Health Sciences Admission

Thinking about a Health Science program?

  • Your Shawnee State University GPA
  • If you are a transfer student, your GPA from previous schools/transfer credits
  • Your cumulative GPA:
    • Most programs have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to apply. To be competitive, GPA’s of those accepted into programs are typically above a 3.0
  • Have you had chemistry in high school?
    • High school chemistry is required to apply to most health science programs
  • Did you have a C or higher in Algebra, Chemistry, or Biology in high school?
  • Do you have a C or higher in Algebra, Chemistry, or Biology in college courses?
    • Having a C– or lower may require you to re-take the course
  • Do you need to complete observation hours?
  • Have you taken the ACT? If so, what is your ACT score? Do you need to re-take it?
    • Most programs require ACT scores of 18 or higher in some or all areas
  • Do you have over 20 hours of college credit?
    • Some programs waive an ACT score with a certain amount of college credits
  • Do you need to repeat a college course?
    • Retaking a class is a choice that should be made from advice from an advisor and/or Program Director

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