Undergraduate Students

Take the first step towards a healthy career.

Whether you're a first-time college student or transferring from another school, below are the steps for admission for General Studies at ADU. After you've been admitted for General Studies, you can then apply to a professional program.

  1. 1

    Submit Application

    Apply online and pay a nonrefundable $20 application fee. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed.

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    Meet your Enrollment Counselor

    For students entering Summer 2019 or later

    Schedule a mandatory interview with your Enrollment Counselor.

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    Financial Aid

    During the admission process, please apply for financial aid by completing and submitting your FAFSA. Submit all financial aid requirements by the priority application date to ensure your award is processed in time to pay for classes.

    • Start at www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Use AHU Code: 031155
    • AHU address: 671 Winyah Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
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    GPA Requirements

    For students entering Summer 2019 or later

    We require a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) or passing GED scores (see below).

    Applicants with a GPA between 2.30 - 2.69 will be considered for probationary status.

    AdventHealth University does not admit international students on Probation status. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 must be presented during admission review to be eligible to study at the University.

    Passing GED scores are identified as:

    • 1988 Series: a minimum score of 50 on each section of the test with a minimum total score of 250 to be considered for Regular admission status. Applicants with total scores of 225-249 will be considered for Probationary admission status.

    • 2002 Series: Applicants must present a minimum score of 410 on each section of the test with a minimum total score of 2500 to be considered for Regular admission status. Applicants with total scores of 2250-2499 will be considered for Probationary admission status.

    • 2014 Series: Applicants must present a minimum score of 150 on each section of the test with a minimum total score of 600 to be considered for Regular admission status. Applicants with total scores of 540-599 will be considered for Probationary admission status.

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    Official Transcripts

    Official Transcripts – College or University

    • Must be received from all regionally accredited institutions attended
    • Required for students in high school who dual enrolled in college course
    • If less than 24 college-level credits from regionally accredited institutions, a high school transcript must be submitted
    • Accepted by mail, hand-delivered in a sealed envelope, or electronically

    Official Transcripts – High School

    • Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from submitting high school transcripts
    • Graduation with a standard diploma from a public high school or accredited private school
    • Dual enrolled students must submit transcript from college attended
    • Accepted by mail, hand-delivered in a sealed envelope, or electronically

    Official Transcripts – Homeschool

    • Notarized homeschool affidavit form required
    • Faxed or scanned copies are not accepted
    • Dual enrolled students must submit transcript from college attended
    • Transcript with credits and GPA must be submitted
    • Accepted by mail, hand-delivered in a sealed envelope, or electronically

    Official Transcripts - GED

    • Official scores are required Passing GED Scores (see "GPA Requirements")

    Official Transcripts – International Schools

    • International Transcripts: Must be evaluated and translated into English.
    • A GPA must be provided. Speak to your Enrollment Counselor about acceptable evaluation companies.

    Official Transcripts - CLEP/AP/IB

    • Only necessary for transfer of credit
    • Accepted by mail, hand-delivered in a sealed envelope, or electronically
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    ACT or SAT Scores

    For students entering Summer 2019 or later

    Submit official ACT or SAT scores. Applicants with 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited institution may be exempt from this requirement. ACT and SAT scores will be used to determine placement and advising.

    ACT (code: 4907)

    The composite ACT score is the average of each test score (English, mathematics, reading, science). Applicants scoring less 19 in any individual test score, will be denied admission.

    SAT (code: 3614):

    The minimum SAT is the combination of the Evidence Based Reading Writing and Math sections. Before March 2016: Applicants scoring less than a 910 on the SAT will not be granted admission. After March 2016: Applicants scoring less than a 990 on the SAT will not be granted admission.

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    English Proficiency

    Provide evidence of English language proficiency for those applicants for whom English is not their primary language or who have graduated from a non-English speaking school (see English Language Proficiency in the Academic Catalog).

Early Acceptance for High School Students

If you're completing your senior year of high school, we can consider you for Early Acceptance to the University.

In addition to the steps above, we'll need to see evidence of completion of at least the junior year from a high school recognized by that state's Department of Education. You'll need a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.70 on an official transcript.

Screening Process

Once you've been accepted, we'll need you to complete a background check for General Studies admission. Only admitted students will be able to begin this process. If you haven't been admitted yet, contact your Enrollment Counselor to find out how to complete your admission file. We use VERIFYStudents to verify and ensure compliance with these standards. The background check will cost $48 and must be completed through the VERIFYStudents website before you are eligible to register for classes. In some cases, this fee may increase depending on additional costs charged by certain states. The student is responsible for all fees incurred during this process. Failure to provide or complete the verification process may result in delayed enrollment. Once admitted to a professional program, an additional background check may be required. Program students will also be required to complete a drug screening and submit proof of immunizations before they are eligible to begin the program.

  1. Log onto VerifyStudents.com.
  2. Click "Students Start Here," and enter the special promotional code listed on the sheet included with your admission letter.
  3. Complete the online application section in its entirety.
  4. Pay the processing fee. You are responsible for all charges incurred in this process. No refunds will be issued.

Please note that it may take 3-5 business days for ADU to receive the results of your background check. Once these are received and verified, your registration hold will be removed. If you have any questions about this process, please call the Office of Student Services at 407-303-8016.

Transferring Credits

Already have a few courses under your belt? We have some tools availalbe to you to check if your existing credits match up with our requirements.

Enrollment Counselors

We're here to help.

We get it - it's a lot to take in.  Our Enrollment counselors are available to help walk you through the entire process.

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