Whether you're a first-time college student or transferring from another school, below are the steps for admission for General Studies at ADU. After you've been admitted for General Studies, you can then apply to a professional program.
Submit an application online and a nonrefundable $20 application fee.
Submit official high school transcripts, and official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. For high school students with dual-enrollment credits, we will need transcripts from all colleges associated with those courses.
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. ADU uses third-party companies to verify past attendance.
Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. If you have completed 12 or more college credits, your calculated GPA will be based on those credits.
Applicants with fewer than 24 college-level credits from a regionally accredited college must submit official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores.
Applicants with more than 24 college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are not required to submit official high school transcripts for admission purposes but may be required to submit them for financial aid purposes. Applicants will be notified if this is required.
If you attended high school or college outside the United States, you must submit a foreign credential evaluation for that coursework. We will accept evaluations from the following credential evaluation companies:
Applicants are responsible for the cost of these reports and will need to follow the instructions provided by the individual credential evaluation company. Please note that documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by a separate translation company and submitted with official transcripts to the credential evaluation company. International transcripts must be evaluated course-by-course for college/university or document-by-document for High School. The evaluation must include a grade point average (GPA).
Evaluations received from any other transcript evaluation companies will not be considered to fulfill admission requirements and will not be retained in the applicant’s file.
* Graduating with a 4-year standard high school diploma. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from submitting high school transcripts
Present evidence of graduation with the minimum of a standard diploma from a public high school or accredited private school with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 or passing GED scores (see below) on an official transcript.
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 have graduated from a home education program in full compliance with state law1, must submit a notarized Home School Affidavit2, and a home high school transcript. The high school transcript must contain a list of all coursework (both completed and in progress), showing final grades and units earned for each course completed. If homeschooled applicants previously attended another school, or completed courses through the Florida Virtual School or dual enrollment at a local college or university, official transcripts are required, and those courses should also be reflected on the homeschooled transcript.
1. Florida Statue 1002.41. Please refer to the Department of Education in your state to confirm state law.
2. The original Home School Affidavit must be mailed directly to Adventist University of Health Sciences. No faxes will be accepted.
We require a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) or passing GED scores (see previous step).
* Applicants with a GPA between 2.00 - 2.49 will be considered for probationary status.
CLEP, AP, or IB Transcripts
Submit official transcripts for College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework, only if you would like them to be considered for transfer of credit.
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.
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.
The minimum SAT is the combination of the Critical Reading and Math sections.
Before March 2016: 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.
After March 2016: Applicants scoring less than a 780 on the SAT will not be granted admission. Applicants scoring less than a 990 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.
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 in the Academic Catalog).
If you're completing your senior year of high school, we can consider you for Early Acceptance to the University.
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. Home-schooled students whose parent is their instructor must have their transcript notarized before submission.
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.
Click "Students Start Here," and enter the special promotional code listed on the sheet included with your admission letter.
Complete the online application section in its entirety.
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.
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.