Online and distance learning is the future of education. Even though we live in a global village the concept of a global university – not rooted in a particular country – such as AUOL – is occasionally misunderstood by the dinosaurs of brick and mortar education especially in countries where online education is still a novelty. AUOL’s formula has proven a great success over the years. It is efficient, student-oriented, and can be transmitted from any computer terminal anywhere in the world. That is why this formula is now being championed by numerous online educational institutions around the world.
WHY DISTANCE LEARNING?
Very few people can afford to give up work to start studying, and with university fees at an all-time high, learning via traditional methods is beyond reach for many. This exciting alternative in higher education holds for you the promise of professional and personal growth without any limits or boundaries. AUOL was originally founded in 1984 as the American College of Science & Technology. AUOL, the international distance learning center, which was subsequently incorporated as an independent Online and Distance Learning University in 1999 has six Schools: Business, IT, Law, Education & Liberal Arts, Humanities, and English. AUOL is a private international institution; we are not a British University (nor are we in any way associated with the University of London) and we do not award British qualifications. AUOL Online is specialized in Distance Learning education (in other words an “open” university). Distance learning is rapidly becoming the preferred alternative, and AUOL has quickly become established as one of the pioneers in the field.
The University‘s academic staff are highly qualified and experienced. They are accustomed to working with executives, managers and consultants employed in both the private and public sectors.
Affiliates are at the centre of our educational formula. Most of the degree programs offered are taught by our affiliates. To give but one example, as soon as an enquiry is received at the university it is passed on to the relevant affiliate in the applicant’s country. Affiliates’ study programs are based on the university’s recommended curricula. Affiliates operate under the auspices of their region’s head office.
All of our distance learning courses have been designed to the most exacting standards, in accordance with the most stringent criteria, in order to provide outstanding education at an affordable price while ensuring that individual needs are met and that your distance learning experience is both enjoyable and beneficial. Our modules are your own personal tutor at home . AUOL’s unique, style of distance learning is called directed coursework study . This means that you study on your own, either at home or wherever suits you with regular ongoing support from your designated supervisor. You will be taught through printed modules – study materials, specially written textbooks or workbooks, audio CDs and video DVDs. When your program starts, you’ll receive your modules by post. /courier .Effective 1st of January 2010, all AUOL modules have been available to students in e-format and may be sent to you as PDF attachments to your emails. You will purchase the modules at £50.00 per module and they are yours to keep and to refer to whenever you wish. All modules will direct you to the relevant websites where additional resources will be available. Sometime there will be books you have to buy yourself or borrow from a local library. If required we are happy to do this on your behalf. You’ll get a study timetable that will help you plan your reading, and assignments due dates. With our unique, world-leading style of distance learning, AUOL enables you to study from home, work or even on the move, at a time that suits you. With a wide choice of qualifications, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, AUOL offers the choice and flexibility you need.
WILL YOU NEED A COMPUTER?
You’ll need a computer for regular and reliable access to the internet so that you can have easy communication with your personal supervisor. Having an email is essential as it is your means of communicating with your supervisor and so that we can send you important information relevant to your studies.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
Surveys over the years have shown that a degree earned through a non-campus University with a strong reputation such as AUOL, can be just as useful as one from a traditional school. A recent report by the UK Institute for Fiscal Studies found that, on average, men with first degrees earned around 15% more than male non-graduates with similar backgrounds and levels of ability. Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffeer in a recent article on traditional business schools in the Academy of Management Learning & Education writes, “Little of what is taught to students in “traditional” business schools prepare them for the corporate workplace. You have to question what goes on in the years it takes to get an MBA”. Even if a degree has no connection whatsoever with a job that has been applied for, having the credentials that make you a Bachelor, Master or Doctor are what you really need to get that better position and higher salary. In the age of digitised information, and in the global village we live in, AUOL is a pioneer. Our concept is simple, efficient, and student-oriented, and can be transmitted from any computer terminal anywhere in the world. Our prospectus states that our mission is “to bring closer to every student everywhere in the world the exciting prospect of higher education through distance learning at affordable prices” Here is your opportunity to improve your status and your employment prospects. We live in a competitive world. The following pages provide an introduction to AUOL .programs. I hope that you will join us soon. AUOL is in the vanguard of this new revoulution in education!! Welcome to the future!
This school offers programs in:
AUOL is an independent international university exclusively involved in Online and Distance Learning education (in other words an “open” university ). We are not a British University (nor are we in any way associated with the University of London) and we do not award British qualifications.
AUOL is oriented to those individuals not seeking licenses or credentials required from governmental accrediting institutions. AUOL has not applied for accreditation with any American regional association nor with similar British official agencies.
As applying for accreditation is voluntary, candidates applying for admission to AUOL need to enquire before enrolling as to the accreditation “status” of a specific program or school.
Since its founding in 1984, “AUOL is fast becoming an acknowledged leader in Distance Education” *
Our students work very hard in order to obtain their degrees. If your intention is to “buy” a degree, beware ! This university is not and has never been a degree mill and we will instantly reject such applications . Our main emphasis has always been to offer the highest quality of education to our students. And that is why since its founding , degrees conferred by AUOL have been internationally recognized by the private sector and accepted by multinational businesses as well as by colleges and universities for further study.
AUOL has sought and obtained recognition from independent agencies specializing primarily in distance learning.
AUOL is a member of the “American Association For Higher Education And Accreditation”: AAHEA
Admissions & Requirements
• If you wish to submit an application for admission to the university , paper copies of the application documents listed below are required: Please send by registered post or by courier.
• If you wish to expedite your application , you may submit scanned copies of your application documents by email, ( please attach bank proof of payment of fees – see bank details below).
No application will be considered unless accompanied by the application fee or proof of its payment.
- A completed, signed and dated application form ( a hard copy of your online submission
- Copy/ies of your certificate/s. Not required for Bachelor’s applications. Please do not send originals)
- A current CV This is important in order to assess the no. of APEL Credits you may be entitled to )
- Two passport size photographs. (one of which will be used for your University ID card)
- Application Fee of £50 (fifty pounds sterling. Cheques ,international drafts etc payable to the AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF LONDON )
N.B. No application will be considered until all above documents are received at the Registry. Please send by registered/recorded mail.
Once your application has been accepted, you will be required to pay your fees in full or by installments. Upon receipt of your tuition fees or deposit we will send you your registration documents:
- Official Certificate of Registration
- ID card
- Letter of appointment of supervisor
Entry requirements for the Fast Track bachelor degree programs by distance learning:
- High School certificate or its equivalent OR
- for candidates over 21 years old, relevant experience in the field of study
Entry requirements for all graduate degrees:
- a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent OR
- for candidates over 25 years old a minimum of five years work experience in the applicant’s area of expertise.
Applicants should submit a resume’ (CV) containing name and address of their employers, dates of employment, job title and a short description of duties
Proficiency in English Requirement
Non-Native English speakers must have a good command of both written and spoken English, the language of instruction at AUOL. The University does not require external English tests such as TOEFL, GMAT Cambridge Proficiency, etc. However, students who have a TOEFL score received during the last three years, of at least 500 (or 173 for the computerized TOEFL test) can be awarded a number of transfer credits towards their degree when applying for programs in the School of English.