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Application Process

I do not have a postal code, what do i do?

If your country does not use the zip/postal code system, please type NA or 00000 into the zip code field.

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After I agree to the terms and conditions, what do I do next?

Once you submit your application you will be able to pay the $60 application fee, and verify your email address to access your portal. Keep your eyes out for an email coming your way! Make sure to verify your email address to gain access to your online portal.

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Can I edit my request for transfer credit after I submit it?

No. Do not submit your request unless you have filled in all the courses you would like to have evaluated. You will not be able to edit or submit additional courses once you have submitted your application in the Self Services Portal.

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What is the soonest i could start the MBA program assuming i met all enrollment requirment?

Our students have the opportunity to begin their program in any of the 5 terms each academic year.
To see our academic calendar please click here http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/academic-calendar/ http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/academic-calendar/

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If I was home schooled can I apply?

Homeschooled students are welcome to apply to study at UoPeople. In order to apply you must provide notarized/official proof of high school completion, be 16 years of age or older and be English proficient.

Applicants that were homeschooled and were supervised by the school district/ Education Department will need to...

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Where do I pay the Application Fee?

You may submit your payment online through the UoPeople Portal http://your.uopeople.edu. Payments can be made through Western Union (Western Union Agent Location (Quick Pay) and Western Union Wire Transfer (Global Pay), Paypal, Cashier’s Checks and Payment via MoneyGram.

PayPal payments can be with your personal PayPal account or by...

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English Proficiency

Can I send another exam besides IELTS or TOEFL to prove English proficiency?

Yes you may! To view the English proficiency certificates that are accepted by UoPeople, please access the following link – https://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/for-non-native-english-speakers/ http://www.uopeople.edu/files/Pdf/english_proficiency_qualifications.pdf

Should you have any further questions regarding English proficiency qualifications, please email the Office of Admissions at: [email protected]

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What are Foundations English and MBA Foundations English?

Both Foundations English and Graduate Foundations English provide qualified students who do not hold an English Proficiency qualification, or achieved less than the minimum score required, with the opportunity to demonstrate the level of English required for successful academic study.

As a Foundations English or Graduate Foundations English student,...

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Is an English Proficiency document required?

If you are a non-native English speaker, or you graduated from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction, please see which other English proficiency documents you may submit to be considered for admission to UoPeople here http://www.uopeople.edu/files/Pdf/english_proficiency_qualifications.pdf . 

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Do I need to speak English?

Our online degree programs at UoPeople are accredited English degree programs – because of this, we require all non-native English speakers to provide us with proof of English proficiency.

There are four ways to prove your English proficiency – please see our link here to read all of them: https://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/for-non-native-english-speakers/

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Is there a minimum score required to prove English proficiency?

Yes. Please view the following link to see the minimum scores required for each English Proficiency certificate accepted by UoPeople – http://www.uopeople.edu/files/Pdf/english_proficiency_qualifications.pdf http://www.uopeople.edu/files/Pdf/english_proficiency_qualifications.pdf  

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Transcripts

I cannot provide transcripts because I’m a refugee – what can I do?

Please contact your Admissions or Program Advisor in this case.

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If I have more than one transcript, should I apply with them both in one application?

Yes. Because you will not be able to submit additional applications, please make sure to submit all courses from all transcripts in the ONE application.

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How can I submit my required documents?

Please visit your Self Services Portal to submit any required documents.
Please click here to see the required application materials and procedure to sending the necessary documents:
http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/application/required-application-materials/ http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/application/required-application-materials/

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Where should I send my transcript?

If you would like to submit a transfer credit request, do so online using the UoPeople Self-Service Portal here.

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How do I send my original documents or academic certificates? Can I email them instead of sending them in the post?

UoPeople accepts notarized copies of official documents uploaded to your UoPeople Self Services Portal, this can be accessed once you have completed your application to the university and paid your application fee. They may also be scanned and sent to: [email protected] . Otherwise, UoPeople happily accepts scanned documentation.

When...

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Is an English Proficiency document required?

If you are a non-native English speaker, or you graduated from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction, please see which other English proficiency documents you may submit to be considered for admission to UoPeople here http://www.uopeople.edu/files/Pdf/english_proficiency_qualifications.pdf . 

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Requirements

Many programs require a much higher CGPA for admission. Why doesn’t UoPeople?

UoPeople students are typically 25-40 years of age and are working adults and/or individuals with family responsibilities. They have been doing other things since completing their Bachelor’s degree, so that the undergraduate CGPA may no longer be the best predictor of their success in graduate school.

 

UoPeople’s two-stage admissions...

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Are undocumented students able to apply?

Yes, we welcome undocumented students. In fact, around 1/4 of our US students are undocumented. Higher education is the key to opening up doors for undocumented students. A lot of the undocumented students living in the US are young and driven but have no access to higher education, therefore they...

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Do you accept transfer credits on behalf of a military service/professional experiences?

UoPeople will not accept remedial credits, experiential credit or continuing education units. For additional information, please visit here https://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/application/transferring-credits-to-university-of-the-people/ .

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Hello. I have just graduated from high school what are your Admissions requirements?

The requirements that must be met to apply for one of our undergraduate degrees are as follows:
Be 16 years old or older Be able to demonstrate high school completion Have English proficiency. Please click here to see the following admission requirements: http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/general-requirements/ http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/general-requirements/

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How do I gain admission?

To meet the admission requirements for our Undergraduate degree programs, applicants must:
Be 16 years old or older Be able to demonstrate high school completion or equivalent English proficiencyGraduate Admission

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree English proficiency Two years of full-time work experience (MBA only) Letter of recommendation (MBA only)

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What are the requirements to apply for the MBA program?

To be accepted to the MBA Program in Management as a Degree Seeking Student, applicants must be 18 years old or older and meet all the admissions requirements at UoPeople as follows: 
 
1. Bachelor’s Degree Requirement
Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited...

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