Summer New Student Orientation

Mandatory New Student Orientation is 

Friday, May 26, 2023.  

Schedules by program:

School of Nursing

Accelerated BSN

School of Health Sciences

Associate of Science in Radiography
Medical Laboratory Science

 Deadlines and required documents are listed below:

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023: Deadline for Orientation confirmation.

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

  • Friday, May 12, 2023: Deadline for Orientation documents.

New items have been added to Document Tracking in your student portal, MyPulse. Submit forms via AdobeSign, mail, email, or drop off directly to Allen College. The following requirements must be met by May 12, 2023:

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

  • Review Health Records Requirements 
  • Upload completed Health Records Form to CastleBranch
  • Upload Covid Vaccination Documentation to CastleBranch
    • 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 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 Friday, May 12, 2023 will result in a HOLD. A hold stops access to grades, transcripts, Blackboard, and registration. Class attendance is also restricted.

Friday, May 26, 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.