Program Schedules

School of Nursing

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

School of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Science

Welcome to Allen College!

Mandatory New Student Orientation is on Friday, May 24, 2024.

We are excited to have you join the Allen College family. Orientation is an exciting and important, one-day event that is required for all incoming students. Orientation is designed to welcome you to campus and familiarize you with your program.  It is an opportunity to meet your faculty, make new friends and discover the supportive community that is Allen!

Orientation Deadlines and Requirements

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024: Deadline to RSVP and confirm Orientation attendance.
    • Confirm attendance by email or phone (319) 226-2014. Failure to confirm may result in withdrawal from your program. 
    • Orientation is held on campus unless preapproved by your program director.
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024: Deadline for all Orientation requirements. Check Document Tracking in your student portal, MyPulse to track new requirements. Follow links for detailed instructions.
    • Access your Allen College email account; instructions were sent to the personal email you have on file
    • Electronically sign the Adobe Sign documents sent to your Allen College email
    • Complete CliftonStrengths (not required for students approved for virtual orientation)
    • Complete UPH Training Station modules in Cornerstone
    • Complete Blackboard training
    • Bring government issued ID to orientation (state license or passport)
    • If not already completed, submit a copy of CNA certification (BSN only) to

Checklist items can be tracked through MyPulse. Materials previously submitted do not have to be resent.

Failure to submit all requisite forms by Wednesday, May 22, 2024, will result in a HOLD. A hold stops access to grades, transcripts, Blackboard, and registration. Class attendance is also restricted.

Important Information

Program post admission documents

If not already submitted, the following Program Post-Admission Documents are also required:

  • Review Health Records Requirements 
  • Upload completed Health Records Form to CastleBranch
  • Upload Covid Vaccination Documentation to CastleBranch. Contact for a declination form, if applicable.
  • Upload a copy of RN certification to CastleBranch (Graduate Nursing only)
  • Complete 10-panel Drug Screen through CastleBranch
  • Complete Criminal Background Check through CastleBranch
  • Upload a copy of the American Heart Association - Health Care Provider BLS CPR certification to CastleBranch
  • Submit a copy of Iowa DHS Mandatory Reporter certifications to Allen College (Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter AND Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter)
  • Submit a Student ID Photo to Allen College
Official Transcripts

Admission criteria must be maintained. The best way to ensure a smooth transition to Allen College is to send an updated transcript at the end of each semester. 

Official transcripts must come directly to Allen College from the granting institution where credit was received. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed to

Mailing address:

Allen College
1825 Logan Avenue 

Waterloo, IA 50703

The deadline for submitting final official transcripts is Friday, May 24, 2024.

Allen College ID

Allen College student IDs are required for designated building access and clinical site identification. Student IDs will be dispersed at orientation. 

It is essential that photos are submitted as soon as possible following the steps below:

  • Photos must be taken against a light-colored, flat and neutral background and must not cut off any part of the head or face.
  • Do not use filters commonly used on social media. No filters or retouching tools may be used.
  • Tank tops, spaghetti straps or front-revealing tops will not be accepted.
  • Remove glasses to eliminate lens glare.
  • Remove all facial piercings.
  • Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
  • Email the photo to In the message, please include your name (if you have a nickname or preferred name, please indicate in this email), program and start term.

Photos not meeting the above standards will be rejected.

Allen Contacts

If you have having issues with any of the post-admission requirements, please contact the following for assistance.

Allen College Contacts

Blackboard access
Erin Flage
(319) 226-2085

Allen College email
David Wu
(319) 226-2054

Finacial Aid, billing and scholarship information
(319) 226-2003

Training Station Cornerstone questions
Rhonda Gilbert
(319) 226-2011

MyPulse, transcripts, student ID and CastleBranch questions 
(319) 226-2014

Undergraduate Nursing Registration and Schedule 
Academic Registration Center (ARC)

Graduate Nursing Registration and Schedule 
Masters Academic Registration Center (MARC)

Academic support, student success and engagement
(319) 226-2007

Free counseling services from Allen Counseling Center
Allen Hospital
(319) 226-3550



Allen College students may purchase textbooks using online resources, including Amazon.

Please verify the ISBN number and the required edition before purchase. For questions regarding the book lists, contact your program director.