AIU Admission and Online Application

AIU Admission and Online Application

Purpose driven problem solvers with a focus on sustainability and human rights, AIU members encourage non-traditional thinking, unique academic paths and a pioneering spirit. Via technology, the interconnected AIU community becomes a panacea of possibilities and welcomes new members to the AIU Family. Come build the future you want at AIU.

Your Future as a University of One is Calling

First year students, Transfer students, Graduate students and International students partake in Phase 1 Orientation. Phase 1 of the AIU program is integrated into the Virtual Campus, its 8 orientation courses are intended to help you define your dream in life and incorporate its advancement as part of your academic journey. Phase 1 seeks to do this first by challenging you to define your purpose in life, your dharma, mission, and what you want your legacy to be. The key to happiness is the expression of love in everything you do. Having meaning and purpose is an important part of that as well as finding reasons to be thankful for what we perceive and experience. This is what we consider makes AIU and its students Unique and unrepeatable.

Students at all levels have access to AIU’s Curriculum Builder module in the Virtual Campus. The Curriculum Builder is accessible during Phase 2 of the academic program and together with feedback from your Tutor and Academic Advisor will ensure that your program is as unique as you are. The more than 120 degrees and areas of study listed are only a fraction of the available programs at the university. The university open curriculum design sets your journey at AIU apart from what is possible at any other university. The Open Curriculum at AIU means students can study in virtually any area by proposing a customized course list for approval that is perfectly aligned to their interests, goals and aspirations.

AIU Application Requirements

Adult students with work experience are ideal candidates for the online learning programs and educational philosophy followed at AIU. Andragogic open learning programs are best suited for professionals with some experience in their field of study or a related field. Students who lack direct experience in their field may still qualify for admissions but may need to follow a more traditional or pedagogic approach for some of their courses. The degree programs offered at AIU allow for limited Academic or Life-experience. Academic or Life-experience credit is knowledge gained outside of the classroom through work or other professional endeavors. The policy for accepting such credit is limited to one third of the credit requirement for the program and documentation must be provided to confirm such experience.

Online university requirements for Certificate Program

High School Diploma or its equivalent plus 1 year of field/life experience.*

Associate’s Programs

High School Diploma or its equivalent plus 1 year of field/life experience.*

Bachelor’s Level Degree Programs

High School Diploma or its equivalent plus 2 years of field/life experience.*

Master’s Level Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of field/life experience.*

Doctorate Level Degree Programs

Master’s Degree plus 5 years of field/life experience.*

Post-Doctorate Level Degree Programs

Doctoral Degree plus 5 years of field/life experience.*

*Field/Life experience requirements must be in the designated degree program major or a closely related field

AIU Admission Procedures

  • Complete the student AIU application form by clicking on the Apply On-Line link on this web site.
  • Submit curriculum vitae (resume) via the online application form or by email/fax to: [email protected] / 1-808-947-2488. Contact the Office of Admissions at: 1-800-993-0066 (in the US) or 1-808-924-9567 (International) to confirm the receipt of your documents.


Upon acceptance of student’s application by the Academic Committee, the Admission’s Office will contact the applicant with the results of the student evaluation and the basis of acceptance. Notification of acceptance and student affirmation of the acceptance allow student enrollment to the university. Enrollment fees are due upon enrollment. Atlantic International University is an equal opportunity institution. The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, age, nationality, or ethnic origin.

Orientation Call and Webinars

The Academic Department will reach out to you to conduct the initial student orientation call within 1 to 3 days after your enrollment. In this key interaction your Academic Tutor will seek to align the AIU resources and program to fit your particular goals and aspirations and help guide you through the initial steps on Phase 1, confirm your selected programs and expectations. There are several weekly Live Webinar conducted for new students that will resolve any questions you may have about the Virtual Campus. Topics covered include: getting started with Phase 1 orientation, using the Campus APP on iOS/Android, connecting with your academic advisor and fellow students, Merlin Media Center, the online library and accessing the 25+ tools, technologies and learning resources that are available through the university Virtual Campus.

Becoming a Student

Follow the steps below, or call an Admissions Counselor at 1-800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US) 1-808-924-9567 (Internationally) to walk you through the process.

1: Review AIU’s degree programs to determine which specialization will further your career goals.

2: Review the tuition and fees associated with the courses or degree program you’re considering, as well as payment options.

3: Check the Admission Requirements above to determine whether or not you are eligible to be admitted to the AIU degree program you are seeking.

4: Complete the online application form by clicking on the Apply On-Line link on this web site. Paste or annex your resume in the space provided or email/fax it to: [email protected] / 1-808-947-2488.

There are many questions students should ask before deciding to enroll in AIU’s distance learning program(s). Prospective online students need to determine their level of readiness for independent study before deciding to enroll. Will you become a successful online student? Find Out Here.

Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

You can make a payment on the Tuition page (add link to tuition page)  at any time using Credit Card, Pay Pal and over 200 local options around the world. If you need an alternate payment method, such as Bank transfer please request the instructions from the Admissions Department or your Admissions Counselor. In 2021 AIU joined the Blockchain and began accepting several cryptocurrencies and stable coins as tuition and other payments (Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, DAI and a few others).

Upon receipt of your admissions application a copy will be sent to your assigned admissions counselor as well as the Admissions Committee. In most cases an initial interview is conducted before the Admissions Committee makes a determination of acceptance to the degree program. Typically, this process can take 2 to 3 business days. Once a determination of eligibility is made you will be informed and given a time frame to accept and submit your enrollment fee to secure you place as a new student. We provide a limited time frame to complete your enrollment so students who are on hold due to program capacity are able to start. Please be prepared to complete your enrollment within 5 to 7 days of your acceptance.

AIU programs run year round in an asynchronous manner. This means that students can begin their studies at any time as well as progress at the pace that is most suitable to their learning style and life. For certain academic programs there is a capacity for new students that once met, applicants will begin as soon as academic advisors become available.

Submitting the admissions application form is one of the first steps. Upon receipt of your application, if you have not yet had an initial interview, you will be assigned an admission counsel to discuss the program and help determine your intended goals and eligibility. Should you wish to place your application on hold or cancel it, please notify your admission counselor. During the initial interview you will have an opportunity to ask questions and better understand AIU’s unique programs. Once the initial interview is complete you will be asked to confirm your readiness to begin should your acceptance be granted. If you are unsure of your decision at that time, you may ask for the review of your application to be placed on hold or canceled. Once you are ready to begin the program you can request for the review of your application to begin. Should you be granted acceptance you will have 5 to 7 days to finalize your enrollment and submit the Enrollment fee.

AIU Success Stories


Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth must begin at birth and cease only at death.

Mahatma Gandhi

There are two days in the year that we can't do anything, yesterday and tomorrow
Everything we know about Elon Musk's brain chip

Elon Musk

Traditional schools are useless because they do not teach how to solve problems and focus only on teaching about the tools necessary to solve a problem.


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Cicero Roman

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions


Being does not mean accepting what one is, it means creating another self that does not exist


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we do

Contact Us Today!

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it’s possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall 905
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)
808-924-9567 (Internationally)
808-947-2488 (Fax)