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Herzing University    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Admissions Information



Additional Admission Requirements for Nursing, Dental, and other Healthcare Programs

Applicable Programs. These additional admissions requirements apply to all programs with direct patient contact in clinical or internship settings. This includes, but may not be limited to, the following programs:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology
  • Therapeutic Massage

Drug Testing. Students in the above-listed programs may be required to pass a drug test prior to entering the first clinical or internship course that includes direct patient contact. For specific requirements for students enrolled in nursing programs, please check with the Nursing Program Director.

Immunizations and Health Checks. Verification of immunization history is required for all students admitted to the above-listed programs no later than 45 days after the first day of class or as indicated by the specific program. Students in some programs may be required to have the Hepatitis B immunization series. Students in healthcare programs may be exposed to bloodborne infectious diseases. Also, additional verification of the status of a student’s health may be required during the program if deemed necessary to meet safety requirements. For specific requirements for students enrolled in nursing programs, please check with the Nursing Program Director.

Vaccination Policy. Herzing University does not generally require any specific immunizations beyond those requirements that may be imposed by state or federal law. However, if it is determined that a public health situation arises that warrants implementation of a vaccination requirement, such requirements will be communicated out to students as soon as possible. Some healthcare programs at Herzing University that include a clinical site or internship/externship component may require proof of vaccination against certain diseases prior to participation in the clinical or internship/externship courses. Individual program requirements are communicated at the time of enrollment and in advance of attendance in the relevant course.

If you have any questions regarding our vaccination policy, please email consumerinfo@herzing.edu.

Healthcare Policy Acknowledgement. These professions and the educational processes that lead to entry into those professions have a number of unique requirements and standards. All nursing, dental, and other healthcare students must accept and acknowledge the following statements of policy to enter or continue in any of these programs. For specific requirements for students enrolled in nursing programs, please check with the Nursing Program Director.

  1. A student convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor other than a minor traffic violation for which a pardon has not been granted:
    1. May not be able to work in clinical sites required in the program (and thus would not be able to complete the program).
    2. May not be able to obtain a license from the state, even if the program is completed.
    3. May not be able to secure a job, even if licensed. 
  2. A student may be required to pass a criminal background check and substance abuse test to the satisfaction of the clinical site prior to each scheduled clinical course.
  3. A student may be subject to drug and/or alcohol screening in conjunction with clinical classes, and a positive result from a screening could result in dismissal from the clinical and from the program.
  4. Clinical hours may be scheduled at any time-of-day or day-of-the-week-day, night, late night, weekends, or holidays-and the student must be available to attend clinical sites at any time the student is assigned.
  5. Clinical sites will require the student to have his/her immunizations up to date prior to the start of the clinical.
  6. A student may be required to complete a physical exam showing that the student is free of disease that may be transmitted to patients, families, or employees and includes:
    1. Proof of TB skin testing and follow-up.
    2. Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination series or proof of immunity.
    3. Proof of MMR and Chickenpox vaccinations or proof of immunity.
  7. Some clinical sites may require that a student be covered by his or her own personal or family health insurance.
  8. Successful completion of clinical classes may require that the student be able to perform common physical tasks related to his/her duties to the satisfaction of each clinical site.
  9. Patient privacy and the privacy of patient records must be protected, and failure on the part of the student to protect patient privacy or patient records could result in dismissal from the clinical site and/or from the program.
  10. Missing clinical site assignments can be a basis for dismissal from the program unless the student has well-documented mitigating circumstances that are acceptable to the University.
  11. Although initial class hours are established for the first semester, class hours after that period of time can change due to availability of facilities, faculty, or other factors, and classes may be scheduled mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, or holidays.
  12. Students in the following courses must achieve at least a grade of C (76%) in each core course to make satisfactory academic progress, in addition to any other satisfactory academic progress criteria of the University: dental hygiene (DH), dietetics and nutrition (DN), dental science (DS), emergency medical technician (EM), medical laboratory (MT), nursing (NA, NB, NF, NM, NO, NU, NW and PN), occupational therapy assistant (OT), physical therapist assistant (PT), radiologic technology (RT), and surgical technology (ST). A grade of less than C is equivalent to failing the course, and the course must be repeated at the student’s cost. There is only one repeat allowed, and there may not be an immediate opportunity to repeat a course, depending on when it is next offered.
  13. The cost of tuition and fees at Herzing University includes:
    1. The cost of instruction and the use of the University facilities, library, employment assistance, other normal services provided by the University to students, and supplies that are the normal part of lab courses (does not include personal writing instruments or stationery).
    2. Two nursing uniforms (not to include shoes or stockings).
    3. Students will be provided an eBook/electronic material for any course in which the University has adopted an eBook/electronic material; however, if an eBook/electronic material is not available, students will be loaned or provided a physical textbook. Students who participate, when applicable, in a campus textbook loaner program, are accountable for returning the textbook and/or software in a condition as described in the Herzing University Textbook Loan Program Policy (Policy). Fees may be assessed based on the condition of the textbook and/or software upon return to include non-return by the due date described within the Policy. If an eBook/electronic material is available for a course in which the University has adopted the eBook/electronic material, but a student prefers the physical textbook, the student will have the option to purchase (at their cost) the physical textbook for the difference in price between the cost of the eBook and the cost of the physical textbook, including shipping.
  14. The student further understands that the cost of tuition and fees at Herzing University does not include the following:
    1. The cost of any required immunizations.
    2. The cost of personal health insurance that may be required to work at a clinical site.
    3. The cost of transportation to and from school or clinical sites, including parking.
    4. The cost of additional uniforms and apparel other than the two issued uniforms.
    5. The cost of criminal background checks or substance abuse tests.
    6. Any other cost that is not specifically identified above as being part of Herzing University tuition and fees.
  15. A student in this program is a potential representative of the healthcare profession, and the student’s actions and inactions may reflect on Herzing University and the clinical sites to which the student is assigned. Therefore, the student must conduct himself or herself in a professional manner, with integrity and responsibility. Failure to behave professionally can be a basis for dismissal from the program.

Background Checks: Students planning a program of study leading to employment in some disciplines (including, but not limited to: healthcare, nursing, law enforcement, and public safety) may be required to undergo a background check before working in that discipline. If this process results in an adverse finding, the student may not be able to complete the internship course, complete the program, sit for certification examinations, or be employed in that discipline. A student may be required to pass a criminal background check and substance abuse test to the satisfaction of the clinical site prior to each scheduled clinical course. For specific requirements for students enrolled in nursing programs, please check with the Nursing Program Director.

Orlando Campus Nursing Program: Nursing programs offered by the Orlando campus of Herzing University may utilize clinical sites that exceed a 50 mile radius from the campus location to accommodate student travel from their residence. If student(s) agrees to use a clinical site which is greater than a 50 mile radius from the Orlando campus, but equal to or less than a 50 mile radius from their residence, any expenses associated with such travel, including, but not limited to lodging, food, and gas, are the responsibility of the student.

Admission Applications

Although it is preferable for a prospective student to visit Herzing University to complete a Personal Information Record and an electronic
application, the forms may be obtained in the following ways:

  1. Contact Herzing University by phone or e-mail to request the necessary forms.
  2. Complete a Herzing University application online at https://enroll.herzing.edu.

Admission of Candidates for the  Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (ASCJ/AASCJ)

In order to be considered a candidate for the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, all applicants must provide proof they are currently a member of a police department, are enrolling in the ASCJ program to fulfill law enforcement application requirements, or produce documentation from a law enforcement training agency indicating a requirement for concurrent enrollment in an ASCJ program. Completion of the ASCJ program does not guarantee future employment within the field of policing.  Applicants who do not meet this qualification may enter directly into the Bachelor of Science of Criminal Justice as long as they meet the entrance requirements.

Admission Disclosure

Notification to Students

Herzing University students come from multiple states and have widely different career aspirations and goals. Each student is a unique learner and person. While Herzing University provides career services guidance to each student in finding employment in their chosen field, Herzing University does not guarantee employment. Factors unique to each student that can limit employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Conviction of a felony or serious misdemeanor
  • Physical condition or health issues that prevent or hinder employment
  • Geographical limitations and inability to relocate
  • Poor work history
  • Poor language skills or communication barriers
  • Unique personality traits
  • History of or contemporary substance abuse
  • Personal bankruptcy
  • Other issues that raise doubts in the mind of an employer as to the suitability of a student to become an employee
  • Failure to meet the admissions standards of other institutions (for bachelor’s or graduate programs)
  • Failure to fully investigate and understand the specific licensing or certificate requirements for a chosen profession in a specific state or locale

Herzing University has a long and proud tradition of helping students enter and succeed in their careers. The student’s unique situation may aid or hinder their career.

Disclaimer

Herzing University makes no promises or guarantees of licensing, certification, or employment. Due to unique factors and attributes of each student, it is possible that even after successfully completing a Herzing University program, a student may not find employment. Students should consider their own unique “employability” prior to enrolling in any college or career-preparation program.

Admission Procedures

Prospective students are expected to complete an interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor. The advisor will provide information about programs, start dates, student services, and employment opportunities for graduates. Once all admission requirements have been fulfilled, the advisor will generally invite the prospective student to submit an electronic application for admission to the University. The applicant will be notified in writing of the action taken by the University with respect to his/her application. When an application has been accepted, the applicant must establish appropriate financial arrangements and complete the necessary documentation. Once the applicant has completed these arrangements, signed a University Enrollment Agreement, and paid an enrollment fee, the applicant will be considered an enrolled student and will be automatically registered for appropriate classes. Students do not have to register for classes; the University will schedule students in the applicable courses for each semester based upon their program of study. Students will have the right to request adjustments to their schedule, which will be accommodated whenever possible.

Application for admission is on a continuous basis; however, those who apply first are accepted first, and enrollment is limited. No one will be admitted after the second day of the term unless approved by the Academic Dean and the campus President.

Conditional Admission to Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

Nursing students admitted conditionally to Herzing pre-licensure nursing programs must meet the criteria as defined below in addition to the university-wide “Undergraduate Admissions Criteria.” International applicants also must comply with all “International Undergraduate Student Admission” application requirements. There are no conditional admissions to the Second-Degree, Accelerated BSN option. Those students scoring less than the 66 on the TEAS test may be offered enrollment in the traditional program options if all other required admissions criteria are met.

Associate (ASN) or Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) Admission without a College Degree Option

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A high school or college grade point average (GPA) of *2.0 or higher.
  • Achieve at least a composite score of 51 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within one year of anticipated date of matriculation.

Practical Nursing (PN) Program Admission Option

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A high school or college grade point average of at least *2.0 or higher
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 45 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within one year of anticipated date of matriculation.

*NOTE: If an applicant has completed less than 12 semester credit hours (SCH) or equivalent quarter hours of college courses in the last 5 years, the high school GPA is used in the calculation. If an applicant has completed 12 semester credit hours or more of college courses in the last 5 years, the college GPA is used in the calculation. An applicant that has a GED and less than 12 semester credit hours of college credits is considered to meet the GPA requirement.

Nursing Program Directors will review the individual TEAS report to establish which composite score areas are below “Proficiency Level” to recommend the student’s participation in one of the following options or tutoring as applicable.

Akron and Orlando Campuses Criteria

  • PD 121  , Professional Development I (1 SCH) if the grade point average is below 2.5
  • MA 090 , Fundamentals of Mathematics (4 SCH) if TEAS Math score is below 63.3.
  • EN 090 , Principles of Communications (4 SCH) if the TEAS Reading score is below 69.0 or the TEAS English score is below 60.0
  • Other supplemental tutoring as determined appropriate by the Campus Academic Dean and Nursing Program Director.

Brookfield-Kenosha, Atlanta, Madison, and Minneapolis Campuses Criteria

  •  Brookfield-Kenosha, Atlanta, Madison, and Minneapolis campuses are not included in the Conditional Admission policy for the Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs. Please see “Unconditional Admission to Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs” for admissions criteria.

Birmingham Campus Criteria

A conditionally admitted student may complete the above coursework/tutoring either as:

  • A non-degree seeking student; or
  • While enrolled in the nursing program on a conditional basis.

Reentry Into Programs (Conditional And Unconditional)

A student who reenters a program within one year of their last day of attendance is allowed to use their original TEAS scores for their reentry application.

Special Consideration of Herzing University Graduates

A graduate of a Herzing University nursing program who matriculates into a different nursing program is not required to repeat the TEAS provided that their original TEAS score is from the most current version and meets the minimum standards for enrollment for the new program.

Continuing Students Scheduling

Continuing students who are making satisfactory academic progress and are current in their financial obligations to the University are automatically scheduled for future classes in their program of study. Adjustments may be made in consultation with the Registrar and Academic Dean based upon the Add/Drop Policy. Adjustments to schedules may affect the expected graduation date and impact a student’s ability to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in three years. For more information, please see the Three-Year Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Policy  in the Academic Information section of this Catalog.

High School Transitions Program

The Herzing University Transitions Program is offered to high school juniors or seniors who wish to begin working on college credits while attending high school. This program is not considered to be a dual credit program and the credits earned may not be applicable towards high school graduation. Interested students may attend Herzing University and take up to 12 semester credit hours of study. High school students may take one course tuition-free. Participation is contingent upon space availability in classes. Current Herzing University students will be given priority if space is limited. The cost of all books and materials required will be the student’s responsibility.

Students participating in the Transitions Program will be considered “Non-degree Seeking.” With the exception of a high school diploma or GED, the applicant must meet the University’s general entrance requirements as well as specific program criteria (if any) for a technical course. The University may waive prerequisites for technical courses when appropriate prior education or competency in the course area can be demonstrated. Transition students will receive a transcript with the appropriate grade earned for the course taken.

The Herzing University Transitions Program is available only to high school students who:

  1. Have completed their sophomore year of high school.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
  3. Submit an authorization signed by a high school official approving the student enrolling in the course(s) and verifying the information under parts (1) and (2) above. Authorization forms may be obtained from the Herzing Admissions Department.

International Undergraduate Student Admission

International Undergraduate Student Admission (Students intending to study at a U.S. campus location)

Herzing University is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to accept and enroll non-immigrant students. International applicants interested in applying for the nursing programs please refer to specific international applicant requirements under the International Student Pre-Licensure Nursing Program Requirements section of the catalog. In order to be issued an I-20 authorization from the University, non-immigrant applicants must meet the University’s general admissions requirements, provide the following documentation, and be accepted into Herzing University:

  1. All high school and college transcripts:
    1. Copies of all high school transcripts evaluated by a transcript evaluation service approved by Herzing University or an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE); or certified as an official document by the diploma-granting authority with a certified translation in English or verified and accepted as official by a trained Herzing University registrar.
    2. Certified copies of all college transcripts evaluated by a transcript evaluation service approved by Herzing University or an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE); or a transcript certified as an official document by an active Herzing University affiliate.
  2. ACT/SAT scores or transcripts indicating prior post-secondary coursework deemed appropriate for placement into the intended program. Successful completion of an entrance evaluation administered with examination scores deemed appropriate by Herzing University (the evaluation scores also determine if developmental course(s) are needed)
     
  3. Sufficient financial statements demonstrating the ability to finance, and a notarized statement of financial support when applicable, or a certified government sponsor letter indicating that tuition will be paid in advance of each semester and that all necessary living expenses for the international applicant will be provided. (Form I-134 may be needed and is available online from the USCIS site.)
     
  4. Proof of English-language proficiency through any one of the following: (If you are a citizen of a country where English is the official language or primary language you may not need to supply additional documentation of language ability. An International Admissions Coordinator can help you identify which documentation may be needed).
    1. A score of 500 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL.
    2. A score of 173 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL.
    3. A score of 61 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL.
    4. A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS.
    5. A score of 4 or higher on the iTEP.
    6. Documentation of successful completion from a University-approved college preparatory ESL program of an intermediate English course from an accredited designated ESL center college or university or an ESL center.
    7. Documentation of a minimum of 4 years of successful completion of secondary studies (i.e., high-school level) in an English-speaking school whose language of instruction is English.
    8. Documentation of alternative measures of English language proficiency, as deemed appropriate by Herzing University.
    9. Other options may apply for students attending through an affiliate program. Specifics are outlined in the affiliate agreement or corresponding exhibits.
  5. Valid copy of the student’s passport approved by the government where the student holds citizenship. Additional documentation may be requested.

International Undergraduate Student Admission (Students attending completely online courses from their home country. Students who apply for transfer to a physical U.S. campus will need to meet all criterias under the International Undergraduate Admissions-U.S. campus section).

  1. All high school and college transcripts:
    1. Copies of all high school transcripts evaluated by a transcript evaluation service approved by Herzing University or an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE); or certified as an official document by the diploma-granting authority with a certified translation in English or verified and accepted as official by a trained Herzing University registrar.
    2. Certified copies of all college transcripts evaluated by a transcript evaluation service approved by Herzing University or an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE); or a transcript certified as an official document by an active Herzing University affiliate.
  2. ACT/SAT scores or transcripts indicating prior post-secondary coursework deemed appropriate for placement into the intended program. Successful completion of an entrance evaluation administered with examination scores deemed appropriate by Herzing University (the evaluation scores also determine if developmental course(s) are needed).
  3. Proof of English-language proficiency through any one of the following: (If you are a citizen of a country where English is the official language or primary language you may not need to supply additional documentation of language ability. An International Admissions Coordinator can help you identify what documentation may be needed.)
    1. A score of 500 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL.
    2. A score of 173 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL.
    3. A score of 61 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL.
    4. A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS.
    5. A score of 4 or higher on the iTEP.
    6. Documentation of successful completion of an intermediate English course from an  approved affiliate ESL center.
    7. Documentation of successful completion of secondary studies (i.e., high-school level) in an English- modality school (a minimum of four years).
    8. Documentation of alternative measures of English language proficiency, as deemed appropriate by Herzing University.
    9. Other options may apply for students attending through an affiliate program. Specifics are outlined in the affiliate agreement or corresponding exhibits.
  4. Valid copy of a government issued student identification card or passport.

Herzing University is also authorized to accept and enroll international applicants currently attending other U.S. institutions who wish to transfer. In addition to providing the items listed above, transfer applicants must do the following:

  1. Contact Herzing University by phone or e-mail to request the necessary forms.
  2. Submit to Herzing University the I-20 issued by the school from which they are transferring in order to have Herzing University issue a new one.
  3. If accepted into Herzing University, the student is responsible to make sufficient arrangements with their previous instituion for transfer into Herzing University. The student is soley responsible for maintaining compliant status with all regulations concerning their visa status.

Note: International students cannot receive U.S. federal financial assistance, nor can they work legally in the United States without permission from the USCIS. The level of career development offered to international students/graduates will vary and will depend on the employment opportunities permitted by applicable law and/or on the students’/graduates’ visas. Herzing will provide career-planning strategies if requested by international students. Applicants applying from abroad should check with their consulate or embassy for other pertinent requirements or restrictions.

New Student Orientation

Herzing University’s new student orientation (or online tutorial) helps entering students prepare for college. It also enables students to become acquainted with Herzing University and its services. Students attending face-to-face orientation will have the opportunity to meet the campus staff and faculty members and receive a review of important college policies and procedures. The University will send each enrollee a notification announcing the time and date of the new student orientation or online tutorial. The Herzing University Catalog is the official policy of the University. Students should seek clarification from the catalog if they are told or read any information inconsistent or contradictory with the official policy of the catalog.

International Student Orientation and Onboarding Seminar

The International Student Orientation and Onboarding Seminar is designed to aid new international students in making a successful transition into the U.S. classroom and U.S. culture. It is mandatory for all international students to attend and complete both the Orientation and Onboarding Seminar unless approved for waiver by their respective campus Dean. Students who fail to comply with attendance or successful completion may be required to retake each respective session, be placed on an academic improvement plan, or dismissed from the University for failure to make sufficient progress.

Non-Degree Seeking Students (Admission of Individuals not seeking Degrees/Diplomas)

A non-degree seeking student is a student enrolled for courses not leading to a recognized credential degree or diploma. Applicants not seeking a degree/diploma must complete a Personal Information Record and an electronic application and meet the General Entrance Requirements for the University, except for the High School Transitions Program or other special circumstances approved by the Academic Dean. In addition, the applicant must meet specific program criteria (if any) for a technical course related to a program major. The University may waive prerequisites for technical courses when appropriate prior education or experience can be shown. If space is available, the applicant will be accepted as a non-degree seeking student. The applicant must pay for the course(s) desired, complete all applicable forms, sign a college enrollment agreement, and pay the Learner Resource Fee. Non-degree seeking students who apply for and are admitted to a degree/diploma may have credits transferred to the degree or diploma program for courses they have satisfactorily completed as a non-degree seeking student. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for employment assistance or financial aid.

  • Enrollment fees are not required for Non-degree Seeking Students

Non-Discrimination Policy of Herzing University

Herzing University admits students of any race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disabled and/or Vietnam era veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Herzing University. Herzing University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disabled and/or Vietnam era veteran status in the recruitment, admission or treatment of students, the recruitment, hiring, or treatment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its activities and programs, as specified by state and federal laws including but not limited to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of 1972 Educational Amendments to the Higher Education Act, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all other laws which pertain to access, equality and nondiscrimination. For further information or inquiries regarding Herzing University’s Nondiscrimination Policy, please contact Human Resources, W140 N8917 Lilly Road, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051, telephone: (414) 271-8103.

Placement Criteria

Applicants are evaluated for proficiency in Basic English and mathematics skills through a placement exam administered by Herzing University. Certain programs also require a science proficiency evaluation. Students will be exempt from developmental courses through one of the following methods:

Program Admission

Some programs or delivery formats (such as technology, dental hygiene, nursing, or the accelerated format) may have special admissions requirements. Refer to the section below for any special admis

Provisional Admission

Applicants who fail to meet the minimum standards on the admissions test, but receive an entrance evaluation score deemed appropriate by Herzing University will be provisionally admitted. Regular admission is granted upon successful completion of provisional requirements, whereby the applicant must complete all of the following:

  • Take and pass Professional Development I (PD 121  ).
  • Take and pass Fundamentals of Mathematics (MA 090 ) and/or Principles of Communication (EN 090 ) based on entrance examination scores.
  • Receive positive recommendation from the campus academic dean upon completion of the provisional admission period.

Re-Admission/Re-Entry

A student who withdraws or is terminated from the University may apply for re-admission or re-entry. However, if a student has been terminated for lack of satisfactory academic progress, the student will be required to appeal to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee (refer to “Appeal Procedures ”). Any student applying for re-admission/re-entry will be required to sign new enrollment documents, and all financial obligations from previous enrollment periods must be resolved prior to re-admission/re-entry. In order for a student to be readmitted in the same program, the student generally must have been making satisfactory academic progress at the time of withdrawal or termination. Students are advised that because the availability of courses required may be more difficult to schedule if they have interrupted their program.

A student applying for re-admission or re-entry who previously completed coursework involving clinical or related skills (including courses in dental assisting, dental hygiene, medical assisting, nursing, radiology, and surgical technology) may be required to repeat some or all of this coursework depending on when the student was last enrolled. This is to ensure that reentering students can perform at skill levels necessary for student and patient safety. Reentering students are responsible for all applicable tuition and fees for repeated coursework. The University also reserves the right to modify curriculum for all programs, and reentering students are required to meet all program requirements existing at the time of their re-entry. Students who have previously completed a minimum of 24 semester credit hours at Herzing University with grades of “C” or higher will not be required to retake the entrance evaluation exam unless they are requesting to transfer into a program that requires a specialized admissions test. Certain programs may include additional requirements for re-admission/re-entry, and students should reference specific application materials for these programs when considering program withdrawal or reapplication.

Special BSN Pre-Licensure Admission Requirements

Students admitted into the Advancement Plan must meet the admission criteria currently defined for nursing students found in the Undergraduate Catalog, as well as the following special admission requirements based on licensure or certification. (Not applicable to Atlanta BSN Pre-Licensure students)

   A. Military Medics

  1. These guidelines refer to the following military medic classifications or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS):
    a. Basic Medical Tech Corpsman:  Navy HM0000 and Air Force BMTCP 4NOX1
    b. Independent Duty Medical Technicians:  Air Force  IDMT 4NOX1C
    c. Army Health Care Specialists:  68W; 91B; 91C
     
  2. Additional Admission Requirements:
    a. Must be honorably discharged
    b. Must present the DD214
     
  3. Students presenting with these credentials may be awarded up to 8 credits for prior learning from their educational program. These equivalencies represent the following course credit:
    a. Anatomy and Physiology I and II (SC145, SC 145L, SC245, SC245L):  8 credits
     
  4. Other college credits, if earned, will be reviewed to meet the other required sciences and/or required general education courses.

  B. Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, Army Practical Nurses (68W-M6), and Paramedics

  1. Graduates of a Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Program (LPN or LVN), the Army Practical Nursing Program, or a Paramedic Program will enter the BSN nursing curriculum after meeting the prerequisite science and general education course requirements.
     
  2. Additional Admission Requirements:
    a. Army Practical Nurses (68W-M6)
        1. Must be honorably discharged
        2. Must present the DD214
        3. Current, unencumbered LPN/LVN license (active military or a state board of nursing)

    b. Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Programs (LPN or LVN)
        1.Current, unencumbered LPN/LVN license (a state board of nursing)

    c. Paramedics
        1. Current, unencumbered state license or current certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT-P)
     
  3. Students presenting with these credentials may be awarded up to 15 credits for prior learning based on their licensure.  These equivalencies represent the following course credit:
    a. NU 211 Introduction to Clinical Nursing  (4 cr)
    b. NU 220 Pharmacology (3 cr)
    c. SC 145 & L A&P I (4 cr)
    d. SC 245 & L A&P II (4 cr)
     
  4. Students will take NU 215 Transition to RN Practice (6 cr) as a substitute for NU 206 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3 cr) and NU 209 Health Assessment (3 cr)

Note: The decisions above are based on the following information and guidelines from review of Paramedic program and the NCSBN Analysis:   A Comparison of Selected Military Health Care Occupation Curricula with a Standard Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Curriculum (2013).  This document specifically clarifies the content covered in the training programs and specifies the following:

  1. While courses offered in military programs are comprehensive and rigorous, a veteran who has been a health care specialist (medic), corpsman or airman must learn the role of the nurse, the nursing process, and the science of nursing care.  The veteran must learn the role of the LPN/VN, the scope of practice and the principles of delegation in order to practice competently and safely.  This is acquired through formal education, both clinical and didactic, and must be integrated throughout the course of study.
     
  2. The Army LPN Program is comparable to a standard LPN/VN program approved by BONs. (p.12)

Transfer of Credits to Other Colleges and Universities

The decision to accept credit from another institution is entirely at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students should check with the school to which they desire to transfer to regarding the credits they may transfer. In the absence of an articulation agreement between Herzing University and another institution, no one at Herzing University can represent that specific credits will transfer anywhere. A list of the institutions with whom Herzing University has articulation agreements is available from the administrative office of the University and on the Herzing Website at https://www.herzing.edu/get-credit-you-deserve/articulation-agreements.

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

To be admitted to any Herzing University undergraduate program, a prospective student must complete an interview with a Herzing admissions advisor and fill out an application. The following factors are considered prior to acceptance:

  1. Prior Education Requirement: An applicant must have a U.S. high school diploma or the equivalent. The University recognizes the following equivalents to a high school diploma:
  • A GED
  • A certificate demonstrating that the student has passed a state-authorized examination (for example, the California High School Proficiency Exam) that the state recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Note that certificates of attendance and/or completion are not included in this qualifying category.
  • An academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree (i.e., an associate’s degree) from an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • A foreign diploma or transcript that is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. International students must comply with all application requirements in the “International Undergraduate Student Admission” section of this catalog.
  1. Entrance Testing: An applicant must demonstrate the capacity to succeed in college-level courses. This must be evidenced through one of the following methods:
  • Successfully completing an entrance evaluation administered by Herzing University with examination scores deemed appropriate by the university.
  • Submission of an ACT score of 17 or better or a combined SAT score of 1,275 or better in place of the college entrance evaluation. (The college placement evaluation is required for math and English placement.)
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours of college-level work with grades of “C” or higher at nationally or regionally accredited postsecondary institution. The college placement evaluation is required unless the applicant has completed a college-level English composition course and a college algebra course with grades of “C” or higher.
  • For limited admissions programs (including dental hygiene and nursing), applicants may be required to complete a specialized admissions test, and only the most qualified applicants are admitted. 
  1. Personal Commitment and Professional Attitude: *Of importance for the applicant’s success is willingness to make those sacrifices necessary to successfully complete the program of study and a commitment to adhere to the University’s rules and expectations. An indication of personal commitment includes, but is not limited to, the applicant’s willingness to invest in his or her own education by contributing financially toward their education each semester, separate from any financial aid available.

    * Note: For dental assisting and dental hygiene programs, this criterion is for advisement purposes only and will not be used in the admission decision by the University.
     
  2. Availability of Time: An applicant must have the availability of time to attend classes and labs, to complete projects, and to submit assignments in a timely manner. Each student is expected to spend additional time outside of class hours studying, completing assignments, and doing research.

Unconditional Admission to Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

Nursing students admitted unconditionally to Herzing’s pre-licensure nursing programs must meet the criteria as defined below in addition to the university-wide “Undergraduate Admissions Criteria”. International applicants must comply with the International Student Pre-Licensure Nursing Program Requirements. International students are not eligible for conditional admission into pre-licensure nursing programs.

Admission of Candidates for the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program (BSN) at the Atlanta Campus

  • High school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 58 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within one year of anticipated date of matriculation.
  • In order to be considered for transfer credit, Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II must have been successfully completed with a grade of “B” or better within the last five years.
  • No more than one failed core nursing course at an alternative institution.

Applicants eligible for admission will be reviewed by a Nursing Admission Committee. 

Associate (ASN) or Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) Admission without a College Degree Option

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A high school or college grade point average (GPA) of *2.5 or higher.
  • Achieve at least a composite score of 58 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within one year of anticipated date of matriculation.

Second-Degree, Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) Option

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 of higher.
  • Earned bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education or from a foreign college or university recognized as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Achieve at least a composite score of 66 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within one year of anticipated date of matriculation.

Practical Nursing (PN) Program Admission Option

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A high school or college grade point average of at least *2.0 or higher
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 48 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within one year of anticipated date of matriculation.

International Student Pre-Licensure Nursing Program Requirements

The following requirements are minimum standard requirements to apply. Nursing programs are selective programs and a student’s entire application will be considered for determination of admission. Only completed applications meeting the minimum criteria will be considered.

  • Certified copies of high school transcript. Copies of all high school transcripts evaluated by a transcript evaluation service approved by Herzing University or an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE or verified and accepted as official by a trained Herzing University registrar. Transcripts must demonstrate a high school or college grade point average GPA of *2.5 or better.
  • Completion of chemistry at a secondary or post-secondary level with a grade of 2.75 or higher.
  • Completion of biology at a secondary or post-secondary level with a grade of 2.75 or higher.
  • Completion of algebra at a secondary or post-secondarly level with a grade of 2.75 or higher.
  • Proof of English Language ability through the completion of either the IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 79 or higher.
  • Completion of the Herzing University Healthcare Student Health Record with official proof of each area requested. All documentation of proof including immunization records must be in English and certified by a physician or authorized governing body from the country of origin as official. (CPR Certification is not required but preferred. AHA Health Care Provider CPR certification must be obtained prior to the start of clinical rotation.)
  • Submit to a successful background check through the party approved by Herzing University. Information on the approved background check provider is accessible through the Herzing University steps to apply BSN. 
  • Valid copy of the student’s passport approved by the government where the student holds citizenship. Additional documentation may be requested.
  • Sufficient financial statements demonstrating the ability to finance, and a notarized statement of financial support when applicable, or a certified government sponsor letter indicating that tuition will be paid in advance of each semester and that all necessary living expenses for the international applicant will be provided. (Form I-134 may be needed and is available online from UBCIS.)
  • Submit application fee.