Admission Requirements (DMS)

The DMS program begins once each year in the fall. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Review of complete applicant files begins after each priority deadline. The review process requires six to eight weeks.

Priority Deadlines
  November 1

High School Applicants
(EAGER - Exceptional Applicant Guaranteed Early Enrollment)

The EAGER admission process allows outstanding high school students, or college students with fewer than 25 semester hours of academic credit, to request admission to Allen College. If an EAGER applicate is admitted, enrollment is guaranteed for a specified spring term. All admission criteria must be maintained, including satisfactory completion of, at the minimum, 58 semester hours of required general education courses prior to matriculation at Allen College.
  • EAGER applicants must meet at least two of the following three criteria:
    • ACT composite score of 25 or above or another equivalent standardized college entrance test score.
    • Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • High school rank in the upper 20% of their graduating class

Transfer Applicants
Transfer applicants must have a minimum of 25 earned semester hours of college credit prior to admission review.

  • Transfer applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:
    • English Composition*
    • Oral Communication*
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Anatomy and Physiology I*
    • Anatomy and Physiology II*
    • Physics*
    • Algebra or higher math course*

    * Courses used in GPA for students with a previous baccalaureate degree at the time of review

  • All transferable courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

A minimum of 58 credit hours in required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the required courses.  

To be considered for admission to the DMS certificate-only option, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, associate's degree in a two-year allied health program with direct patient care, or certificate in a two-year allied health program with direct patient care.  

Allen College uses a holistic admission review. The process balances academic achievement, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, community service, diversity, as well as, other applicable life experiences.  

Please note: Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Allen College uses a competitive admission review. The top applicants are accepted each term.