I want to earn a bachelor’s degree; how do I qualify for admission to AUSB?

Antioch University Santa Barbara offers a Bachelor of Arts degree completion program.  All applicants to the BA program must have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time college credit prior to entering the program. Typically, that is 24 semester units or 36 quarter units.  Applicants coming to AUSB fulfill this requirement with:

  • College courses taken at a U.S. college or university (with a final grade of ‘C’ or better, or pass if taken as pass/no pass)
  • College Board Advanced Placement exams (a score of 3 or higher)
  • CLEP credit
  • International coursework (university, college, upper-secondary/gymnasium) that is assessed to be equivalent to college credit earned at a regionally accredited U.S. college/university (with a final grade of ‘C’ or better, or pass if taken as pass/no pass) by an external transcript evaluation agency.  For more information please click here.
  • AUSB guarantees 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of lower-division transfer credit for applicants who completed upper-secondary/gymnasium in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or the Netherlands.  Applicants must provide an official transcript in English, from their school to be awarded this credit. This official transcript must indicate the graduation date.

*A combined minimum of one full-time year of college credit is required; however, AUSB will transfer up to the equivalent of three full-time years (80 semester units/120 quarter units).

If you have questions about the transferability of credits, or the overall admission process please contact: Office of Admissions at admissions.ausb@antioch.edu or 805.962.8179 ext. 5301.

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