Application Instructions for Prospective Undergraduate Students


FALL Application Deadline: April 15th
SPRING Application Deadline: September 15th

Fall Start Dates: Applications are reviewed on a Rolling Admissions basis, with financial aid and housing priority given to those who apply by April 15th. Decisions, along with a $1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit, are due by June 1st. For those submitting applications after June 1st, the non-refundable $1,000 enrollment deposit normally required post-acceptance will be required at the time of application. Please contact the U.S. office before submitting the enrollment deposit to discuss student visa processing deadlines in relation to your application submission date.

Spring Start Dates: Applications are reviewed on a Rolling Admissions basis, with financial aid and housing priority* given to those who apply by September 15th. Decisions, along with a $1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit, are due by November 1st. For those submitting applications after November 1st, the non-refundable $1,000 enrollment deposit normally required post-acceptance will be required at the time of application. Please contact the U.S. office before submitting the enrollment deposit to discuss student visa processing deadlines in relation to your application submission date.

*Please note that the availability and allocation of housing preferences and financial aid awards may be limited due to a mid-academic year start date.

To be considered, applicants must have (or will have earned) a high school diploma, or its equivalent. Please note that a phone/internet conversation with an IAU admissions team member may be required to gather additional information from applicants. 

Please note that financial aid priority is given to those who apply for aid with their applicaiton for admission. Scholarship and Financial Aid packages will be sent to students along with their admissions decision. 

Admission to the IAU BA program is based on a review of the following items:

1. Application form

Please complete and submit the online application form.

2. Transcripts & Test Scores

Please mail an official copy of both your transcript and ACT or SAT test scores to the following address. ACT/SAT scores are not required for non-American students.  If the student is currently enrolled in a high school or secondary institution, IAU requires that the student send a final official transcript after the student graduates with completed courses and graduation date listed on the transcript.

IAU
c/o The American College of the Mediterranean
4500 S. Lakeshore Drive
Suite 358
Tempe, AZ 85282

3. Personal Essay (250-500 words)

In a separate word document (Saved as: LAST NAME_Essay), please respond to one prompt below and e-mail the completed document to degree@iaufrance.org

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  2. The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  3. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
  4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma—anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  5. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.
4. Extracurricular Activities

In a separate word document (Saved as: LAST NAME_Activities), please list any extracurricular activities that you have participated in during your high school career. This includes professional, athletic, artistic, individual/team, volunteer, religious, academic or other type of activities (be creative!). Please include the following details and submit to degree@iaufrance.org:

-    Activity Type
-    Organization Name
-    Position/Leadership description
-    Years of participation
-    Timing of participation (during school year, during school break, all year)
-    Hours spent per week
-    Weeks spent per year
-    What you accomplished and any recognition you received
-    Whether or not you intend to participate in a similar activity at IAU

5. Two letters of recommendation

Please have two recommendation forms submitted to degree@iaufrance.org on your behalf by a teacher, advisor, or supervisors.

6. Proof of English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English, unless they have been attending an English speaking school/university for at least 3 years, must submit official TOEFL score or IELTS English language proficiency exam. This requirement may be waived by IAU's US Office of Admissions under certain circumstances.

7. A non-refundable application fee of $120

8. A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1,000 if applying after June 1st (Fall applicants) or November 1st (Spring applicants).

If your application is not accepted, the enrollment fee will be refunded.

The fee can be submitted via check (for U.S. Citizens only) to our U.S. Office of Admissions or through the secure credit card authorization form on our online payment portal.

Payment may also be made via check (for U.S. citizens only) to the U.S. Office of Admissions:

IAU
409 Camino Del Rio South, 
Suite 303
San Diego, CA 92108


Thank you for your interest in IAU!

Please note that candidates are responsible for ensuring that the completed application and all supporting materials reach IAU in accordance with our application deadlines. Once complete, the Office of Admissions will contact students within two weeks with more information.

Any questions regarding this application can be directed to degree@iaufrance.org.