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Application Requirements

General Requirements for Bachelor Degree Admission​

  1. Submission of a completed Application for Admissions
  2. The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.
  3. Evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation from secondary school
  4. A General Education Diploma (GED) or other diploma or graduation document
  5. Certification prepared by a secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of secondary school or equivalent
  6. Grade report prepared by a secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board confirming completion of secondary school or equivalent
  7. Copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of the equivalent of a US standard high school diploma
  8. Applicants who have completed previous college level coursework must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”).

Applicants should present one or more of the original documents to the authorized institutional officer. The officer shall examine the document(s) to corroborate, in his best judgment, that it is original and has no visible alterations. If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.

General Requirements for Graduate Degree Admission:

  1. Submission of a completed Application for Admissions
  2. Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a US equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college university or equivalent recognition.
  3. Submission of an official transcript or original foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a US equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent recognition.

Conditional Admissions

A student who applies for admission or readmission, submits a student copy of his or her transcript, and meets all the admissions requirements for the selected program of student may
be granted conditional admission to the university.

Incoming students shall submit official documentation within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student records. If the student fails to provide all required forms within the deadline, the admission and enrollment will be canceled.

Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements may be interviewed by the designated school official. The designated school official will determine if the applicant can be conditionally admitted.

Undergraduate and graduate applicants may appeal admission decisions to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The university officer may request from the student any information needed to evaluate the appeal. The university officer’s decision may be appealed in meritorious cases to the University President.

Deferment of Admissions

Upon request, the Admissions Office may defer admission to the following semester or part of term of the same academic year for which admission to the university was granted.


A readmitted student is one who has interrupted his or her studies for at least one semester and wishes to return to the institution to continue his or her program of study. Once admitted to a program, it is expected that a student will register consecutively each term and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students that wish to resume their studies after an interruption of one semester or more must apply for readmission and:

  1. Meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress.

  2. Have completed the period of suspension due to academic reasons, accumulated credits or for disciplinary reasons, if applicable.

  3. Fulfill the current existing requirements of the program of study applied to, and all other general admissions requirements that apply.

  4. Undergo an evaluation of the approved credits using the current curriculum

Each student applying for readmission to the Institution will be subject to the current curriculum in effect for the program of study to which he or she is admitted.

Admission Validity

  1. Students can only enroll in programs offered at the time of their admission or readmission.

  2. Admission or readmission to the University will be valid for one semester of the academic year, beginning on the date it is granted.

  3. Students must fulfill the admission requirements by the dates established in the academic calendar. Applications that are not accompanied by the required documents or that do not meet the established requirements will be considered conditional applications. If the documentation is not received within the semester for which the application is submitted, the Institution may invalidate the student’s conditional admission and cancel his or her application.

International Students

  1. All requirements for admission, readmission, and transfer will apply to international students.

  2. College transcripts from foreign institutions must be translated and evaluated by an agency recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (www.naces.org), or Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

  3. Demonstrate English language proficiency. Please refer to the section in the catalog entitled Language Proficiency (Applicable for students enrolling in programs delivered in the English language).

  4. Admission for international students will be subject to the immigration laws and regulations in effect.

Special Students

Students who wish to take credit courses for the purposes of continuing education or transfer of credits to another institution may register as a Special Student. Special students are classified as non-degree seeking students.

Students must show evidence of graduation from an accredited college or university or submit official documentation that denotes authorization to take courses, in order to become eligible to enroll at the University. Students may be required to participate in an interview with a representative of the university and/or academic department.

Language Proficiency

MUST University offers programs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. International students who choose to receive instruction in a different language other than their native language, must demonstrate competency by submitting any of the following:

  1. College-level, undergraduate, coursework in Spanish, Portuguese, or English composition courses with a grade of C or higher.

  2. Transfer students who have completed college-level English, Portuguese, or Spanish Composition coursework from an institution where Portuguese, English or Spanish is the main language of instruction with a grade of C or higher.

Scores from recognized or validated standardized examinations in Portuguese, English or Spanish as follows:

  1. ACT sub-scores of at least 18 in writing and at least 21 in reading taken within five calendar years.

  2. SAT sub-scores of at least 480 in writing and at least 480 in critical reading taken within five calendar years.

  3. TOEFL scores of 500 or higher on a paper-based examination, a score of 173 on a computer-based examination, or an internet-based score (iBT) of 61 taken within five calendar years.

  4. IELTS™ score of 6.0 or higher.

  5. Advanced Placement Exam (AP) in English Composition or Spanish Composition with a score of 3 point or higher.

  6. NEWL (The National Examinations in World Languages) in Portuguese with a score of 3 or higher

  7. International Baccalaureate in English Composition or Spanish Composition with score of 4 point or higher.

  8. Cambridge English C1 score of 180 or higher.

Completing a course or program in another language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.

Language Courses

Students may present evidence of completion of English College Composition coursework or its equivalent to be considered for transfer credit. Transfer credit for language courses may be awarded if the course description and objectives are equivalent to a language course offered at the institution. For more information, please refer to section in the catalog entitled Language Proficiency.

Transfer of Credits into the University

A transfer student is defined as an active or former student entering MUST University from an accredited entity of post-secondary education. Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be received no later than forty-five (45) days after the start of the student’s first term at MUST University to receive transfer credit. Transfer students must comply with the institution’s residency requirements. Students must earn 25% credits in residence to receive an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree diploma.
Any such courses which are accepted for transfer will be included in the credits attempted and the credits earned in the calculation of satisfactory academic progress. Transfer credits are not included when calculating the GPA. For additional information, please refer to the sections in the catalog entitled Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Students from other fully accredited universities or internationally recognized by their ministry of education may be admitted. Transfer credits will be considered attempted credits (T grade) and will not be considered for the calculation of the retention or graduation index.

Criteria for acceptance for transfer of credit are as follows:

  1. The courses for transfer are similar in objectives and content to those offered by MUST University.

  2. The courses for transfer can be applied toward graduation requirements.

  3. The letter grade (or equivalent) in the course for transfer is a “C” or better (provided the “C” grade is defined as average or better) for undergraduate courses. The letter grade (or equivalent) in the course for transfer is a “B” or better for graduate courses.

  4. Core professional skills or technology courses may be accepted if those credits were earned no more than 5 years prior to enrollment date.

  5. General Education courses may be accepted if those credits were earned no more than 10 years prior to the enrollment date.

  6. Credits transferred from institutions are evaluated based on equivalency with the content of the courses and credits required by MUST University.

  7. Courses with a Passing Grade (Pass) will be considered for transfer, provided they have credits and are equivalent to a “C” grade for undergraduate or “B” for graduate courses, according to the curriculum.

  8. The university does not accept remedial or English as a Second Language courses in transfer.

The authorized university representative shall establish equivalencies for the courses, after consultation with the Academic Director and if necessary, with the faculty specialized in the area. In some cases, the transferring institution’s catalog and official course description provided by the student may be used to create course equivalencies. No official evaluation of transfer of credit will be completed until the student has been accepted by the university, and an official transcript from the institution awarding the credits is received. The authorized representative, as applicable to the Campus, will inform the student of the courses officially accepted for transfer within 45 business days.

If the student does not agree with the decision on the granting or placement of credit earned at another institution, the student has the right to submit an appeal. Students will be required to provide reasonable material to support the appeal. Once all the required information is received, the expectation is that we will provide the student with a written response within 15 business days. If the decision finds merit to change the course to meet a major requirement, authorized representative will update the student record and notify the student.

Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions

The University does not represent or guarantee that its credits will transfer to another institution. Students are advised to check with the receiving institution they may desire to transfer to, as the acceptance of transfer credits is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution.

Methods of Instruction

Programs are offered in semester courses that are scheduled in five (5) and fifteen (15) weeks. Online courses meet once a week for one (1) hour in a synchronous virtual learning platform. The students will be required a minimum of two (2) hours of individual or teamwork outside the classroom per week for each credit hours they are attempting to earn. Faculty and students have access and interact through the learning management system for coursework outside the classroom.

Program Modality and Language of Delivery

Programs at MUST University are offered in Spanish, English or Portuguese. Students may choose to complete their program of study online or through blended modality.

Technology Requirements for Online Courses

Computer Operating Systems

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Home Edition and Professional)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.5.x and above
  • Computer Processor Speeds

There is no specific RAM or CPU speed requirement for client machines. however, as with any Internet application, the slower the computer, the slower pages and tools will load.

Supported Web Browsers

Microsoft Windows operating system:

  • Google Chrome 10 +
  • Firefox 7.0.x +

Mac OS operating system:

  • Safari 4 and above
  • Firefox 7.0.x +
  • Google Chrome 10 +

Internet Connection

  • High Speed Internet (Cable, DSL, etc.)
  • Flash and Java Plug-ins
    • Embedded videos and document preview may require Adobe Flash Player to view. Be sure to keep your version of Flash up to date.
  • Adobe Reader or Apple Preview
    • Many courses use PDF files to deliver content, which require Adobe Reader or Apple Preview (Mac only) to view.

Additional Media Players and Plug-ins

On occasion, a course may use audio or video that requires a certain type of media player, such as QuickTime, Windows Media Player, or Real Player. Some videos or content may also require the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in, which is a freely available download.