During the admission process, GenesisU provides students with high-touch, personalized services that include:
- Developing an understanding of the Genesis experience in relation to academic and career goals of prospective students.
- Promoting the student-oriented environment of Genesis.
- Ensuring the availability of well-trained, professional staff committed to student success at Genesis.
- Adhering to a set of admissions standards that support the best interest of each student admitted to Genesis.
The admission policy at GenesisU has been designed to select students who have the potential to do college-level work. Therefore, to be admitted to a GenesisU degree program, a prospective student must submit a high school transcript showing evidence of an earned diploma, or a transcript of previously completed college work. Written permission from a legal guardian is required for the admission of persons who are under the age of 18. In some instances, a high school student without a diploma can be admitted on the recommendation of a parent, principal, or education professional. In these cases, a student can begin study while still in high school and submit evidence of the diploma upon completion.
Acceptance to GenesisU does not automatically mean you are admitted to a degree program. Students that are accepted, are done so provisionally, and are not considered fully matriculated students until they have generally passed 9 credits worth of courses.
International applicants to GenesisU whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Students may use the TOFEL exam to demonstrate English language proficiency. For other options, prospective students may contact the Admissions.
The following TOEFL results will be accepted as proof of English proficiency:
· TOEFL internet-based score: 61+
· TOEFL paper-based test score: 500+
- Complete Enrollment form. The Enrollment form can be completed online, or requested by phone or email.
- Request Transcripts. To be fully admitted to Genesis, the student must provide a high school diploma or transcript, or self-certify, or submit a transcript with at least 12 college credits. Transcripts should be sent directly to Genesis from the sending institution. Digital or e-transcripts are preferred, when available.
Transcripts should be sent to:
4000 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140
A total of 60 credits are required to earn an associate’s degree and 120 credits are required to earn a bachelor’s degree. At least 25% of the degree credit hours must be earned from GenesisU.
Sources for transfer credit include:
- Courses taken at accredited colleges or universities. Official transcripts from the transferring institution are required for transfer credit consideration. Genesis reserves the right to request a course catalog and/or syllabus from the granting institution for the year(s) the credit was originally earned.
- Courses evaluated for college credit by National CCRS, the American Council on Education (ACE), or the CCAP program at Charter Oak State College.
- Credit-by-Exam programs. Some examples are AP, CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior College Exams. Official score reports from a testing service are required.
Transfer Credit Policies
- Typically credit earned within the last 30 years is considered for transfer. The consideration of credit earned more than 30 years ago will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Transfer credit is granted only for courses for which a grade equivalent to a “C-” or better has been earned. Courses in which a grade of “pass” is received must be certified by the school as being equivalent to a “C-” or higher in order to be accepted in transfer.
- Transfer credit will not be evaluated or denied solely on the source of accreditation of the sending institution.
- Transcripts from foreign institutions may require a foreign credential evaluation through a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) evaluator.
- Up to 25% of the required credits may be transferred from non-transcript sources of college credits. This includes credit be examination sources such as the CLEP or AP exam and credits for Prior Learning Assessment.
If a student is pursuing a degree, an official transcript evaluation will be performed to determine the number of transfer credits that will be granted for previous college-level work.
Acceptance of Genesis University Credits: Acceptance of credits from Genesis is up to the receiving institution. A student who anticipates transferring to another institution should first contact the other institution to determine whether or not their credit hours will transfer. Policies governing the transfer of credit vary greatly from school to school.
High school students may also enroll in Genesis for dual enrollment credit. However, these students may only enroll if it does not interfere with their high school studies. Dual enrollment students are admitted on the basis of a signed enrollment form with approval from a parent or guardian. See HERE for more information.