Academic Policy & Procedures for Admissions to ABU

POLICY:  To reasonably ensure the academic success of each student seeking admissions, the student’s academic records (high school transcript and/or undergraduate transcript) and test scores will be evaluated prior to acceptance into the university.  For students attending college for the first time, the student’s graduation program, the cumulative grade point average, the credits completed in English, social studies, mathematics, and science, and the ACT or SAT scores (pre- and post-COVID) will be examined.  For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average on the undergraduate transcript(s) will be evaluated.


  1. New Freshman
    1. Examine the high school transcript for the following:
      1. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.00 scale.
      2. Sufficient credits by years: English (three or more years); social studies (two or more years); mathematics (two or more years); science (one or more years).
    2. If the applicant is deficient in either of these areas, the V.P. of Academic Affairs is consulted. The student's ACT/SAT score(s) is reviewed and often the applicant is intereviewed by the V.P. of Academic Affairs prior to a decision regarding admittance to the school.
    3. Once a decision is made concerning the student's admittance, the student is notified by the admissions's office. The student can appeal the decision through the V.P. of Academic Affairs.
  2. Transfer Students
    1. Examine the college/university transcripts(s) of the transfer student for the cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above on a 4.00 scale.
    2. Students who have taken less than 12 credit hours at another college/university must also provide an official high school transcript.
    3. If the student's cumulative grade point average is below 2.00, the V.P. of Academic Affairs is consulted, and the transcript is reviewed by the academic office and often the student is interviewed.
    4. If the student is allowed admittance, the student is required to take no more than 13 hours during the first term (full-time status). This will be communicated by the academic office.
    5. Once the Satisfactory Academic Progress procedure is completed at the end of the term, and the student has met the qualitative and quantitaive requirements for financial aid, the student will be able to increase his/her course load.
  3. International Students - The previous academic requirements apply to international students, along with the following requirements:
    1. All official college transcripts must be translated into US Academic Equivalency.
    2. International students are required to submit TOEFL scores. The following minimum scores are required on the TOEFL IBT Test: Reading-22; Speaking-24; and Writing-24.