Admissions

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Admissions Committee


Admissions Committee

Next, the Admissions Committee evaluates your completed application/portfolio. An important component of this committee is the Professor representing your chosen degree program. Other members of the committee are the Dean, Registrar/Director of Student Services and your Admissions Advisor.

Personalized Degree Program Evaluation


Personalized Degree Program Evaluation

Your application/portfolio receives special attention from the assigned faculty member who evaluates your transcripts and documents. The professor carefully plans an individualized program of study based on your education and experience.

This Degree Program Evaluation reflects your needs and interests and specifically outlines the CNU courses you will be required to complete.

Acceptance of Transfer Credit


Acceptance of Transfer Credit

CNU strives to serve students by providing a learning environment where they can match their desire for continued education with their own background. Toward this goal, units of credit toward the award of a Bachelor's or Master's degree are given when appropriate.

Transfer Options
Units will be accepted when earned at institutions accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Units earned at a foreign institution of higher learning offering equivalent programs are accepted if a recognized evaluation service documents that the units earned are equivalent to those accredited by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Students are expected to document in writing each college or university level learning experience by submitting official transcripts.

Standardized Tests/Challenge Examinations
Standardized tests such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offer a desirable means for adult-learners to receive academic credit for what they know. At CNU, students may wish to challenge-out of courses within their degree programs. To challenge out of a course, students follow a set procedure which includes taking a proctored exam which is written by the professor teaching the course being challenged.

Maximum Amount of Transfer Credit Accepted for BACHELOR'S DEGREE
A maximum of 75% of units of credit may be applied toward the award of a Bachelor's degree. This may be a combination of units earned at another institution, and/or challenge exams (which are not to exceed 30 units). A minimum grade of "C" is required in order to receive transfer credit from another university.

Maximum Amount of Transfer Credit Accepted for MASTER'S DEGREE
A maximum of 15 units may be accepted toward a Master's degree. This may be a combination of units earned at another institution or challenge exams with the following limitations: No more than 6 semester units or the equivalent in other units awarded by another institution may be credited toward a Master's degree. No more than 9 semester units may be challenged. A minimum grade of "C" is required in order to receive transfer credit from another university. A minimum cumulative GPA of "B" is required for entrance into the Master's program.

Enrollment


Enrollment

A guaranteed place will be held for you for thirty days while you make your enrollment decision. You can enroll by e-mailing or faxing your signed Enrollment Agreement. Tuition can be paid by check, money order, or major credit card. Please note that payment for Plan B can only be made by credit card.

When you receive your enrollment agreement for the trimester you will be given your choice of two different start and end dates for your courses. After you indicate your selection of dates and return the agreement to CNU administration, your professors will be notified of your start date.

Contact is made through two delivery systems. Both systems provide you with a sequential course syllabus, assignments and guided learning experience. Most of CNU's courses are located in the Online Campus. There are a small number that are still in transition.

For courses in the online environment, you will receive e-mail notification of your user name and password for access to your courses online. You will find a sequential course syllabus, assignments and guided learning.

For courses not yet in the online environment, you will receive a student packet via U.S. mail or e-mail containing the items described above.

Once Instruction begins, you will receive the new student enrollment package that contains the following:

  • Motivational Audio cassettes
  • Student ID Card

Admissions Decision


Admissions Decision

The Admissions Committee carefully weighs your academic/experiential background and personal qualities to assess your potential for successfully completing the selected degree program. After review of the Admissions Committee recommendations and your portfolio, the Dean of Academic Affairs makes the final determination of acceptance to California National University for Advanced Studies. You will be notified in writing of the admission decision.

Remember, throughout the admissions process, you will be assisted each step of the way by your assigned Admissions Advisor.

Certificate Program in Human Resources Management Practice


Certificate Program in Human Resources Management Practice

The Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Practice is designed to provide participants with the necessary background essential to meeting the needs of the corporate HR department in the 21st century. Participation is appropriate for both newcomers to the human resources field and those with some experience but who are seeking to keep current in the field or expand their knowledge base.

* CNU may limit the period of credit applicability to seven years, or some other fixed time period.

There are two Programs, the Practitioner Track and the Professional Track. The Practitioner Track is intended for candidates who do not currently hold a Bachelor's degree. Credits taken toward the Certificate Program may be credited toward a Bachelor's degree at a later time.* The Professional Track is intended for candidates who currently hold a Bachelor's degree. Credits toward the Certificate Program which are taken at the 500 level may be credited toward a Master's degree at a later time.*

Upon successfully completing this program, participants will receive a Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice.

Extension Programs


Extension Programs

California National University will accept students who are not seeking a degree. We recognize you may prefer beginning your continued education gradually.

As an extension student you have the opportunity to take one or more classes through extension, and then later apply formally for admission to your selected degree program.

When accepted to a degree program you will be given credit for those CNU courses you have completed which are applicable.

International Students


International Students

Students classified as international are those who do not reside in the United States or Canada. A condition for admittance for international students is they must demonstrate adequate English language proficiency and have access to a computer. A score of 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (www.TOEFL.com) is the minimum accepted. All work through California National University must be completed in English. English language services are not provided.

Credentials for admission must be documented in English. Applicants with non-U.S. educational credentials must first obtain a foreign credentials evaluation from an independent U.S. evaluation service approved by the University.

Listed below are some reliable providers of international transcript evaluations:

  • Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc. (APIE) www.apie.org (“Comprehensive Report” required)
  • Educational Credential Evaluations, Inc. (ECE) www.ece.org (“Course-by-Course Report” required)
  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF) www.ierf.org (“Detail Report” required)
  • World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org (“Course by Course Report” required)

As an international student, your course work can be completed successfully as long as you have a reliable access to a computer, the internet and e-mail as well as postal, telephone or fax service available.

Please contact the CNU Admissions Office at cnuadms@mail.cnuas.edu should you have questions.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the established university policy of CNU to provide equal rights, privileges, programs and activities available to all of our students.

All CNU applications are evaluated and acceptance is determined solely on the basis of the academic and experiential backgrounds of the potential students without regard to race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, medical condition or physical handicap or any other form of unlawful discrimination.

CNU does not maintain nor provide for its students any segregated facilities.

This policy is communicated to all CNU employees. All faculty and staff are relied upon for their whole hearted support to make our nondiscriminatory programs successful.