Students who have completed at least 15 semester hours or 22.5 quarter hours of transferable work at other accredited colleges or universities are admitted primarily on the basis of their prior college records. Proof of high school graduation or completion of G.E.D. will be required for applicants with less than 30 semester hours of transferable college coursework. Regular admission is granted to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at previous colleges; students with previous GPAs of less than 2.0 are considered on an individual basis and may be admitted "on warning" at the discretion of the University.
Transfer of Credit
Credit earned at previous colleges with a grade of at least C- is transferable if it is non-technical in nature, is comparable to credit offered at Aurora University, or is generally considered applicable to programs such as those offered by the University. Only credit earned at regionally accredited schools or at schools accredited by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation (CORPA) is considered for transfer through the normal process. Credit considered acceptable for transfer is listed in a separate section of the student's permanent record by the Registrar. Transfer credit is applied to general degree requirements with the approval of the Registrar under guidelines from the faculty and to the student's major with the approval of the appropriate program faculty, subject to the limitations of the University's residence requirement and in accordance with the Academic Regulations. Students should be aware that some programs of the University have time limits for the transfer of credit into the major, although there is no general time limit for the University. Grades earned at other schools are used to determine transferability of credit, and as a criterion for transfer admission, but are not included in the student's Aurora University Grade Point Average.
Credit Transfer for Students Holding Associate Degrees
Students holding a transfer-oriented associate degree (A.A. or A.S.) from a regionally accredited college, may have met all lower-division general education requirements for a bachelor's degree from AU. Two upper division general degree requirements must be completed in order for the associate's degree to qualify as meeting all general-education requirements. An admission counselor can provide information concerning requirements that still need to be met. Aurora University also participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).