How to Apply
1) Fill out online application form
2) Submit your Application fee via the PayPal button below
3)Submit 1-2 page essay (Statement of Purpose)
4) Send in Financial Aid form, if necessary
5) Submit any other Required Documentation
6)Have a personal interview with Madina Admin either in-person, by phone or Skype
Submitting your Required Documents
After completing the online application, all other required documents must be either
1) scanned & emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
2) mailed to our physical address at 3580 Sweetwater Road, Duluth, GA 30096.
You can pay the Application Fee by clicking below:
– Early Application Deadline: January 15th, 2017 (ZERO Application fee)
– General Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
– Classes start Wednesday August 9, 2017
(for the Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies, Minor or Certificate in Applied Emotional Intelligence, & Certificate in Arabic Language Studies)
- High School Diploma / GED Certificate
- High School/GED Transcripts
- Official SAT or ACT scores
- Transcripts from any college previously attended
- Official TOEFL or IELTS scores for Students whose first language is not English
- 1-2 page Statement of Purpose
- Strong aptitude for serious study of the Islamic Studies as well as intention to contribute positively to one’s community upon completion of the program.
Preferred Qualifications for Islamic Studies Degree Programs:
- Basic knowledge in ‘Aqidah, Fiqh and Tazkiyah, e.g. having taken at least a beginner level class
- Memorization of at least one Juz’ of Quran memorized, either in its entirety (such as Juz’ ‘Amma/30th Juz’) or a combination of Quranic passages totaling about 20 pages
- A completed Online Admissions Application form found at http://www.madinainstituteusa.org
- Three Letters of Recommendation from a teacher, school/college administrator, or professional colleague/manager familiar with your educational or professional performance
- Official Scores/Transcripts a. High School Students: Official Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.) b. University Graduates/Students: Official Transcripts
- An essay between 450-700 words describing your background, personal goals and how you feel the Madina Institute intensive will help you reach them while contributing to your community. You may also detail any special circumstances or motivations lending you as an ideal candidate or that you’d like Admissions to know.
- If you are not a native English speaker, proofs of English competence, including TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB scores.
Special Students & Auditors
Those who meet requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program but do not wish to work toward a degree may enroll as a special student and take courses for credit. Those who do not meet the requirements for admission to a basic degree program may be admitted as an unclassified student. Unclassified students are admitted for a limited number of courses as determined by the Office of Admissions. Special students may be enrolled for an approved course of study over a specified period determined by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Students from other institutions of theological education who want to take courses for credit at Madina Institute USA can enroll as a special student. Their application must include either a letter of good standing from their home registrar or an official transcript of work completed at their home institution. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the transferability of Madina Institute USA’s credit to his or her home institution. Madina Institute USA students, spouses of students, and other members of the community are invited to audit courses with the permission of the instructor and the Office of Academic Affairs when space permits.
Auditors must register for courses with the registrar. Auditors are advised to follow the following procedures:
- Request a class schedule from the registrar;
- Select the class to be audited;
- Secure permission from the professor of that class
- Secure permission from the registrar.
The cost for auditing a course is one-half the tuition for the course. Full-time basic degree students may audit a course in the fall and spring semesters for no charge pending the professor’s and registrar’s permissions.