Post-Baccalaureate Studies

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:

  1. Submit an application online and $20 application fee.

    1. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed. Admission files will not be considered complete until the application fee is paid.

    2. Please see "Privacy Policy for Applicants to ADU" for guidelines on disclosure of admission information.

  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Transcripts must be mailed or delivered electronically to ADU from each institution, or the applicant may deliver a transcript in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Enrollment Services. Faxed copies will not be considered official. Unofficial transcripts may be used for preliminary admission calculations. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services. This is the only company from which we will accept transcript evaluations.

  3. Present evidence of graduation with a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants in the final term of their Bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission once a letter is received from their institution confirming that they are on track to graduate.

  4. Present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college-level academic work from the above institutions.

  5. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Transcripts must be mailed or delivered electronically to ADU from each institution, or the applicant may deliver a transcript in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Enrollment Services. Faxed copies will not be considered official. Unofficial transcripts1 may be used for preliminary admission calculations. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services. This is the only company from which we will accept transcript evaluations.

  6. 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).

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.