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Students will be considered for University admission when they:
- Submit an application. (Applications must be submitted online or 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.
- Submit a final official high school transcript including graduation date and a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.501 (on a 4.00 scale) and at least one of the following options:
- Submit a 2.50 GPA on 12 hours of college-level academic work from a regionally accredited college or
- Submit official passing scores on the GED test2 or
- 1988 Series: a minimum score of 50 on each section of the test (with a minimum total score of 250) is required for Regular admission. Total scores of 225-249 will be accepted for Probation admission.
- 2002 Series: a minimum score of 410 on each section of the test (with a minimum total score of 2500) is required for Regular admission. Total scores of 2250-2499 will be accepted for Probation admission.
- Submit SAT3 results with a minimum score of 910 (combination of Critical Reading and Math sections) or
- Submit ACT3 results with a minimum composite score of 19.
- Transcripts submitted from homeschool graduates in which the applicant's parent was their instructor must have the transcript notarized before submission.
- 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.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges4 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 transcripts5 may be used for preliminary admission calculations.
- 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 test.
- 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 Adventist University may be denied admission.
1 Applicants submitting an unweighted GPA of 2.00-2.49 may be accepted on Probationary status.
2 GED scores from Canada are considered equivalent to GED scores from the United States.
3 SAT and ACT scores will be used to determine admission status, placement, and advising. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from taking the ACT or SAT. Applicants scoring less than 19 composite or an individual score of less than 19 on the English or math portions will be required to complete academic placement testing. 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. Applicants scoring less than a 14 on all sections of the ACT or 690 on the SAT (combination of the Critical Reading and Math sections) will not be granted admission.
4 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.
5 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.