Admissions

Welcome to 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.

Allen College offers programs in nursing and a variety of health sciences.

Each academic program has specific admission criteria.

Allen College Priority Deadlines

Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis,reviews are scheduled for each program following specified priority deadlines. Priority deadlines are met when all required materials are received. For the best opportunity, applicants are encouraged to have all required documents submitted prior to dates listed below:

Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR)

Program begins once each year in the summer. Priority deadlines are October 1 and February 1.  After February 1, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full. Please note the program may fill after February reviews.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS)

  • Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (NMT)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)

Programs begin once each year in the fall, with the exception of MLS beginning in the summer. Priority deadlines are October 1 and February 1. After February 1, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full. Please note the program may fill after February reviews.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Traditional 2.5 year Option - begins in fall and spring
    • PRIORITY DEADLINES
      • Fall: February 1 of the start term year. After February 1, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full.
      • Spring: June 1 of the year prior. After June 1, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full.
  • Accelerated Option - begins in summer and fall
    • PRIORITY DEADLINES
      • Fall: August 1 of the year prior. After August 1, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full.
      • Summer: June 1 of the year prior. After June 1, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full.
  • RN-BSN - begins in fall and spring
    • PRIORITY DEADLINES
      • Fall: February 1
      • Spring: June 1

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Leadership in Health Care Delivery (ADMINISTRATION)
  • Nursing Education
  • Community/Public Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Masters Completion Program for Nurse Practitioners

MSN tracks begin in fall and spring

    • PRIORITY DEADLINES
      • Fall: February 1
      • Spring: September 1 of the year prior 

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS in OT)

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS) program begins once each year in the fall.

PRIORITY DEADLINES: November 1

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program begins once each year in the fall. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education (EdD)

Program begins in the fall and spring. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required materials are received.

Out-of-State Students

Allen College considers admitting applicants living out of state or country.

Applicants and current students must be aware select states require approval prior to Allen College offering online courses and clinical study in those states. Additionally, a state certification or governing licensing board may also require prior approval for an Allen College student to engage in clinical study within the state. Therefore, Allen College cannot guarantee out-of-state clinical or practicum placement. Allen College also cannot guarantee students maintaining residency in a state other than Iowa will be allowed to enroll in online courses.

Applicants planning to maintain residency in any state other than Iowa, and planning to enroll in an online course or engage in clinical study in any state other than Iowa, should consult an admission counselor prior to applying to Allen College.