Graduate Admission Requirements

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Application Process

At FXUA, we believe in equal access, innovation, and a future ready approach to college education. Our admissions process is designed to recruit individuals who are drivers of positive social change, want to earn more than just a degree, want to be changemakers in their respective fields, are driven by a passion for their chosen profession.

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Complete an Application Form and Select Your Advanced Degree

Complete the FXUA application form.
There is no application fee!

2

Upload Documents

Upload copies of transcripts from your undergraduate degree(s), your Statement of Purpose, a resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, and submit a photocopy of a government issued identification.

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The Decision

Receive an admission decision.

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Inform Your Admission Representative of Your Decision

Make your decision and let us know your intentions. You will then complete an Enrollment Agreement, and we will save a place for you!

We want to make sure that we are there to support you at every stage. If at any point during the process you have questions, email or call our admissions team or email . At FXUA, you are not just a student, you are a member of our learning community and we want you to feel welcome and comfortable throughout the process.

If you are unsure of your academic goals we can discuss your current interests, future career goals, long-term aspirations, and more! We are here to help you to make the right decision for your future, so please let us know how we can help.

Admission Requirements

A student may be admitted into a graduate program (degree or certificate) of study offered by the university upon satisfying all of the requirements applicable to that program of study, as follows:

All applicants must submit a fully completed online application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission until all necessary information has been received by the Admissions Office.

All applicants must provide evidence of a baccalaureate degree or higher awarded by an educational institution located in the U.S. that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or an educational institution located outside the U.S. that is accredited or similarly acknowledged by an agency deemed acceptable at the discretion of the university; Unofficial transcripts may be submitted in the application process, but official transcripts must be received in order to be fully admitted to the program. There is no formal cutoff for a GPA; rather, a candidate’s transcript will be viewed in a holistic manner as one part of the overall application; and

Applicants submitting international education credentials must provide an official course-by-course evaluation from a member of Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), or a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to validate equivalency with graduation from the undergraduate program and eligibility to admit in graduate program in university in the United States. If transcripts from the institution are issued in a foreign language as well as in English, applicants will only be required to submit the English version.

Applicants must demonstrate initial college readiness as evidenced by the following:

  1. Demonstration of English proficiency (see English Proficiency Requirements).
  2. (If applicable) Some programs require foundational knowledge in the content area called “Program Pre-Requisites.” In instances in which some content-area background knowledge would be required, the faculty designate special “program prerequisite” courses aimed at providing this foundational knowledge. Program prerequisite courses are courses that the faculty within a discipline have deemed necessary for entry into a program of study. These may be required in instances in which, including but not limited to, a student wishing to pursue a graduate degree in a content area other than that of their undergraduate degree, and/or in instances in which certain fundamental coursework may not have been taken at the undergraduate level or a prior advanced degree. In the admission process, faculty from the program will review any prior degrees and/or coursework (if the prior degree[s] were not in the specific content area), and may designate required Program Pre-Requisites, which would be addition required coursework that the student must complete. Refer to the relevant sections of the catalog for the program of interest regarding in required program pre-requisites, as well as FXUA’s Program Pre-Requisite policy.

FXUA is looking for committed students who wish to be changemakers and innovators who make a positive impact on the world around them. In order to understand an applicant’s potential, the following must be provided:

1. Statement of Purpose:

Each applicant is expected to write a statement of purpose, which includes two parts. While there is no specific word limit, we recommend that the statement be around 500-1,000 words, double-spaced. Avoid vague responses, as this may not provide a full picture to the committee reviewing your materials. Also remember that your statement of purpose and any other written documents represent you on paper, so you should proofread your work.
In the first part, describe your professional work experience and your professional trajectory. Explain your motivations for entering the program and how you hope to leverage your education from FXUA to be a positive changemaker upon completion. Focus on concrete examples of how you have made an impact on others, affected positive change in the workplace, and/or plans for the future to do so.
In the second part, explain more about yourself, your academic interests, extracurricular interests, unique talents, how you will enhance the FXUA learning community. Write about any social justice efforts, community service, or other representations of you as a positive social change agent in your community. Reflect on the university’s values below and how you represent them now in your own personal or professional life and how you hope to apply these values to make a positive impact once you complete your degree.
Our values:
· Peace: The foundations on which we build collective prosperity, healthy communities and human fulfillment.

· Character: The expectation that all leaders should make brave decisions in good faith and in a principled way.

· Development: The process by which we reach our potential, as human beings and societies.

· Stewardship: A sense of responsibility and care towards all people and things that depend on us.

· Community: A sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves – be it global, national or local.

2. Resume/CV: 
Applicants must submit a current version of their resume or CV in any format that might be used for a traditional job search. We recognize that there are a variety of global templates for CVs, as well as levels of experience with creating one. While customary in some settings, please do not include your photo, date of birth, gender, marital status, or other similarly protected statuses, as these are not used as a basis for admission. Minimally provide your prior work experience, education level, and any relevant skills.

3. Letters of Recommendation: 
Provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your unique qualities and ability to be a changemaker. This can be a teacher, faith leader, volunteer coordinator, supervisor, or anyone who may be able to speak to your abilities. While we would accept letters of recommendation in any form, those that speak to your manifestation of, or ability to represent FXUA’s values will have most impact.

All applicants must meet minimum eligibility criteria, and must demonstrate legally recognized forms of identification.

  1. Minimum Age Requirement:All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by the time of the start of the semester in which they intend to begin their studies.
  2. Identification:A scan or photocopy of a government issued form of identification official government-issued photo identification (for example, a passport or state issued license or identification). Upon admittance and before the first day of class, students must present a copy of an official legal document to their admissions officer to verify the student’s identity.

Prior to final acceptance, but upon meeting all admission requirements, applicants must complete the Enrollment Agreement. Applicants must read, understand, and agree to the terms of the enrollment agreement.

Applicants who wish to supply more information about their application, including any of the following, can do so to supplement their materials:

  1. Applicants may request an interview to address any other items that may not already be evident from the documents submitted.
  2. If you faced difficulties or circumstances that might help the admissions committee to understand your transcript(s) or grades from your prior education, please submit a statement explaining these circumstances.
  3. Submit a portfolio of work that you have done that might enhance our understanding of your professional abilities. This could include materials created as part of your work experience, special projects that you worked on as part of your employment, or other similar items.
  4. Submit a portfolio of academic work that you have done that might enhance our understanding of your academic abilities. This could include materials created as part of your high school experience including any special projects that you may have participated in.

NOTE: Applicants studying on or expecting to be on a student visa must refer to the section on Materials for International Applicants for additional requirements to be issued the required documents for an I-20

Submission of Admission Documents

Documents submitted as part of the application process are done electronically via the admission portal and/or physically in the case of certain documents that may not be transmissible in electronic format (for example, some official transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.).

All materials submitted to FXUA as part of the admission process must be true and original documents (in submission of documents including transcripts, credentials; legal identification, any submitted test results, letters of recommendation, etc.), of the candidate’s own work (in submission of documents intended to be created by the candidate including the statement of purpose, required essays, resume/CV, or other supplemental materials), and that all otherwise submitted/transmitted to FXUA be truthful and accurate. All submitted materials become educational records, regardless of acceptance status, and are maintained by the university following its record retention policy. FXUA may reevaluate applications/admitting materials, and if found to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise dishonest, may move to revoke a candidate’s admission and/or cancellation of registration or enrollment any time after admittance.

Required Materials for International Student Applicants

Applicants studying on or expecting to be on an F1 Visa must refer to the section on Requirements for International Student applicants for additional requirements.

Minimum Age Requirement

In order to be eligible to enroll into a degree program, prospective applicants must meet the following requirements by the first day of the semester being applied for:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED) from a recognized institution
  • 18 years old by the first day of the semester*

* Students who are not yet 18 years old may still be able to attend FXUA If they meet the following requirements before the first day of the semester being applied for:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • A completed Parent/Guardian Minor Consent Form, available in the student’s application portal
  • Live within 50 miles of FXUA
  • Parents agree to financially sponsor the student
  • Parental commitment to provide housing for the student while they are under the age of 18

We look forward to helping you along your professional journey.
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