During the admission process, AHS-Genesis provides students with high-touch, personalized services that include:
- Developing an understanding of the AHS-Genesis experience in relation to academic and career goals of prospective students.
- Promoting the student-oriented environment of AHS-Genesis.
- Ensuring the availability of well-trained, professional staff committed to student success at AHS-Genesis.
- Adhering to a set of admissions standards that support the best interest of each student admitted to AHS-Genesis.
The admission policy at AHS-Genesis has been designed to select students who have the potential to do college-level work. Therefore, to be admitted to AHS-Genesis, a prospective student must submit a high school transcript showing evidence of an earned diploma, or a transcript of previously completed college work. ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission. Written permission from a legal guardian is required for admission of persons who are under the age of 18. In some instances, a high school student without a diploma can be admitted on the recommendation of a parent, principal, or education professional. In these cases, a student can begin study while still in high school and submit evidence of the diploma upon completion.
Applicants to AHS-Genesis whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Students may use the TOFEL exam to demonstrate English language proficiency. For other options prospective may contact the Admissions.
The following TOEFL results will be accepted as proof of English proficiency:
- TOEFL internet-based score: 61+
- TOEFL paper-based test score: 500+
- Complete Application form. The Application form can be downloaded from the AHS-Genesis website or requested by phone or email.
- Submit Application. Applications can be submitted via mail, email, or fax.
- Request Transcripts. To be fully admitted to AHS-Genesis, the student must provide an official high school or college transcript with at least 12 college credits. Transcripts should be mailed directly to AHS-Genesis from the sending institution. Transcripts should be mailed to:
259 Grandview Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901
A total of 60 credits are required to earn an associate’s degree and 120 credits are required to earn a bachelor’s degree. At least 30 credit hours must be earned from AHS-Genesis courses. To complete an AHS-Genesis degree, students will be required to transfer credits.
Sources for transfer credit include:
- Courses taken at colleges or universities. Official transcripts from the transferring institution are required for transfer credit consideration. AHS-Genesis reserves the right to request a course catalog and/or syllabus from the granting institution for the year(s) the credit was originally earned.
- Credit-by-Exam programs. Some examples are AP, CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior College Exams. Official score reports from a testing service are required.
- Courses evaluated for college credit by National CCRS, the American Council on Education (ACE), or the CCAP program at Charter Oak State College.
Transfer Credit Policies
- Typically credit earned within the last 10 years is considered for transfer. The consideration of credit earned more than 10 years ago will be determined on a case by case basis.
- Transfer credit is granted only for courses for which a grade equivalent to a “C-” or better has been earned. Courses in which a grade of “pass” is received must be certified by the school as being equivalent to a “C-” or higher in order to be accepted in transfer.
- Transfer credit will not be evaluated or denied solely on the source of accreditation of the sending institution.
- Transcripts from non US based institutions may require a foreign credential evaluation through World Education Services (www.wes.org).
- Up to 30 credits may be transferred from non-transcript sources of college credits. This includes credit be examination sources such as the CLEP or AP exam and credits for Prior learning Assessment.
If a student is pursuing a degree, an official transcript evaluation will be performed to determine the number of transfer credits that will be granted for previous college level work.