The second step in the process is admission to a professional program. Once an applicant is admitted to General Studies with Regular or Early acceptance status, he or she may be considered for admission to a program.
Each degree program has admission requirements beyond those for General Studies Admission. They include:
- A program application (for all on-campus AS and BS degrees - this is not a requirement for distance or graduate programs)
- A career essay (refer to program-specific requirements for essay instructions)
- Two recommendations on ADU forms (Graduate programs require three recommendations). If an applicant to an undergraduate program has completed one trimester at ADU before being admitted to a program, one of the two recommendations must come from a professor, academic coach, advisor, tutoring coordinator, or chaplain. Special recommendation forms for this requirement are available in the Office of Enrollment Services.
- Passing scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for A.S. Nursing applicants
Further details are listed in each program section of the Academic Bulletin as well as in their respective section of the academic site. Once all requirements have been satisfied, the applicant’s file is considered complete and will be taken to the appropriate program admission committee for consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete the application process by the appropriate program deadline.
The program admission committee begins reviewing completed files approximately 4 weeks after the program admission deadlines listed. Spaces are limited; please complete your file by the deadline to ensure review. Admission into all professional programs is competitive. Selection for admission is based on the most qualified applicants; preference may be given to students who have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at ADU.