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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

For Degree Seeking Students

 

All students wishing to be considered for admission to an ADEN University program
must complete the ADEN University Application and send the required documentation.
An applicant may request consideration for transfer credits as per the Transfer Policy
(refer to Section 5.5 Transfer of Credits of this Catalog for details) for equivalent
graduate level coursework successfully completed previously at another institution.

Admission Requirements:

1. A Baccalaureate Degree (4-year undergraduate degree) or its equivalent
2. Transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions. (All transcripts
from foreign institutions must be certified by a third party NACES certified
agency.)
3. Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
4. Submit two letters of recommendation from persons with whom the applicant has
maintained a business / employment relationship.
5. Required for the Executive MBA program only: demonstrate at least 3 years of
professional work experience.

ADEN University reserves the right to deny admissions to any applicant based on their
overall application. An interview with the Dean or designee to assess a student’s
suitability for the program and online environment may be conducted. The interview
will be completed under the guidance of the Dean and a student may receive further
guidance if deemed unsuited for the program at the time of the application.

For Non-Degree Seeking Students

 

Students who wish to enroll in individual courses must complete an Application. During
the application process, they will be given the opportunity to select non-degree seeking
status. There are no pre-requisites for non-degree seeking students; however, students will
be responsible for having the pre-requisite knowledge for any course in which they enroll.
Every student must either download or request the ADEN University Catalog during the
application process.

Language of instruction

 

ADEN University offers its programs in English and Spanish. Students must select in which language they wish to complete their academic program. Programs in the desiredlanguage may not be available in each term. Students are encouraged to check program language availability before registering for a program.

STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT COMPLETING A COURSE OR PROGRAM IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH MAY REDUCE EMPLOYABILITY WHERE ENGLISH IS REQUIRED.

Spanish Program Admission Requirement

 

Applicants who wish to complete their program in Spanish are required to possess the required academic documentation from a country where Spanish is the principal language of instruction. All transcripts must be evaluated according to the policies described on the Foreign Transcript Evaluation section of this Catalog. Undergraduate programs completed in a foreign country must be comparable to a program in the United States education system. Applicants must therefore have his/her courses evaluated and official copies of the evaluations sent directly to ADEN University. Foreign transcript evaluations are accepted from any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org). The agencies recommended by ADEN University are: Educational Perspectives (http://www.edperspective.org/index.php) and Josef Silny and Associates (http://www.jsilny.com/). Students are encouraged to check directly with the agencies for current prices and requirements.

English Program Admission Requirement

 

Non-U.S. native speakers may wish to complete their program in English. Non–native English speakers may have earned a degree from an accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction. These applicants, must demonstrate University-level proficiency in English through one of the following:

  1. Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
    Prospective students who take the TOEFL iBT must score 71 or higher to gain admission to the University. For information about this test, applicants can check the TOEFL website: http://www.ets.org/toefl 
  2. International English Language Test (IELTS)
    Prospective students who take the International English Language Test must score 6.5 or higher to gain admission to the University. For information about this test, applicants can the website: http://www.ielts.org/ 
  3. PTE Academic Score Report
    Prospective students who take the PTE Academic Score Report must score 50 or higher to gain admission to the University. For information about this test, applicants can the website: http://pearsonpte.com/TestMe/Pages/TestMe.aspx 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The online learning environment at ADEN University requires that the student’s computer meet the following minimum technical requirements to provide an optimal learning experience.

Minimum Hardware Requirements.

The online learning environment at ADEN University requires that the student’s computer meet the following minimum technical requirements to provide an optimal learning experience.
Computer Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor: 1.6GHz or faster
  • Operating System: Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or 8
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM or greater 40 GB Hard drive (or equivalent storage medium) CD/DVD-ROM.
  • Broadband Internet connection 256kbps or faster
  • Display setting capable of at least 1024×768
  • Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or higher

Apple Macs
Macs are capable of navigating ADEN’s web-based applications; however ADEN cannot guarantee full functionality. The student is ultimately responsible to remedy any incompatibilities between the Mac platform and the ADEN University online learning environment.

Technological Competencies

All students are required to have certain computer competencies before entering the program. The program is delivered utilizing online delivery requiring student familiarity and competencies in the following areas.

  • Ability to use a web browser to access course and program material on the Web.
  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs such as the ones provided by the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to correspond with University staff, students, and faculty using email and the Web.
  • Ability to use appropriate antivirus utilities so that files transmitted and received are virus free.

 

TRANSFER CREDITS

Students transferring to ADEN University must meet the regular admission requirements of the Institution. Students should notify Admissions of their desire to have their previous courses considered for transfer credit by ADEN University. Applicants with previous graduate studies must submit prior university transcripts, as well as, a course syllabus for each course the applicant wishes to transfer. If the applicant studied at a foreign institution, he/she must also submit a course by course certification from a professional foreign credentials evaluation agency. All official documents in a language other than English must be officially translated for full consideration. The applicant may choose to use any agency that is a member of the National Agency of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.) A list of member agencies may be found at:
http://www.naces.org/memberstranslate.

The applicant is responsible for all fees associated with the course by course certification, evaluation, and translations conducted by third parties.

ADEN University has specific policies regarding the transfer of credits and will accept those credits deemed equivalent for purposes of issuance of a degree. The acceptance of any credits is solely at the discretion of ADEN University administration. ADEN University will examine each of the courses taken and completed by the applicant in conjunction with the student’s selected program of study. There is a limit to the number of credits a student can transfer in order to keep the essential structure of the programs.

Additionally, students must comply with the following:

  • Submit all official transcript(s) from previous institution(s) from which you wish to have transfer credits considered in the original language with an official English translation. These documents must be evaluated by a NACES member evaluation agency.
  • The minimum acceptable grade for transfer of prior coursework is a letter grade of “B” or its equivalent.
  • ADEN will consider equivalent coursework completed successfully from post baccalaureate university level institutions and other institutions at the appropriate educational level.
  • Course and program of study description certified by the originating Institution (for example, Catalog, program guide, or an official letter from the institution verifying its validity.)
  • Provide copies of original course syllabi and/or course content documents for full evaluation to assist ADEN University in determining the level of content match to the equivalent course at ADEN. The content match between the two courses must be at least 75% to be considered for the awarding of transfer credit.
  • Additional documents may be required at the discretion of ADEN to fully evaluate your transfer request.
  • All previous coursework must have been completed within the past ten (10) years. For coursework older than 10 years, challenge exams may be requested. The approval of and administration of such exams is at the discretion of the Academic Dean of the School of Business and the subject area faculty. ADEN University reserves the right to review each individual transfer situation based on its particular merits that may include, but not necessarily limited to, relevant professional application of previous university level studies. In any event, ADEN University will have the final decision in approving transfer credit.
  • Students may appeal the decision of transfer credit approval as per the following:
    a). Students may appeal a decision with respect to a denial of a request for transfer credit via the appeal process.
    b). The student must petition the Registrar in writing within ten (10) days of the ruling on a credit transfer request.
    c). The Registrar will review the petition and may request additional documentation and/or an interview with the student to assist in the appeal process.
    d). The Registrar shall upon receipt of the appeal and all supporting documentation render a response to the appeal request within fifteen (15) days.
    e). The final authority on transfer credit belongs to the Director of Academic Affairs.
    f). A final response to an appeal shall be rendered within thirty (30) days of receipt of the appeal request.

It is important to note that the transfer of credits both to and from ADEN University will be accepted solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits from ADEN University will be accepted by another institution.
No guarantee of transfer of credits is made or implied by ADEN.

Maximum Transfer Credits Accepted from other institutions by Program

  • EMBA: A maximum of 9 semester credit hours from a Master’s degree program.
  • GMBA: A maximum of 6 semester credit hours from a Master’s degree program.
  • All other Master’s Programs: A maximum of 6 semester credit hours from a Master’s degree program.
  • Certificate Programs: No transfer credit is accepted.

ADEN University reserves the right to make the final determination of the number of transfer credits that are accepted. In all cases, at least 75% of the degree program course credits must be completed at ADEN University.

Challenge examinations and prior learning

ADEN University does not have challenge examinations nor recognizes prior learning/experience for transferability of credits.

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