To enroll in the bachelor’s degree programs, prospective undergraduate students must have at least graduated from the high school or its equivalent. Students enrolling in the undergraduate program may certify their academic eligibility in one of the following ways:
1. When allowed by federal regulations, by completing an online self-certification form of their high school graduation or equivalent indicating the institution name, city, state, and year of graduation, which is electronically signed.
2. By providing any of the following items of documentation:
- A copy of a high school diploma.
- A copy of a final, official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded.
- A copy of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript that indicates the student passed the exam.
- Certification of a passing score on a test that the student’s state authorizes and recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma. This includes tests similar to the GED, such as the High School Equivalency Test or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. A test transcript is also acceptable if it indicates that the final score is a passing score or that the student’s state considers the test results to meet its high school equivalency requirements.
- A copy of the “secondary school leaving certificate” or similar document from the proper government agency for students who completed secondary school in a foreign country.
- An academic transcript that indicates the student completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree at any participating school, such as an associate degree program.
- A copy of a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), if state law requires homeschooled students to obtain that credential.
- A transcript or the equivalent, signed by the parent or guardian of a homeschooled student that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of secondary school education in a homeschool setting, if this is acceptable proof according to state law.
To enroll in the master’s degree programs, prospective graduate students must have at least a four-year bachelor’s degree or a foreign equivalent. For students enrolling in the master’s program, the university must receive an official college transcript indicating the receipt of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits to receive a master’s degree and 36 credits for the MBA.
Doctor of Business Administration Admission Requirement
ACTECH’s Doctor of Business Administration is a cohort-based doctoral program. The College admits students into the program once per year, for the Fall cohort. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, to be considered for the upcoming fall cohort, all application materials must be submitted by June 30th. Admission to the program is competitive and is based on a combination of all requirements.
Those who have earned or will earn a master’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or the U.S. minimum credit hours equivalent of either degree from another country will be considered for admission to the program. The decision to admit an applicant to the DBA program is based primarily on a combination of the following criteria, as well as the applicant’s background experience and capabilities:
The quality of the previous undergraduate and graduate work. The student’s graduate program should include completion of the prerequisites for graduate study in the chosen field. Applicants who do not meet the minimum standard for their graduate work may be provisionally admitted if there is evidence, based on other criteria, of a reasonable likelihood of success in the program the applicant desires to enter.
Further information on these prerequisites is below.
- Strength of external evaluations of the applicant.
- A Statement of Purpose for doctoral study.
- Admission Interview.
- Up-to-date resume (outlining professional leadership and management experience)
- Two letters of reference, sent by the evaluator directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Two reviews of scholarly, peer-reviewed, academic research-based articles that pertain to the student’s area of interest in research.
With five eight-week terms, enrollment is open year-round. There are several steps to follow, so you should begin at least one month before the beginning of the term in which you plan to begin your studies. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 120 credits to receive a bachelor’s degree. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits to receive a master’s degree and 36 credits for the MBA.
For non-native English speakers, ACTECH requires students to demonstrate English proficiency based on the TOEFL or have completed at least one year in post-secondary education where the primary language of instruction was in English. For those taking the TOEFL, undergraduate students must have a 61 internet or 500 paper score. Graduate students must have a 71 internet or 530 paper score. Undergraduate students may also demonstrate proficiency via a score of 2.8 or higher on the Duolingo Test at englishtest.duolingo.com; for graduate students, the Duolingo requirement is 3.8 or higher.
Every nation has admission policies and standards set by government agencies regulating higher education in that country. ACTECH will adhere to these policies and standards while running US curricula in these countries. African students seeking admission into our degree programs must fulfill both WAEC and JAMB (or other examination-governing bodies) policies and standards before being considered for admission. However, students will have the opportunity to seek admission with ACTECH throughout the year, unlike traditional universities that admit students once in a year.