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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Abraham Lincoln University welcomes students from around the globe. ALU offers an array of online degree and diploma programs for students who are continuing their education at the postsecondary level. The university provides a dynamic, technology-based distance education environment to engage students in a rich, multi-media learning experience.

 

Mobile students with sufficient Internet access may enroll and study virtually at any time from nearly any location in the world.

 

Los Angeles, California

 

For students who are traveling to the United States, Los Angeles and Southern California are a visitor’s paradise. With a 2015 population of more than 3.9 million people, L.A. is the largest city in the state and, after New York City, the second most populous city in the United States.

 

Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States. The entire Los Angeles area is recognized as the most ethnically diverse of the nation’s largest cities.

 

The ALU campus is located in the heart of Koreatown, a neighborhood in the mid-Wilshire district of L.A. The area is known for its commercial and residential high-rise towers, a variety of pre-1940 brick colonial revival buildings, Asian high fashion boutiques, and hotels catering to international travelers.

 

Looking out from the 14th floor of the Wilshire Metroplex campus in Los Angeles, Abraham Lincoln University faculty, staff, and students are greeted with a panoramic view of the Hollywood Hills. Prominently perched near the top of Mount Lee is the Hollywood sign, a local landmark since 1923.

 

Applicants with International Degrees and Credentials for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

 

ALU encourages applications from students around the world. No English language services, however, are offered. No I-20 services are provided since ALU is a distance learning institution and requires no resident or physical classroom attendance.

 

Applicants who speak English as a second language or who have earned credits or degrees in a country other than the U.S. are required to provide additional documentation during the application and enrollment process.

 

Submitting Academic Documentation
Students are required to have official copies of transcripts from secondary schools and colleges and universities that they have attended sent directly to ALU. Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

 

Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Transcripts for comparable university-level courses completed in a country other than the United States must be evaluated by an outside credential evaluation company before they are submitted to ALU. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) members are acceptable sources for foreign credential evaluation and translation services.

 

Verifying English Proficiency
International applicants whose native language is not English and have not completed their studies at an accredited U.S. college or university must submit evidence of English proficiency through one of the following sources:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score (undergraduate) of 500 for paper based, or 61 for iBT – Internet based. ALU code number: 0714
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score (graduate degree) of 530 for paper based, or 71 for iBT – Internet based. ALU code number: 0714
  • International English Language Test (IELTS) exam with a minimum score (undergraduate) of 6.0 and (graduate) of 6.5.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Examination.
  • A transcript verifying completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for master’s degree.
  • International students who have completed their undergraduate degrees at a nationally- or regionally-accredited U.S. college or university are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

 

Applicants with International Degrees and Credentials (J.D only)

 

ALU encourages applications from students around the world. No English language services, however, are offered. No I-20 services are provided since ALU is a distance learning institution and requires no resident or physical classroom attendance.

 

Applicants who speak English as a second language or who have earned credits or degrees in a country other than the U.S. are required to provide additional documentation during the application and enrollment process.

 

  • Submitting Academic Documentation
    Students are required to have official copies of transcripts from secondary schools and colleges and universities that they have attended sent directly to ALU.
    Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Transcripts for comparable university-level courses completed in a country other than the United States must be evaluated by an outside credential evaluation company that is approved by the California State Bar before they are submitted to ALU.

 

The most updated list of these services can be found on the State Bar of California’s website, by clicking on the “Education” tab and then viewing the “Foreign Education” section.

 

Click on this link for credential evaluation services: State Bar of California—>Education—>Foreign Education 

 

The list of credential evaluation services is at the bottom of the webpage.

 

  • Verifying English Proficiency
    International students who have completed their undergraduate degrees at a nationally or regionally accredited U.S. college or university are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.International applicants whose native language is not English and have not completed their studies at an accredited U.S. college or university must submit evidence of English proficiency through one of the following sources:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the iBT, or its equivalent, for admittance into master’s and first professional degree programs.
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – a score of 6.5 which indicates a competent usage of English.

 

Social Security Exemption Form

 

Applicants for admission are required to provide a social security number at the time they apply. Applicants who do not qualify for a social security number may request that they be exempted from the requirement by using the form shown below.

 

Social Security Exemption Form

 

Please click on the link above to review and print the Social Security Exemption Form.

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