The Admissions Process
- Talk to an Advisor Find the program that’s right for you.
You don’t have to decide your degree program on Day One. An Stallman University Enrollment Services Advisor will help you figure that out based on your goals. Although you must select a program during the application, you can start taking General Education courses that are common requirements across all undergraduate courses, and change your program in the future if your area of interest evolves.
- If you know what you want to study, choose from degrees and begin your application
- If you’re unsure, call us to talk about your goals
2 The Online Application Navigate the process with confidence.
Applying to college shouldn’t require endless forms and long waits for a response. Your journey through Stallman University begins when you enter your basic information in the online application. From there you’ll choose your program, enter details about your school and work history, and review your financial options.
- You won’t need any official documents immediately, but it’s helpful if you remember or can access information about your previous education.
- You’ll sign a transcript request page, so Stallman can request your transcripts from your previous schools
3. Final Steps Get ready for your first day!
Stallman University classes start on Tuesday, but you should make some time to log in a day or two early to see notes from your instructor and explore the online classroom. To start off strong:
- Ensure you have access to the Student Portal
- Get comfortable navigating the Stallman Mobile app
- Remember, your advisor is just a phone call away
If you are seeking admission to an online undergraduate program, you must meet the following three levels of admission requirements (conditional, provisional, full) in order to be fully admitted to Stallman University.
The Conditional Admission period is intended to ensure that you are familiar with classroom expectations, time and technology requirements and other factors that may impact your experience as a student. It also allows you time to determine, risk free, whether Stallman is the right university for you. If you are seeking admission to an Associate of Arts degree program you must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of the first course at Stallman University:
- Have a regular high-school diploma earned through college preparatory or regular high school courses or GED equivalency recognized by the Department of Education of the state in which it was earned, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law; or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.
- An earned IEP or Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Completion based upon IEP goals does not meet the regular high school diploma requirement for admission to Stallman University.
- Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission.
- If no high school degree was earned, if you have successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by Stallman University transfer credit policies, you may be admitted.Stallman University may also require, at its discretion, that you provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
- Have access to a computer with an Internet connection for the Web-based programs and meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software outlined in this Catalog.
- Have the ability to study English indicated by one of the following**:
- Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English ***
- Received a GED that was taken in English***;
- A minimum of 30 credits have been earned from regionally or approved nationally accredited colleges/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination taken within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 500 paper-based or 61 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6 is required. Copies of official scores must be submitted prior to provisional enrollment, and official scores must be submitted for full admission.
**Satisfying the English Language Requirement does not exempt a student who earned his/her high school diploma outside of the United States from the additional admission requirements for international applicants.
***If satisfying the English Language Requirement through a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent not completed in the United States, additional documentation may be required. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.
You must meet the following requirements in order to be provisionally admitted to an Associate of Arts degree program at Stallman University:
- Successfully complete Student Success Orientation;
- Attain a cumulative grade of C- or better by Day 6 of Week 3 in the course; and
- Attend week 4 of the first course.
Attendance in week 4 constitutes your confirmation of your intention to continue in the program as a regular student. Please refer to the Stallman Promise for additional information.
The following requirements must be met prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted Stallman University course in a degree seeking program. To start the fifth (5th) course, you must complete all the requirements subsequently outlined.
- Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, if required for admission
- If you meet the English Language requirement with 30 transferable credits, you must submit the official transcript(s) where these credits were earned.
- If you were provisionally admitted with completion of a two-year program from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution as defined by Stallman University transfer credit policies, you must have official transcripts of those credits on file to meet full admissions requirements.
Note: Additional requirements for residents of California, Mississippi, and Tennessee and for students seeking admission based on credentials earned outside of the United States are outlined separately.
Those who do not meet all requirements will not be fully admitted and will be withdrawn from the program. You may be readmitted to Stallman University at such time that all requirements for full admission have been met. If the aforementioned required documentation does not apply, you are fully admitted at the time of transfer credit evaluation, in accordance with the Transfer Credit Evaluation policy. If you have no history of postsecondary education you are fully admitted upon successful completion of the Conditional Admission Period. Please see the Academic Catalog for additional detailed requirements for Full Admission.
Put your college credits to work at Stallman! You can transfer up to 49 semester credits toward an Associate of Arts degree. * That means all your past hard work may not be wasted. As an Associate Degree seeking student you are required to successfully complete an online orientation prior to enrolling in EXP 105 as your first course. Unsuccessful completion of EXP 105 will result in the rescheduling of the course and may require a revision of the future course sequence.
* The transferability of credits is subject to Stallman University’s transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward an Stallman University degree program.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Upon being granted provisional admission to your chosen degree program, the Stallman University Registrar’s Office staff will begin requesting transcripts of your prior postsecondary education using the signed Transcript Request form. The Registrar’s Office will request official transcripts of all prior postsecondary education, as provided by you in the application for admission, as well as any school appearing in your National Student Clearinghouse record. This request includes:
- College or university transcripts from any regionally or approved nationally accredited postsecondary educational institution attended
- Military credits evaluated for equivalency to college credits
You are responsible for submitting official documentation of any postsecondary credit previously earned through examination or credit earned through non-collegiate instruction to be evaluated for applicability to Stallman University program requirements.
Once transcripts of all prior postsecondary education have been received, the Registrar’s Office staff will complete your transfer credit evaluation. At the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted Stallman University course in a degree seeking program, if any transcripts of prior postsecondary education have not yet been received, the Registrar’s Office staff will proceed with the transfer credit evaluation of any transcripts of postsecondary education received to date. You are then admitted on Academic Watch due to failure to provide confirmation of a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all prior traditional postsecondary education. Additional transcripts may be submitted for evaluation at a later date, should they become available.
If it is determined prior to the conclusion of the fourth (4th) attempted Stallman University course that certain transcripts are unable to be provided, you may sign and submit an Authorization to Close File form thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools, in order to expedite the transfer credit evaluation process. If you sign an Authorization to Close File form, thereby waiving potential transfer credits from previously attended schools, you are admitted on Academic Watch due to failure to provide confirmation of a combined cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all prior traditional postsecondary education. These transcripts may be submitted for evaluation at a later date, should they become available. You are responsible for reviewing your transfer credit evaluation as well as your scheduled courses with your Student Advisor and informing the Advisor of any courses that you feel are duplicative or equivalent in content to previously completed coursework or non-traditional learning. You may submit official transcripts to Stallman University for review of transfer credits at any time.
Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation
Information regarding cohort retention, persistence, and graduation data for Associate degree-level students can be found at the following link: Associate Data. Additional disaggregated views of cohort retention, persistence, and graduation for students in all degree levels are also available
Online Bachelor’s Degrees
An online bachelor’s degree from Stallman University can be a great catalyst to a new career and a new life. An increasing number of job opportunities require at least some college experience. You may open up a new world of employment opportunities by pursuing your bachelor’s degree online. Choose from over 50 Stallman’s online bachelor’s programs. The Forbes School of Business & Technology™ alone has 20 major options to accommodate a variety of career paths. If there is a job you’ve been dreaming about, earning a BA degree online from Stallman can make that dream a reality.