Undergraduate Admission Checklist

Here are all the steps you'll need to take to be admitted to general studies at ADU.

Requirements for General Admission to ADU

  • Submit Application

    Submit an application online and a nonrefundable $20 application fee. adu.edu/apply.

  • Official Transcripts

    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.

    International Transcripts

    If you who 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.

  • Official High School Transcripts*

    * 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.

    Passing GED Scores

    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.

    Home Schooled Students

    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.

  • GPA Requirements

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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 in the Academic Catalog).

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