2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions and Registration


Admissions

All applicants are expected to satisfy all procedures and criteria for admission to Alliant and to submit acceptable documents, which verify that they have satisfactorily completed all admission requirements. Required degrees in progress at the time of application must be conferred prior to enrollment at Alliant, and Alliant must receive an official transcript verifying degree conferral.

All applicants must have all documentation, excluding official transcripts, submitted at least one (1) week prior to the first day of classes/instruction. All accepted applicants must sign their Enrollment Agreements no later than the Thursday prior to the start date of the applicable semester or term.

An application will automatically be refused or rescinded without further recourse if any fraudulent, altered, or forged documents or information are submitted. The Office of Admissions may rescind an offer of admission to applicants who do not abide by any university, program, or other standards outlined in the Academic Catalog.

Alliant reserves the right to modify admission requirements at any time.

Application

Applications may be completed online. Paper applications may be requested by contacting an Admissions representative at 866-U-ALLIANT. Students are also welcome to visit any of our campus locations and apply in person.

The application fee and other expenses can be found in the Expenses and Financial Aid  section of this Catalog. The application fee is non-refundable, however, students who experience extenuating circumstances may submit a written request for refund; refunds are not guaranteed.  

Students may apply at any time, though certain programs have deadlines for specific start dates. Contact Admissions directly at admissions@alliant.edu, call 866-U-ALLIANT or 858-635-4698 for the latest information on deadlines for each program. Not all programs are offered every semester or term, so please contact admissions to verify the next available start date for your program of choice.

Review & Decision Process

Applications and additional documents are reviewed by Admissions for completeness. Complete applications are then forwarded to the appropriate academic department and/or review committee for holistic candidate review and admissions decisions. Alliant reserves the right to admit students who do not meet all requirements based on a review by an Academic Admissions Committee.

Some undergraduate and graduate programs require an interview. Interviews for invited finalists differ by program. Programs may be unable to review any applicant who cannot keep an interview appointment. Interviews may take place individually or in a group format. The interviewers may be Alliant faculty and administrators. Final admissions decisions are made after the results of the interviews (if required) have been reviewed.

Alliant allows all clinical doctoral applicants until at least April 15 to accept the University’s offer of admission. The reasons for an admission decision on an application are not shared with the applicant.

The university also reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission to any applicant.

There is no appeal process for admissions decisions. Applicants denied to one program or location may apply for another program or location. Applicants refused by the university cannot be reconsidered.

Reapplication

To reapply, a previous applicant must submit a new application and essay (if applicable). All previously submitted documentation is kept on file for one (1) year, however, applicants reapplying may be required to resubmit all application materials. All previous applicants are considered for admission based on their new applications.

Applicants may attempt to gain admission to the same program up to three (3) times; however, no applicant is guaranteed multiple application reviews. Alliant will not accept further applications from individuals who fail to gain admittance after three (3) attempts.

Transferring to Another Alliant Program or Campus

Students who are considering any transfer to another program or campus must contact the Office of Admissions. Transfer to another program or campus is not guaranteed. Those who are accepted for transfer to another program may need to take additional coursework required by the program to which they transfer.

Returning Alliant Graduates (Alumni)

Students who complete a degree, credential, or certificate program at Alliant and wish to be considered for another program must submit an appropriate application to the Office of Admissions and a non-refundable application fee. All such applicants meet all admission, Academic Catalog, and university requirements for the new program in which they plan to enroll.

International Applicants

Please see the International Applicants and Students  section for additional information specific to applying as an international student.

Non-Matriculated Applicants

Students who do not intend to earn a degree, certificate, credential, or authorization at Alliant, or who have not yet fulfilled necessary requirements for admission into a degree program, may apply to be Non-Matriculated students. A student who is classified as a Non-Matriculated applicant does not need to meet the admission requirements for a degree program but may be requested to submit supporting documentation.

An applicant seeking Non-Matriculated study should contact the Office of Admissions at the appropriate location for a Special Status Application. Information about registration procedures is available from Student Services. Some courses, including field placement, seminar, and dissertation experiences are not available to part-time, non-matriculated students.

Non-Matriculated students may apply for full admission to the University through the regular admission process and comply with the regular admissions requirements. If the student becomes a matriculated student, a maximum of 30 semester units earned while in the Non-Matriculated category may be applied toward an undergraduate degree program, and a maximum of 9 semester units may be applied toward a graduate degree program.

Non-Matriculated students are generally not eligible for financial aid. In cases where class space is limited, degree-seeking students will have enrollment priority. An I-20 will not be issued to international students for the Non-Matriculated category.

Deferred Admission or Start Date

Deferred admission may be granted to admitted students for up to one (1) year. After one (1) year, deferred applicants must reapply. Deferrals are not automatically granted. Alliant reserves the right to defer student start dates as needed by the university. Applicants deferred by the university will be allowed to start their program at the next available start date or cancel their enrollment. 

Cancellation of Enrollment

Students have the right to cancel their Enrollment Agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance in the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. “Enrollment” means the date the enrollment agreement is countersigned by the institution.

Cancellation requests can be made by mail, email, in person or by phone. The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective on the date of postmark. Cancellation of enrollment shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement.

Written notice of cancellation should be provided to the Office of Admissions, Alliant International University, 10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131, admissions@alliant.edu.

Alliant reserves the right to cancel the Enrollment Agreement if the applicant fails to meet any academic or institutional requirements. Alliant also reserves the right to cancel the enrollment agreement if a student fails to notify the University of his/her intentions to enroll.

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to an applicant pending receipt of official transcript or other equivalent official documentation if all other admission requirements have been met and they have otherwise been admitted to the program.  All required official transcripts must be received no later than the end of the student’s first Add/Drop period. Failure to provide official transcripts within the stated deadline will be withdrawn from the institution. Students who experience extenuating circumstances may submit a written request for an extension; extensions are not guaranteed.

Transcript Requirements and Deadlines

Student grade reports are not accepted in lieu of a transcript. Official mailed, hand delivered sealed records, or approved e-transcripts that are addressed to the Office of Admissions should bear the official seal or certification and an appropriate signature from the issuing institution. Transcripts (records of studies) issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation together with a copy of the record(s) from which the translation was made. Academic records from non-American system institutions may be evaluated through a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member evaluator or may be reviewed by our international evaluation office.

While an admissions decision may be made on a copy of scanned or emailed official transcripts, all international students must submit official, translated transcripts upon arrival at the Alliant campus, during check in with the International Student Services Office, or during new student orientation. Failure to submit official transcripts for verification will prohibit further registration for courses at Alliant.

Documents submitted to the University in support of a student’s application become the property of the University. The documents cannot be returned or forwarded. Moreover, students needing copies of transcripts submitted from other schools attended must request these from the original schools. Copies will not be provided by Alliant.

Foreign Transcript Policy

Students who previously attended schools outside of the United States may be able to show proof of official transcript documents by providing either of the following:

  • Official Transcript and internal review by designated Alliant staff.
  • Third Party Review: A student may request an official evaluation of schoolwork which will be sent directly from a credible transcript evaluation service to the University. The evaluation must indicate that the document was based on an official educational record in order to be considered for transcript intake.**

** Students enrolling in Teacher Education programs must submit transcripts through the pre-approved entities listed on the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing portal. Alliant’s internal review is not sufficient for entry into these programs.

Note: this policy does not pertain to potential transcript evaluation for transfer credit purposes.

Degree Requirements for Foreign Students Enrolling in California Teaching Credential Programs

California teaching credential program applicants whose degree is from outside the U.S. must have their transcripts evaluated prior to being admitted to the Alliant International University teaching credential program.

To locate the most updated list of CTC-approved entities, please review visit: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=6

English Language Proficiency

All courses taught on U.S. campuses, except those which are for learning an additional language, are offered in English. Applicants must meet Alliant’s English Proficiency requirements through documentation that:

  1. A high school equivalency was earned where the primary language of instruction/testing was in English;
  2. The student graduated from a U.S. university where the primary language of instruction was in English;
  3. The student successfully completed an English Composition course with a grade of B or higher from a U.S. college or university;
  4. The student’s transcript stipulates that the primary language of instruction for their school/program was English; or
  5. The student achieved the minimum test scores required for their program as follows:
                                Undergraduate Level Master’s Level (except TESOL) Doctoral Level and TESOL master’s
IELTS
TOEFL iBT
PTE
CAMBRIDGE
CEFR
iTEP Academic
DET
CET-4
CET-6
5.5
50
45
165
B2
3.5
85-95
500+
Pass
6.0
70
50
170
B2
4.0
95-100
500+
Pass
6.5
80
58
180
C1
4.5
95-100
500+
Pass

Please contact TOEFL directly at www.toefl.org, to request an official score report. Alliant’s TOEFL code is 4039. Minimum test score requirements vary by degree level and can be more stringent by program. Alliant reserves the right to request a student to take additional English instruction as demonstrated by his/her academic performance.

Applicants not satisfying English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who meet all other admissions requirements but do not meet the English Proficiency requirement are encouraged to consider the ESOL program. This program may take up to 12 months. Minimum test score requirements vary by degree level and can be more stringent by program. Students who achieve the appropriate test scores are eligible to apply to the applicable program(s):

                                                        Undergraduate Level   Master’s Level (except TESOL) Doctoral Level and TESOL master’s
IELTS
TOEFL iBT
PTE
CAMBRIDGE
CEFR
iTEP Academic
DET
5.0
35
40
155
B1
3.0
85-95
5.5
50
45
165
B2
3.5
95-100
6.0
70
50
170
B2
4.0
95-100

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

All undergraduate applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. The non-refundable application fee;
  3. A personal essay;
  4. Official transcripts showing proof of high school completion or equivalent. In some programs, the Program Director will review applicants with cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.5.

Some undergraduate programs may have additional admission requirements. Please refer to the program specific requirements section of this catalog.

As noted in the Review & Decision Process section, all complete applications and related materials are then forwarded to the appropriate academic department and/or review committee for candidate review and admissions decisions.

High School Equivalency

Alliant recognizes equivalent ways of meeting the high school graduation requirement. In lieu of submitting official high school transcripts applicants may submit evidence of any of the below recognized high school equivalencies:

  1. Successful completion of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate (applicant must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five sections and an overall score of 450 or higher);
  2. Passed an authorized test that the state recognizes as equivalent to a high school diploma;
  3. Completed equivalency through home schooling as recognized by state law*;
  4. Earned a US high school equivalent at an international high school**; or
  5. Earned 24 or more semester credits from an accredited university as evidenced by an official transcript.

*Home-schooled students must have completed all secondary school requirements through home schooling as defined by state law. All students who seek admission to Alliant from a home schooling program must supply the following:

  1. Certification of completion of a home schooling program, if available, or documentation of all coursework completed.
  2. Literature (if applicable) describing the affiliated home school agency.
  3. Certificate or diploma from a:
    1. Home School Agency,
    2. State Department of Education,
    3. Local school district, or
    4. Regional Superintendent of Schools

**Alliant accepts the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Cambridge O Levels, and Cambridge International A Levels as qualifying entry criteria for admission. Applicants must complete at least 5 IGCSE/GCSE/GCE O-Levels for an equivalency of High School Diploma, and at least 3 academic GCE A-Level exams to be eligible for advanced standing admission with transfer credit. Applicants are required to have a minimum of 5 subjects passed (grades of C or higher), including English and Math, and without any duplication.

Equivalency of High School Diploma for GCSE or IGCSE must meet the undergraduate requirement of at least a 2.0 GPA based on the grades posted on the exam statement, and students who have A-Level are eligible for potential transfer credits (see Transfer Credit Policy) up to 30 undergraduate credits as defined by the International Education Research Foundation (IERF).  

Placement Tests
Placement tests in English and mathematics are required for all entering undergraduate students who have not met the English or mathematics requirements for their degree. If a passing grade is not attained, registration for ENG0999 and/or MTH0999 is required.

Ability-to-Benefit Students
Alliant does not currently accept ability-to-benefit (ATB) students. ATB students are defined as students who do not have a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or a recognized equivalent of that certificate.

Graduate & Credential Admissions Requirements

The University’s admissions criteria vary from program to program and are designed to measure the qualities and capabilities required of a professional in the field to which the student is applying as reflected in an applicant’s academic ability, academic preparation, and other non-academic factors; therefore, some graduate programs may have additional admission requirements. Please refer to the program specific requirements section of this catalog.

The following are University-wide graduate admission requirements:

  1. Provide official transcripts verifying that the applicant has earned a Bachelor’s or higher degree and any other qualifying degrees (as needed) from a regionally accredited university (some programs may consider approved nationally accredited universities). For some doctorate level programs a master’s degree is required.
    1.  Alliant will consider applications from candidates who have earned a bachelor’s degree outside the US from select international institutions. The University accepts bachelor’s degrees from countries within the Bologna Process signatory group and students from institutions in India with Division I and II bachelor’s degrees from colleges accredited by NAAC with a grade of “A” or better.

The university also accepts bachelor’s degrees earned outside the US if that earned degree will allow students to enroll in a graduate-level degree in their home country and the degree is accredited nationally in the home country. To be eligible for graduate admission, any student’s bachelor’s program must be equivalent to and meet the standards of regionally accredited four-year degree programs in the United States, as evaluated by Alliant International University.

  1. Provide official transcripts verifying that the applicant meets all prerequisite course requirements (as needed);
  2. Submission of a personal narrative;
  3. Recommendations (varies by program); and
  4. Submission of additional documentation, if applicant fails to meet certain requirements (as needed).

Certificate Admissions Requirements

Please refer to the program specific requirements section of this catalog for certificate specific admissions requirements.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

California School of Professional Psychology Admissions Requirements

PsyD in Clinical Psychology                                                                                                   

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Preparation in Psychology: One of the following three options must be completed prior to matriculation:
    • Earned a BA/BS in Psychology (a master’s degree will not fulfill this requirement)
    • 80th percentile scores or better on the GRE Psychology Test
    • Completion of the following four courses with a grade of “C” or better:
  1. Statistics
  2. Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology
  3. Experimental Psychology/Research Methods in Psychology
  4. Physiological Psychology, Learning/Memory, Cognitive Psychology or Sensation/Perception
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
    1. A brief autobiographical sketch. Discuss your life up to now: your family, friends, home, work and community. We are particularly interested in those experiences most relevant to your interest in professional psychology and how those experiences have helped formulate your career goals (at least 3-4 pages).
    2. Since many different graduate programs exist, and the choice is such an important one, explain specifically why you have chosen to apply to the PsyD program at CSPP, and which aspects of CSPP, its programs, its approach to diversity, and its mission have attracted you to the school (1 page).
    3. What applied clinical problem would you most like to focus on in your PsyD studies and in the PsyD clinical dissertation/doctoral project? Tell us something about your knowledge of the relevant theory and concepts, research, and the application of that scholarship to clinical practice. (1-2 pages)
    4. In what emphasis, proficiency or academic area would you choose to concentrate your studies at CSPP? Please relate this to your career goals.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

PhD in Clinical Psychology                                                                                                       

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Preparation in Psychology: One of the following three options must be completed prior to matriculation:
    • Earned a BA/BS in Psychology (a master’s degree will not fulfill this requirement)
    • 80th percentile scores or better on the GRE Psychology Test
    • Completion of the following four courses with a grade of “C” or better:
  1. Statistics
  2. Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology
  3. Experimental Psychology/Research Methods in Psychology
  4. Physiological Psychology, Learning/Memory, Cognitive Psychology or Sensation/Perception
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
  1. A brief autobiographical sketch. Discuss your life up to now: your family, friends, home, work and community. We are particularly interested in those experiences most relevant to your interest in professional psychology and how those experiences have helped formulate your career goals (at least 3-4 pages).
  2. Since many different graduate programs exist, and the choice is such an important one, explain specifically why you have chosen to apply to the PhD program at CSPP, and which aspects of CSPP, its programs, its approach to diversity, and its mission have attracted you to the school (1 page).
  3. What research or applied clinical problem would you like to explore in your PhD dissertation? Please be specific. Tell us something about your knowledge of research methods and other investigative formats, integration of the professional literature on the topic, and the application of theory and scholarship to this research problem. We are interested in your own past activities and experiences as a scholar or researcher and encourage you to draw on those experiences. (1-2 pages)
  4. In what emphasis, proficiency or academic area would you choose to concentrate your studies at CSPP? Please relate this to your career goals.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy                                                                                 

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)

A. Your background
B. Your interest in the field
C. Any professional organizations to which you belong
D. Honors, activities and other creative accomplishments
E. Your professional goals

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
    • In addition to the GPA Exemption Petition, applicants who have an undergraduate or graduate (if applicable) GPA below 3.0 and whose most recently earned degree is not in psychology or a related field (e.g., anthropology, child development, communications, education, family studies, human development, social work, sociology) must have completed coursework in the following two areas with a grade of “C” or better before matriculation into the program:
      • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
      • Human Development or Child Development

PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy                                                                                                     

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (4-6 pages)

A. Your background
B. Your interest in the field
C. Any professional organizations to which you belong
D. Honors, activities and other creative accomplishments
E. Your professional goals

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
    • In addition to the GPA Exemption Petition, applicants who have an undergraduate or graduate (if applicable) GPA below 3.0 and whose most recently earned degree is not in psychology or a related field (e.g., anthropology, child development, communications, education, family studies, human development, social work, sociology) must have completed coursework in the following two areas with a grade of “C” or better before matriculation into the program:
      • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
      • Human Development or Child Development

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling                                                                                          

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)

A. Your background
B. Honors, activities and other creative accomplishments
C. Your professional goals
D. How do you see your participation in this program as enhancing your educational experience and ultimately your career?
E. Upon completion of this program, how would you use this privilege to better society?

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology                                                 

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Preparation in Psychology: One of the following three options must be completed prior to matriculation:
    • Earned a BA/BS degree with a major in psychology or other behavioral science. (A master’s degree will not fulfill this requirement).
    • Earned a score in the 80th percentile or better on the GRE Psychology Test.
    • Completed coursework in the following areas with a grade of “B” or better:
      • Introductory to Statistics
      • Two undergraduate or graduate courses in the behavioral sciences or human resources
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)

A. Describe your career objectives, including your reasons for wanting to undertake studies in the specific program to which you are applying. Please also discuss why you are interested in studying at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
B. Write a brief autobiographical sketch, highlighting those experiences most relevant to your interest in organizational psychology, organizational behavior or organization development.
C. Although we recognize that your specific areas of study may change over the course of your training, please describe a research or applied organizational problem that you might like to explore in your studies. Please be as specific as possible. This essay should demonstrate your knowledge of organizational psychology or organizational behavior and how multicultural and/or international issues play a role in the project or research you describe. Also, as relevant, please demonstrate in this section your knowledge of contemporary issues and current research in the field. Use the essay to show your understanding of research methods, the application of theory and scholarship to applied problems, and your ability to integrate the professional literature with your own perspectives on the issues.

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

PhD in Organizational Psychology                                                                                                 

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                          

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Preparation in Psychology: One of the following three options must be completed prior to matriculation:
    • Earned a BA/BS degree with a major in psychology or other behavioral science. (A master’s degree will not fulfill this requirement).
    • Completed coursework in the following areas with a grade of “B” or better:
      • Introductory to Statistics
      • Two undergraduate or graduate courses in the behavioral sciences or human resources
    • Earned a score in the 80th percentile or better on the GRE Psychology Test.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (4-6 pages)

A. Describe your career objectives, including your reasons for wanting to undertake studies in the specific program to which you are applying. Please also discuss why you are interested in studying at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
B. Write a brief autobiographical sketch, highlighting those experiences most relevant to your interest in organizational psychology, organizational behavior or organization development.
C. Although we recognize that your specific areas of study may change over the course of your training, please describe a research or applied organizational problem that you might like to explore in your studies. Please be as specific as possible. This essay should demonstrate your knowledge of organizational psychology or organizational behavior and how multicultural and/or international issues play a role in the project or research you describe. Also, as relevant, please demonstrate in this section your knowledge of contemporary issues and current research in the field. Use the essay to show your understanding of research methods, the application of theory and scholarship to applied problems, and your ability to integrate the professional literature with your own perspectives on the issues.

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior                                                                                    

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)

A. Describe your career objectives, including your reasons for wanting to undertake studies in the specific program to which you are applying. Please also discuss why you are interested in studying at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
B. Write a brief autobiographical sketch, highlighting those experiences most relevant to your interest in organizational psychology, organizational behavior or organization development.
C. Although we recognize that your specific areas of study may change over the course of your training, please describe a research or applied organizational problem that you might like to explore in your studies. Please be as specific as possible. This essay should demonstrate your knowledge of organizational psychology or organizational behavior and how multicultural and/or international issues play a role in the project or research you describe. Also, as relevant, please demonstrate in this section your knowledge of contemporary issues and current research in the field. Use the essay to show your understanding of research methods, the application of theory and scholarship to applied problems, and your ability to integrate the professional literature with your own perspectives on the issues.

  • Resume showing professional experience
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

PsyD in Organization Development

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university which includes at least 9 units in organizational behavior, organization development, social or behavioral science, or a closely related field OR demonstrate 10 or more years of significantly related work experience.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (4-6 pages)

A. Describe your career objectives, including your reasons for wanting to undertake studies in the specific program to which you are applying. Please also discuss why you are interested in studying at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
B. Write a brief autobiographical sketch, highlighting those experiences most relevant to your interest in organizational psychology, organizational behavior or organization development.
C. Although we recognize that your specific areas of study may change over the course of your training, please describe a research or applied organizational problem that you might like to explore in your studies. Please be as specific as possible. This essay should demonstrate your knowledge of organizational psychology or organizational behavior and how multicultural and/or international issues play a role in the project or research you describe. Also, as relevant, please demonstrate in this section your knowledge of contemporary issues and current research in the field. Use the essay to show your understanding of research methods, the application of theory and scholarship to applied problems, and your ability to integrate the professional literature with your own perspectives on the issues.

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology Postdoctoral                   

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                          

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Psychology license verification or official transcript showing psychology doctoral degree completion
  • Curriculum Vita or Resume
  • Students currently preparing for a state licensing exam may be individually reviewed by the Program Director.

California School of Education Admissions Requirements

A change or addition to a program pathway includes new curriculum, which may result in the need to take additional courses to meet requirements.

California Teaching Credentials: Multiple, Single, Special Education                                                                        

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Passing CBEST score or CCTC approved alternative documentation that fulfills basic skills requirement
  • Complete a CTC Certificate of Clearance - Fingerprint processing by Live Scan (form 41-LS), if not previously completed for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Must be valid throughout duration of credential program; a STP/PIP do not meet this requirement.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 2.5 from bachelor’s degree-granting institution or GPA Exemption Petition 
  • Low GPA applicants need to complete the following:
    • Submit a GPA Exemption Petition
    • Resume
    • Schedule an interview with the Program Director or Assistant Program Director
    • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Submit 1-2-page essay
      • A brief autobiographical statement which addresses bachelor’s GPA, any relevant experience in teaching or working with children and adolescents, and/or within K-12 schools and graduate level degree or coursework
  • Low GPA applicants are not eligible for the ECO program. 

Internship Track Teaching Credential: Students enrolled in the internship track teaching credential with a partnering district from the Alliant MOU list must provide verification of employment as Teacher of Record (0.6 FTE) before enrollment in CP1. If you have previously been enrolled in a teacher preparation program, please disclose all transcripts, certifications, and/or credentials; failure to disclose supporting documents may result in ineligibility of program.

Alliant offers students the opportunity to enroll in a non-ECO option Preliminary Credential with Masters of Arts in Education degree program by completing 2-3 master-level pedagogy courses in combination with credential requirements. Students who completed a non-ECO option Preliminary Credential-only program may return within 7 years of completion to complete the master’s level coursework of the Preliminary Credential with Masters of Arts of Education program. Returning students will have their previously earned credential-only courses associated with the current credential plus master’s program. Changes to program curriculum may require the completion of additional credential-level pedagogy coursework to fulfill all program requirements of the current Credential with Masters of Arts of Education program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Non-ECO Preliminary credential earned at Alliant International University and recommended to the CTC
  • Proof of successful completion of all CTC preliminary credential* requirements, including completion of all required credential specific exams
  • Alliant transcript

*a Preliminary Credential with a TPA or RICA Renewal Code is not valid for admission requirements

EARLY COMPLETION OPTION 

The Early Completion Intern Option is intended to provide experienced educators who already have requisite professional skills and knowledge an opportunity to challenge the course work portion of a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Intern Program (does not apply to Education Specialist Intern Programs) and demonstrate pedagogical skills through a performance assessment at the start of a Commission-approved intern program.  

Admission Requirement: 

The Early Completion Intern Option is available to officially admitted internship candidates who meet the following requirements: 

  • Application ($65 application fee) 
  • Two letters of recommendation from supervisors, academic instructors, volunteer coordinators or other professional and/or academic relationships 
  • Official undergraduate transcripts from a regionally accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (GPA exemptions may be considered on a case by case basis) 
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) or approved alternative documentation  
  • Confirmation of passage of the National Evaluation Series (NES) Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK): Elementary (Test code 051) for Multiple Subjects candidates or Secondary (Test code 052) for Single Subject candidates 
  • Confirmation of passage of the edTPA.  
  • Completion of a course (two semester units or three-quarter units) in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution, or passage of an examination in the subject given by a regionally accredited college, or university  
  • Verify knowledge of the subject to be taught by one of the following two methods:  
    • Achieve a passing score on all appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) subject matter examination(s)  
    • For Single Subject Credential candidates, complete a Commission-approved subject-matter program or its equivalent and obtain verification of completion from the authorized person in the education department of a California college or university with an approved program 
  • CTC Certificate of Clearance - Fingerprint processing by Live Scan (form 41-LS), if not previously completed for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Must be valid throughout duration of credential program. 
  • Individuals must provide document via Verification of Employment form from their program-approved school district and be enrolled in a District Intern Program or a college or university with a Commission-approved intern program 

Additional Requirements for the Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential 

  • Pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) - all sections. TPAs are necessary to satisfy the fieldwork component required for the intern program. Candidates must demonstrate competence of the field experience required by the Commission-approved intern program in which the candidate is enrolled.
  • Complete foundational computer technology, TEL71710 Educational Technology, course work that includes general and specialized skills in the use of computers in educational settings.
  • Confirmation of passage of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). RICA is a requirement for Multiple Subject credential candidates only.

Please note:

In order to qualify for the Early Completion Option, students must provide proof of employment with a partnering school district; private schools are not state-eligible to host intern teachers.

To request a Program Change into the ECO program/pathway, a student must submit the program change within the first term of their enrollment, and the change must be completed for the subsequent term.

California Teaching Credentials: Administrative Services Credential (ASC)

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 2.5 or GPA Exemption Petition  
  • Proof of either (a) five years of successful full-time teaching experience OR (b) five years of successful full-time service experience under a valid pre-requisite credential. 
  • Possess one of the following valid credentials as define below (a screenshot of CCTC’s online system showing evidence of proper credential can serve as documentation):
    • A clear or life California teaching credential that requires a baccalaureate degree and a program of professional preparation including student teaching or the equivalent, and holds an English learner authorization
    • A clear or life California designated subjects teaching credential in adult education, career technical education, vocational education, or special subjects, provided the applicant possesses a baccalaureate degree and holds an English learner authorization
    • A clear or life California services credential in pupil personnel services, health services for school nurse, teacher librarian services, or speech-language pathology or clinical or rehabilitative services requiring a baccalaureate degree and a program of professional preparation including field work or the equivalent.
  • GPA Exemption Petition: candidates who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may be required to interview with Program Director or Faculty and must submit the following: 
    • Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • 1-2-page essay
      • A brief autobiographical statement which addresses bachelor’s GPA, any relevant experience in teaching or working with children and adolescents, and/or within K-12 schools and graduate level degree or coursework                                                                     

PPS Credential in School Counseling                                                                                                  

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Passing CBEST score or CCTC approved alternative documentation that fulfills basic skills requirement
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Interview with Program Director or Faculty
  • Official Undergraduate and Master’s Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling with PPS Credential                                                                                            
Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                          

  • Passing CBEST score or CCTC approved alternative documentation that fulfills basic skills requirement
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview with program director or faculty
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition                                                                              

PPS Credential in School Psychology                                                                                                      

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Passing CBEST score or CCTC approved alternative documentation that fulfills basic skills requirement
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Interview with Program Director or Faculty
  • Official Undergraduate and Master’s Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Master of Arts in Education in School Psychology with PPS Credential                                                                                    
Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                          

  • Passing CBEST score or CCTC approved alternative documentation that fulfills basic skills requirement
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview with program director or faculty
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition                                                                               

Certificate in CLAD/CTEL                                                                                                                         

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Candidates must possess a valid California teaching credential, Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential with a Special Class Authorization, School Nurse Services Credential with a Special Teaching Authorization in Health, Children’s Center Permit (excluding emergency), or Child Development Permit (excluding Assistant and Associate Permit) that authorizes the holder to provide instruction to pupils in preschool, grades K-12, or classes primarily organized for adults. Candidates who hold an out of state (non-California) teaching credential must provide proof of teaching credential/certificate/license with either an official transcript or official copy of credential/certificate/license.

Please note: the following list of requirements must be met before Alliant will issue CLAD/CTEL certification but are not requirements at the time of admission:

The Alliant CLAD/CTEL program will recommend candidates based upon a combination of Alliant coursework and successful passing of subsets of the CTEL exam. Students must provide documentation verifying passing scores of CTEL subset exam(s) to waive Alliant’s course work.  Alliant CLAD/CTEL program does not accept transfer credit from any CLAD/CTEL courses taken at other institutions.                            

Master of Arts in Education in TESOL                                                                                                                         

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                          

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • which discusses your interest in obtaining the TESOL master’s, including your professional goals; teaching, administrative, and other experience in TESOL or education; areas of research interest; previous research, publications, and presentations; professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments.
  • Interview with Program Director or Faculty may be required
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 2.5 or GPA Exemption Petition

EdD in Educational Leadership & Management (46-unit, Master’s completed)                                                  

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Interview with Program Director or Faculty
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

EDD in Educational Leadership & Management (61-unit, Bachelor’s completed)                   

Program Specific Admissions Requirements  

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Interview with Program Director or Faculty
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

PsyD in Educational Psychology                                                                                                               

Program Specific Admissions Requirements for School Psychology Track and School Counseling Track:                                      

  • PPS Credential/Certification/Licensure to practice School Psychology (not a requirement for the School Counseling track)
  • Master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement; professional aspirations; any professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments; any experience in the field to which you are applying, which may include any experience in K-12 settings or higher education, teaching, or working with children and adolescents.
  • Interview with Program Director or Faculty
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

EdD in TESOL                                                                                                                 

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
    • Autobiographical statement which discusses your interest in obtaining the TESOL doctorate, including your professional goals; teaching, administrative, and other experience in TESOL or education; areas of research interest; previous research, publications, and presentations; professional organizations to which you belong; honors, activities, and other accomplishments.
  • Interview with program director or faculty
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
AZ Teaching Certification Admission Requirements                                                     

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                            

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution officially recognized by that country
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institutions where a bachelor’s degree (and higher if applicable) was earned. Copy of the IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card (front & back) or Arizona DPS fingerprint card application if you do not have the card at the time of application. Please visit the DPS site for information on applying for and receiving your IVP fingerprint clearance card: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Fingerprint/
  • Documentation indicating a negative TB result
  • Met the Basic Skills Requirements - Passing NES/AEPA Assessment of Professional Knowledge score reports
  • US/Arizona Constitution Exam
  • Teaching Intern/Alternative Teaching Certificate
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or GPA Exemption Petition
  • Low GPA applicants need to complete the following:
    • Submit a GPA Exemption Petition
    • Resume
    • Schedule an interview with the Program Director or Assistant Program Director
    • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Submit 1-2-page essay
      • A brief autobiographical statement which addresses bachelor’s GPA, any relevant experience in teaching or working with children and adolescents, and/or within K-12 schools and graduate level degree or coursework

Alternative Certification/Internship Track Teaching Credential: Students enrolled in the internship track teaching credential with a partnering district from the Alliant MOU list must provide verification of employment as Teacher of Record (0.6 FTE) before enrollment in CP1. If you have previously been enrolled in a teacher preparation program, please disclose all transcripts, certifications, and/or credentials; failure to disclose supporting documents may result in ineligibility of program.

Teacher Verification letter: An Arizona verification letter can be issued by the admissions department upon admission to the Arizona teacher education certificate program.

California School of Forensic Studies Admissions Requirements

Master of Science in Forensic Behavioral Science                              

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from individuals in a position to directly observe and evaluate applicant’s performance in an academic, professional, or service oriented setting
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • Your interest in Forensic Behavioral Science
    • Why the California School of Forensic Studies’ program is a good fit for you
    • Career goals and interests
  • Official transcript from bachelor’s degree granting institution
  • GPA Minimum of 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
  • Faculty interview

Master of Science in Forensic Administration and Leadership                                                

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from individuals in a position to directly observe and evaluate applicant’s performance in an academic, professional, or service oriented setting
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • Your interest in Forensic Administration and Leadership
    • Why the California School of Forensic Studies’ program is a good fit for you
    • Career goals and interests
  • Official transcript from bachelor’s degree granting institution
  • GPA Minimum of 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
  • Faculty interview

Advanced Placement Certificates                                                                               

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                        

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Unofficial transcript from bachelor’s degree or higher granting institution
Fundamentals of Police Psychology with Assessment and Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology with Assessment

To enroll in either of these certificates, students must provide one of the following:

  • Official transcript showing enrollment in or graduate of a doctoral psychology program
  • Psychology license number

Advanced Placement Certificates - Continuing Education (CE) Credit: to obtain CE credit, applicants must have a valid license to practice as a mental health professional and should verify that their state of licensure accepts CE credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA).

California School of Management and Leadership Admissions Requirements

Certificate in Financial Management                    

Program Specific Admissions Requirements  

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Unofficial transcript from bachelor’s degree or higher granting institution

Master of Science in Data Analytics                                                                            

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
    • The professional organizations to which you belong and honors, activities and other creative accomplishments.
  • Resume
  • Official Degree Granting Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (optional)
  • GPA Minimum of 2.75 or GPA Exemption Petition. Interview may be required.
  • The following two (2) prerequisite courses are required for students during Sessions 1 and 2 of Year 1:
    • DAT5000 - Essentials of Informatics Using Python (3 units)
    • DAT5005 - Basic Applied Statistics (3 units)
      • Applicants can request a waiver from the program academic advisor. For consideration to waive the pre-requisite courses, students must satisfy one of the following requirements:
        • Bachelor’s degrees: Students with undergraduate majors including a course in math, a course in statistics and a course in programming are eligible to apply for waivers of the program pre-requisites courses. A 3-unit equivalent course completed at the bachelor’s level within the last 3 years in math and in statistics with a grade of B+ or better will waive the DAT5005 pre-requisite course. A 3-unit equivalent course completed at the bachelor’s level in programming (e.g., C++, .NET/C#, JAVA, R, or Python) and in math and in statistics within the last 3 years with a grade of B+ or better will waive the DAT5000 pre-requisite course.  In cases where the course was completed more than 3 years ago, students can apply for a waiver and the program will assess the course contents.
        • Master’s degrees: Students with a masters including a course in math or statistics, and a course in programming at the master’s level, completed with a grade of B or better in the previous 3 years can waive pre-requisite course(s) for the MSDA program.

Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics                                                                                  

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
    • The professional organizations to which you belong and honors, activities and other creative accomplishments.
  • Resume
  • Official Degree Granting Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (optional)
  • GPA Minimum of 2.75 or GPA Exemption Petition. Interview may be required.
  • The following two (2) prerequisite courses are required for students during Sessions 1 and 2 of Year 1:
    • DAT5000 - Essentials of Informatics Using Python (3 units)
    • DAT5005 - Basic Applied Statistics (3 units)
      • Applicants can request a waiver from the program academic advisor. For consideration to waive the pre-requisite courses, students must satisfy one of the following requirements:
        • Bachelor’s degrees: Students with undergraduate majors including a course in math, a course in statistics and a course in programming are eligible to apply for waivers of the program pre-requisites courses. A 3-unit equivalent course completed at the bachelor’s level within the last 3 years in math and in statistics with a grade of B+ or better will waive the DAT5005 pre-requisite course. A 3-unit equivalent course completed at the bachelor’s level in programming (e.g., C++, .NET/C#, JAVA, R, or Python) and in math and in statistics within the last 3 years with a grade of B+ or better will waive the DAT5000 pre-requisite course.  In cases where the course was completed more than 3 years ago, students can apply for a waiver and the program will assess the course contents.
        • Master’s degrees: Students with a masters including a course in math or statistics, and a course in programming at the master’s level, completed with a grade of B or better in the previous 3 years can waive the pre-requisite course(s) for the MSHA program.

Master of Business Administration                                                                                           

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (2-4 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
    • The professional organizations to which you belong and honors, activities and other creative accomplishments.
  • Resume
  • Official Degree Granting Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (optional)
  • GPA Minimum of 2.75 or GPA Exemption Petition. Interview may be required.
  • The following two (2) prerequisite courses are required for students without a business major:
    • ACT5000 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 units) 
    • ECO5000 - International Economics and Trade (3 units) 

Doctorate of Business Administration                                                                                                      

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official Master’s degree transcripts
  • Personal Statement (4-6 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
    • The professional organizations to which you belong and honors, activities and other creative accomplishments.
  • An admission’s interview may be required.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GPA Minimum of 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
  • Faculty Interview

PhD in Leadership                                                                                                       

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                            ­­­­­­­­

  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official Master’s degree transcripts
  • Essay (4-6 pages)
    • A brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
    • The professional organizations to which you belong and honors, activities and other creative accomplishments.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GPA Minimum of 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition
  • Faculty Interview

Undergraduate Programs Admissions Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration                                                                                        

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    • High School Students and/or students who have earned less than 24 college units must submit an official High School Transcript as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
    • Students who have earned 24 or more college units must submit an official high school graduation date, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
    • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    • Discuss some issue of personal, national or international concern and its importance to you.
    • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology                                                                                               

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    • High School Students and/or students who have earned less than 24 college units must submit an official High School Transcript as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
    • Students who have earned 24 or more college units must submit an official high school graduation date, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
    • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    • Discuss some issue of personal, national or international concern and its importance to you.
    • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.

Bachelor of Science in Project Management                                                                             

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    • High School Students and/or students who have earned less than 24 college units must submit an official High School Transcript as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
    • Students who have earned 24 or more college units must submit an official high school graduation date, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
    • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    • Discuss some issue of personal, national or international concern and its importance to you.
    • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice                                                                                                      

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                           

  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    • High School Students and/or students who have earned less than 24 college units must submit an official High School Transcript as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
    • Students who have earned 24 or more college units must submit an official high school graduation date, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
    • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    • Discuss some issue of personal, national or international concern and its importance to you.
    • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management                                                                                     

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                                                          

  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    • High School Students and/or students who have earned less than 24 college units must submit an official High School Transcript as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
    • Students who have earned 24 or more college units must submit an official high school graduation date, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended that should be considered for transfer credit.
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • GPA Minimum 2.0
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
    • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    • Discuss some issue of personal, national or international concern and its importance to you.
    • Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you and describe that influence.

San Francisco Law School Admissions Requirements

Juris Doctorate (J.D.)                                                                                                               

Program Specific Admissions Requirements                                

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution OR an Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college, OR have completed, in good academic standing, a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units at an accredited institution.
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
  • Completed online application (fee: $65)
  • Essay (4-6 pages): A strong personal statement answering these questions: Why do you want to study law? What in your background leads you to believe you will be successful in law school and in a legal career? What special skills, attributes, and experiences will you bring to the Law School community? What other pertinent matters should the committee consider in weighing your application?
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Faculty Interview
  • Official Transcripts from degree granting institutions
  • GPA Minimum 3.0 or GPA Exemption Petition

Re-Admission and Re-Entry Applicants

Alliant reserves the right to deny re-entry or re-admission to applicants who violated any policy, procedure, or guideline outlined in the Academic Catalog, or in cases when it is deemed in the best interest of the University or the applicant to do so. Any applicant that withdraws, takes an Academic Absence, disengages from their normal coursework, or that experiences any break in continuous enrollment will experience a longer time to completion.

Applicants for Re-Entry

Students who have been withdrawn from the institution for 364 or less days (based on last date of attendance), and who wish to re-enter the same program version they previously withdrew from, may be eligible for re-entry through the Office of Student Services. Students who wish to enter a different program or program version must re-apply as detailed in the Applicants for Re-admission section below.

Students must submit a Re-entry Form. Re-entry is not guaranteed, and if the applicant is re-entered, the applicant will return in the same Satisfactory Academic Progress status that was in effect on the date of withdrawal. If approved, the re-entry date must fall within 364 or less days from the student’s last date of attendance. Alliant reserves the right to deny re-entry to applicants.

The re-entry student will be required to complete all degree program requirements in effect at the time of withdrawal. Alliant reserves the right to alter, modify, improve, and cease offering program versions or programs as needed. In these cases, re-entered students may be required to meet updated degree requirements and apply to a new program or program version.

This applies to all academic programs in all instructional delivery modalities. All holds must be resolved prior to registering for courses. International students who have their I-20 terminated are subject to review by the International Student Services Office. Military students/Veterans returning from active duty are guaranteed re-entry subject to specific conditions (see the Military and Veterans Services  section for more information).

Applicants for Re-Admission

Students who have been withdrawn from the institution for 365 or more days (based on last date of attendance) must apply for re-admission through the Office of Admissions. Students must submit an application, an application fee (see Student Fees), letters of recommendation (if required), and any required transcript; additional information may be required. Re-admission is not guaranteed, and if the applicant is re-admitted, the applicant will return in the same Satisfactory Academic Progress status that was in effect on the date of withdrawal. Alliant reserves the right to deny re-admission to applicants.

Students who are re-admitted will be treated as new students and their application will be evaluated by the dean, academic department or designee based on current curriculum, program, and admission requirements.

Re-admit applicants must meet all admission, Academic Catalog, university, and degree requirements in effect at the time of re-application. This applies to all academic programs in all instructional delivery modalities. All holds must be resolved prior to registering for courses.

International students who have their I-20 terminated are subject to review by the International Student Services Office. Military students/Veterans returning from active duty are guaranteed re-admission subject to specific conditions (see the Military and Veterans Services  section for more information).

Re-Admission after Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Dismissal

Students who have been dismissed for failure to meet all Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards may be allowed to be re-admitted to a different program. Any student who has been dismissed must wait at least one (1) year before they can re-apply to another program.  

Students are required to submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee, and the appeal must include:

  1. Reasonable explanation for the student’s academic performance to date, which includes mitigating circumstances such as student injury/illness, death of a student’s family member, or other reasons resulting in undue hardship to the student;
  2. Compelling evidence that they can demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and succeed in an academic program due to changed circumstances, experience, and/or successful completion of graduate-level credits during the period of absence; and
  3. A plan for completion of the coursework required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress during the following payment period.

Re-admission is not guaranteed to any applicant.

Re-Admission after Academic Dismissal

A student who is academically dismissed from the program for academic or other reasons, and had his/her appeal denied, may seek readmission to their original program of study by reapplying to the university. Students interested in applying to another Alliant program must also re-apply through the Re-Admission process.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at Alliant is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree or certificate that you earn at Alliant are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at Alliant will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Alliant to determine if your credits, degree or certificate will transfer.

Registration

Students may only register for courses when they are officially confirmed and financially cleared by the University. Students are expected to register for all courses by the registration deadline, regardless of when the courses start within the semester/term. Registration after the Add/Drop period (first week of courses) will not be permitted.

Students may not attend any course in which they are not officially enrolled. Students will not receive credit for any course in which they are not officially registered.

Registration must be completed by the student or his/her legal agent. Registration procedures must be completed for students and courses must be attended for students to remain enrolled at the university. Information on registration dates and deadlines is available on the Academic Calendar.

All students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor prior to registration. The University reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who does not comply with Alliant rules, regulations, or policies including the nonpayment of tuition fees.

Administrative Cancellation of a Course

The University makes every reasonable effort to offer courses as announced. However, the University reserves the right to modify the class schedule or to cancel courses if necessary.

Adding and Dropping Courses (Add/Drop Period)

The Add/Drop period is the first week of any term or semester. The Add/Drop dates for each term/semester are published in the official Academic Calendar. Students may register for additional courses or remove courses from their course schedule during the Add/Drop period.

Students should confer with their Student Advisor and the Financial Aid Office prior to adding or dropping any course. International students must confer with the International Student Services Office before dropping courses, as it could impact their status. Students receiving veteran’s benefits should consult with Alliant’s Veterans Service Office.

A student may request to add or drop a course either online through the Alliant portal for designated programs, or by completing and submitting the Add/Drop Form prior to the Add/Drop deadline. Students may not add courses after the Add/Drop period.  Changes requested through the Add/Drop form are not official until the form has been approved and processed. Students who drop a course after the Add/Drop period may be entitled to a refund per the Tuition Refund policy located in the Expenses and Financial Aid section.

Students who wish to drop all courses will be withdrawing from the university, and must follow all required Withdrawal Procedures.

Waitlist Policy

Academic departments determine which courses provide a waitlist. Students who are placed on a waitlist for a course will be moved into the course by the Registrar’s Office as space becomes available based on the date and time the student entered the waitlist (first-come, first-served). Students will receive an email notification from the Registrar’s Office to their Alliant email account when they are added into a course from the waitlist.

If there is any issue preventing a student from being added into a waitlisted course (e.g. holds, schedule conflict, course overload, etc.), the Registrar’s Office will send an email notification to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their Alliant email daily during the registration period to ensure they are aware of any important developments. Students have two (2) business days (48 hours) from receipt of the email to resolve the issue and respond, or they will be removed from the waitlist. Students may choose to reenter the waitlist, but their priority will be based on the new registration date and time.

Changing Sections of a Continuing Sequence

Some courses offered in a program’s curriculum are expected to be taken in sequence. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are properly enrolled for the correct course/section for each semester/term. Should substantial reasons exist for changing enrollment in a sequential course, students must obtain permission from the current course instructor, the proposed new course instructor, and the Dean or designee prior to registration and the start of the applicable semester/term. This authorization must be presented in writing to the Student Advisor. Some courses do not allow for changes in sections.

Auditing Courses

Certain courses may be audited with prior permission by the Dean or designee. Students interested in auditing a course will not receive credit. Not all courses can be audited, and students should check with their academic program to identify a course that can be audited. Students auditing courses are not required to take exams and complete assignments. Those who attend all course meetings will receive an “AU” grade upon completion of the course instead of a standard letter grade or credit, while those who fail to attend all course meetings will receive a “NC” grade. Students who wish to audit classes must complete the Course Audit form with instructor approval and submit the form to their Student Advisor prior to the Add/Drop deadline for the course. Audited courses cannot be applied for credit to any degree program. These courses are not eligible for financial aid. Please refer to the Expenses and Financial Aid section for current audit fees.

Non-matriculated students who wish to audit classes must:

  1. Complete the Course Audit Application
  2. Pay application fees
  3. Obtain written permission from the program in which the course is offered
  4. Receive an acceptance notification from the Office of Admissions prior to attending classes
  5. Complete regular registration procedures
  6. Pay audit fees and any additional fees

Course Loads

No more than eighteen (18) units can be attempted by an undergraduate student in any one semester or 9 credits per term. Some credential and graduate programs also have maximum unit loads allowable per semester/term; for details please review the related Program page. Acceleration and/or a course load in excess of the normal graduate load must be approved by the appropriate Dean or designee. For additional information on course loads and ramifications for financial aid, please see the Expenses and Financial Aid  section.