Transfer Students

Already have some college experience?

Here's what you'll need to do to be admitted to ADU, and how you can transfer your credits.
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    Complete the application and submit the $20 application fee.
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    Present evidence of high school graduation with a standard diploma (at minimum) from a regionally accredited high school. Applicants who have not graduated from a regionally accredited high school, including those who have been home schooled, refer to the checklist for “High School Students from a Non-Regionally Accredited School or Home Schooled Students“ or “GED diploma recipeints” for more details. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from submitting high school transcripts.
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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.

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

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    Test Scores

    Submit American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Scores will be used for placement and advising and not to determine admission status. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from taking the ACT or SAT.
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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
  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.

Have a Bachelor's degree but missing some prerequisites?

Post-Baccalaureate courses are available for you. Once admitted, you'll 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.

More Info about Post-baccalaureate Studies →

Transferring Credits

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

Need a little help?

The Enrollment Counselors are here for you.

Our Enrollment counselors are available to help walk you through the process of applying, transferring credits, and enrolling in classes.