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Admission Process

2.1 Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (2-year degree completion program) Admission criteria:

 

This is a new program that Virscend University plans to start in the Fall of 2024. 

This program is designed for students with an Associate Degree that are looking to receive a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Please read the information below and contact The Admissions Department for further information at (949) 502-6252 or email admission@virscend.com.

 

  • An entering student must have earned an Associate Degree from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada; or an institution outside the United States or Canada and in addition provides a comprehensive evaluation of the degree performed by a foreign credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

  • Students must have been awarded an Associate degree or have completed a minimum of 60 units of lower division coursework with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Students must pay all applicable fees, as per the current published fee schedule at the time of the signing or entering into an enrollment contract or make other arrangements acceptable to the school.

  • This institution does not award credit for satisfactory completion of CLEP or other comparable examinations. This institution does not award credit for experiential learning.

  • This institution does not accept Ability to Benefit (ATB) students.

  • This institution has articulation agreements with domestic and international universities

 

2.1.1 BS Admissions Process

Virscend University accepts admissions year-round. Admissions decisions are made by the Admissions Committee which consists of the Director of Admissions, faculty and staff.

Submission Instruction (Bachelor of Science Application)

  1. Fill out the application form online https://www.virscend.com/apply

  2. Upload all needed documents

  3. Pay for the application fee (nonrefundable)

 

2.1.2 BS Admission Submission Instruction

  • Complete personal essay answering one of the following prompts:

    • Describe a time you encountered a problem and resolved it and explain its significance to you.

    • Describe a problem that you would like to resolve and explain how you would resolve it and why it is of significance to you.

  • If a student has less than a 2.5 GPA from their previous school, they must complete an academic personal statement and answer the following prompt:

    • Please justify the reasons why you deserve to be a candidate for our BS program.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (Unofficial Transcripts accepted during application process)

  • If applying for the online program, please also include your completed Information Competency Assessment (linked here), which is available on our website with all admission forms. An online BS program will not be available in the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • Minimum of 61 TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS, 43 PTE, 95 DUOLINGO, Pre-1 EIKEN, 162 Cambridge English Assessment, 575 TOEIC or Level 4 of an ESL program

    • We accept scores from all language exams, submit your score and we can assess accordingly

    • If you cannot meet the minimum language score, you can still apply, but an additional interview with our admissions team will be required

*Please note that the Bachelor of Science program only accepts transfer students who are at the Junior level of college or higher​

 

2.2 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Criteria:

  • Student must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada; or an institution outside the United States or Canada and in addition provides a comprehensive evaluation of the degree performed by a foreign credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

  • Students must have been awarded a bachelor’s degree with a grade of 2.75 or higher. Students with a grade lower than 2.75 must demonstrate additional qualifications such as extensive work experience in related fields, or special awards.

  • Students must pay all applicable fees, as per the current published fee scheduled at the time of the signing or entering into an enrollment contract or make other arrangements acceptable to the school.

  • This institution does not award credit for satisfactory completion of CLEP or other comparable examinations. This institution does not award credit for experiential learning.

  • This institution has articulation agreements with domestic and international universities.

 

2.2.1 MBA Admission Process

Virscend University accepts admissions year-round. Students must enroll in the fall semester and take all of the courses (three in fall, three in spring, four in summer) to complete the MBA program in one year. Admissions decisions are made by the Admissions Committee which consists of the Director of Admissions, faculty and staff.

Submission Instruction (Master of Business Admission Application)

  1. Fill out the application form online https://www.virscend.com/apply

  2. Upload all necessary documents

  3. Pay for the application fee (nonrefundable)

 

2.2.2 MBA Submission Instruction

  • Complete personal essay answering one of the following prompts:

    • Tell us about a recent personal or professional achievement and how it connects to your MBA goals. 

    • Describe a situation in which you led a team. What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them? 

  • If a student has less than a 2.5 GPA from their previous school, they must complete an academic personal statement and answer the following prompt:

    • Please justify the reasons why you deserve to be a candidate for our MBA program.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (Unofficial Transcripts accepted during application process)

  • If applying for the online program, please also include your completed Information Competency Assessment (linked here), which is available on our website with all admission forms. An online MBA program will not be available in the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • GMAT or GRE SCORE (Optional)

  • Letter of recommendation from school or work (Optional)

  • Minimum of 80 TOEFL, 6.0 IELTS, 58 PTE, 115 DUOLINGO, 1 EIKEN, 169 Cambridge English Assessment, 690 TOEIC or Level 6 of an ESL program

    • We accept scores from all language exams, submit your score and we can assess accordingly

    • If you cannot meet the minimum language score, you can still apply, but an additional interview with our admissions team will be required

 

2.3. Application Decision

Once the application has been received, the Director of Admissions will look through all the supporting documents to determine if everything has been submitted correctly. If the application’s documents are incomplete, a representative from the admissions team will reach out to the applicant for the missing documents. Once all application documents have been provided and the application fee has been paid, the application will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Upon acceptance into the program, the admissions team will send out a formal acceptance letter with the next steps towards enrollment. 

 

Once the application has been processed (for either BS or MBA applicants), those candidates who meet the initial requirements will be invited to an on-campus/virtual interview. After the interviews have been completed, the selection process will begin, and acceptance/rejection letters will be made thereafter.

 

2.4. Scholarship Policy

  1. Virscend University offers five types of scholarships for qualified students

  2. In order to be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must indicate their interest in a scholarship opportunity by checking the appropriate section on the application

  3. Type of scholarships

    • Presidential scholarship 

      • All tuition is waived for 6 consecutive semesters, after which you must reapply for your scholarship.

      • Scholarship receivers must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship

      • Only applicable to domestic students

    • Academic Scholarship

      • 75% tuition waived for 6 consecutive semesters, after which you must reapply for your scholarship.

      • Scholarship receivers must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship

      • Only applicable to domestic students

    • Professional Scholarship

      • 50% tuition waiver within 6 consecutive semesters, after which you must reapply for your scholarship. 

      • Scholarship receivers must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5  or higher to continue receiving the scholarship

    • Merit Scholarship

      • 25% tuition is waived within 6 consecutive semesters, after which you must reapply for your scholarship.

      • Scholarship receivers must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship

    • International Scholarship

      • 10% tuition is waived within 6 consecutive semesters, after which you must reapply for your scholarship.

      • Scholarship receivers must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship

      • Only applicable to international students

  4. If an applicant’s GPA is below the admission or scholarship requirement, educational/industry experience, test scores, or a personal statement can be used in addition to GPA in application consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee.

  5. Scholarship cannot be carried over after leave of absence,  unless necessary courses are not available. You must reapply for the scholarship upon return.

  6. Full scholarships are not available to students that drop below the minimum GPA that was stipulated in the Scholarship Agreement (3.0 for BS, 3.5 for MBA). If an extenuating circumstance affects a student's performance, the student may petition to maintain their scholarship status utilizing the “Scholarship Petition” form online.

Bachelor of Science in Bus Admin criteria
BS Admissions Process
BS Admission Submission Instruction
Master of Busines Administration
MBA Admission Process
MBA Submission Instruction
Application Decision
Scholarship Policy
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