Admission Requirements (PH)

The Public Health program begins once each year in the fall. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received.

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.

  1. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  2. Have earned a minimum of 25 semester hours of college credit.
  3. Have, at a minimum, a cumulative 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Completion of at least 44 semester hours of general education credit, including all requirements in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and mathematics except AC: 306 Professional Communication (3 credits) and diversity requirement (3 credits).

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