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Prospective students will be considered for University admission when they:
- Submit an application. (Applications must be filled out completely and signed by the applicant. Online applicants will sign electronically by clicking the submit button.)
- Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed.
- Present evidence of graduation with the minimum of a standard diploma from a high school1 with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 or passing GED scores on an official transcript.2 Applicants who have not graduated from a Department of Education recognized high school, including homeschooled students, please refer to the next section (High School Graduates from Schools not Recognized by State Department of Education or Homeschooled Students) for more details.
- Applicants with 12 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from the minimum high school GPA requirement. Only the cumulative college GPA will be used for admission purposes. This includes high school students with 12 or more college-level credits.
- Applicants with fewer than 60 college-level credits from a regionally accredited college must submit official high school transcripts.
- Applicants with 60 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are not required to submit official high school transcripts.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges3 previously attended. Transcripts must be mailed directly to the Office of Enrollment Services from each institution attended. Hand-delivered or faxed copies will not be considered official. Unofficial transcripts4 may be used for preliminary admission calculations.
- Present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college-level academic work from the above institutions.
- Submit official transcripts for all College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework.
- Submit official American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Applicants scoring less than a 14 on any section of the ACT or 6905 on the SAT will not be granted admission. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits, including English and math courses from a regionally accredited college, are exempt from taking the ACT or SAT. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits, not including English or math courses, will be required to provide ACT scores or take the English and/or math placement test(s) administered by ADU. Applicants scoring less than 19 composite on the ACT or an individual score of less than 19 on the English or math portions will be required to complete academic placement testing once they are admitted. Additionally, applicants scoring less than a 910 combined SAT score or an individual score of less than 470 on the Critical Reading or Math portions will also be required to complete academic placement tests.
- Provide evidence of English language proficiency for those applicants for whom English is not their native language or who have graduated from a non-English speaking school (see English Language Proficiency section).
- Submit two recommendations on ADU Recommendation Forms. Recommendations from friends or family members are not accepted. Once a student has attended ADU for one trimester, an additional recommendation will be required for professional program admission and must be submitted by the program deadline. Any ADU faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, or chaplain may complete this form. Please consult the Admission Requirements section for the specific program to which you are applying. Recommendation forms expire only if there has been a break in enrollment of greater than one year since the last date of attendance.
A transcript is considered official when stamped with the official school seal and security paper, signed by the appropriate school official, and received in a sealed envelope directly from the sending institution. Transcripts will also be considered official if sent directly to ADU via a secure electronic exchange site. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for information on which electronic transcript exchange companies ADU uses. Adventist University of Health Sciences will not accept transcripts issued to students or submitted by students as official documents. Faxed transcripts are not considered official. Recommendation forms, official transcripts, and career essays received for applicants with an ADU application will be retained for one year if the applicant does not become a student in that time. Applications received without an official transcript(s), career essay, and/or recommendation forms will be retained for six months.
Applicants who have not exhibited integrity and appropriate behavior during the application process or whose admission materials provide sufficient evidence that their character is not in keeping with the mission of University may be denied admission.
1 High school must be recognized by a state's Department of Education.
2 Refer to the next section for minimum GED scores acceptable for admission.
3 Admission GPAs will be calculated, based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal based on Academic Dishonesty.
4 The Office of Enrollment Services accepts unofficial transcripts during the admission process and will use them in part to consider granting Provisional admission status. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted from the student or by fax from the institution but must be as similar to an official transcript as possible. Key elements must include courses taken, grades earned, credit hours, quality points, term GPAs, and the cumulative GPA. Degree audits and class schedules will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts. Courses will not be transferred at any time based on unofficial transcripts.
5 The minimum SAT is the combination of Critical Reading and Math sections.