Applying to AdventHealth University
Our Online Admissions Coordinator assists prospective online students, applicants, and current students with any needs relating to general admission to AdventHealth University or to a specific program. The office can be reached by calling 407-890-8040.
Important information for applicants:
It is understood that timely information regarding admission status is very important. The following steps are used in processing the application paperwork once it has been received.
- During the application process, prospective students are encouraged to contact their Admissions Coordinator at the number listed above for information regarding processes and questions about becoming an AdventHealth University student. Applicants will not be considered for admission until all admission materials have been received.
- Completed files will be reviewed by the admission committee for the program to which the student is applying. Students will be notified of the committee’s admission decision.
AdventHealth University regards each applicant as an adult capable of transacting his or her own “business” relating to the application, enrollment, and progression processes at our University. AdventHealth University acknowledges the important role of family in the University decision. When applying, each applicant is given the opportunity to identify family members who have permission to discuss their admission file with our office. However, there are certain limitations to the information we can disclose to anyone but the applicant. Once an applicant is accepted, his or her information is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Admission Deadline Information
All applicants must submit required admission materials by the admission deadline for the trimester in which they plan to enroll. AdventHealth University does not accept late registrations. New applications received after the admission deadline will be considered for the following trimester.
Applicants to any of the online Master’s and Bachelor’s completion degree programs should refer to the section of the Academic Catalog specific to the department associated with that program for admission requirements. Admitted online students may be considered a Bridge, or Pre-BSN, depending on the program to which they are applying, until they have satisfied the specific general education requirements to be eligible for the first program course.
If most general education courses have been taken, or are not offered for a specific trimester, admitted online graduate and undergraduate students may be allowed to take up to six credit hours of program courses as approved by their program advisor. Students will be considered degree-seeking and eligible for financial aid. Progression requirements apply for students moving from Phase I to Phase II courses.
For admission deadlines, please refer to the Academic Calendar.
Online Admission: Probation Status
Probation status may be granted to AHU Online applicants whose college GPA is between 2.00 and 2.49. Students on Probation status at the time of the program admission deadline will not be considered for admission to a degree program. Probation status allows a student up to three trimesters to improve his or her GPA with college-level coursework at AdventHealth University. Probation students are assigned to an AHU advisor. The student’s progression will be monitored and supported until he or she satisfies the requirements to be removed from probation status. Students have three trimesters to achieve a cumulative program admissions GPA of 2.50.
The student must achieve all requirements within three trimesters to be granted program admission. If the student’s cumulative program admission GPA has not improved by this time, he or she may be subject to dismissal.
Online Undergraduate Enrollment Interruption
The following policy refers to reactivation or reapplication steps for online undergraduate students who were accepted but did not enroll, students with an enrollment interruption of three trimesters or less, students with an enrollment interruption of more than three trimesters, and alumni pursuing a new program of study.
Accepted Students Who Do Not Enroll
Students who have been accepted to an online program and choose not to enroll for the specific trimester for which they were admitted, have two trimesters after the trimester of acceptance to enroll before all new documents may be required. For example, if a student is admitted for Fall trimester, he or she can postpone enrollment and attend during the subsequent Spring or Summer terms. However, if enrollment is postponed for a year (Fall trimester the year after he or she was initially admitted), the student will need to reapply. If it is within the one-year time frame, a student is required to submit:
- Updated transcript(s) for any additional University work
- Current copy of licensure or professional registration.
If it has been more than three trimesters, the student will be required to reapply to the University and must provide new admission documents1. This new information will be re-evaluated by the program admission committee and a new admission decision given at that time. Students should contact their Admissions Coordinator for more information regarding what is required of them to reapply. Admission, registration, and financial aid deadlines will apply.
1 Recommendation forms, official transcripts, and career essays received for applicants with an AdventHealth University 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.
Enrolled Students with an Enrollment Interruption of Three Trimesters or Less
Students attending AdventHealth University with an enrollment interruption of three trimesters or less are also required to submit any updated transcript(s) for additional college work completed during the enrollment interruption, and an updated copy of licensure or professional registration. Students have until the last day of the third trimester to reactivate their file, but must still meet published admission deadlines to re-enroll. After the last day of the third trimester, students must reapply to the University.
Enrolled Students with an Enrollment Interruption of More than Three Trimesters
Students with an enrollment interruption of more than three trimesters will need to reapply and will be re-evaluated by the program admission committee. Students should contact their Admissions Coordinator for more information regarding what is required of them to reapply. Admission, registration, and financial aid deadlines will apply.
A hold will be placed on the student record to prevent registration until these requirements are met.
Placement Testing for Bridge Students
Online students accepted to Bridge programs may be required to take placement testing for English and math. They will need to contact the Center for Academic Achievement at 407-303-7747 x 110-6413 to set up a time and place to complete this testing.
If the student does not place on the exam, he or she may:
- Take remedial coursework and English Composition I or College Algebra at another institution and submit proof of successful completion of the course(s).
- Take English Composition I or College Algebra at another institution to be transferred to AdventHealth University.
Background Check Discrepancy Policy
The Office of Student Services, in conjunction with AdventHealth University Human Resources, will do a preliminary review of all background checks. Any report that includes a report of an incident not previously disclosed by the applicant in his/her application for admission will be referred to the Vice President for Student Services for further consideration.
The Vice President for Student Services will speak to the applicant and then review the background check report and any additional information provided by the applicant. AdventHealth University may independently seek additional information about the incident that is the subject of the report. If it does so, it will share any additional information obtained with the applicant.
Each case will be considered individually, and no information will automatically result in the revocation of acceptance. A decision regarding final acceptance will be made only after careful review of factors including, but not limited to, the nature and seriousness of the offense, the circumstances under which the offense occurred, the relationship between the offense and the program to which the student is applying (including its clinical components), the age of the person when the offense was committed, whether the offense was isolated or part of a pattern of behavior, the length of time since the offense was committed, past employment and volunteer experience, past history of misconduct at prior institutions, evidence of successful rehabilitation, and forthrightness of the information about the incident in the opportunities for self-reporting.
After fully considering each referred applicant, the Vice President for Student Services will give his or her admission recommendation to the Office of Enrollment Services. If it is determined that the undisclosed incident is not the result of dishonesty or deception, the background check will be forwarded to the appropriate department chair for consideration relative to the professional accrediting body’s guidelines.
Readmission After Unsuccessful Progression in a Degree Program
Students who have not successfully progressed in a degree program will be withdrawn from that program. They must notify the program chair of their desire to be readmitted by submitting a Petition for Readmission to the Office of the Registrar. Students should also check with Enrollment Services to ensure that no additional documentation is required. Readmission is not automatic and is contingent upon available space. Students will be readmitted under current program policies (see individual program section in the current Academic Catalog for additional requirements and details).
Online applicants who have been denied admission to the University may reapply to AdventHealth University for the next trimester as long as they have successfully met the minimum admission requirements. Before reapplying, these individuals must submit any additional official transcripts documenting the successful completion of coursework required to raise their admission GPA. In addition, applicants should contact their Admissions Coordinator to determine if other documents will be necessary.
Alumni Pursuing a New Course of Study
Graduates of AdventHealth University who choose to pursue an additional degree program must submit a program application from their student page. Undergraduate alumni seeking admission to a graduate program must complete a new application online. All published admission requirements must be submitted by the deadline for the undergraduate or graduate program to which the alumni are applying.
Transcripts collected during the first admission cycle will not need to be resubmitted if applying to a program as long as they are still in the possession of the University, are stored legibly in the University’s archive system, and have not been subject to purging according to the Document Retention Policy. Course time limits may apply to courses previously taken at AdventHealth University.
Academic Information References
All online students should refer to the Academic Information and department sections of the Academic Catalog. In addition, students should refer to the program-specific manuals and reference guides.