International institutions must be licensed or officially recognized by the Education Department or Ministry of the country where the institution is in operation to be eligible for transfer of credit. AIU follows strict policies concerning academic integrity. Students with international educational credentials must submit authentic international academic documents from all upper-secondary and post-secondary educational institutions to AIU or an approved credential evaluation service.
Evidence of valid international educational credentials can be from a University approved international credential evaluation agency. Additionally, credentials may be accepted in pre-approved circumstances with a written evaluation from a properly trained credential evaluator employed by the University. This is required for all transcripts, including transcripts from international secondary schools if provided and/or institutions of higher education, which may require a credential evaluation. The University Registrar Department will ultimately verify and/or certify the institution‘s eligibility for transfer credit or degree equivalency. Several credential evaluation services are available to students. Services which are either conducted by AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers), a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.), NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre), or a member of AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.) are acceptable services. Students are responsible for all applicable fees. See the Student Handbook for a listing of acceptable evaluation agencies and for more information on submission requirements for International Transcripts.