High School Students

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Here are all the steps you'll need to take to be admitted to ADU. Don't forget! Undergraduate admission to ADU is a 2-step process: Apply to ADU for General Studies first. After you've been admitted, then you can apply to a professional program.
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    Application and $20 fee

    Submit an application online and a nonrefundable $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.
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    Evidence of Graduation

    Present evidence of graduation with the minimum of a standard diploma from a public high school or accredited private school1 with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 or passing GED scores (see below) on an official transcript.

    Passing GED scores are identified as:​

    • 1988 Series: a minimum score of 50 on each section of the test (with a minimum total score of 250 to be considered for Regular admission status. Applicants with total scores of 225-249 will be considered for Probationary admission status.
    • 2002 Series: Applicants must present a minimum score of 410 on each section of the test (with a minimum total score of 2500) to be considered for Regular admission status. Applicants with total scores of 2250-2499 will be considered for Probationary admission status.
    • 2014 Series: Applicants must present a minimum score of 150 on each section of the test (with a minimum total score of 600) to be considered for Regular admission status. Applicants with total scores of 540-599 will be considered for Probationary admission status.

    ​Students who graduated from a high school not recognized by their State Education Department or homeschooled students will need to provide their final official high school transcript with at least a 2.50 GPA and one of the following:

    • ​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 test (see above), or
    • Submit SAT results (Critical Reading and Math combined) with a minimum score of 910, or
    • Submit ACT results with a minimum composite score of 19.
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    Official Transcripts

    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.

    Applicants with 12 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt form the minimum high school GPA requirement. Only the cumulative college GPA will be used for admission purposes. This includes high school students with 12 or more college-level credits.​

    Transcripts submitted from homeschool graduates in which the applicant’s parent was their instructor must have the transcript notarized before submission. If the applicant will be seeking financial aid, passing GED scores will also be required for packaging but are not required for admission.

    Mail Transcripts to: Adventist University of Health Sciences
    Office of Enrollment Services
    671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando FL, 32803-1226

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    CLEP, IB or AP Transcripts

    Submit official transcripts for 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.
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    ACT or SAT Scores

    Submit official ACT or SAT scores. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution may be exempt from this requirement. ACT and SAT scores will be used to determine placement and advising.
    • ACT: Applicants scoring less than a 14 on any section of the ACT will not be granted admission. Applicants scoring less than a 19 composite on the ACT or an individual score of less than 19 on the English or math portions will be placed into introductory classes for English, math, and/or anatomy. Once admitted, students are able to take a placement test to try to place into a higher course.
    • SAT: The minimum SAT is the combination of the Critical Reading and Math sections. Applicants scoring less than a 690 on the SAT will not be granted admission. 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 be placed into introductory classes for English, math, and/or anatomy. Once admitted, students are able to take a placement test to try to place into a higher course.
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    English Proficiency

    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 of the Academic Catalog).

Screening Process

Once you've been accepted, we'll need you to complete a background check for General Studies admission. Only admitted students will be able to begin this process. If you haven't been admitted yet, contact your Enrollment Counselor to find out how to complete your admission file. We use VERIFYStudents to verify and ensure compliance with these standards. The background check will cost $48 and must be completed through the VERIFYStudents website before you are eligible to register for classes. In some cases, this fee may increase depending on additional costs charged by certain states. The student is responsible for all fees incurred during this process. Failure to provide or complete the verification process may result in delayed enrollment. Once admitted to a professional program, an additional background check may be required. Program students will also be required to complete a drug screening and submit proof of immunizations before they are eligible to begin the program.

  1. Log onto VerifyStudents.com.
  2. Click "Students Start Here," and enter the special promotional code listed on the sheet included with your admission letter.
  3. Complete the online application section in its entirety.
  4. Pay the processing fee. You are responsible for all charges incurred in this process. No refunds will be issued.

Please note that it may take 3-5 business days for ADU to receive the results of your background check. Once these are received and verified, your registration hold will be removed. If you have any questions about this process, please call the Office of Student Services at 407-303-8016.

Early Acceptance

If you're completing your senior year of high school, we can consider you for Early Acceptance. In addition to the steps above, we'll need to see evidence of completion of at least the junior year from a high school recognized by that state’s Department of Education. You'll need a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 on an official transcript. Homeschooled students whose parent is their instructor must have their transcript notarized before submission.

Transferring Credits

Already have a few courses under your belt? We have some tools availalbe to you to check if your existing credits match up with our requirements.

Enrollment Counselors

Need a little help? The Enrollment Counselors are here for you.

Our Enrollment counselors are available to help walk you through the entire process.