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Admission Status

Regular Student Status

Applicants are normally admitted as regular students. Regular students have met all admissions criteria and are allowed to pursue their study program at the usual pace and sequence.

Provisional Student

Applicants who do not meet the criteria for regular admission may, in certain circumstances, be admitted provisionally for a limited period of time to furnish evidence of completing the deficiency.

Special Student

An applicant who is permitted to take classes without pursuing a degree program is classified as a Special Student.


A student who has voluntarily withdrawn from the University and stays away for more than four semesters must reapply to regain student status. A student who has been suspended from the University due to poor academic performance or for any other reason is required to reapply if the suspension period has caused a break in residence of one semester or longer.

Advanced Standing

An applicant wishing to transfer to Asia-Pacific International University from another institution of higher learning must:

1. Meet the general entrance requirements of the University and present their transcripts at the time of application.

2. Make application to the Vice President for Academic Administration at Asia-Pacific International University for consideration and evaluation of transferable course credits.

International students may be eligible for Advanced Standing credit based on their results on exams such as A- or AS-levels, Central European Diplomas or two- or three-year Certificate, Diploma or Degree Programs (such as AA or AS). Advanced Standing may allow for the student to complete a Bachelorís degree in less than four years.

The number of credits awarded is based on an evaluation of the high school transcript, the advanced level subjects, the grades earned, national examination results or post-secondary certificates, diplomas or degrees received.

The credits awarded will not be recorded on the Asia-Pacific International University transcript until the student has completed at least 15 credit points of study in residence with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The following Guidelines will be followed in:

1. A-levels and their equivalents (CSYS, GNVQ, GSVQ, HNC, etc):

  • Grades C or higher = 10 credits per subject
  • Passes lower than C = 8 credits per subject
  • Maximum of 30 credits.

These credits will generally be applied for free electives (3-6 credits depending on the major) and General Education courses as appropriate on the basis of the A-level passes and the studentís intended major. In principle the student will still be required to take a reasonable amount of religion and courses essential for the major.

AĖlevel work in non-academic subjects (e.g. music) may not be counted for credit or the number of credits will be reduced.

A-level passes with very low grades may not be counted for credit or the number of credits will be reduced.

2. Central European diplomas including (but not limited to) German Abitur, Finnish Matriculation Certificate, Italian Maturita, Icelandic Studentsprof, Federal Swiss maturity Certificate, Danish Studentereksamen, and French Baccalaureat II or matriculation examinations and their equivalents:

  • High grades = up to 16 credits
  • Low grades = up to 8 credits

These credits may be applied for free electives (3-6 credits depending on the major) and General Education courses.

General education credits should be applied for courses that have been an emphasis area in the upper secondary classes (e.g. mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, languages, etc.) rather than in religion and other areas in which the student has not taken advanced courses.

3. Two- or three-year post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree programs:

  • Individual courses may be trans ferred or advanced standing credits may be applied. A mixture of trans fer and advanced standing is not permitted.
  • Maximum of 30 credits (total credits based on total program and grades)