General FAQ

How do I apply to Islamic American University?

  1. On the homepage, click in Future Student.

  2. Click on admission tab or go directly to http://iau.orbund.com/varsity/public_student_registration.jsp?id=1

  3. Fill out the registration form IAU will send you a new username and password.

  4. Go to http://iau.orbund.com/varsity/index.jsp

  5. Enter your user name and password.

  6. Choose to log in as a Student (Under Role choose Student)

  7. Once you are logged in, click on “Enrollment and Schedules” menu item on the left side, and then click on “Class Enrollment”

  8. Add classes by Program by clicking on “Add By Program” (if you already informed us of your program and it is added to your account). (Remember Arabic courses’ codes end with A and English ones end with E. Arabic classes have Arabic names as well.)

  9. After adding the classes, click on Submit

How do I register for classes?

  1. Go to “MY.IAU” from upper right corner from IAU web site www.islamicau.org or go to directly to this link http://iau.orbund.com/varsity/index.jsp

  2. Enter your user name and password If you don’t have the access id or password, email us at help@islamicau.org with your name and address and we will send the information to your email that we have on your file.

  3. Choose to log in as a Student (Under Role choose Student)

  4. Once you are logged in, click on “Enrollment and Schedules” menu item on the left side, and then click on “Class Enrollment”

  5. Add classes by Program by clicking on “Add By Program” (if you already informed us of your program and it is added to your account). (Remember Arabic courses’ codes end with A and English ones end with E. Arabic classes have Arabic names as well.) After adding the classes, click on Submit

What do I do if my account was deactivated?

Send us an email to help@islamicau.org with your full name and address and we will email it you. Or you can call us at 248 213 0001 Ext 235 during normal operation hours for a quicker response.

What are the teaching methods of IAU?

IAU presents courses through three educational modules:

  1. Direct,

  2. Distance

  3. Online.

Direct: The IAU Direct Program courses are traditional, classroom-style learning opportunities. Students meet weekly at IAU’s main campus in Southfield, Michigan, or within any classroom space at their disposal (i.e. local school, business, Islamic Center, etc.).

Distant: IAU also offers a traditional Distance Learning Program. This should be considered as independent study or correspondence. The student reads and reflects and then makes a mandatory weekly telephone call to the instructor during their office hours and utilizes email to send assignments and follow-up questions or responses. This program, an alternative to the direct classroom program, has served students of IAU for seven years. Our students’ feedback indicated a need for an increasingly more interactive, flexible, and personally satisfying learning experiences. Our response is the IAU Online Program, which was initiated through a pilot program in 2006.

Online: The IAU Online Program courses might have weekly pre-recorded video lectures. The program allows students a great deal of flexibility for integrating Islamic learning into their busy personal lives and routines. One clear advantage is that students can listen and ponder over a lecture then replay one or all lectures as many times as needed. This allows students to clarify important points and incorporate material from additional readings. This also permits students the time to form more in-depth responses and ask deeper questions. All of the lecture materials can be accessed as many times as the student needs in order to prepare for mid-term and final examinations. This program allows students to set their own pace. Assignments and quizzes are accessible online. To further enhance the learning experience, student contact with instructors is maximized. IAU’s Online program may include: regular, live chat sessions lead by the instructor; weekly email forums where probing questions are asked—by both instructors and students—to the benefit of the entire online classroom; and, conference calls are scheduled as needed. The goal for the IAU Online Program is to produce, for each course, lectures to cover the same content as the direct, on-campus course. Courses initiated during the pilot phase, towards the English language Associate’s Degree in Islamic Sciences, will be completed. Following this, the courses towards the Arabic language Associate’s Degree in Islamic Sciences will be produced. The Bachelor’s Degree program production will follow the same pattern.A demonstration of the Online Program is available (Real Player and Internet Explorer 5 or newer are required).Also, a demonstration of how to use the online classes is available.

How I can reach my course instructor?

You can contact your instructor as follows:

  1. Go to http://iau.orbund.com/varsity/index.jsp

  2. Go to Reference

  3. Go to Staff Directory

  4. Assign your course code

  5. Look for the instructor and get their contact information, call or email him/her and keep records for the assignment, exams and grads

Where do I find my course exams?

  1. visit http://iau.orbund.com/varsity/index.jsp and enter your user name and password

  2. Choose to log in as an instructor\Student (Under Role choose instructor\Student)

  3. Go to Reference

  4. Go to Repository click in your course you will find 4 folders (Audio & Video, Exams, Books, and Syllabus)

  5. Open any folder you are interested in

  6. Open the Exam folder

  7. Download the Exam

  8. Save the book or the syllabus on your computer

  9. You can upload your assignment or homework on the same page

Where do I find the books and syllabi for my classes?

  1. Visit http://iau.orbund.com/varsity/index.jsp or go to “MY.IAU” on the home page www.islamcau.org

  2. Enter your user name and password

  3. Choose to log in as a student (Under Role choose Student )

  4. Go to Reference

  5. Go to Repository

  6. Click on your course

  7. You will find 4 folders (Audio & Video, Exams, Books, and Syllabus)

  8. Open any folder you are interested in

  9. Save the book or the syllabus in your desktop

  10. You can upload your assignment or homework on the same page

How can I make a payment?

Islamic American University accepts

  1. check,

  2. void check,

  3. credit cards. Once enrolled, you can process payments by accessing your Account. If you want to pay online by credit card, there is no processing fee providing your payment is made on time. Make checks payable to Islamic American University. Only checks made in U.S. dollars will be accepted. Enclose your check and the bottom portion of your statement in the envelope. Please include your Islamic American University account number on your check. •

Mail your payments to our address as follows:

Islamic American Univ. Student Affairs Dept

23725 Northwestern Hwy

Southfield, Mi 48075

Islamic American University will assess additional charge for returned checks by your bank. (The same bank fee) If your IAU account is cancelled or terminated, you must still fulfill your financial obligations to the school.

What if I do not see a payment listed for the semester I am attending?

This may mean that the payment you are looking to enroll in is not available for online enrollment at this time.

Please call (248) 213 0001 Ext 229 or 235 to see if there are any problems to solve it for you.

Is the payment plan a loan?

The Islamic American University Plan is not a loan. It is an interest-free installment option offered by Islamic American University.

The payment plan takes your school bill and splits it into smaller amounts, payable over a number of months.

Payments are made using your current income or savings.

What is the “amount due today”?

When you enroll in the payment plan you are required to pay a non-refundable application fee and the first payment from the plan. The amount due today informs you of the dollar amount that is needed to be paid today to activate your account.

Does IAU accept international students?

Unfortunately, IAU only accepts applications from Canada and the U.S.A.

We might experience some difficulties shipping internationally, Canadian students might expect delay in shipping.

Does IAU offer any Financial Aid or Scholarships?

Yes , please send a request for an application to help@islamicau.org

Where is the Islamic American University located?

IAU is located at 23725 Northwestern ,Southfield Mi 48075

Does IAU sponsor any visa or international students?

No, unfortunately IAU does not sponsor any forms of visa nor does it sponsor any international students.

I have a new name, title or address. How do I let the IAU know?

To change your name, title or address, you can do by yourself by updating your account from orbund system or email us at help@islamicau.org or call us at 248 213 0001( IAU prefers email than calling because we have heavy load of calls.

What do I do if I forgot my User name ID or Password?

Please send an email with your personal information to help@islamicau.org

Can I transfer credits from other schools to IAU?

Yes. If you have completed college coursework at another educational institution, you can transfer those documented credit hours toward your IAU degree after evaluation.

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