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Admission and Enrollment Policies and Requirements

BSBA Program

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Taxation

Master of Education

Doctorate Programs

Applicants must enroll within six months of acceptance to avoid having to re-apply to a program of study.

BSBA Program

To apply for admission to the Program, an applicant must first complete the University’s Application for Admission form, along with the required $75.00 application fee (an additional $55.00 fee is assessed for applicants seeking transfer credit). It is not necessary to submit official transcripts at the time of application. However, official transcripts will be required within 60 days of enrollment. The University provides students with a form which may be used for this purpose.)

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, enrollment materials will be prepared and emailed to the applicant for review and signature. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®/Visa®/American Express ® or personal/business check as described in Section VI of the Application for Admission form.

Regular Applicants

Applicants must provide verification of High School graduation, GED, or the equivalency.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), or a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS). Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. For more information on TOEFL visit the website: www.ets.org/toefl

Foreign Degree Evaluation
Applicants wishing to transfer in credits or degrees earned at institutions located outside the United States must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Applicants will be assessed a fee by the certifying organization and should request that the report be sent directly to Taft University. Applicants transferring in a degree need to request a General Degree Evaluation sometimes called a Document by Document Evaluation. Applicants wishing to transfer in credits toward specific courses must request a Course-by-Course report.

Additional information can be found on the page describing the degree program:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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MBA Programs

To apply for admission to the Program, an applicant must first complete the University’s Application for Admission form, along with the required $75.00 application fee (an additional $55.00 fee is assessed for applicants seeking transfer credit). It is not necessary to submit official transcripts at the time of application. However, official transcripts will be required within 60 days of enrollment. The University provides students with a form which may be used for this purpose.)

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, enrollment materials will be prepared and emailed to the applicant for review and signature. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®/Visa®/American Express ® or personal/business check as described in Section VI of the Application for Admission form.

Regular Applicants

Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s or first professional degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education are considered regular applicants to the Program. The majority of applicants to this Program are mature adults working in a variety of professional settings. Many have not attended college for several years. Consequently, prior class rank and grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 71 on the iBT or its equivalent. For more information on TOEFL visit the website: www.ets.org/toefl

Foreign Degree Evaluation
Applicants wishing to transfer in credits or degrees earned at institutions located outside the United States must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Applicants will be assessed a fee by the certifying organization and should request that the report be sent directly to Taft University. Applicants transferring in a degree need to request a General Degree Evaluation sometimes called a Document by Document Evaluation. Applicants wishing to transfer in credits toward specific courses must request a Course-by-Course report.

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MST Program

To apply for admission to the Program, an applicant must first complete the University’s Application for Admission form, along with the required $75.00 application fee (an additional $55.00 fee is assessed for applicants seeking transfer credit). It is not necessary to submit official transcripts at the time of application. However, official transcripts will be required within 60 days of enrollment. The University provides students with a form which may be used for this purpose.)

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, enrollment materials will be prepared and emailed to the applicant for review and signature. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®/Visa®/American Express ® or personal/business check as described in Section VI of the Application for Admission form.

Regular Applicants

Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and have a minimum of three years occupational experience in accounting or taxation are considered regular applicants to the Program. The majority of applicants to this Program are mature adults working in a variety of professional settings. Many have not attended college for several years. Consequently, prior class rank and grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 71 on the iBT or its equivalent. For more information on TOEFL visit the website: www.ets.org/toefl

Foreign Degree Evaluation
Applicants wishing to transfer in credits or degrees earned at institutions located outside the United States must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Applicants will be assessed a fee by the certifying organization and should request that the report be sent directly to Taft University. Applicants transferring in a degree need to request a General Degree Evaluation sometimes called a Document by Document Evaluation. Applicants wishing to transfer in credits toward specific courses must request a Course-by-Course report.

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M.Ed. Program

To apply for admission to the Program, an applicant must first complete the University’s Application for Admission form, along with the required $75.00 application fee (an additional $55.00 fee is assessed for applicants seeking transfer credit). It is not necessary to submit official transcripts at the time of application. However, official transcripts will be required within 60 days of enrollment. The University provides students with a form which may be used for this purpose.)

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, enrollment materials will be prepared and emailed to the applicant for review and signature. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®/Visa®/American Express ® or personal/business check as described in Section VI of the Application for Admission form.

Regular Applicants

Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and are currently employed in public or private education at the elementary, secondary or higher education level are considered regular applicants to the Program. The majority of applicants to this Program are adults working in a variety of professional education settings. Consequently, prior class rank and/or grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process.

Special Applicants

An individual not qualifying as a regular applicant may apply as a special applicant. Special applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but must have an academic background equivalent to a bachelor’s degree earned in the United States. (This could be a degree earned outside the United States or a combination of academic units earned and professional employment experience.) As a general rule, special applicants should also have the equivalent of three years of related experience in education. Special applicants who are admitted without significant related work experience should expect to devote a significantly greater amount of time to the coursework.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 71 on the iBT or its equivalent. For more information on TOEFL visit the website: www.ets.org/toefl

Foreign Degree Evaluation
Applicants applying with degrees earned at institutions located outside the United States must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Applicants will be assessed a fee by the certifying organization and should request that the report be sent directly to Taft University. Applicants need to request a General Degree Evaluation sometimes called a Document by Document Evaluation.

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Doctorate Programs

A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required for admission. In the context of this statement, “accredited” for institutions within the United States requires they be a member of an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Applicants with earned degrees from institutions outside the United States must obtain an evaluation from an approved evaluation service documenting that their education is equivalent to a master’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States.

Doctor of Education program applicants not holding a teaching certificate/credential or a Master’s degree in education should have a minimum of 2 years of professional full-time experience in an education-related field of work. Other factors affecting admission include the strength of the applicants personal statement, references, record of involvement in professional organizations and associations, and aptitude for leadership based in part on employment and educational background.

An applicant may be conditionally admitted into the Program based on a completed Application for Admission, student copies of transcripts reflecting the applicant’s highest relevant degree, documentation of the applicant’s professional work experience, a personal statement and the receipt of two completed Doctoral Applicant Reference Forms. Official copies of all relevant college level credits received directly from the institution of origin will be required within 60 days of enrollment.

All applicants need to provide evidence of any previous professional work experience prior to formal admission. The vast majority of the institution’s applicants are mature adults working in a variety of professional settings. Many have not attended college for several years. Consequently, prior class rank and grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process.

To apply for admission to the Program, complete the Application Form and submit the required $75.00 application fee. It is not necessary to submit official transcripts of prior college work at the time of application. All applicants must include a résumé or vita at the time of application.

Applications are generally reviewed weekly. Should additional information be required the applicant will be contacted. If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, a formal enrollment agreement will be prepared and sent to the applicant for review and signature. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard® / Visa® / American Express® or personal/business check.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS). For more information on TOEFL visit the website: www.ets.org/toefl

Foreign Degree Evaluation
Applicants applying with degrees earned at institutions located outside the United States must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Applicants will be assessed a fee by the certifying organization and should request that the report be sent directly to Taft University. Applicants need to request a General Degree Evaluation sometimes called a Document by Document Evaluation.

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