of Credit Report” (TCR), will be sent to the student. The TCR can be used by the student in preparing a degree plan.
For degree advising purposes, students can have Amberton University transcripted work and all transfer work electronically evaluated against any degree in the Catalog. The Electronic Degree Plan (EDP) produces a printout of satisfied degree requirements as well as requirements which may be deficient relative to the degree selected. The EDP allows a student to compare his/her academic accomplishments against any or all degrees in the Catalog. The EDP analyzes a student’s records and provides a report. The EDP is available online in the Student Portal and by contacting an advisor in Student Services.
In order to meet residency requirements for an undergraduate degree, the student must complete 33 hours in residency at Amberton University. Any successfully completed Amberton University courses will satisfy residency requirements.
To receive a second bachelor’s degree, a student must complete at least 30 semester hours beyond the first degree and must meet all general education and major field requirements for the second degree. No grade below a C will be accepted in transfer from a previous degree. To pursue a second bachelor’s degree, a student must complete a Request for Second Degree Form and submit this form to Academic Services to formally request the second degree plan.
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