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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 the EAGER applicant is admitted, enrollment is guaranteed for a specified term.  All admission criteria must be maintained, including satisfactory completion of all required general education coursework prior to beginning Allen College.

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.

  • 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, or have taken the General Education  Developmental test (GED) with composite  score of 57 or above
  • Recommended high school curriculum:
    • English-8 semesters (2 semesters in Composition)
    • Math-6 semesters (2 semesters in Algebra)
    • Science-6 semesters (2 semesters in Biology, 2 semesters in Chemistry)
    • Social Sciences-6 semesters

Please note: Meeting academic admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.


Applicant review and admission happens twice each year in October and February.  After February, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full. Please note the program may fill after February reviews.

Transfer student applicants must:

1.     Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

2.     Have, at minimum, a cumulative 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:

Anatomy and Physiology I*
Anatomy and Physiology II*
Written Communication*
Oral Communication*
* Denotes courses that are considered in the grade point average of students holding a Baccalaureate degree or seeking the certificate option. All transferrable courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

3.     Submit two written references

4.     Submit Signed Essential Functions Form

5.     Submit Job Shadow Experience form

Applicants must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 89 credit hours of prescribed general education coursework, with a cumulative grade point average as defined above of at least 2.7, in order to begin the program.

Certificate-Only Option:

To be considered for admission to the NMT certificate-only option, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate in a healthcare/health science profession. Applicants with a certificate in a healthcare/health science profession must also hold licensure or certification in a healthcare profession.

Transfer student applicants must:

 1.    Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

 2.    Complete a minimum of 25 semester hours of college credit to be considered for admission.

 3.    Completed all required general education courses accepted by Allen College prior to matriculation at Allen College.

 4.    Have, at minimum, a cumulative 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:  

Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Written Communication
Oral Communication
All transferrable courses must be completed with a grade of C- or above.

5.     Submit two Written References

6.     Submit signed Essential Functions form

7.     Submit Job Shadow Experience form

Admission is competitive.  Completion of these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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