American Heritage University of Southern California

FAQs

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

- Socrates

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there something you need to know without browsing through our website? We understand! Sometimes, it is much easier to land on a page that has frequently asked questions and answers. This is the page for for that. Since we began our quest to bring education to working adults and professionals like you, we have been asked the following questions quite often:

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.
If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:
  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund. An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.
AHUSC offers the following degree programs:
We currently do not offer Financial Aid for any of our educational programs. Our tuition was designed to fit the budget of the average working professional. We offer affordible montlhy payments with no interest.
All of our programs are offered online using an online Learning Management System (LMS) for online discussions, grading, examinations, lectures, and other student learning resources.
We are located at 1802 East G St, Ontario, CA 91764
AHUSC's Undergraduate program requires a total of one-hundred and twenty (120) semester units. One semester unit is equivalent to fifteen (15) contact hours per course per week and the following criteria must be met:

  • 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
  • Completion of a minimum of thirty (30) semester units in the major
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher
Please Note: Admission to any of our degree programs does not require Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or any other qualifying examination.
Admission to the Master's degree programs requires a Bachelor's degree from an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority.

The Master's Degree requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) graduate semester units; degree with specialization will require additional six (6) semester units. One semester unit is equivalent to fifteen (15) contact hours per course per week and the following criteria must be met:

  • Thirty-nine (39) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree or; A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree plus six (6) transferrable semester units
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B) or higher
  • Official transcripts of all the course work for the Bachelor's Degree must be on file
Please Note: Admission to any of our degree programs does not require Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or any other qualifying examination.
The university may accept a maximum of 6 graduate semester units in transfer toward the Master's degree for graduate course work completed at an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or, for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority. Credit earned in graduate courses for which a grade of "B" or higher was earned will be considered for transfer. To enable the evaluation of prior college work, official transcripts must be provided to the University.

Staying current with productivity technology is an important part of your education and an important component of our method of instruction. To ensure your success in our programs, you will need access to and use of the hardware and software listed below. You must also have the technical skills outlined in the Academic Catalog.

Hardware Requirements

  • A processor of 2 GHz or faster
  • 4 GB RAM or greater
  • A high-speed internet connection with a connection speed of 1.5 MB/s or better.
  • The use of satellite and cellular connections may result in slowness or errors (timeouts, access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials.
  • The use of public access computers and internet (for example, at restaurants and public institutions such as libraries) may result in slowness or errors (timeouts or access problems) when accessing the classroom and course materials. Public access computers may not permit any access to certain course materials or systems due to security limitations.
  • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 or greater resolution
  • Keyboard and Mouse is recommended
  • Speakers/Headphones and Microphone
  • A noise-canceling headset is recommended
  • Public access computers may not permit usage of speakers, headphones or microphones.
  • A web camera capable of video web conferencing

Additional Software

  • Microsoft® Office 2013 or later for a personal computer (PC), Microsoft® Office 2011 or later for a Mac
  • An up to date installation of Adobe® Reader
  • An up to date installation of the Adobe® Flash plug-in
  • Local administrative privileges to operating system may be required to allow for installation of software and/or configure computer settings
  • A current security suite application (updated regularly)
  • Some courses may require the purchase of additional software including Microsoft® Visio and Microsoft® Project

Mobile Devices

Students are required to have reliable access to a PC or Mac but may use a mobile device such as a phone or tablet as a secondary means of access with our Populiweb (Learning Software System). This app is available for iOS and Android users. Please keep in mind that access to website functionality and required course materials may be limited on mobile devices.

 

Computer accessibility

All students need access to a computer for success in their coursework. The operating systems on most computers already have some features that include these accessibility technologies:

  • Changing font size
  • Changing the size of desktop icons
  • Magnification of portions of your screen
  • Converting text to speech
  • Altering background color
  • Captioning for audio
  • Speech recognition
  • Accessibility for operating systems
Yes. Cross-border education can refer to dual and joint degree programs; branch campuses; and virtual, on-line education. It is a division of "internationalization of higher education" and can be linked to development cooperation projects, academic exchange programs and commercial initiatives. American Heritage University of Southern California is a Cross-Border Education provider. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Aniruddha Pal.

At AHUSC, we know that the high cost of tuition at traditional colleges and universities are not within the financial range of many prospective students. The statistics show that for the majority of working adults and professionals campus based programs are not the answer.American Heritage University of Southern California is committed to offering very affordable tuition to fit your needs and your budget.

Fees. Broken Down

The tuition for the programs is as follows:

BBA: $150.00 per unit
MBA: $250.00 per unit

Fee Schedule
1. Application Fee (non-refundable) $ 50.00
2. Student Registration (Yearly, non-refundable) $100.00
3. Late Payment Fee $25.00
4. Diploma $100.00
5. Diploma Replacement $100.00
6. Certified Transcript $25.00
7. Deferred Payment Fee $75.00
8. Returned Check Fee $35.00
9. Special/Re-Examination Fee $25.00
10. Student ID Card $25.00
11. Graduation Fee (one-time charge) $500.00
12. Graduation (Non-Attendance Fee ) $350.00
13. Course Add/Drop Fee $25.00
14. Late Registration $25.00
15. Student Technology Fee: Non-Refundable After the 10th day of class enrollment $120.00
16. Experiential Credit Evaluation Fee $100.00
17. STRF (Non-refundable) 0.05% of Tuition

Note: Students must purchase textbooks and other required study materials, estimated between $350-$700 per year. Students will not be able to pass a course without the required course materials. For additional information, please view our school catalog.

The refund policy of American Heritage University of Southern California, for the unused portion of tuition, follows the appropriate guidelines of the Veteran's Administration and the California Education Code. The student has a right to a full refund of all charges, less the $50.00 non-refundable application fee per course and other non-refundable charges provided the student cancels prior to the first day of instruction by filing an Add/Drop form with the Registrar. A student who has attended classes and wishes to withdraw from a class and receive a partial refund of tuition must file an "Add/Drop” form and a "Request for Tuition Refund” form with the Registrar within 30 days of the last class attended, as determined by the Instructor's attendance records. Refunds will be made available within 30 days of receipt of this written notice. If the University cancels or discontinues a course or program, it will refund all charges and fees associated with the course or program. American Heritage University of Southern California will refund tuition on a pro-rata basis unless the class is more than 50% complete, in which cases there will be no refund. The university's refund will be pro-rated weekly.

Refund Policy: 8-Week Semester
Tuition will be refunded 100% through the end of the second week of classes (refund deadline). There will be no refund for classes cancelled after the deadline. See American Heritage University of Southern California School Catalog.

Yes. Every year, we send out invitations to students who are eligible for graduation. To view pictures from previous graduation ceremonies, please visit our gallery page.
Students whose primary language is not English must have sufficient command of the English language to benefit from instruction at this university. Coursework is offered entirely in English. It is required that students must be able to communicate effectively in English to complete courses. TOEFL results of 550 or above will be used to determine the extent of English proficiency and thereby, student placement. The I-20 Form for International Applicants is not required as these services are not offered.

Applicants with Foreign Qualifications


Applicants who have qualifications from foreign institutions of higher education need to have their credentials evaluated by any of the following third parties:

Evaluation and Education, Inc.
International Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 20348
Long Beach, CA 90801
Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
777 Campus Commons Rd., Ste. 200
Sacramento, CA 95825-8309
(916) 565-7475/Fax: (916) 565-7476

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 5140 98011-8029
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3470
(414) 289-3400/Fax: (414) 289-3411

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
19015 North Creek Parkway, Suite 103
Bothell, WA 98011-8029
(206) 487-2245/Fax: (206) 487-1989

Global Services Associates
The Foreign Educational Document Service
P.O. Box 4091
Stockton, CA 95204

Global Services
2554 Lincoln Blvd. #445
Marina del Rey, CA 90291-5082
(310) 828-5709 /Fax:(310)-828-5709
global@iccas.com

Evaluation is intended to ensure that foreign degrees are equivalent to the degrees offered by institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is recommended that applicants obtain a course-by-course evaluation. Prospective Law Students seeking more information are strongly advised to contact the Admission's Office.