Post-Baccalaureate courses are available to applicants who have a Bachelor's degree but need to complete prerequisite courses in order to apply to a graduate program. Once admitted, the student will be allowed to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per trimester for up to one year in general education courses at ADU. Financial aid is available for up to one year.
Applicants will be considered for Post-Baccalaureate admission when they:
- Submit an application online and $20 application fee.
- Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed. Admission files will not be considered complete until the application fee is paid.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges1 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 transcripts2 may be used for preliminary admission calculations. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal.
- Present evidence of graduation with a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- 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 any College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework only if the applicant would like them to be considered for transfer of credit.
- Provide evidence of English language proficiency for those applicants for whom English is not their primary language or who have graduated from a non-English speaking school (see English Language Proficiency section).
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 of Health Sciences may be denied admission.
1 Admission GPAs will be calculated, based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only.
2 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.