Health Sciences Admission

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Health Science Application Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find the answer to your questions here, or need more information about any part of the application process, please contact a professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies

It is recommended to consider your strengths, interest, and talents as you wait for admission into a program. We recommend students utilize the Career Services office as a way to learn about oneself and strengths in areas inside and outside of your major.

If you are a transfer student, you will need to first apply to Shawnee State University and submit high school transcripts and other college transcripts to our Office of the Registrar.

Application due dates are located on the application and program website. Deadlines vary from program to program.

Admissions requirements vary from program to program. Carefully reviewing the program website, application, and meeting with a professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies is recommended.

An ACT or placement exam is required for entrance to Shawnee State University. Repeating the ACT exam to improve your application(s) should be a conversation with the program director and a professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies.

The majority of our health science programs require a “C” or higher in high school chemistry. If you did not take a chemistry course in high school, please inform your academic advisor and plan to take CHEM0099: Prep for High School Chem in fall semester.

The majority of our health science programs require a “C” or higher in high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.

The amount of students admitted into a program varies from program to program. Programs are limited in the amount of students admitted into the program due to accreditation standards. For details about the size of admitted students for a program, please speak with the program director or professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies.

Some programs require job shadowing/observation hours. Details and requirements for shadowing can be found in the application.

Details and requirements for shadowing can be found in the application. Exceeding the amount of required hours does not result in additional points for your application.

Acceptance letters and denial letters are mailed 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline. Please check and confirm your mailing address is correct in our SSU system.

If you are denied from a program, we will mail you a letter and encourage you to schedule an advising appointment to meet with a professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies to determine your next steps.

To reapply to a program, please contact Kristin Liles, Administrative Assistant for Academic Advising. Her e-mail address is: kliles@shawnee.edu.

The $30.00 Health Sciences Application Fee is a one-time fee.

You do not need to repeat your shadowing hours.

Some programs waive ACT requirements after the completion of 20 earned college credit hours. The program may or may not use grades from high school. Confirmation can be found on their program application, program website, and speaking with a professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies.

Courses may be repeated for credit but only the highest grade earned will be reflected in your GPA (grade point average). The lower course grade will be replaced by the symbol "R", indicating the course was repeated. If you are considering repeating a course, please speak with a professional advisor in the College of Professional Studies. Courses completed at other institutions cannot be removed from your transcript by taking the same course at Shawnee State University.

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