Admissions International Students
At Union Institute & University, you don’t have to worry about the difference in time zones. We let you learn and study wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you. Regardless where you’re from, Union will honor your life experiences to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. As an international student, you get the flexibility of a distance education that can be completed anywhere with a diverse community of learners.
Union Institute & University welcomes students from all over the world who want to continue their education and advance their career. To be considered for admission to our flexible online degree program, you’ll need to meet our international student requirements listed below.
Union Institute & University has a unique partnership with the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica to offer a flexible and affordable degree pathway for students interested in Criminal Justice Management or Business Management.
International Degree Programs
If you wish to transfer coursework completed outside the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated. Evaluations must be done by a member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Fees may range from approximately $150 to $280, based on the type of evaluation requested (high school, bachelor’s, master’s, etc.). The process typically takes two to four weeks. Additional fees apply for faster service and multiple copies. Visit the AICE or NACES website for a complete list of member organizations, or choose from one of the recognized services below.
English Proficiency Requirement
Union requires English proficiency for all applicants whose native language is not English. You may fulfill the English requirement by taking any of the options listed below. You may also complete one full academic year of study at a U.S. high school or college/university to meet the requirement. At the graduate level, applicants with degrees (e.g., a bachelor’s or master’s) earned in English from accredited universities in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, or other English-speaking countries meet the English proficiency requirement.