Admissions Decisions

Applicants receive notification by mail, telephone or email of the admissions decision. Applicants may also call the Admissions Office at any time to inquire about the progress of their application at (310) 578-1080 x100 or (800) 726-8462. Those who are admitted must confirm their intention to enroll by returning the Student Intent to Enroll (SIE) form. The SIE must be sent along with a non-refundable $200.00 tuition deposit. For students experiencing financial hardship, there is a Tuition Deposit Waiver Form and request available. New students are required to attend a New Student Registration and Orientation (NSRO) Meeting or New Student Orientation (NSO) Meeting, depending on the academic program.

Full and Provisional Admission

The Admissions Office sends letters indicating either full or provisional admittance. Full admission means that the applicant is admitted into the Program without any conditions or provisions. Provisional admission is granted for applicants who lack one or more elements of preparation or who need to fulfill particular academic or administrative requirements for full Admission.

If a student is provisionally admitted, provisional requirements are specified in the admissions letter and the student must satisfy these by the stated deadlines and/or prior to registering for a second term. A provisional admission often is contingent upon successful completion of the first term, with no incompletes or no-credits or fulfillment of outstanding admission requirements such as receipt of final transcripts Students are responsible for working closely with a faculty advisor and with either the Admissions Office or the Integrated Student Services (ISS) office to ensure that provisions are satisfied within the assigned time frame. Once outstanding provisions are satisfied, the student will be fully admitted.

Denial of Admission

If an applicant does not meet AULA’s criteria for admission, the applicant will be notified by letter. Admissions decisions may not be appealed. The University does not provide information about the reasons for denial of admission. An applicant who has been denied admission may reapply for the same program after one year.

Readmission

Students returning with a Leave of Absence or Enrollment Maintenance Status may enroll directly with no involvement of the Admissions Office.

Students who have not enrolled for two or more consecutive terms and wish to return to AULA after regular withdrawal, administrative withdrawal, or academic or disciplinary suspension must re-apply through the Office of Admissions.

Returning students who are required to re-apply must submit the application form by the application deadlines. All supporting evidence (including official transcripts from all colleges attended since leaving AULA) must be submitted so that it can be reviewed in a timely manner.

Students who have withdrawn or who have been withdrawn from Antioch University Los Angeles must formally apply for re-admission if they wish to reenter the University. Readmitted students are subject to the program requirements, policies, and procedures in place at the time of their readmission. This includes, but is not limited to, attending NSRO/NSO and adhering to new degree requirements.

Previously completed academic work will be reevaluated at the time of readmission, and the student desiring to be re-admitted should discuss the reasons for withdrawal in the admissions essay. In some instances, the student will be required to re-take previously credited courses. This may apply to credit initially admitted in transfer, as well as for credit earned at AULA. For the MAP Program, course credit that is more than two years old may need to be retaken to ensure that the student is current with legal and ethical standards as well as subject matter in the field.

Students applying for readmission must adhere to all admissions deadlines and procedures, including submission of a completed application with the accompanying, non-refundable fee. A new admissions essay, new official transcripts, new forms of recommendation, and a personal interview may also be required depending upon the program and upon the length of time since previous enrollment. The student who is applying for re-admission must request official transcripts for any coursework completed at another academic institution since the time of withdrawal from Antioch University Los Angeles. Students should contact the Admissions Office to determine current admissions requirements for readmission to specific programs.

Deferring Admission

Students newly admitted to quarter programs who wish to defer admission to a future quarter should notify the Office of Admissions and Office of the University Registrar in writing prior to or during the first week of classes for the quarter, or prior to the deadline specified for semester programs. Entering students who register for classes and do not follow this procedure remain enrolled in classes and incur administrative and tuition costs for the quarter or semester.

Students admitted to the Bachelors, MAP, MAE/TC, MAEx, and MANM degree programs, or for the ACP certificate program, for a particular quarter may defer admission to a later term when new students are admitted. Requests must be made prior to the start of the term and must follow the procedure outlined above. However, if entry into any Program is delayed for more than two quarters beyond the initial acceptance students are required to reapply and must submit a new application fee.

MFA in Creative Writing students admitted for a particular semester may defer admission to a later semester without penalty, providing they make such a request two months prior to the residency and follow the procedure outlined above. If entry into the Program is delayed for more than one year after initial acceptance, students are required to reapply, to submit a new manuscript, and to be reconsidered by the MFA Faculty Committee.

USMA or USMA Certificate students admitted for a particular semester may defer admission to a later semester without penalty, providing they make such a request one month prior to the residency and follow the procedure outlined above. If entry into the Program is delayed for more than one year after initial acceptance, students are required to reapply, and to be reconsidered by the USMA Faculty Committee.