Overview of Admissions
Students can apply at any time during the year for admission for either the Fall term, which normally begins in September, or the Spring term, which begins in February. The Office of Admissions processes and reviews applications as they are received, and a decision is made soon after supporting materials, such as test scores and transcripts, are received and the Admissions Interview is completed.
Admission to Hellenic American University’s undergraduate and graduate programs is based on prior academic performance, work and other non-academic experience, involvement in extra-curricular activities and for proficiency in the English language. The selection process gives particular emphasis to evidence of leadership potential along with academic excellence. Additional criteria are set for specific graduate programs, including the Ph.D. program in Language and Communication.
For detailed information on admissions criteria and the application process, consult the undergraduate and graduate applications sections.
Applicants are asked to submit documentation of their academic record, test scores and other materials. A personal interview is required of every applicant who appears to meet the standards for admission. These are usually done in person but a video-conference or telephone interview can be arranged for applicants who do not live in the area.
In some cases an applicant may be admitted conditionally before all entrance requirements have been satisfied. This happens, for example, when students apply during their last year in high school before graduation. Such students are admitted on the condition that they graduate from high school and submit a copy of their diploma. Another example concerns students who show strong potential for successfully completing the program, but whose level of English is slightly below the admissions requirements. Conditional admissions give students time to make up any outstanding requirements and be officially admitted.
Admission is open to students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Hellenic American University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical disability, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.
Accuracy of Information and Privacy Concerns
Hellenic American University may make inquiries concerning the accuracy of the information provided in the candidate’s application. Decisions on admission are made in good faith on the basis of information provided by the applicant and his/her referees. The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission or to terminate registration, if it later discovers that false statements have been made or material information withheld or omitted.
Hellenic American University’s Student Records Policy protects the privacy of student academic records. This policy is consistent with United States Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232G; 34 CFR Part 99).