Admission

Admission Policy & Criteria

UPAS Admission Process:


Start of Admission cycle: 8 weeks before start of the semester
Close of Admission cycle: 2 weeks before start of the semester

  • The prospective students have to fill a questionnaire, which will be evaluated by the admission/recruitment team to determine if our programs can meet the student requirements.
  • Prospective student will visit our website (Admissions tab) to download application (free of cost) which contains separate tab “Admissions”
  • Prospective student has to register with UPAS with basic information (name, email ID. Date of birth and phone number with area/country code)
  • After registration, students will receive an Application ID along with login details
  • Students will use the login details to upload the filled application along with course registration information and other related documents like degree certificates, course details, etc.,
  • Once the application is submitted, the students will receive an email with a link to make payment for application fees with the fee amount. The students can also make payment at the time of the submitting the application using the payment link available to them once they submit the application.
  • Students will receive an Acknowledgement email acknowledging that application has been received. If payment is made, acknowledgment email that application fee payment has been received will be sent. If application fee payment is not received with 1 business day of submitting the application, a reminder email will be sent to the student. The submitted application will not be processed until the application fee is received.
  • Students can also see the status of their application in their student dashboard once they login.
  • UPAS will sent an email with Application transfer request outcome and entrance exam details (link) with user name (email ID) and password (date of birth) within 3 working days of the receipt of the application fee. Student can appeal the transfer credits outcome by sending email to cao@upasadena.org. The response to the appeal will be given within 3 working days.
  • Students will have to take the entrance exam within 2 working days or else, they will have to reapply again. Entrance exam notification will be also available in the student dashboard.
  • If the student is accepted, UPAS will send enrollment form and the fee details to the student within 3 working days from the date entrance exam was taken.
  • Student has to send the signed enrollment agreement and pay the tuition fees within 3 working days of the receipt of the enrollment form. Email will be send to the student with the payment details. UPAS web site also has a link to make payment for tuition fees. UPAS will send a reminder email if fee payment is not received within 2 working day of the receipt of the enrollment form.
  • UPAS will send an Acknowledgement email for fees payment received.
  • Students will receive the Welcome kit within 2 working days of the receipt of the fees.

Admission requirements are as follows.

  • Official transcripts and undergraduate degree (B.A or B.S) in the relevant field of study from an approved institution.
  • Official transcripts for the courses for which you would like to transfer credits from any approved institution along with the detailed course syllabus.
  • Personal Statement for seeking admission @ UPAS
  • Satisfactory performance in the UPAS entrance exam to demonstrate web-­‐based online learning capability
  • Have a desktop/laptop with Internet broadband (6 Mbs or higher) connection and familiar with using Internet, email and other software programs with instructions provided on how to connect to the learning platform to complete the course work.

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Calendars / Academic Schedule

2018 Application Open Application Close Course Start (1st week) Midterm (8th week) Final Exam (15th week)
Spring 13th November 2017(Monday) 22nd December 2017(Friday) 8th January 2018(Monday) February 26th – March 2nd , 2018 (Monday-Friday) April 16th – 20th , 2018 (Monday-Friday)
Summer 19th March, 2018(Monday) 27th April, 2018(Friday) 14th May, 2018 (Monday) July 2nd – 6th, 2018 (Monday-Friday) August 20th – 24th, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
Fall 16th July, 2018(Monday) 24th August, 2018(Friday) 10th September, 2018(Monday) October 29th – Nov 2nd, 2018 (Monday-Friday) December 17th – 21st, 2018 (Monday-Friday)

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Program Requirements

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

Admission requirements:

Official records of completion of the following courses stated below in an authorized 8-12 school

  • English
  • One Non-­‐English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science including lab

Official transcripts for the courses for which you would like to transfer credits from any approved university along with the detailed course syllabus.

  • SAT or ACT score
  • Satisfactory performance in the UPAS entrance exam to demonstrate web-based online learning capability
  • Personal Statement for seeking admission @ UPAS
  • Have a desktop/laptop with Internet broadband (512 Kbps or higher) connection and familiar with using Internet, email and other software programs with instructions provided only on how to connect the learning platform and complete the course work.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of 120 credits of course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum 30 credits required for the degree must be in General Education
  • Minimum 50% of the credits required for the degree must be obtained from UPAS
  • All undergraduate students are expected to complete the degree program within 6 years from the date of enrollment after which a request has to be made to the admission department in the university asking for an extension. Continuous request for extension will not be encouraged and the student will be dropped from the program and won’t be eligible for a degree.

Graduate Degree Programs:

Admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts and undergraduate degree (B.A or B.S) in the relevant field of study from an approved institution.
  • Official transcripts for the courses for which you would like to transfer credits from any approved institution along with the detailed course syllabus.
  • Personal Statement for seeking admission @ UPAS
  • Satisfactory performance in the UPAS entrance exam to demonstrate web-based online learning capability
  • Have a desktop/laptop with Internet broadband (512 Kbps or higher) connection and familiar with using Internet, email and other software programs with instructions provided only on how to connect the learning platform and complete the course work.

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of 36 credit hours in the chosen field of study.
  • If a project option is chosen as an elective, the project report or thesis submitted by the student as part of the graduate program has to be approved by our university faculty committee for an award of Master’s degree
  • Minimum 80% of the credits towards the degree must be taken from UPAS
  • Cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
  • All graduate students are expected to complete the degree program within 3 years from the date of enrollment after which a request has to be made to the admission department in the university asking for an extension. Continuous request for extension will not be encouraged and the student will be dropped from the program and won’t be eligible for a degree.

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Language Proficiency Requirement

This institution does not offer instruction in English as a second language . Nor do we provide English language services. All classes are conducted only in the English language. To prove students are able to communicate fluently in English, if there is any doubt, this institution accepts a successful TOEFL test result and/or the U.S. Foreign Service Language Rating System.

Students who have had English as a second language need to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of 213 or higher on the computer-­‐based test, 79 or higher on the Internet based test, or 550 or higher on the paper-­‐based test.
Visit www.toefl.org for more information on the TOEFL.

Applicants holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in the
U.S is exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

University accepts transcripts only in English. If the potential student interested in our programs have to process the same with our institution approved agencies to submit translated transcripts.

Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc. (APIE)
P.O. Box 5787 Los Alamitos, CA 90721-5787
Telephone: (562) 594-6498
APIE@email.msn.com
Website: http://www.apie.org

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
P.O. Box 6908 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Toll Free: (800) 234-1597 (USA Only) or (310) 275-3530
Fax: (310) 275-3528
Email: acei@acei-global.org
Website: http://www.acei-global.org

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Technical Requirements

Online education in UPAS is made easy with 24/7 student support, if you have any difficulty in accessing the course content or other resources that are available to you.
We expect our students to be familiar with use of computers, Internet, and e-­‐mail and be able to follow instructions to configure programs and course work. In order to enroll in UPAS online programs you are expected to have the following minimum requirements fulfilled:

Hardware

  • Desktop/Laptop with 1GHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
  • Color monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Minimum 10 GB free Hard Disk Space
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • High-speed broadband (512 Kbps or higher) connection
  • Audio speakers/headphone and microphone

Software

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS 10.2 or higher
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher or other equivalent browser
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher version
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Additional software depending on the need for any particular course

Email

  • Have a personal email account

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer Credit Evaluation:

Credits earned at other institutions will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Transcript copies must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
Only those courses that are substantially comparable to the acting courses at this institution will be considered for evaluation.
Courses under consideration must have a grade of “C” or higher.

This institution makes no representation whatsoever concerning the transferability of any credits to any institution.
Experiential Credit is not given nor evaluated at this institution.

Transferring Students:

In order for UPAS to determine whether your course credits can be transferred or not, please mail all your relevant transcripts to the admissions office at UPAS. Acceptance of credits will be based on the approval from our Chief Academic Officer (CAO) or satisfactory performance in our challenge examinations for the respective course.

We allow students to transfer up to 60 credits for the undergraduate program and 10 credits for masters programs, upon approval based on criteria specified above.

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Distance Education – Disclosures

This institution’s education offerings are distance learning (on-line learning) only. Students will receive all materials and information regarding their on-line class one week prior to the start of class, and one week after all enrollment and registration matters have been completed.

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