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ADMISSIONS
  • *** Administration office hours are 8am - 5pm
  • *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
SELECTION CRITERIA
All applications for admission to a graduate program are evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee, which consists of the Graduate Program Director as Chair, two Graduate Faculty members appointed by the Program Director, and one representative of the Admissions Office.

The Committee employs the following criteria in its applicant evaluation process:
  1. Applicant’s GMAT or GRE scores
  2. Applicant’s undergraduate GPA
  3. Applicant’s work experience
  4. Applicant's statement of career objectives
  5. Graduate Reference Forms/letters from employers and/or university instructors
In using the five preceding criteria to evaluate each candidate, the Committee follows a balanced approach, based on the principle that ample satisfaction by an applicant, of one or more of these criteria, may to a reasonable extent compensate for deficiencies in one or more of the other criteria used in the applicant’s evaluation.
Provisional Admission (applicable to M.B.A. and M.Ed. Applicants only)
The Admissions Committee may grant applicants provisional admission to a graduate program. Typically, these are applicants whose area of undergraduate studies is not in the proposed degree field, whose evaluation by the Admissions Committee reveals deficiencies in one or more of the foundation areas normally considered pre-requisite for success in the respective graduate program, but for whom there is nonetheless sufficient promise as potential graduate students.

For each applicant in this category, the Admissions Committee will specify an appropriate non-credit course sequence (see M.B.A. Foundation Course Program) that the candidate must successfully complete before being permitted to proceed to graduate-level courses. Successful completion of this course sequence, assessed at the end of each term by the Academic Committee, will require achievement of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in this sequence. However, no credit towards the graduate degree will be given for successful completion of this sequence.
Admission on Probation
Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is between 2.50 and 2.99, but who otherwise amply satisfy the selection criteria, may at the Admissions Committee’s discretion be granted admission on probation for one academic term.

These candidates’ course load during the first term may be restricted by the Admissions Committee and will under no circumstance exceed six credit hours. They will be required to achieve a term GPA of 3.0 or higher. Probationary status will be lifted and full admission will be granted upon satisfaction of this requirement at the end of the first term.

Failure to satisfy this requirement will result in termination of the students’ enrollment in the graduate program.
Conditional Admission
Subject to the evaluation and approval of the Admissions Committee, applicants who largely satisfy the admission criteria except for incomplete information or documentation that can, in the Committee’s judgment, be completed within a short time, may be granted conditional admission for one term.

These applicants will be notified of the information or documentation that needs to be completed and provided by the end of the term, as a condition for their continued enrollment.

Non-satisfaction of this condition by the end of the first term following conditional admission may result in termination of the student’s enrollment in the graduate program.
Special Admission
Applicants who, for special reasons, are interested in taking one or more selected courses in an AUD graduate program, but do not desire to complete the program requirements at AUD, may, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, be granted special admission to take the specific course(s) requested. Examples of applicants for special admission include:
  1. Students in graduate programs at other universities who wish to take one or more courses in an AUD graduate program for credit towards their program requirements at their home universities, and
  2. Individuals pursuing a professional designation (e.g., Certified Public Accountant, etc.) who may be required to take specific graduate-level courses in one or more disciplines as part of the qualification requirements for that professional designation.
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