BIR Partner Universities

Partner Institutions in the USA and Canada


BIR Training Center is a proprietary institution of postsecondary education specializing in ESL and test preparation founded in Chicago in 1993. Each year hundreds of students enter U.S. degree granting institutions upon completion of BIR classes and programs. This list of institutions includes BIR established partners.

Alliant International University

Visit https://www.alliant.edu/ for more information

Alliant International University

I would like to welcome BIR graduates to Alliant International University! Alliant International University is a private, benefit corporation higher education institution based in San Diego, California.

With majors in Business, Psychology, Education and Law, our programs are designed to help develop professionals to do meaningful work that makes a lasting impact. Our approach to education combines theory and practice; scholarship and application. We provide a professional school environment where students learn from a faculty of seasoned working professionals and receive practical training while still in school through a combination of internships, practica, consulting, and community service projects.

Arti Patel Martinez
Director of International Recruitment and Operations
Alliant International University

 Algonquin College

Visit https://www.algonquincollege.com/ for more information

Algonquin College, (Canada)

If you’re looking for world-class education in a vibrant, multicultural setting, you’ll find it at Algonquin College. With over 180 programs and three campuses, we’re one of Canada’s largest colleges – yet we’re still small enough to nurture a friendly, student-oriented community atmosphere. The International Education Centre is here to help you succeed academically while enjoying life at our welcoming, multicultural school located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada.

Algonquin College welcomes BIR graduates to learn how we approach education differently. Please visit us on our website https://www.algonquincollege.com/ or contact us directly at international@algonquincollege.com.

Nadia Ramseier
Manager, International Education Centre
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

 Argosy University

Visit https:// www.argosy.edu/ for more information

Argosy University

At Argosy University, we’re proud to support one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation as well as an active, thriving undergraduate community. As a student, you’ll enjoy a collegial, supportive academic environment that emphasizes teaching and practical training across the areas of education, business, health sciences and psychology. Each of our programs is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.

Argosy University, Chicago traces its history to 1976 as the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is the original campus of the American Schools of Professional Psychology. In September 2002, Argosy Education Group, owner of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, officially launched Argosy University, Chicago.

Argosy University (https://www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

We welcome the graduates from BIR Training Center to Argosy University, Chicago!

C. Ronald Kimberling, Ph.D.
President
Chicago & Schaumburg Campuses

Cardinal Stritch University

Visit http://www.stritch.edu/ for more information

Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience, and build professional networks.

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as an excellent choice for studying the arts, business, education, leadership, liberal arts, nursing, and the sciences. Our campus is located just north of Milwaukee and select programs are also offered at locations in downtown Milwaukee, Madison, Brookfield and online.

Students with diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to embrace and live our core Franciscan values of creating a caring community, showing compassion, reverencing creation and making peace. With more than 33,000 alumni, our graduates are known for their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Through education, academic support, mentoring, and career opportunities, we help students find their mission in life.

We welcome the graduates from BIR Training Center to Cardinal Stritch University! It is exciting that students from around the world will have an opportunity to enroll in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Allan D. Mitchler
Vice President of Enrollment Services
Cardinal Stritch University

 Coleman University

Visit http://www.coleman.edu for more information

Coleman University

Welcome to BIR Training Center Students

It’s my very great pleasure to welcome ESL students from BIR Training Center to Coleman University.

As you have heard, BIR and Coleman University have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby Coleman University accepts completion of the BIR English Language Institute program as meeting our English-language requirement for admission to Coleman University.

Coleman University (https://www.coleman.edu) is a private non-profit teaching university founded in 1963 and located in San Diego, California. Our technology-focused undergraduate and graduate programs prepare individuals for careers and leadership in their chosen fields. As San Diego’s oldest school dedicated to information technology, Coleman University has historically educated a large number of the region’s business-technology professionals. We have graduates as well from over 51 countries. At Coleman University, we have a “student first” philosophy. You will find faculty and staff dedicated to helping you make the most of your time at Coleman University and in San Diego. Our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have about our school, programs and tuition grants available under our MOU with BIR.I look forward to greeting you at Coleman University and getting to know you as you complete your degrees with us.

Norbert J. Kubilus
President
Coleman University

Devry University

Visit http://www.devry.edu/intl for more information.

DeVry University

If you are looking for an undergraduate degree program, consider DeVry University. We offer small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs. At DeVry, you can earn a reputable degree from an accredited university.

We are excited to partner with BIR Training Center and to have BIR graduates onboard. We look forward to meeting your educational objectives!

Shabbir Ghatila
Supervisor, Partner Relations International
DeVry Education Group

Herzing University

Visit http://international.herzing.edu/ for more information.

Herzing University

Herzing University welcomes BIR graduates to study in our associate, bachelor and master programs that are predominately focused in business and technology. Herzing is based in Madison, Wisconsin and Atlanta, Georgia with over a 50 year legacy of educating and training its students to be equipped to enter the workforce. Our student-centered mission and our commitment to the success of our graduates, makes Herzing University an excellent choice for international students to complete their education with the attention and care they need.

BIR Training Center ESL graduates can present their transcripts upon completion to waive the TOEFL and IELTS requirements and satisfy our English Proficiency for admission. To learn more about our programs for international students, visit our website: http://international.herzing.edu/.

We look forward to hosting you and achieving your academic goals!

Andrea Houser
Director of International Development
Herzing University

Keller University

Visit http://www.keller.edu/intl for more information.

Keller Graduate School of Management

Whether you're interested in earning an MBA with a choice of 17 concentrations or one of seven specialized master's degrees, Keller graduate programs and our experiential learning approach can help you develop relevant skills to stand out in your target industry. Small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs.

We are excited to assist BIR Training Center graduates with meeting your educational goals!

Shabbir Ghatila
Supervisor, Partner Relations International
DeVry Education Group

Los Angeles ORT College

Visit https://www.laort.edu/ for more information

Los Angeles ORT College

We welcome BIR Training Center graduates in Los Angeles, CA! If you are interested to earn your two-year Associate’s Degree in just one year and would like to have the choice of transferring your credits to a traditional 4-year Bachelor’s Degree university, then Los Angeles ORT College is the place for you to start.

Los Angeles ORT College offers you an opportunity to explore southwestern United States, attend its many attractions, and enjoy its warm climate and sandy beaches while taking a morning or evening program in one of the areas of high job market demand such as Business, Healthcare or Design Technology at an affordable cost.

Los Angeles ORT College is part of the global network of more than 800 ORT schools in 60 countries, and it is one of the largest non-governmental educational systems in the world.

Fred Keivanfar
Director of Admissions
Los Angeles ORT College

Oakland City University

Visit http://www.oak.edu for more information.

Oakland City University

Welcome BIR students to Oakland City University. OCU is an exceptional campus where academic excellence is combined with spiritual formation and applied guidance to create a unique educational experience. We believe our faculty and staff are special people who seek to help students feel “at home” while away from home. In a world where technology is constantly changing our lives, OCU remains committed to the unchanging values of integrity, service, gratitude, and hard work.

Students from all over the world have chosen OCU as their home away from home. With over ten different countries represented on campus each year, OCU is proud of the diversity of our student body. We believe learning is greatly enhanced within a multi-cultural setting, and we celebrate the international students that are part of our campus.

The U.S. News and World Report has recognized OCU as one of the top universities in the Midwest. In addition, OCU has been voted as one of the safest colleges and universities in the state of Indiana. The school holds the distinction of being accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

OCU’s International Office look forward to working with BIR Training Center and BIR graduates. We are excited to provide resources and tools to help any international students pursue their dream careers.

Juan Carlos Calderon
International/Multicultural Enrollment Counselor
Oakland City University

University of St. Francis

Visit http://www.stfrancis.edu/ for more information

University of St. Francis

The University of St. Francis is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves more than 3,300 students in a variety of majors. We offer degree programs that feature flexible scheduling and accelerated delivery. USF's main campus is located in Joliet, Illinois, about 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Chicago. It is my pleasure to welcome BIR Training Center graduates to the University of St. Francis!

Robert Morley
International Admissions Counselor
University of St. Francis

University of St. Paul

Visit https://ustpaul.ca/ for more information

Saint Paul University (Canada)

Located in the heart of Canada’s national capital, Saint Paul University (est. 1848) is the founding college of the University of Ottawa, with which it has been federated since 1965. A bilingual institution, it offers undergraduate and graduate study programs.

Proud of its rich heritage, over the years Saint Paul University (SPU) has evolved into an institution whose primary focus is on the multiple facets of the human experience. Not surprisingly, that priority is reflected in our current study programs: in addition to our founding disciplines—canon law, philosophy, and theology—we offer courses in social communication, counselling and psychotherapy, public ethics, conflict studies, human relations and Social Innovation.

Saint Paul’s International Office is dedicated to serving the various aspects of the international life of the university. We look forward to assist BIR graduates with exploring Saint Paul University in Canada.

Vivianne Khayat
Registrar
Office of Admissions, Registrar and Student Services

Michelle Veilleux
Director, International Office

For educational partnership and collaboration inquiries please call 773-866-0111 ext. 506 or email: kravetsf@birtraining.edu.