Admissions and Enrollment
As a partner in your quest
for an interfaith education,
AIHT embodies an open admissions
policy. This means that
AIHT believes that you can exhibit
the desire, self-discipline, and
motivation to learn through independent
study. While our faculty
and advisors will work with you
as your partner, we do not believe
that you need a classroom or a
teacher standing over you in order
for you to accomplish your goals.
Of course, independent
collegiate study also requires the
demonstration of basic educational
preparation and academic
aptitude. Therefore, high school
graduation or the satisfactory
completion of the General Education
Development Test (GED)
is required for admission at the
bachelor’s level. Likewise, a bachelor’s
degree is required to enroll in
a master’s program and a master’s
degree is required to enroll in a
Therefore, as you enroll in
the AIHT program of your choice,
you are beginning a journey into a
ministry of service. You can count
on AIHT faculty and advisors for information, inspiration, encouragement,
and feedback, while you
enjoy and incorporate your own
“I love working at AIHT! It is very satisfying to help someone reach their educational goals and dreams. In my past 12 years in admissions, I have worked with people from all around the world and from every spiritual path imaginable. The first step towards true wisdom knows there is an infinite universe of knowledge available and education is the key. The programs at AIHT fit perfectly for each and help them truly to achieve their life’s purpose. Education is a gift we give ourselves.”
Reverend Beverly Love
Director of Admissions
At the time you requested
information about the school,
AIHT assigned you an admissions
advisor. Your admissions advisor
can answer your questions about
our educational programs and
assist you with the enrollment
ENROLL BY PHONE
Please contact your admissions advisor at 1-800-949-4325.
(Outside the US, please call 1-205-216-4962.)
To enroll online, go to our Web site at: www.aiht.edu/catalog/application.asp. You
may complete and submit your application there. (Please include
all required information.)
ENROLL BY MAIL
Complete the application from the back of the
catalog. Remember to include
your admissions essay and your initial payment.
MAIL TO: American Institute of Holistic Theology
Office of Admissions
2112 11th Avenue South, Suite 520
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Transfer of Credit From Other Schools Toward Credit
- In order to evaluate the
efficacy of transferring
credits, AIHT’s Admissions
Department must receive an
official transcript from the
college from which you wish to
transfer credit. While provisional
transfer of credit can be
based on an unofficial transcript,
official transfer requires
an official transcript.
- In order to transfer credit
from a specific course, the
grade received for that course
must be a C or higher.
- The course must be comparable
to that which is required
for your program of choice.
Please note that credits to be
transferred must be earned prior
to your enrollment at AIHT. If
you enroll in and complete outside
course work during your term as
a student, those credits will not be
transferable within our established
curriculum. After enrollment,
if AIHT finds that any credits
transferred from another school
do not meet the above criteria, the
student will be required to take
Enrolling with Advanced
If you already hold a bachelor’s
degree, you may enter AIHT
at the master’s level by completing
any required prerequisites. You may enroll
at the doctoral level if you hold a
master’s degree and complete any
Advanced standing may be
based upon a non-official transcript
that must be sent to AIHT
along with your completed application
upon enrollment. Please note
that you will need to furnish official
transcripts showing the dates
that your degrees were awarded,
within six weeks of enrollment.
enrolling at the master’s level are required to complete
any specified AIHT bachelor’s level coursework that is
not supported by transfer credit from another school. Likewise,
students enrolling at the doctoral level are required to complete
specific AIHT bachelor’s and master’s courses that
are not supported by transfer credit from another school.
AIHT offers students a discounted prerequisite price of $225 per course.
I couldnt believe at 52 I would
start college. I now hold my graduate degree and have founded a
nationally renowned education and advocacy organization. Thanks,
Reverend Daniel M. Newman, Ph.D., D.D.
Once you are enrolled, you will
find that AIHT’s independent study format is non-traditional
in the best sense of the word. Because we understand that you are
an adult learner with family and, quite often, professional responsibilities,
we have formulated a flexible program that works within your schedule.
Therefore, instead of quarters
or semesters, the school allows you
to enroll at any time, and progress
at your own pace. You must be
enrolled a minimum of six months and must complete your program
within five years. You may become
an AIHT graduate as soon as you
successfully fulfill your educational
and financial agreements.
For some this means that they
can be free to speed up the coursework
to meet a particular deadline.
For others it means that they can
slow down the process either to fit
within certain time constraints or
to savor the process of the journey.
We understand that you know
your educational needs, your obligations,
and your desires, and trust
that you will fulfill them to the
best of your ability.
Students receive a letter grade
for each exam taken. Passing is
80% and anyone who receives a
lower grade is given an opportunity
to repeat the exam.
When all of your educational
and financial requirements have
been met, you will graduate. Upon
graduation you will receive an
embossed diploma, along with an
Transfer of Credits to Other Schools
Depending upon the academic
requirements of other schools, you
may be able to transfer credits
earned with AIHT. Just as we
have our own criteria for awarding
credits, so, too, do other educational
institutions. AIHT will send
official transcripts to any school
upon your request. Each student
may order up to three transcripts
free of charge.
All books are provided with
your all-inclusive tuition. AIHT
curriculum materials are carefully
monitored for both relevance and
capacity to stimulate with accessible,
Some of our books convey
traditional textbook information,
while others are selected for their
subject matter. AIHT students
may be assured that each book title
is selected to expand your interfaith
AIHT offers you an array of online services. From your home, your office, or on the road, you can access our catalog and Pathways newsletter, as well as online resources, an interactive bulletin board, student and graduate web site links, ordination information, and more. We also maintain a popular Facebook community.
- To reach an admissions advisor
for enrollment information: email@example.com
- To discuss course materials
with your faculty advisor or other faculty member: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions regarding your
student account, shipments and general information: email@example.com
Upon enrollment you receive an AIHT
student handbook that includes study tips, academic rules and straightforward
encouragement to accompany you on this journey into your own interfaith
It is essential for each student to carefully read
your student handbook first, before delving into the course materials
which accompany this shipment. Rest assured that virtually any
question about AIHT will be answered within one easy reference
source, your student handbook.
All AIHT students and alumni receive a complimentary
e-subscription to our newsletter, Pathways. This communication
is designed to help all of us stay in touchto facilitate
your own peer networking while keeping you abreast of all AIHT
innovations.The newsletter also offers students the opportunity
for AIHT to proudly promote and publicize their noteworthy achievements.
“As an educator I have worked with adult students from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. I have learned regardless of your circumstance you can be successful. You hold the keys to your success and for those keys to benefit you, you have to commit to the journey and stay the course until its completion. It does not matter where you are or what you believe, AIHT can help you realize your goals and dreams and make them your success.
Reach for the stars and change your world forever!”
—Keven Robinson, LMT, MBA
AIHT does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or age in the facilitation of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs, or other school administered programs. We believe that our education should be equally available to everyone.
The American Institute of Holistic Theology protects the confidential nature of student records, both personal and educational. However, pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as amended, certain information about each student is deemed “Directory Information.”
AIHT considers the following as Directory Information:
- Telephone number
- Date and place of birth
- Program of enrollment
- Date of enrollment
- Degrees and Awards received
- Most previous educational
agency or institution attended
This information will be released to anyone who
requests it unless you file a written request that this information
not be released. If such a notice is filed with AIHT, further information
will not be released without your written consent.
Change of Program Policy
Students enrolled in an AIHT program who wish to
switch to another course of study will pay any difference in tuition prices,
along with a $200 administration fee. The student will return all
unmarked AIHT books and materials from the original program.
Lack of Aptitude Policy
If at any time during enrollment the AIHT academic
staff determines a student does not have sufficient collegiate
aptitude to succeed within the program in which he or she is enrolled,
the student may be withdrawn from the program. This decision is
made at the discretion of the curriculum committee, following discussions
with the student.
It is solely the student’s responsibility to
seek financial aid. Financial aid may come from employers, associations,
churches, philanthropists, and private groups. While AIHT does
not offer grants, we do seek to assist students through tuition
discounts and financing options.
Student Withdrawal Policy
If you withdraw within 30 days of enrollment AIHT will grant you a refund of monies paid less a $100 administrative fee. You will be charged for any completed coursework and books used.
If you withdraw after 30 days but before 60 days AIHT will grant you a refund of monies paid less a $200 administrative fee. You will be charged for any completed coursework and books used.
Refunds after 60 days will not be granted.
To withdraw, you will need to contact your admissions advisor to request an official AIHT withdrawal form. Shipping costs are non-refundable.
“In an insecure world
there is a thirst for authentic
meaning. People are seeking
a connection with a power
greater than themselves.
Spirituality enhances our
lives in a way that brings
great hope for the future and
strength for living in a chaotic culture.”
— William E. Crosby,
Doctor of Ministry