Admission Instruction

Technological University of the Americas offers the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Upper level)
  • Bachelor of Accounting (BA) (Upper level)
  • BSc in Information Technology (BSc) (Upper level)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Accounting (MA)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • Doctor of Education in Education Leadership (Ed. D.)
If the applicant has a background of substance abuse, a minimum of one year of sobriety is recommended before joining TUA. Statement of Non-Discrimination; TUA does not discriminate in its admissions because of race, sex, color, creed, age, religion, or national origin.

ADMISSIONS

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS (UPPER LEVEL)

  • You must be 18 years of age or older, past the age of compulsory education.
  • Submit $25 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Complete an application questionnaire.
  • Have a personal interview with an advisor on-line and complete an academic plan..
  • You must provide a High (secondary) School Diploma or official transcript from an Institution Accredited by a U.S.Department of Education-Recognized Accrediting Agency or an Internationally Recognized Institution. If you have earned The High School Equivalency Certificate (G.E.D.), you will be eligible for admission
  • Students applying from other English speaking countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, must supply a high (secondary) school transcript showing satisfactory completion of their high (secondary) school education are eligible for admission to the university’s programs.
  • Students who attended non-English speaking secondary education must provide their secondary education records. These records must show courses taken and grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. If a translation is supplied, it should be certified as accurate and correct by an appropriate public or school official, or sponsoring agency or government. The original record should also be included. Certified transcript translation is not allowed to be done by the student, but is required to be performed by a third party (the school that has been applied to is not permitted to provide the translation either).
  • Students who studied in a language other than English at the secondary school level, or whose native language is not English, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination to determine if the student has sufficient English language skills to satisfactorily complete the institution’s programs. applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.

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PREREQUISITES FOR ENROLLING IN BACHELOR PROGRAM

A student that has completed and been awarded and Associate’s degree from a community college, college or university accredited by a regional accrediting commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is eligible for enrollment. The student must have earned 60 transferable semester units, or 90 transferable quarter credits as an undergraduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Of the units earned, 30 transferable semester units, or 45 transferable quarter credits must be in general education. Minimum requirement is 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in English, Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in college level math. Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in physical or biological sciences. Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in History. Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in Social Sciences. The balance may be in general education courses of your choice. Note: business majors must have basic accounting and economics.

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Admissions Department evaluates an applicant for the Master’s Degree Program on multiple criteria upon the receipt of the following:
  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited/approved institution in United States or its equivalent from an Institution Accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-Recognized Accrediting Agency or an Internationally Recognized Institution. Transcripts from every university/college ever attended.
  2. The Admissions Department evaluates an applicant on multiple criteria upon the receipt of the following:
    • Completed application with non-refundable one time registration fee of $50
    • Have a personal interview with an advisor on-line and create an academic plan.
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, certifying a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) during the last two years of undergraduate work and any subsequent study.
    • Scores on standardized test, such as GRE, GMAT, if available.
    • Students applying outside the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or other English speaking countries must provide the institutional copy of scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international students whose native language is not English, and who studied in a medium, other than English at the undergraduate level.
    • Students who attended non-English speaking secondary education must provide their secondary education records. These records must show courses taken and grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. If a translation is supplied, it should be certified as accurate and correct by an appropriate public or school official, or sponsoring agency or government. The original record should also be included. Certified transcript translation is not allowed to be done by the student, but is required to be performed by a third party (the school that has been applied to is not permitted to provide the translation either).
    • Evidence of language proficiency if the native tongue is not English, including:
      • A degree from an English-language college or university or
      • Receipt of official copy of applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.
    The University will waive the TOEFL requirement for students who meet any of the following criteria:
    • The medium of instruction at school or at the undergraduate level was English.
    • The GPA in all English courses is 3.0 or better at the Undergraduate level.
    • The score in the English on standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT is in the 50th percentile
    • Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities.

DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS (DBA/ Ed. D.)

Admission to the Doctoral Degree programs of the University’s Graduate School requires the following:
  1. Completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited/approved institution in United States or its equivalent from an Institution Accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-Recognized Accrediting Agency or an Internationally Recognized Institution.
  2. The Admissions Department evaluates an applicant on multiple criteria upon the receipt of the following:
    • Completed application with non-refundable registration fee of $50
    • Have a personal interview with an advisor on-line and create an academic plan.
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, certifying a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) during the last two years of graduate work and any subsequent study.
    • Scores on standardized test, such as GRE, GMAT, if available.
    • Students applying outside the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or other English speaking countries must provide the institutional copy of scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international students whose native language is not English, and who studied in a medium, other than English at the undergraduate level.
    • Students who attended non-English speaking secondary education must provide their secondary education records. These records must show courses taken and grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. If a translation is supplied, it should be certified as accurate and correct by an appropriate public or school official, or sponsoring agency or government. The original record should also be included. Certified transcript translation is not allowed to be done by the student, but is required to be performed by a third party (the school that has been applied to is not permitted to provide the translation either).
    • Evidence of language proficiency if the native tongue is not English, including
    • A degree from an English-language college or university or
    • Receipt of official copy of applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.
  3. The University will waive the TOEFL requirement for students who meet any of the following criteria:
    • The medium of instruction at school or at the undergraduate level was English.
    • The GPA in all English courses is 3.0 or better at the Undergraduate level.
    • The score in the English on standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT is in the 50th percentile
    • Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities.
    • Personal statement of professional and educational goals.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic Degree Minimum level of Education Completed; Post-Secondary Education from an Institution Accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-Recognized Accrediting Agency or an Internationally Recognized Institution Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
Bachelor’s Degree Associates Degree or equivalent Units. 3.0
Master’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree 3.0
Doctoral Level (DBA/ Ed.D.) Master’s Degree 3.0
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