IUSV STANDARDS OF ADMISSION

Admissions

Articulation Agreements

Innovation University of Silicon Valley has not entered into any articulation agreements with any other institution.

English Only Instruction

All courses at Innovation University of Silicon Valley are taught in English. All materials are written in English and all student responses are to be in English. The university does not offer courses taught in any other language.

Visa Services

Innovation University of Silicon Valley is an online university and does not issue I-20 forms (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Certificates of Eligibility for student visas). Innovation University of Silicon Valley cannot fulfill requests for student visas, nor does it vouch for student status or offer language services to students.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs (Upper Level)
  • You must be 18 years of age or older, past the age of compulsory education.
  • Submit $25 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Complete an application questionnaire.
  • Have a personal interview with an advisor on-line and complete an academic plan.
  • You must provide a High (secondary) School Diploma or official transcript from an InstitutionAccredited by a U.S. Department ofEducation-Recognized Accrediting Agency oran Internationally Recognized Institution. If you have earned The High School Equivalency Certificate (G.E.D.),you will be eligible for admission
  • Students applying from other English speaking countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, must supply a high (secondary) school transcript showing satisfactory completion of their high (secondary) school education are eligible for admission to the university’s programs.
  • Students who attended non-English speaking secondary education must provide their secondary education records. These records must show courses taken and grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. If a translation is supplied, it should be certified as accurate and correct by an appropriate public or school official, or sponsoring agency or government. The original record should also be included. Certified transcript translation is not allowed to be done by the student, but is required to be performed by a third party (the school that has been applied to is not permitted to provide the translation either).
  • Students who studied in a language other than English at the secondary school level, or whose native language is not English, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination to determine if the student has sufficient English language skills to satisfactorily complete the institution’s programs. applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.

Prerequisites for Enrolling

A student that has completed and been awarded and Associate’s degree from a community college, college or university accredited by a regional accrediting commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is eligible for enrollment

The student must have earned 60 transferable semester units, or 90 transferable quarter credits as an undergraduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Of the units earned, 30 transferable semester units, or 45 transferable quarter credits must be in general education. Minimum requirement is 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in English, Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in college level math. Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in physical or biological sciences. Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in History. Plus 6 semester units, or 9 quarter credits in Social Sciences. The balance may be in general education courses of your choice. Note: business majors must have basic accounting and economics.

Master’s Degree Programs

The Admissions Department evaluates an applicant for the Master’s Degree Program on multiple criteria upon the receipt of the following:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited/approved institution oran Internationally Recognized Institution. Transcripts from every university/college ever attended.
  • The Admissions Department evaluates an applicant on multiple criteria upon the receipt of the following:
    • Completed application with non-refundable one-time registration fee of $50
    • Have a personal interview with an advisor on-line and create an academic plan.
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, certifying a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) during the last two years of undergraduate work and any subsequent study.
    • Scores on standardized test, such as GRE, GMAT, if available.
    • Students applying outside the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or other English speaking countries must provide the institutional copy of scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international students whose native language is not English, and who studied in a medium, other than English at the undergraduate level.
    • Students who attended non-English speaking secondary education must provide their secondary education records. These records must show courses taken and grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. If a translation is supplied, it should be certified as accurate and correct by an appropriate public or school official, or sponsoring agency or government. The original record should also be included. Certified transcript translation is not allowed to be done by the student, but is required to be performed by a third party (the school that has been applied to is not permitted to provide the translation either).
    • Evidence of language proficiency if the native tongue is not English, including:
      • A degree from an English-language college or university or
      • Receipt of official copy of applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.
  • The University will waive the TOEFL requirement for students who meet any of the following criteria:
    • The medium of instruction at school or at the undergraduate level was English.
    • The GPA in all English courses is 3.0 or better at the Undergraduate level.
    • The score in the English on standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT is in the 50th percentile
    • Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities.

Doctoral Degree Programs

Admission to the Doctoral Degree programs of the University’s Graduate School requires the following:

  • Completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited/approved oran Internationally Recognized Institution.
  • The Admissions Department evaluates an applicant on multiple criteria upon the receipt of the following:
    • Completed application with a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $50
    • Have a personal interview with an advisor on-line and create an academic plan.
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, certifying a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) during the last two years of graduate work and any subsequent study.
    • Scores on standardized test, such as GRE, GMAT, if available.
    • Students applying outside the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or other English speaking countries must provide the institutional copy of scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international students whose native language is not English, and who studied in a medium, other than English at the undergraduate level.
    • Students who attended non-English speaking secondary education must provide their secondary education records. These records must show courses taken and grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. If a translation is supplied, it should be certified as accurate and correct by an appropriate public or school official, or sponsoring agency or government. The original record should also be included. Certified transcript translation is not allowed to be done by the student, but is required to be performed by a third party (the school that has been applied to is not permitted to provide the translation either)
    • Evidence of language proficiency if the native tongue is not English, including
      • A degree from an English-language college or university or
      • Receipt of official copy of applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.
  • The University will waive the TOEFL requirement for students who meet any of the following criteria:
    • The medium of instruction at school or at the undergraduate level was English.
    • The GPA in all English courses is 3.0 or better at the Undergraduate level.
    • The score in the English on standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT is in the 50th percentile
    • Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's abilities.
    • Personal statement of professional and educational goals.

Admission Requirements

Academic Degree

Minimum level of Education Completed; Post-Secondary Education from an Institution Accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-Recognized Accrediting Agency or an Internationally Recognized Institution

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)

Programs with Additional Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Associates Degree or equivalent

Units.

3.0

See Degree Information

Master’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

3.0

See Degree Information

Doctoral Level

Master’s Degree

3.0

See Degree Information

Notice of Non-Discrimination

As a learning and research institution, Innovation University of Silicon Valley’, must continuously address issues of diversity and multiculturalism. Every member of Innovation University of Silicon Valley community is expected to engage in action that leads towards the development of a more democratic and inclusive community. Proactive efforts towards increasing diversity and the elimination of discrimination are necessary in our University.

In accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination statutes, the university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, and veterans status.

The university is committed to the full participation of previously excluded or neglected classes of people. Thus, it is also the policy of the university to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status. The University’s nondiscrimination policy extends to employment practices, conditions of employment, personnel actions and all other educational programs and activities of the university and its affiliates. Leaders in the University community continuously examine all areas of the institution, make policy decisions, and implement strategies to eliminate and prevent discrimination wherever necessary. Reports of discrimination shall be evaluated promptly and acted upon in the manner deemed necessary by the appropriate faculty and administrators and as prescribed by the appropriate grievance procedure.

Non-Discrimination Policy

As a learning institution, Innovation University of Silicon Valley must continuously address issues of diversity and multiculturalism. Every member of Innovation University of Silicon Valley’ community is expected to engage in action that leads towards the development of a more democratic and inclusive community. Proactive efforts towards increasing diversity and the elimination of discrimination are necessary at Innovation University of Silicon Valley.

In accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination statutes, Innovation University of Silicon Valley prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, and veterans status.

Equal Opportunity

Innovation University of Silicon Valley is also proud of its goal to help all individuals realize their potential. To this end, Innovation University of Silicon Valley is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all qualified individuals to be considered for employment, benefits and conditions of employment, educational programs and activities, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or parental status. Innovation University of Silicon Valley leaders and supervisory personnel shall recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles utilizing only valid requirements related to the position functions. A school community that provides equal opportunity in hiring and all conditions of employment will make significant strides towards the elimination of discrimination. Thus, Innovation University of Silicon Valley applauds every effort to create a positive working and learning environment for all individuals. For more information regarding non-discrimination or to resolve complaints contact the school’s Director.

Affirmative Action

In addition to providing a discrimination-free community and equal opportunity for all persons, Innovation University of Silicon Valley is committed to taking specific, result-oriented steps to increase the number of historically underrepresented persons and increase overall diversity. Cultural and intellectual, diversity are critical components of premier learning communities. Thus, Innovation University of Silicon Valley will actively recruit and encourage applications from underrepresented group members and will endeavor to provide a positive and supportive environment for members of these groups.

Innovation University of Silicon Valley shall monitor its efforts to increase diversity through its Affirmative Action Plan. Innovation University of Silicon Valley’ Plan shall outline strategic initiatives and set goals to increase the representation of underrepresented group members.

Paramount to the success of the affirmative action program are the actions of University leaders. Innovation University of Silicon Valley officials at all levels are expected to establish a plan and implement procedures that help to meet the University’s goals. The Director of Equal Opportunity and the Equal Opportunity Officer staff are charged with the responsibility of responding to complaints of discrimination, monitoring University procedures regarding equal opportunity, setting goals, and monitoring and evaluating the University’s progress towards its affirmative action goals. Any person who has a question regarding the applicable laws or policies, or who feels discriminated against, is encouraged to contact the Equal Opportunity Officer.

Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of Innovation University of Silicon Valleyto recognize that it is a violation of state and federal law for any employee or student, male or female, to sexually harass an employee or student. Innovation University of Silicon Valley considers sexual harassment a serious offense and is firmly committed to the philosophy that every employee and student has the right to be treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect. Every employee and student is expected to adhere to a standard of conduct that is respectful to all persons within the work and learning environment. Sexual harassment is a form of employee or student misconduct which undermines employment and instructional or peer relationships, debilitates morale, and interferes with the productivity and well-being of its victims. Sexual harassment is banned by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (concerning employees) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In addition, various other statutes, constitutional provisions and common law causes of action prohibit sexually harassing conduct. The University enforces these laws among its employees and students.

It is the policy of Innovation University of Silicon Valleyto recognize that it is a violation of state and federal law for any employee or student, male or female, to sexually harass an employee or student. Innovation University of Silicon Valley considers sexual harassment a serious offense and is firmly committed to the philosophy that every employee and student has the right to be treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect. Every employee and student is expected to adhere to a standard of conduct that is respectful to all persons within the work and learning environment. Sexual harassment is a form of employee or student misconduct which undermines employment and instructional or peer relationships, debilitates morale, and interferes with the productivity and well-being of its victims. Sexual harassment is banned by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (concerning employees) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In addition, various other statutes, constitutional provisions and common law causes of action prohibit sexually harassing conduct. The University enforces these laws among its employees and students.