2022-2023 University Catalog 
  
    Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Admissions



Main Campus Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

*Post University Main Campus allows applicants to enroll by providing an attestation confirming high school graduation.     Prospective Main Campus students  will receive provisional acceptance based on their high school cumulative grade point average.  Once high schools can provide transcripts, we will confirm the students' acceptance and scholarship packages and adjust if necessary.  Final high school transcripts are required for final acceptance to the University. 
 
Applicants seeking to apply for admissions to a Main Campus undergraduate program must provide a complete admissions application and proof of high school graduation or equivalent.  Post University strongly recommends an admissions interview.   

The following are examples of proof of high school graduation or equivalent:

  • *An official high school transcript with proof of graduation.
  • A copy of Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED), including scores, or certificate issued by the State.
  • A copy of service members' DD214 or Enlisted Records Brief (ERB), showing graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • A copy of service members' Joint Services Transcript (JST), for applicants not applying for federal Title IV aid. Service members applying for federal Title IV aid must provide applicable proof of high school graduation, listed within these requirements.
  • An official home school transcript.
  • An official associate degree transcript.

One of the following forms of documentation is acceptable as proof of high school graduation or equivalent:

  • Official documentation of successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in an associate degree, but is acceptable toward a bachelor's degree at any institution.  
  • Official documentation of enrollment in a bachelor's degree program with at least 60 semester or trimester hours or 72 quarter credit hours successfully completed, including credits transferred into the bachelor's degree program.

An applicant whose transcript shows less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average must submit a personal statement for review by the Provost. High school seniors in courses still in progress must provide current transcripts of work through the date of application.

*Under certain circumstances an unofficial transcript or alternative documentation is acceptable if the Chief Regulatory Officer approves it. Other forms of acceptable documentation include, but are not limited to an unofficial high school transcript or an unofficial associate degree transcript.

Admissions Interview

We encourage applicants to visit the campus and meet with an Admissions Representative in person. If a visit not possible, the Admissions Advisor will schedule a telephone interview with the applicant.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) Submission

Post University recommends, but does not require, that freshman applicants submit the results of an official SAT or ACT test. However, athletes planning to participate in a NCAA Division I or II athletic program must submit SAT or ACT test scores.

English and Math Course Placement: Main Campus Students

English Course Placement

First year Main Campus students are asked to complete an English placement test prior to attending a summer registration day. Their achievement on the English placement test assesses whether students should be placed into either ENG 107: The Power of Words or ENG 110: College Writing. Students who do not take the English placement test will be automatically placed into ENG 107 during their first semester.

*Both ENG 107 and ENG 110 will count as three credit courses on a student's degree plan.

Math Course Placement

First year Main Campus students are asked to complete a math placement exam prior to attending a summer registration day. Their achievement on the Math placement exam helps the math faculty identify the correct MAT course placement.

Main Campus Honors Program Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Honors Program is highly selective.  For consideration to the Honors Program, applicants must have a high school or college GPA of at least 3.25. In addition, applicants must complete the Honors Program Application as well as submit a short writing sample and provide two written recommendations from teachers, counselors, coaches, and/or employers.

Main Campus Graduate Admissions Requirements

Post University offers an on-campus graduate degree in Master of Business Administration. The program is offered in an accelerated format and is taught by scholarly practitioners. Classes will run provided there is a minimum enrollment for each program.

Applicants seeking to apply for admission to the Main Campus Graduate program must provide a complete admissions application and proof of undergraduate graduation or equivalent.  Post University strongly recommends an admissions interview.   

Application for Graduate Admissions

All graduate applicants for admission (e.g., transfer, Military, international) must submit an application to the Office of Admissions and return other required materials to the address below. Along with submitting an application, applicants will need to:

  •  Have official transcripts from all colleges/universities sent to address below.
  •  If an applicant's GPA is below a 3.0, they will be asked to provide a personal statement describing qualifications for Post's graduate program (250-500 words typed).
  •  Submission a letter of recommendation; this can be academic or professional.
  •  It is recommended that applicants visit our campus and meet with an Admissions Representative in person.
  •  A recommendation from an Admissions Representative and Program Chair are required for admittance.
  •  International Graduate applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores should be 80 or higher. IELTS scores should be 6.5 or higher.
  •  Transfer applicants may be eligible to transfer in up to 9 credits from an accredited graduate program.

Please send the completed application and all other required materials to:

Post University Main Campus Graduate Admissions
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, Connecticut 06723-2540
Telephone: 800-345-2562 Fax: 203.841.1161
Email: [email protected]

Accelerated Degree Program Admissions Requirements

Students are encouraged to complete the Professional College Advisory Session and have a telephone interview with their admissions advisor. In some instances, a video interview may be required.

An applicant seeking to apply for admissions to an Accelerated Degree Program online undergraduate program must be a high school graduate or meet one of the following requirements:

  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalent diploma.
  • Possess a home study certificate or transcript from a home study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by the applicant's home state, and they must be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state.

Post University will accept attestation as proof of graduation. Prospective nursing students have different requirements. Please refer to Accelerated Degree Program - American Sentinel School of Nursing Admissions Policy for more details. In addition to attestation Post University may request any proof of graduation as outlined by the U. S. Department of Education.

Types of documentation include:

  • An official high school transcript with proof of graduation. 
  • A copy of Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED), including scores, or certificate issued by the State. 
  • A copy of service members' DD214 or Enlisted Records Brief (ERB), showing graduation from high school or equivalent. 
  • A copy of service members' Joint Services Transcript (JST), for applicants not applying for Federal Title IV Financial Aid. Service members applying for Federal Title IV Aid must provide applicable proof of high school graduation, listed within these requirements. 
  • Copy of a high school diploma.  
  • An official home school transcript. 
  • An official Associate Degree transcript. 
  • Official documentation of successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in an associate degree but is acceptable toward a bachelor's degree at any institution. 
  • Official documentation of enrollment in a bachelor's degree program with at least 60 semester or trimester hours or 72 quarter credit hours successfully completed, including credits transferred into the bachelor's degree program.

Post University relies on the students' attestation of high school completion and will not mandate a separate document for all students. 

If for any reason, the attestation of high school graduation or GED completion false or untrue, the student will not have met an admissions requirement and will no longer be a regular student and will be subject to immediate dismissal.  Further, if the attestation is false or untrue, Post University may return disbursements of Title IV financial aid and state or institutional financial aid on the student's behalf to the appropriate source. The student will be responsible to Post University for all money it may refund.

English Course Placement
First year online (ADP) students are asked to complete an English placement test. Their achievement on the English placement test assesses whether students should be placed into either ENG 107: The Power of Words or ENG 110: College Writing. Students who do not take the English placement test will be automatically placed into ENG 107 during the next applicable term.

*Both ENG 107 and ENG 110 will count as three credit courses on a student's degree plan.

Accelerated Degree Program Graduate Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the graduate programs must submit the following:

  • A graduate application.
  • An official transcript with a conferred bachelor's degree in a related field. (See Chart Below for Details)
  • An official graduate degree transcript will be acceptable in lieu of a bachelor's degree transcript.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher must provide:

  • One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of less than 3.0 must provide:

  • One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
  • A personal statement.
  • Permission from the Dean.

Program specific prerequisites:

Program Name

Program Specific Requirements

Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in a business-related degree.  A student with a Bachelor of Science in a non-business field must take BUS501 Economic Foundations of Accounting and Finance or four undergraduate prerequisite courses - ACC111, ECO201, FIN201 and LAW204. Students with a Bachelor of Science in a business field receive a waiver for BUS501. Please contact a Graduate Admissions Representative for details.

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare follows the program specific requirements under "American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences Admission Requirements"

Master of Science Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting or a Bachelor of Science in a non-accounting field and the successful completion of 3 semester credits in Financial or Managerial Accounting.  Students interested in becoming a CPA, please contact a graduate Admissions Advisor for details.

Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services

For applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, one year of full-time work and/or volunteer experience. For applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.50-2.99, three years or more of full-time experience. For applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.00-2.49, five years or more of full-time experience.

In addition to the requirements stated above, the programs listed in the chart below have additional experiential admissions requirements. Post University feels strongly that students possessing real world experience elevate course and program dialogue and lead to a more meaningful learning experience. Relevant experience encompasses anything from part- or full-time employment to internships, research projects, and publications. Applicants with less work experience, but otherwise exceptional applications will receive consideration for admission. Students must provide resumes, transcripts, or other acceptable documentation to support the experiential requirements. Your Admissions Advisor will provide additional information on the types of experiential experiences that are acceptable. 

Program Name

Years of Experience

Master of Business Administration

Three Years

Master of Science in Project Management

Three Years

Master of Science Accounting

None

Master of Public Administration

Three Years

Master of Education

One Year

Master of Science in Higher Education Administration

One Year

Master of Science in Counseling and Human Science

One Year

American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences Admission Requirements

Applicants to the nursing and healthcare programs must submit the following:

  • A completed application.
  • Driver's license showing proof of residence that matches address provided on application showing residence in an approved state.
  • A copy of the applicant's active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
    • If the applicant does not hold a U.S. RN license, a Validation of Licensure Report is required that shows evidence that the applicant is legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which he/she works. CGFNS International is an agency that can provides acceptable documentation. 
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Your nursing education must be from a state board of nursing approved school of nursing, hospital school of nursing, or an associate, bachelors, or master's degree nursing program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to Post University.  
  • Unofficial copies may be submitted for the purposes of evaluation and acceptance but must contain proof of minimum degree conferral and minimum grade point average (GPA). If the unofficial transcript does not have completion or conferral status, the applicant must also provide a copy of their diploma. Official copies of transcripts with degree conferral date and minimum GPA must be received by the Registrar's Office by the end of the first 8-week term. If the applicant fails to submit such official documents on time, he or she will be disallowed from starting future courses until the official transcripts are received, and subsequently be withdrawn for failing to provide them.

The chart below lists the prelicensure or degree(s) GPA requirements for admission into each program of study are listed below:

Prospective Program

GPA Requirements Prelicensure or Degree(s) Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Prelicensure program with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Master of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing/MBA-Healthcare Bridge

BSN degree program with a minimum 3.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale.

MBA-Healthcare

Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale.

Infection Prevention and Control Certificate

Bachelor's degree in a healthcare-related field (public health, nursing, dietetics, microbiology etc.) with a minimum 3.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

MSN degree program (if no MSN, additional transcripts from BSN**) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

In addition to the items above, applicants to all nursing and healthcare programs with the exception of the Registered Nurse to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, single courses, or digital credentials must submit the following:

  • A résumé, curriculum vitae, or list of professional accomplishments.
  • Submit a personal 500-word statement discussing in separate paragraphs how each of the four items below apply to the applicant and their potential career in the medical field:
    • The applicant's professional background and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for the applicant's interests and academic goals
    • The applicant's plans for balancing work, school, and life (include information like using a calendar/schedule carving out specific time, etc., or other strategies the applicant will use to manage their life's activities.  
    • The applicant's future career goals and how the program will help them you achieve these goals

Applicants Educated Outside the United States

Please note that applicants educated outside the United States will need to provide an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.(AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education the applicant received meets the GPA requirements as noted in the table above and that the education is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a United States nursing school. To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, a NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be considered.

Program Specific Requirements

Program Name

Program Specific Requirements

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

No resume or personal statement required

Master of Science in Nursing

No specific requirements

Master of Science in Nurse - Nurse Practitioner Specializations

Admission to the Nurse Practitioner specializations requires a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in a nursing clinical role in the last three years. The applicant's resume should reflect this work experience.

NP students are required to maintain residency and hold an active unencumbered RN license in an approved NP program state. The state listed on the student's driver's license provided in the application and RN license should match. The student may only participate in clinical activities in an approved NP state in which they also hold an active unencumbered license. Prior program approval is required to attend clinical activities in a state in which the student does not have a primary residence.

Applicants complete or transfer in the 3P courses (N512, N521, and N522PE) and pass an APEA 3P exam before being officially accepted into the NP program. To sit for the 3P Exam, applicants must achieve a 3.0 GPA in the 3 P courses and achieve a compliant CastleBranch account which includes background check, drug screening, and all clinical requirements:

CastleBranch compliance must be maintained throughout the NP program. This includes annual updates for ALL requirements. Students are not permitted to register for any NP course (other than 3P courses) or accrue clinical hours unless all components are up to date. Consistent with applicable law, this includes:

  • Residential History and Criminal Background Check
  • 10-Panel Urine Drug Screening
  • Clinical Requirements:
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
    • Influenza (flu)
    • Varicella (chicken Pox)
    • Physical Examination
    • Hepatitis B
    • Tuberculosis (TB)
    • RN license (unencumbered)
    • Tetanus & Diphtheria (Td)
    • HIPAA Certification
    • CPR
    • OSHA Certification
    • Health Insurance

Students will not be eligible to continue or enroll in the NP program, with two failed scores on the 3P exam or a failing grade for the N523 course (regardless of repeat 3P exam score). Students who fail to achieve the minimum benchmark score or successful completion of N523 will be academically withdrawn from the NP program.

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare

RN license is not needed

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Students are required to secure availability and access/permission to an acceptable location/site to fulfill the practice experience and DNP project requirements of the program. Unemployed applicants must verify access to a suitable work environment (i.e. a healthcare facility) to complete classroom assignments.

Informatics Specialization requires a minimum one-year full-time work experience in an informatics nursing leadership role during the last 5 years (should include integrating nursing science with various information systems, and analytical decision support processes to manage, coordinate and communicate data in nursing practice. Technological experience with one process is not enough for the informatics requirement.)

Early Admission to the RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (RN to BSN)

Early admission is for graduates of Associate Degree Nursing (ASN/ADN or diploma) programs to begin the RN to BSN program prior to passing the NCLEX-RN.

Program requirements:

  • Enroll within four months of graduation with an ASN/ADN or Nursing Diploma
  • Have not yet taken the NCLEX-RN®
  • Letters of recommendation from director or dean of ASN/ADN program verifying aptitude to be successful on the NCLEX-RN® exam and in the RN to BSN program
  • Meet all other requirements for admission to the RN to BSN program with exception of an active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.

If approved by the Dean, Nursing and Healthcare Programs or their designee, applicants are conditionally admitted to the RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing program. Students admitted under this policy may take only one course at a time and may earn a maximum of six credits (BSN405 and BSN410) before they must provide evidence of having earned their registered nurse (RN) licenses. Students must submit proof of their active and unrestricted RN license by the end of their second term/course. A registration hold will be placed on all students admitted under this policy that prevents them for registering for additional courses until the license requirements has been met. Students who fail to provide this information will not be allowed to continue in the program until this requirement is met. Students who fail the NCLEX-RN® exam the first time they take it will not be allowed to enroll in any additional courses until the licensure requirement is met. Early Admission is not available for the RN to BSN Powered by SIMPath® program. Early admission candidates will not be refunded for courses taken if they do not pass their NCLEX-RN®.

Additional Doctoral Program Considerations:

If the master's degree required for admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is in a discipline other than nursing, applicant may be considered for entrance into the Executive Leadership or Informatics Leadership specialization using one of two options, both of which require completion of 400 hours of post-baccalaureate practice hours in addition to the 600 practice hours required to complete the DNP degree:

Option A - Students earn an MSN degree upon completion of all MSN requirements.

The applicant's graduate degree transcripts are evaluated for deficiencies against the MSN program. A degree plan is created for the applicant that includes courses required for the MSN program that have not received transfer credit. Examples of these courses include:

  • N512 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • N515PE Research Design (3 credits)
  • N521 Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment (3 credits)

In addition to the courses above, students are required to complete 400 practice hours.

Upon successful completion of 36 credit hours and 400 practice hours (minimum 18 credits in residence and 18 additional graduate-level transfer credits) students will be awarded an MSN and will be admitted to the DNP program.

Upon completion of the graduation requirements students will be awarded a DNP degree.

Students in this option will have successfully completed 1000 post-baccalaureate practice hours when they are awarded the DNP degree.

Option B - Students do not earn an MSN degree upon completion of all DNP program Executive Leadership or Informatics Specializations requirements.

Applicants must complete a three-course bridge program and 400 practice hours:

  • N501PE MSN Role Development (3 credits)
  • N505PE Theoretical Foundations (3 credits)
  • N515PE Research Design (3 credits)

Applicants are required to complete the bridge courses and the 400 practice hours before they can register for N740PE DNP Project I. Students will be placed in a Practicum Workroom which supports applicants' completion of the required 400 practice hours. Additional fees apply to completion of these practice hours.

Upon completion of the required bridge courses and all requirements of the DNP program, students will be awarded a DNP degree. Students in this option will have successfully completed 1000 post-baccalaureate practice hours before they are awarded the DNP degree.

Post Eagle (Military) Program Additional Admissions Requirements

Post University military benefits extend to active, reservists, and veterans of the Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserves, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy and their eligible family members as well as civilian employees of the Department of Defense. Online and on campus requirements are as follows:

  • Active duty service members must provide a Joint Service Transcript (JST), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), active duty orders, or a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).
  • Honorably discharged veterans must provide DD214 including honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. Students providing Certificate of Eligibility (COE) can use this in lieu of a DD214.
  • Eligible dependents of active and honorably discharged services members 24 years of age and under who are not married or have children must provide qualifying service members JST, CCAF, active duty orders, LES or DD214 and a copy of their birth certificate to prove relationship.
  • Eligible spouses of active and honorably discharged service members who are currently married must provide qualifying service members JST, CCAF, active duty orders, LES or DD214 and marriage certificate.
  • Department of Defense civilians must provide employment verification or a current paystub. 

International Admissions Requirements 

Post University welcomes international applicants.  Prospective international applicants seeking enrollment into a bachelor or master's level program must submit an application and copies of official secondary and/or college transcripts.  All foreign documents must be in English and receive an evaluation to ensure the applicant meets United States educational standards.

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admissions into bachelor and master's level degree programs. Proof of English language proficiency is demonstrated by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores. The following chart provides the minimum scores required for admissions into the designated degree level.

Minimum Required English Language Proficiency Test Results

Degree Level

TOEFL

IELTS

DuoLingo

Bachelor

75

6.0

100

Graduate (Master's and Doctoral)

80

6.5

105

Student Visa Requirements and F-1 Process for Main Campus Students

To obtain a student visa the applicant must provide a copy of his/her passport information page with photograph, complete the  Declaration of Finances form, and provide proof of financial resources through bank statements, a letter of government scholarship award, or letter of employer sponsorship.  The date of the documentation must be within six months of the time of application.

*Nurse Practitioner applicants must score a minimum 26 on the speaking section of the TOEFL.

Nursing Students

Applicants who were educated outside of the United States are required to provide an academic report (evaluation) showing their nursing education is comparable to one earned in the US and is taught in English. This report must also show they earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the BSN program and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the MSN and DNP programs.  A certificate from CGFNS is not acceptable unless it shows all the requirements above.

Below is a list of organizations who we accept international evaluations from.  Costs vary as well as expedited services.

NACES - National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

AICE - The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.

TAICEP - The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals

CGFNS - Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

For Post University to evaluate an applicant's request for transfer credits from institutions outside the United States, they must submit a NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS evaluation including a course-by-course academic report from one of the organizations listed above.   This report is required at the time of evaluation for the transfer credits to be considered.

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admissions into bachelor, master's, or doctoral level degree programs by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores to prove English language proficiency. The following chart provides the minimum scores required for admissions into the designated degree level.

Minimum Required English Language Proficiency Test Results

Degree Level

TOEFL

IELTS

DuoLingo

Bachelor

75

6.0

100

Graduate (Master's and Doctoral)

80

6.5

105

Nurse Practitioner 89* 7 120

*Nurse Practitioner applicants must score a minimum of 26 on the speaking section of the TOEFL.

F-1 Visa Process

Upon acceptance and receipt of the Declaration of Finances, Post University will issue a Form I-­‐20/Certificate of Eligibility, which the applicant uses to apply for a United States F-­1 student visa. Post University links to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for electronic tracking of international students.  Please note that applicants must pay the SEVIS I-­901 fee and the DS-­‐160 visa application processing fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa.  The process of applying for and receiving an F-­1 visa varies from country to country and may take as long as three months.

The issuance of Form I-­20 and F-1 student visa constitutes a legal agreement with the United States.   The definition of an F-­1 student is a non-­‐immigrant who is pursuing a full course of study towards an educational or professional objective at an institution in the United States. Once the educational or professional objective is met, the United States expects the student to return the F-­1 student the United States expects the student to return to his/her residence abroad.

The F-­1 student agrees to comply with the following requirements:

  • Maintain full-­‐time enrollment except during the summer vacation period.  Full-­time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
  • Maintain enough financial support for the duration of the course of study.
  • Follow the procedures to transfer schools, change educational levels and/or majors, or extend his/her program.
  • Engage in employment in the United States only with the express authorization of a designated school official (DSO).
  • Post University restricts employment to the University or its contracted services.
  • Report all changes in status, including address, within 10 days to Office of International Admissions.

Upon completion, the applicant must mail (or email) the application, with all documentation to:

Post University
Admission Department, Office of International Admissions
800 Country Club Road, Box 2540
Waterbury, CT  06723-­‐2540
Telephone: 203.591.5234
Fax: 203.841.1118 

Readmission

Students who have unpaid balances must resolve any outstanding issues prior to requesting readmission. Resumption of enrollment or readmission is at the discretion of Post University and is subject to any imposed conditions.

Readmission after Withdrawal

Students seeking readmission who have been inactive (not been enrolled in a course) for greater than one (1) year and military students who have exceeded the 6-month grace period after an approved military leave must reapply through admission and satisfy all current admission criteria for their program. Students seeking readmission who have been inactive for greater than two years must fulfill the degree requirements of their major as they appear in the current catalog. If, for any reason, the student is a dismissal from the University, the Admissions Committee will review the application for readmission, and the applicant may have to submit an appeal form and documentation.

If a graduate student's cumulative grade point is less than a 3.00 the student must agree to an academic improvement plan that is satisfactory to the Program Director or Dean. Appeals of the Program Director's decisions may be made to the appropriate Dean.

Students within the American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences are also subject to the Continuous Enrollment Policy.

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Specialization Readmission

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Specialization student reenrollments are reviewed by the Dean and Director of the program. Students may be required to repeat select core and Nurse Practitioner Specialization population-focused courses that allow for reengagement into the curriculum. Clinical hours will be reviewed to decide if hours need to be repeated depending on the timing of the reenrollment.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Readmission

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student reenrollments are reviewed by the Dean or designee for courses that may transfer. Students may be required to repeat select core courses that allow for reengagement of the DNP project.  

Readmission after Dismissal

Students who have been dismissed for failing to meet satisfactory academic progress may apply for readmission one year from the date of dismissal or after one parent term. Please refer to the Dismissal Policy.  Students seeking readmission in an undergraduate program must meet the current application requirements, provide all current documentation, and deliver a letter requesting readmission providing details as to why the student will be successful if allowed to return to study. Students seeking readmission to a graduate program of study will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director of the program with an appeal to the Dean if necessary. For programs without a Program Director, the readmission decision rests with the Dean and may be appealed to the Provost.

Readmitted students may be asked to participate in an academic improvement plan as designed by the Program Director of the program or Dean as part of the readmission process. The academic improvement plan will provide for conditional admission for the student's next 2 terms or one semester. If the student violates the academic improvement plan, the student will be dismissed from the program of study with no appeal process. Students who have been dismissed for breach of the Civility Code or the Academic Integrity Policy are not eligible to apply for readmission.

If readmitted, nursing students must follow the catalog in effect at the time of their reenrollment. In cases when the university no longer teaches required courses, the appropriate dean may designate a reasonable substitute.

 Undergraduate Certificate Programs Admissions Requirements

Applicants to an undergraduate certificate program must meet and maintain the same admissions criteria appropriate to the program of study that grants the certificate.

Graduate Certificate Programs Admissions Requirements

Applicants to a graduate certificate program must meet and maintain the same admissions criteria appropriate to the program of study that grants the certificate with the exception to the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Certificate. IPC Certificate applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a health care-related field (public health, nursing, dietetics, microbiology etc.) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), as shown on the applicant's college transcript. IPC Certificate students must meet all other admission requirements stated in the Master of Science in Nursing requirements with the exception of the degree requirements and the RN License requirement.

Applicants may not transfer any credits into a certificate program.