Spring New Student Orientation

Mandatory New Student Orientation is 

Friday, January 6, 2023.  

Schedules by program:

School of Nursing

Traditional BSN
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

School of Health Sciences

Public Health
Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education 
Doctor of Physical Therapy

*The DPT department will communicate directly with students regarding their orientation schedule

Deadlines and required documents are listed below:

  • Thursday, November 17, 2022: Deadline for Orientation confirmation.

Confirm attendance by contacting admissions@allencollege.edu or (319) 226-2014. Failure to confirm may result in withdrawal from your program.

  • Friday, December 2, 2022: Deadline for Orientation documents.

New items have been added to Document Tracking in your student portal, MyPulse. Submit forms via AdobeSign, UPH Training Station, mail, email, or drop off directly to Allen College. The following requirements must be met by December 2, 2022:

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

Numerous hospitals and healthcare systems are requiring their team members, including any students participating in clinical/fieldwork at those facilities, to be vaccinated against COVID. While Allen College does not have a vaccination requirement to enroll, compliance with our clinical/fieldwork sites' requirements must be ensured.  Requests for either medical or religious exemptions are an option. Please contact melissa.mcneal@allencollege.edu for a form.

  • Complete 10-Panel Drug Screen through CastleBranch
  • Complete Criminal Background Check through CastleBranch
  • Upload a copy of 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

Failure to submit requisite forms by Tuesday, January 3, 2023 will result in a HOLD. A hold stops access to grades, transcripts, Blackboard, and registration. Class attendance is also restricted.

Friday, January 6, 2023 is the deadline for submitting final official transcripts.

The following will be completed on Orientation day:

  • Copy of government issued ID scanned
  • Allen College student ID pickup

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

Allen College
1825 Logan Avenue 
Waterloo, IA 50703


Drop off:
Allen College
Winter Hall
1950 Heath Street
Waterloo, IA

Informational Documents

Please note you will NOT purchase books during Orientation. Books may be purchased at University Book and Supply in Cedar Falls or online through any book vendor.