Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the university located?

The university is an American online research university. It is in the United States, with representatives in different parts of the world.

How do I submit and receive my enrollment information?

You can complete the online application or email your application to the admissions office of the university. The admissions office will contact you within week or two. Thereafter, an enrollment information letter will be sent to you once your documents are received and processed. You may contact the office with question:

How much interactions do instructors or mentors have with the students?

The university is a research university. Therefore, students are expected to do independent research. However, the assigned instructors are always available to be reached. Instructors use zoom and other available electronic communication tools to present lectures and to communicate with students. Students can also communicate with their assigned mentors through emails.

What textbooks are used for the business and law programs?

The university uses the same kind of textbooks used in traditional universities. Students enrolled in the business school will use textbooks like the course materials used at other business schools. Law school students will use casebooks that are being studied at reputable traditional law schools.

Do I need to visit the United States to complete my degree?

No. CIU offers all its programs completely online and the courses are accessible to all Students, wherever, they may reside. Students are required to gain membership or visit the local libraries, obtain the necessary books for their assigned courses. The internet search results are acceptable research materials and students can use any of the search engines to conduct their required research topics.

Do I have to log in for my courses and assignments at a specific time?

No. The university is designed for busy working adults. There is no required time to log in for your courses. You can complete a course at your own pace. For example, students can complete some courses faster and others at a slower pace depending on their schedules during the semester.

How long are your semesters?

The university offers many accelerated semesters and part time longer semester options. Here are the available options: 6 weeks semester for our more aggressive students, 8 weeks semester for the least aggressive students, and the 12 weeks semester for less aggressive students. 6 weeks semester and longer semesters are also available to students taking their own time for completion

Does CIU accept Federal Student Aid or Financial loans?

No. CIU does not participate in the U.S. Department of Education Financial Aids programs. However, students can make special arrangements for their payments.

Is TOEFL required for foreign student?

No. However, all students must demonstrate that they can speak and write English with complete understanding.

Does the law school require an LSAT for admission?

Barclay School of Law does not require the Law School Admission Test for admission. All students who meet the admission’s requirements are admitted to the Law School.

Does CIU use proctors to administer exams?

Yes, but not for all courses. The management and science programs are designed to be research and projects oriented. Students are required to submit a project at the end of each course or applied what was learned in a course. Proctors are required for all courses taught at the Barclay School of Law.

How does CIU graduation ceremony work?

CIU does have private ceremonies for graduating students when requested. Students are spread around the world, therefore, it is generally difficult to have public ceremony for everyone to attend. The option for public ceremony is always available to all graduating students. Degrees are generally mailed to students.