THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America operates on a rolling admission policy, which means we accept applications throughout the year; you may enter the College at the beginning of any term. However, it is best to apply at least three months prior to your expected term of entry. Your personal admissions counselor will guide you through the steps in the admission process as soon as we receive your completed application along with supporting documentation.
All applicants must submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions at The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America:
- A completed The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America College Undergraduate Application.
- The non-refundable fee of $25.00 (payable by check, money order, or credit card).
- An official copy of your high school transcript completed by the last high school attended, along with the results of your ACT examination or your general equivalency diploma (GED) transcript.
- Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended. Be certain that you have included all colleges attended on your application. Any college or institution not listed on the application at the time of admission will not be considered for transfer credit later. If you have earned fewer than 60 semester credits, a high school transcript is also required. If you have earned fewer than 24 semester credits, a high school transcript is required and used to determine an admission decision.
The Office of Recruitment and Enrollment reserves the right to request additional information or documentation deemed helpful in evaluating applicants for admission (e.g., supplemental references, personal interview, additional testing, etc.). All official documents submitted during the admission process become the property of The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America and cannot be returned to the student. If a student does not enroll in the term for which he/she applied, the documents will remain in our files for two academic years following the term for which they were submitted. If the application is not reactivated in two years, the documents will be destroyed.
Please submit all required information at least two months before the final registration period for the term in which you wish to start classes. We will consider extending an Offer of Admission to any student who is qualified by our admissions standards.
The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America prides itself on its diverse student body, faculty, and staff. In keeping with that spirit, The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America admits students of any gender, age, race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America seeks to enroll students who have demonstrated they will benefit from a college education and contribute to a challenging liberal arts experience. To that end, the College encourages applications from qualified students who come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. At The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America, we desire to enroll men and women who can embody the mission of The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America, that of competence, compassion and commitment.
Achievement of a B- (2.7) or better cumulative grade point average in those courses accepted toward admission. Successful completion of a high school college preparatory program which preferably includes courses in English composition, literature, history and social studies, mathematics, and laboratory science. Foreign languages, computer science courses, and rigorous academic courses from elective areas will strengthen your preparation. Minimum ACT Composite score of 18.
Students who do not meet regular admission standards may be offered the Admissions Placement Test at the discretion of the Office of Recruitment and Enrollment. If you successfully pass this test, the following may be used in the consideration for admission:
- A self-report; an opportunity to express yourself and your previous challenges.
- An interview with your personal admissions counselor.
- Experience, either on the job or in extra-curricular activities.
- Successful completion of credit and non-credit continuing education courses.
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, or supervisors.
High School Early Entry Program
Outstanding high school students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better, who have completed their sophomore year, may be admitted as Special Students to The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America. These students may earn college credit (maximum of 6 credit hours per semester in lower division courses) at The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America while concurrently completing high school graduation requirements.
The following information must accompany the application
- Letter of approval from a parent or legal guardian;
- Letter of permission from the high school guidance counselor or principal;
- Official high school transcript.
A personal interview with an admission counselor is required before admission.
Students planning to continue enrollment following high school graduation must meet all undergraduate admission requirements and must notify the Office of Admissions in writing of their intent. Final high school transcripts (with proof of graduation) and ACT or SAT scores must be submitted for re-evaluation at this time.
Transfer students choose The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America because of the quality of instruction and accessibility of professors and resources.
For admission to The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America, your college transcripts must show a “combined” minimum of a C (2.0) cumulative grade point average. Students who have been dismissed from other institutions for academic or non-academic reasons may not be considered eligible for admission to The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America. Failure to disclose all colleges/ universities attended may result in immediate disqualification from the admission process. Students with 60 transfer credits or less will also need to submit high school transcripts, according to Title IV requirements.
Generally, The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America will accept college level courses from regionally accredited institutions for transfer if you achieved a C (2.0 grade point average) or better grade in the course(s) and if the classes are comparable to course offerings and programs of study offered at The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America.
There are some differences in the number of transfer credits that The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America will accept depending on the kind of institution previously attended. If you attended only two-year colleges (community colleges), you may transfer a maximum of 60 total semester hours of credit. If you have attended only four-year colleges or universities, you may transfer a maximum of 90 semester hours of credit, but the maximum number of transferable lower division credit hours (100 or 200 level or their equivalent) is 84.
If you have attended both two-year and four-year institutions, you may transfer a maximum of 90 semester hours of credit from all institutions attended. A maximum of 84 credit hours of lower division courses will be accepted and a maximum of 60 credits will be accepted from the two-year institutions.
Once you are accepted and enrolled at The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America, you will need to complete at least 30 semester hours of credit at The Institute Of Justice & Wisdom In America. When you have achieved Junior status, no more community college credit will be accepted. Of the 120 credit hours needed for graduation, at least 36 must be upper-level courses (300 or 400). You will also need to fulfill the other requirements for a bachelor’s degree.