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Admissions Policies and Procedures

Admission Requirements

Associate of Science or Arts Degrees

  1. Significant professional experience
  2. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale) or better on any prior academic work
  3. Submission of application form and payment of $20 non-refundable application fee

Students who do not meet all of the above criteria may be admitted to the Professional Programs upon approval by the Admissions Committee.

Bachelor of Science Degree

  1. Work experience of 5+ years, preferred with employer verification form and/or resume as supporting documentation
  2. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale) or better on all prior academic work
  3. Submission of application form and payment of $20 non-refundable application fee

Students who do not meet all of the above criteria may be admitted to the Professional Programs upon approval by the Admissions Committee.

Transfer Students

Transfer students pursuing a degree in the Professional Programs will be required to complete at least eighteen hours in their major at Huntington University and satisfy the residency requirements for the degree level sought.

Admissions Procedures

Complete the following steps to apply to the program:

  1. Complete an application form (Professional Programs Application Forms).
  2. Pay the $20 application fee.
  3. Submit an official transcript from high school or GED if you have less than 24 college level credits. Submit an official transcript for each college or university you previously attended.
  4. Submit resume and/or employer verification form as supporting documentation of work experience of 5+ years.
  5. After transcript(s) has been received and evaluated by the Admissions Committee, work with an Admissions Counselor to finalize enrollment.
  6. Complete online orientation.

Students not interested in pursuing a degree will be classified as “Professional Programs Special” students and will complete a short application form

Readmission to Professional Programs

Professional Programs students who withdraw from the Program and later wish to re-enroll should contact a Professional Programs Admissions Counselor. The readmission decision will be based upon prior experience in the Program and the student’s current situation and motivation. Readmission will not be permitted until all outstanding financial obligations to the University are satisfied. Contact the Professional Programs Office for further information.

Audit and Visitor Students

Students wishing to take courses only on a noncredit basis may be allowed to enroll as special students to take courses as auditors or visitors. Such students are exempted from portions of the admissions process and are not regularly admitted. Full-time students may also audit or visit a course. Students must seek permission from the director of graduate and professional programs as well as the instructor in order to audit or visit a course. Students may not audit or visit online classes.

An auditor is a student who wishes to take a credit course and participate with the class but does not wish to receive credit. The student pays a reduced tuition plus applicable laboratory or studio fees. Students are invited to participate fully with the class, submitting papers and taking exams at their option. A permanent record entry is made with a designation of audit enrollment provided the student attends a minimum of two-thirds of the class sessions and makes a minimum passing effort. Full-time students may audit one course without tuition.

visitor has permission only to attend a course as space is available. A visitor registration charge per course entitles the student to attend lectures but not laboratory or studio sessions. No permanent record is made nor is coursework to be evaluated by the instructor.

CLEP and DSST

The University grants credit to enrolled students for subject examinations (not general exams) in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and for selected DSST exams. These exams may be taken at any open test center, including Huntington University, with the scores sent to the University. Certain institutionally administered tests are also given in subjects for which no national test is available. CLEP requires a three month (90 calendar days) waiting period to retake an exam; the DSST waiting period is also 90 days.

To receive university credit, the student must be enrolled or completing a program of study at Huntington University or a graduate from the University. Credit by examination for individuals who are not enrolled is held until they do enroll. No credit is awarded in a course for which credit has already been received. A CLEP exam may be used to repeat an unsuccessfully attempted course; however, the prior record, including the grade, is not altered. Thus, credit is granted if no credit was earned in the course attempted, but a CLEP exam will only be used to waive the requirements for a minimum grade of C if credit was earned by obtaining a D.

CLEP or DSST credit is not used in calculating the GPA, and it does not satisfy residency requirements for the major or the degree.

Students who wish to take CLEP examinations in either College Composition Modular or Analyzing and Interpreting Literature must pass both the multiple choice and essay sections. The Huntington University English and Modern Languages Department evaluates the essay section and determines whether credit can be awarded.

Students who transfer to Huntington University with CLEP or DSST credit from another institution shall have the credit reviewed by the CLEP director. Credit may be granted by the University based on the scores and the University’s current practice. Because institutions differ on the minimum score for which they may grant CLEP or DSST credit, students cannot assume that a score accepted by another institution will be sufficient to meet Huntington University’s minimum score for credit. 

Credit for Prior Learning

Huntington University recognizes and awards credit for substantiated learning that is attained outside the sponsorship of accredited postsecondary institutions. Credit is awarded only for knowledge gained, not for experience per se.

Assessing credit for prior learning acknowledges that adults have life experiences which result in intellectual and professional development. Some of these experiences may result in learning outcomes parallel to outcomes of college-level coursework.

Credits for documented learning (military, ACE or PONSI approved or by examination) may be earned without specific limits except that the major courses and designated core curriculum courses maybe restricted.

Students seeking credit for prior learning will typically enroll in EDX 210 Prior Learning Assessment course. Please contact the Professional Programs office if you have questions about credit for prior learning.