Evening Undergraduate Admission
Who May Apply
The Albertus Magnus College Accelerated Degree Program welcomes applications from adult learners of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds with a recommended age of 22 years or older. Undergraduate degree applicants may be beginning or continuing their college careers. Depending on educational background and work experience, prospective students may be required to have an interview with the Director of Admissions and/or Director of Student Services to determine if the program is appropriate for them.
How to Apply
Applicants may apply online or in person at the Division of Professional Studies, Aquinas Hall, at our New Haven campus. Admissions counselors are available to support applicants through the admissions process. To schedule an individual appointment, please call 203-773-8505; 1-800-394-9982; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate applicants must submit the following:
Undergraduate applicants must have official transcripts for all previously attended colleges or universities sent to the Office of Admission (Traditional Undergraduate Program) and the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies (Evening Program) as well as high school credentials*.
- A completed application and a $35 non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
- For non-native English-speakers, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based
- Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements
- For online degrees, a Connecticut Driver’s License or DMV Photo ID
- For applicants who intend to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
- Military, university and college transcripts
- Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists, Notice of Basic Eligibility
- Veteran’s Intent to Register form
*If a student has earned an associate’s degree that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor’s degree the student needs to submit an official transcript well as official transcripts from any other attended colleges or universities.
*If a student has earned an associate’s degree, but it is not acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor’s degree the student needs to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities and minimally a copy of their high school diploma though the high school transcript is preferred.
*Any student transferring to Albertus Magnus College who has not earned an associate’s degree regardless of the amount of incoming transfer credits is required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities and their official high school transcript.
*Students enrolled in the Traditional Undergraduate Program who successfully completed three years of the same foreign language at the high school level can earn a waiver. An official high school transcript is required.
Albertus Magnus College evaluates transcripts and other academic credentials of students from foreign countries in accordance with the standard educational program of the country from which the applicant comes.
English Placement Exam
New students who have never taken a college-level English class are required to take an English Placement Exam. Students who do not demonstrate college-level English proficiency will be required to take EN 109 Elements of Effective Writing before taking EN 101 College Writing.
Math Placement Exam
New students who have never taken a college-level math class are required to take and pass a math placement exam before entering MA 111 or MA 116. Students who do not pass or do not wish to take the placement exam must take MA 100 and successfully complete this course before entering MA 111 or MA 116.
Students must fulfill their basic English and math requirements within the first 36 credits of their degree. Students who plan to CLEP the English and math requirements also must do this within their first 36 credits of study. Students will not be allowed to declare their major until these requirements and all necessary prerequisites are satisfied.
Students may receive transfer credits for courses similar to those offered at Albertus Magnus College provided that:
- The courses are from a regionally accredited institution
- The courses were completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 (C) or its equivalent
- The courses were completed with a Pass grade (P) that can be documented as being equivalent to a 2.0 or better.
Undergraduate applicants to the Accelerated Degree Program must have official transcripts for all previously attended colleges or universities sent to the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies. After students are matriculated, the Registrar evaluates their transcripts to determine which courses may transfer and whether transferrable courses may be applied toward required or elective courses in the student’s program of study. Students meet with their academic advisor to review the transfer evaluation.
A maximum of 39 credits is transferable toward an associate degree from a regionally-accredited institution. A maximum of 64 credits from a regionally accredited two-year or community college and a maximum of 90 credits from a regionally accredited fouryear college or university is transferable toward a bachelor’s degree.
Undergraduate students in the Accelerated Degree Program must earn their final 30 credits and at least 12 credits in upper-level major courses at Albertus Magnus College. In addition, to be eligible for graduation with Honors, students must have earned at least half of their credits at Albertus Magnus College
Albertus Magnus College recognizes credits for life and career experience through passing the CLEP and/or DSST examinations in particular subject areas. Students who earn scores at or above the mean score for C will receive credit and a grade of “P.” The following rules apply to those who wish to take either the CLEP or DSST:
- Students must file paperwork in the Registrar’s Office before taking the test.
- Students must confer with an advisor.
- Students cannot take CLEP or DSST in their major or minor
- No more than 45 credits may be applied to a bachelor’s degree.
- No more than 21 credits may be applied to an associate’s degree
- The last 30 credits (last 10 courses) needed for a degree must be taken at Albertus Magnus College. Therefore, CLEP and/or DSST exams must be taken during the first 90 credits toward a degree.
The Registrar’s Office maintains guidelines on specific test acceptance and scoring proficiency. Albertus Magnus College is currently a test center for DSST examinations. For more information on the DSST exams, please contact the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies at 203.773.8505
Challenge examinations may be taken by students who wish to test out of a certain class that is not covered by the CLEP/ DSST exams. Challenge examinations are created at the discretion of the appropriate department chair and graded by the department chair or other designated faculty member. Students who wish to take a challenge exam confer with the department chair, pay a $50 exam fee, and if they successfully pass the examination, pay fifty percent of tuition in order to receive 3 credits for the challenged course.
Credit for Prior Learning
Students may receive credits for prior learning through CLEP and/or DSST examinations, challenge examinations, or portfolios.
Albertus Magnus College accepts up to 45 credits through CLEP examinations for bachelor’s degree students, with up to 12 credits available for acceptance as prior learning credits. A maximum of 21 CLEP credits are accepted for associate’s degree students, with 6 credits allowable as prior learning credits.
Credits for prior learning may also be granted through the completion of a portfolio that documents educational achievements outside of formal higher education. Students who choose this option must submit their portfolios to Charter Oak State College for review. Students may receive up to 12 undergraduate credits for a life experience portfolio.