Administrative Policies and Procedures
Learners are eligible for admission to Ames Christian University‘s undergraduate (Bachelors Degree) program upon completion of an accredited or approved high school program.
Learners may be admitted directly from public, private, charter, or home high schools, or via community college or university transfers.
There is no minimum or maximum age requirement for admission to Ames Christian University. Ames Christian will not engage in age discrimination under any circumstances.
To be admitted to an Ames Christian undergraduate program, learners submit:
- A completed Application for Undergraduate Admission
- Official high school transcripts indicating graduation or program completion
- SAT I, SAT II or ACT scores (required only for students coming from high school)
Learners are eligible for admission to Ames Christian University‘s graduate (Master‘s Degree) program upon completion of an accredited or approved Bachelor‘s Degree program.
Learners with extensive life and career experience may petition for an Advanced Approval exception. Learners who earn a 3.0 or above grade point average during a 12-credit conditional admission period will be granted full admission.
To be admitted to an Ames Christian graduate program, learners submit:
- A completed Application for Graduate Admission
- Official transcripts of all college level work
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from relevant sources
- A personal essay
The Admission Process
To enroll in Ames Christian University, learners undertake the following admission process:
1.) Complete and submit an Application for Admission
2.) Submit official transcripts from appropriate schools and providers
3.) Submit test scores, essay, or letters of recommendation
Upon receipt of these documents, Ames Christian University staff review the documents and, upon approval, issue a letter of acceptance.
The learner then:
4.) Completes and submits an Enrollment Agreement
5.) Completes and submits a Personal Learning Portfolio (Optional, Undergraduate Only)
Upon receipt and review of these documents, Ames Christian University files a Degree Completion Plan.
The Degree Completion Plan
The Degree Completion Plan outlines the learners intended degree, major area of concentration, and ―path‖ to degree completion. It lists each course the learner will need to take to complete their intended Ames Christian University degree.
The Degree Completion Plan acts as a guide for the learner, and as a counseling tool for Ames Christian‘s staff. It also acts as an agreement between Ames Christian University and the learner, specifying the exact requirements for degree completion, and the exact conditions under which a degree will be awarded.
As the learner completes credit requirements, whether by transfer, personal learning portfolio, testing, or courses, the Degree Completion Plan is updated accordingly. So as the learner nears degree completion, the Degree Completion Plan acts as a precise measure of progress.
Degree Completion and Graduation
Upon fulfillment of all Degree Completion Plan requirements, learners will be eligible to apply for graduation from Ames Christian University.
Fulfillment of Degree Completion Plan requirements includes completing both the minimum number of credit hours stipulated by the Plan and the specific course requirements as outlined.
Upon receipt of a competed application for graduation, Ames Christian‘s Registrar will review all necessary records (transcripts, test results, portfolio certification) and, once the review is complete, will issue an Ames Christian University diploma and final transcript to the learner.