Every applicant must:
- Have an earned Associate of Arts Degree or its equivalent of 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. If the degree was completed in another country, documentation that the institution offers degree programs equivalent to those approved by the U.S. Department of Education must be provided.
- English is the language of instruction at UPR. Students who have been taught primarily overseas, in languages other than English must verify English proficiency in the form of a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 530.
- Must provide assurance of access to E-mail, Internet and a personal computer (web-based e-mail and access through public computers is acceptable).
- Must provide assurance of access to college-level library resources or electronic equivalent for the period required for completion of the degree program.
- Must provide assurance of serious interest and ability to meet the academic demands of scholarship required for this program.
- Any exception to this stated policy is made only by the Chief Academic Officer with documentation of degree equivalency maintained with the student’s file.
- Completion of UPR undergraduate programs requires the ability to read, view images and videos, listen to audio materials, type responses on a computer, and think logically. Applicants with disabilities limiting their ability to read, listen, or type should consult with a member of the administration to evaluate their ability to successfully fulfill the requirements of a distance learning curriculum.