Operational Process Regarding Student Admissions

The operational process relates to student enrollment and the final day prior to the start of a semester or session that  programs will accommodate starting a “new to Bryan College of Health Sciences” student. This applies to  undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and at-large students. 

Goals: 

  1. Admit students as far in advance of semester of session start date as possible. 
  2. The following student processes are to be complete prior to the first day of class to facilitate student success. 
    1. All college required documentation 
    2. Official transcripts 
    3. Systems set up 
    4. Orientation

A minimum of five (5) working days prior to the start of the session/semester is required unless reasonable accommodations need to be made on a per student basis. 

Individuals who apply for admission to the bachelor’s degree program in Nursing or Sonography will be evaluated in  terms of the following criteria:  

  • Successful completion of College Application. 
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent (GED).  
  • ACT is not required for a complete application. The ACT exam may be requested after acceptance for math  placement. 
  • High school transcripts, minimum high school GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.  
  • College transcripts, if applicable, a minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Combined math and science GPA  requirement of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for transfer students. 
  • First-time college students should have a combined high school math and science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Qualified applicants may be invited for a personal interview. Interviews are based on academic qualifications and  there is not an appeals process if not granted an interview. We reserve the right to offer or rescind an interview at  any time. 
  • Sonography applicants must complete a sonography awareness activity as part of the admissions process. Attending admissions events, shadowing in the skills lab, interviewing a sonographer and other defined activities must be complete prior to the interview. 
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language must take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550  PBT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers  who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or  from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058)

Individuals who apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree completion option in Health Professions will be evaluated  in terms of the following criteria: 

  • Completed application form. 
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of an associate degree in a healthcare field. 
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended. 
  • If pursuing the Respiratory Therapy track, the applicant must hold an active RRT or CRT license

Individuals who apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program in Biomedical Sciences will be evaluated in  terms of the following criteria: 

  • Successful completion of College Application. 
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent (GED). High school required courses include: four  years science (including biology and chemistry), and four years math (including algebra I and II, and geometry).  Physics, and calculus or trigonometry are recommended. 
  • High school transcripts, minimum high school GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.  
  • College transcripts, if applicable, minimum college GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. GPA requirement of 3.5 on a 4.0  scale in science and math.  
  • Two references.  
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language must take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550  BPT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers  who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or  from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058)

Applicants seeking an undecided degree option must apply through the Healthcare Studies degree program.  Application and admission requirements remain the same. Individuals who apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree program in Healthcare Studies will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria: 

  • Successful completion of College Application. 
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent (GED). 
  • ACT or SAT is recommended. College entrance examinations are waived for applicants who have earned their high  school diploma or equivalent two years or more prior to applying to the College. 
  • High school transcripts, minimum high school GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • College transcripts, if applicable, minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language must take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550  BPT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers  who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or  from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058) 

Individuals who apply for admission to the Associate’s degree program in Health Professions will be evaluated in terms  of the following criteria:  

  • Successful completion of College Application. 
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent (GED).  
  • ACT or SAT is recommended. College entrance examinations are waived for applicants who have earned their high  school diploma or equivalent two years or more prior to applying to the College. 
  • High school transcripts, minimum high school GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.  
  • College transcripts, if applicable, minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language must take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550  BPT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers  who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or  from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058) 

Acceptance into the Associate of Science Program or Healthcare Studies undecided option does not guarantee  placement into a Baccalaureate Program in Nursing, Biomedical Sciences or sonography at Bryan College of  Health Sciences, nor does it shorten the timeframe for completing one of these Baccalaureate Programs. If  accepted into a Baccalaureate Program from the Associate Program or Healthcare Studies undecided, the  student will progress through the curriculum in the same sequence and timeframe as other students starting  the Baccalaureate Program at the same time.  

Individual consideration will be given to all applicants. Additional testing or assessment may be required for those  students needing additional support to be successful in their program.

Individuals who apply for admission to the Healthcare Management Certificate program will be evaluated in terms of  the following criteria: 

  • Successful completion of College Application. 
  • College transcripts with a minimum of 25 completed semester credits and a minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0  scale. 
  • Applicants for whom English is a learned language must take the TOEFL English proficiency exam and score 550  BPT, or 79 iBT or better. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers  who have received a high school diploma or more advanced degree either from an accredited U.S. institution or  from an institution outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction. (School code: 6058)

Students must apply and be accepted to an academic program. Application due dates are noted in the table below:

Program Fall Start Spring Start  Summer Start
Sonography January 21 -- --
Biomedical Sciences May 1 November 1 --
Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science in  Healthcare Studies August 1 December 1 April 1
Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) – Early  Decision Deadline October 25    
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) January 21 October 25 --
Bachelor Science Degree – Completion options   No set deadline. Materials must be submitted one  month prior to desired term start.