American Heritage University of Southern California

Admissions Policy


Admissions Policy

Selection Criteria

AHUSC’s admission policy is unique in that any prospective student must have completed two years of university coursework equivalent to 60 credits/units or an Associate of Arts/Science degree from a community college or university. The uniformity of these selection criteria finds expression in our mission as an Adult Degree Completion University (ADCU).

Distance Learning Admission Requirements

It is generally expected that prospective students must have received a high school diploma, GED or their equivalent. In addition, applicants must possess or completed one (1) of the following:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): A minimum of sixty (60) semester units or the maximum of (90) qualifying credits which must include a minimum of thirty (30) semester units in general education with two courses in Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, plus English Composition I, English Composition II, one Mathematics course and one additional course from either the area of Humanities, Natural Sciences or Social Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Note: AHUSC does not provide Visa services or vouch for student status.

Admission Options for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Required: Completion of a minimum of thirty (30) semester units in General Education

  • Option A: A student must have sixty (60) college credits to enter AHUSC program. In that case, the individual will have to earn another sixty credits at AHUSC to earn a bachelor’s degree (California State requires 120 credits for bachelor’s degree).
  • Duration for Option A: AHUSC follows semester system but each semester is divided into two sessions. There are six sessions per year.
  • Students can complete sixty credits/20 courses in three years and four months maximum when they take one course per session. Duration can be reduced if they take more than one course per session.
  • Option B: AHUSC has provision for students to enter bachelor program with a maximum of ninety (90) transfer credits from other accredited institutions. In that case, the student has to complete thirty (30) credit units at AHUSC. The student can graduate with 120 credits (90 + 30).
  • Duration for Option B: AHUSC follows semester system but each semester is divided into two sessions. There are six sessions per year.
  • Students can complete thirty credits/ 10 courses in one year eight months maximum. Duration can be reduced if they take more than one course per session.

Admission Options for Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Option A: A candidate for admission to master’s Program must have a minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Requirements for MBA degree is thirty-nine (39) with masters’ thesis.
    • With specialized MBA, graduation requirement is forty-five (39 + 6). Students must complete six extra credits to satisfy requirements for specialization.
    • Duration for Option A: AHUSC follows semester system but each semester is divided into two sessions. There are six sessions per year.
    • Students can complete General MBA (with 39 credits) in two years two months maximum. For specialized MBA (with 45 credits) will require two years and six months maximum. Duration can be reduced in the student take more than one course per session.
  • Option B: Student entering MBA with a master’s degree in an allied subject, the student may transfer a maximum of six credits from the previous master’s degree. In that case, the student has to complete thirty-three (33) credit units with a master’s thesis. For specialize MBA, it will be thirty-nine (39) credit units with master’s thesis.
  • Duration for Option B: AHUSC follows semester system but each semester is divided into two sessions. There are six sessions per year.
  • Duration for thirty-three (33) credit units/ 11 courses will be one year ten months. Duration for thirty-nine (39) credit/ 13 courses will require two years two months maximum. Duration can be reduced in the student take more than one course per session.