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Admission Requirements

Online Undergraduate

Entrance into an undergraduate degree program is based on the following criteria:

  • Submission of a completed application form and application fee
  • A 250 word response to the following questions: While studying at HIU, explain how you will work through your two greatest challenges and utilize your two greatest strengths? Where do you plan to be in five years and how will an education at HIU help you develop that plan? This response is used for purposes of academic advising.
  • Submission of official high school transcripts indicating completion and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4-point scale, a General Education Diploma (GED) indicating a minimum score of 47, or 12+ units of college coursework with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.

Any applicant not meeting the above-stated requirements may petition for special consideration by the Online Undergraduate Admissions Committee.


  • Submission of a completed application form and application fee
  • Request that official transcripts be sent from all previously attended colleges or universities to the Graduate and Adult Admissions Office.
  • Two completed reference forms sent to the Graduate and Adult Admissions office.
  • Forward a definitive statement of at least 250 words stating your reasons for entering a graduate program. MFT students are required to complete a Comprehensive Career Statement in lieu of a statement of purpose as well as an interview as part of admission requirements.
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