General Admission Criteria for Undergraduate Programs
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. In addition, all other requirements must be met, including those regarding prior education evaluation, prerequisite skills for college-level work and special program requirements listed in this section.
The following general 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 General Education Development (GED) certificate
- 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 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.
- Additional Requirements for Home-Schooled Applicants and Applicants from Unrecognized High Schools
- A transcript indicating that the applicant has met the minimum requirements in the state in which they were awarded the diploma.
- The transcript should include course titles, dates of attendance, grades and credit earned. Additional information may be requested in order to determine high school equivalency.
- Applicants who are unable to provide evidence of high school equivalency may gain admission by earning a GED certificate.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
See the section on Special Program Requirements for Admission for additional requirements based on program of study.
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 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.
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.
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:
- Successful completion of mathematics and English placement examinations with scores deemed appropriate by Herzing University.
- Successful completion of a college-level English Composition course and a college algebra course with grades of “C” or better from an accredited postsecondary institution.
- Successful completion of the science placement examination with scores deemed appropriate by Herzing University for programs that require evaluation of science including:
- A.S. Health Information Management
- B.S. Health Information Management
- Diploma Medical Assisting
- Diploma Medical Assisting Services
- A.S. Medical Assisting Services
- Diploma Medical Office Administration
- A.S. Medical Office Administration / A.A.S. Medical Office Administration
- Diploma Medical Coding
- A.S. Medical Coding / A.A.S Medical Coding
- Diploma Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
- A.S. Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist / A.A.S. Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
- Diploma Medical Billing and Insurance
- AS. Medical Billing and Insurance / A.A.S Medical Billing and Insurance
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:
- All high school and college transcripts:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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).
- A score of 500 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL.
- A score of 173 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL.
- A score of 61 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL.
- A score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS.
- A score of 3.7 or higher on the iTEP.
- A score of 95 or higher on the DET.
- 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.
- 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.
- Documentation of alternative measures of English language proficiency, as deemed appropriate by Herzing University.
- Other options may apply for students attending through an affiliate program. Specifics are outlined in the affiliate agreement or corresponding exhibits.
- 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.)
- Valid copy of the student’s passport approved by the government where the student holds citizenship. Additional documentation may be requested.
Online International Undergraduate Student Admission (Students attending completely online courses from their home country)
International students applying for admission into a fully online program to be taken in the student’s home country will be required to complete the standard admission requirements in addition to steps 1-3 in the International Undergraduate Student Admission Section. Students who apply to transfer to a physical U.S. campus will also need to meet all the International admission criteria.
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.
- Contact Herzing University by phone or e-mail to request the necessary forms.
- Submit to Herzing University the I-20 issued by the school from which they are transferring to have Herzing University issue a new one.
- If accepted into Herzing University, the student is responsible to make sufficient arrangements with their previous institution for transfer into Herzing University. The student is solely 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.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
A non-degree seeking student is a student enrolled for courses not leading to a recognized credential degree, certificate 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 students enrolling in 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) and prerequisites 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. Non-degree seeking students are exempt from taking the entrance and placement examiniations. 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.
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 Institutional Grant and Learner Resource Fee Scholarships may cover the tuition.
Students participating in the Transitions Program will be considered “Non-degree Seeking.” Except for 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. Transitions students are exempt from taking the entrance and placement examinations. 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:
- Have completed their sophomore year of high school.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
Special Program Requirements for Admission
Some programs (such as, dental hygiene and nursing,) may have special admissions requirements. Refer to the sections below for any program specific admission requirements.
Nursing Program Requirements
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 or provisional admission into pre-licensure nursing programs.
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ASN/AASN)/Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Admission without a Prior College Degree Option
Applicants must meet all 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 three years of anticipated date of matriculation.
- Alternate Requirements when TEAS Test is not Available (effective 3/27/2020):
- ACT Composite Score: 21 and high school or college grade point average (GPA) of *2.5 or higher or
- High school or college grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
Additional Admission Requirements for the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program (BSN) at the Atlanta location
In addition to the requirements stated above, a candidate for admission into the BSN program at the Atlanta location must meet the following requirements:
- No more than one failed core nursing course at a previous institution.
- Applicants eligible for admission will be reviewed by a Nursing Admission Committee.
Second-Degree, Accelerated (BSN) Option
Applicants must meet all 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 two years of anticipated date of matriculation.
Practical Nursing (PN) Program Admission Option
Applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- A high school or prior 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 two years of anticipated date of matriculation.
- Alternate Requirements when TEAS Test is not Available (effective 3/27/2020):
- ACT Composite Score: 19 and high school or college grade point average (GPA) of *2.0 or higher or
- High school or college grade point average (GPA) of 2.3
*NOTE: If an applicant has completed less than 12 semester credit hours (SCH) or equivalent quarter hours of college courses, the high school GPA is used in the calculation. If an applicant has completed 12 semester credit hours or more of college courses, 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.
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. The conditional admission option is only available at the Akron and Birmingham locations.
Associate (ASN) or bachelor’s degree (BSN) Admission without a College Degree Option
Applicants must meet all 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 two years of anticipated date of matriculation.
Practical Nursing (PN) Program Admission Option
Applicants must meet all 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 two years 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, the high school GPA is used in the calculation. If an applicant has completed 12 semester credit hours or more of college courses, 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 location Criteria
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.
Birmingham location Criteria
Completion of NA 081 - Nursing Tutorial I (0.00 SCH) and NA 082 - Nursing Tutorial II (0.00 SCH) for ASNAL program.
Completion of PN 081 - Nursing Tutorial I (0.00 SCH) and PN 082 - Nursing Tutorial II (0.00 SCH) for DPNAL program.
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.
Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis, and Orlando locations
Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis, and Orlando locations 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.
Admission to Nursing Programs with Licensure Requirements
RN to BSN Admission Requirements
To enroll in the RN to BSN program, a prospective student must possess the following:
- An unrestricted, active registered nurse (RN) license to practice nursing.
- An associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Provisional Enrollment for Nursing Programs with Licensure Requirements
A student who has earned an LPN diploma or ASN degree, but has not received licensure results may be provisionally admitted to the following programs:
- LPN to ASN Program
- LPN to BSN Program
- RN to BSN Program
A student who is admitted provisionally must sign an acknowledgement that they must provide evidence of a current, active, and unrestricted license as a practical nurse or registered nurse by the end of the first 8-week session. Failure to provide evidence by the last day of the session will result in the student being unregistered from the program. All grades will be expunged, and federal funds will be returned. A student who subsequently completes the licensure requirement may re-apply for admission, however may be required to repeat the previously attempted coursework.
Reentry into Programs (Conditional and Unconditional)
A student who reenters a program within two years of their last day of attendance can 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.
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
- Health Information Management
- Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Assisting Services
- Medical Billing and Insurance
- Medical Coding
- Medical Office Administration
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Radiologic Technology
- Surgical Technology
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare Policy Acknowledgement. These professions and the educational processes that lead to entry into those professions have several 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.
- A student convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor other than a minor traffic violation for which a pardon has not been granted:
- May not be able to work in clinical sites required in the program (and thus would not be able to complete the program).
- May not be able to obtain a license from the state, even if the program is completed.
- May not be able to secure a job, even if licensed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Clinical sites will require the student to have his/her immunizations up to date prior to the start of the clinical.
- 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:
- Proof of TB skin testing and follow-up.
- Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination series or proof of immunity.
- Proof of MMR and Chickenpox vaccinations or proof of immunity.
- Some clinical sites may require that a student be covered by his or her own personal or family health insurance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Although initial class hours are established for the first semester, class hours after that period can change due to availability of facilities, faculty, or other factors, and classes may be scheduled mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, or holidays.
- 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, NF, NM, NO, NP, NSG, NU, 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.
- The cost of tuition and fees at Herzing University includes:
- 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).
- Two nursing uniforms (not to include shoes or stockings).
- 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.
- The student further understands that the cost of tuition and fees at Herzing University does not include the following:
- The cost of any required immunizations.
- The cost of personal health insurance that may be required to work at a clinical site.
- The cost of transportation to and from school or clinical sites, including parking.
- The cost of additional uniforms and apparel other than the two issued uniforms.
- The cost of criminal background checks or substance abuse tests.
- Any other cost that is not specifically identified above as being part of Herzing University tuition and fees.
- 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 location Nursing Program: Nursing programs offered by the Orlando location 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 location, 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.
Students receiving VA Educational Benefits: Herzing University students receiving VA Educational Benefits and are taking clinical or externship courses will have their courses identified and verified by the VA if the courses are taken outside of the physical campus. No action is needed by the student.
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 if they meet the entrance requirements.
Transferring of Credit
Herzing University is committed to awarding students entering and studying at the University the maximum credit possible for credits taken at other recognized post-secondary institutions as well as for their prior learning. See (Transfer of Credit and Prior Learning Assessment ) in the Academic section.
Applying for Admission
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.
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:
- Contact Herzing University by phone or e-mail to request the necessary forms.
- Complete a Herzing University application online at https://enroll.herzing.edu.
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.
Resuming Studies (Re-Enroll/Re-Enter)
A student who withdraws from the University may apply to return after a period of non-attendance and is referred to as a Re-Enter. The student may be required to sign new enrollment documents and all financial obligations from previous enrollment periods must be resolved prior to returning to Herzing University.
A student who was dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons must appeal to the University Appeals committee to be considered as a Re-Enter (refer to “Appeal Procedures”). In instances where the appeal is approved, the student will be provided with an Academic Success Plan, which must be met in order to maintain enrollment in subsequent semesters.
A student applying to re-enter or re-enroll 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 coursework depending on when the student was last enrolled. This is to ensure that re-entering students can perform at skill levels necessary for student and patient safety. Students who return after an interruption of studies should note that courses are not typically offered every semester and, although they may be eligible to return to school, course scheduling may impact the time-frame in which they are able to start classes. In the event that the course schedule cannot accommodate all students requiring the course, the currently active students will be given priority. In the event that the number of students that may be re-admitted as part of a cohort is limited, a program wait-list will be created.
Re-entering 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.
A student who graduates from one program at Herzing University and would like to pursue another degree, diploma or certificate is classified as a Re-Enroll. The student will be required to sign new enrollment documents and all financial obligations from previous enrollment periods must be resolved prior to beginning the new program.
Certain programs may include additional requirements to re-enroll/re-enter, and students should reference specific application materials for these programs when considering program withdrawal or reapplication.