• Admissions

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  • Admissions Requirements for Prospective Students

    • General Admissions Requirements

      You must complete an Enrollment Agreement and all required documents and submit monies as outlined on the Tuition and Fees Schedule. The Enrollment Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if you are younger than 18 years of age.

      • You may be required to complete an informational interview.
      • You are encouraged to tour the campus and/or online learning environment before enrolling.
      • All courses are taught in English. You must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently. English abilities will be determined through the University's interview, application process.
      • You must complete financial arrangements prior to starting class.
    • Program and State Admissions Requirements
      • All applicants must complete any programmatic admissions requirements, if applicable. Contact an Admissions Advisor for specific requirements.
      • For nursing programs, documentation of any required health examinations, tests, and immunizations must be presented prior to registering for clinical courses or an externship experience. Health science programs may require health examinations, including pathology tests and immunization records, to be administered no earlier than 12 months prior to the end date of the externship. Documentation must be submitted prior to registering for clinical courses or an externship. Nursing and health science programs may require additional documentation as necessary to comply with specific federal and/or state requirements for student nurse candidates and health science profession candidates. Contact an Admissions Advisor for information on the specific documentation required for the program of your choice, as well as timeframes for submitting this documentation.
      • The state and various other agencies may require criminal background checks before you can be placed in an externship or take professional licensing, certification, or registration exams. If you have prior felony convictions, you may be denied the opportunity to take professional licensing, certification, or registration exams, or may be denied a license or certification to practice in some states even if the exam is taken and successfully completed. You are responsible for inquiring about current requirements prior to enrolling in the program of your choice.
      • Some programs require documentation that need not be submitted at the time of admission, but is required for successful completion of the program. If you attended high school in a foreign country, additional documentation may be required.
    • International Admissions Requirements
      • Kaplan University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students. International students who wish to be admitted to any Kaplan University for-credit program must be 18 years or older, and must complete admissions requirements and provide evidence of adequate financial resources. To ensure that international students are prepared to complete college-level coursework, they must demonstrate a command of oral and written English skills. 
      • Transcripts from foreign institutions must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions and must be translated and evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to enrollment. The University does not guarantee the transferability of credits from other educational institutions.

      Learn More About International Admissions Requirements

    • Additional Undergraduate Student Admissions Requirements
      • To apply to Kaplan University’s undergraduate programs, you must meet one of the following standards:
        • Are a high school graduate
        • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalency diploma
        • Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by your home state, and be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state
        • Are a high school senior eligible to apply and submit proof of high school graduation
      • Evidence of high school graduation or equivalent must be presented to the University. Acceptable evidence includes a certified copy of an original high school diploma, a copy of a high school transcript indicating the date of high school graduation, a GED certificate or official notification that a GED has been earned, or a college transcript indicating the date of graduation from an approved high school. Online students must attest to high school graduation or equivalent. Acceptable attestation may be the proof of graduation attestation included on the Enrollment Agreement, the FAFSA, or any other document deemed acceptable by the University.

    • Kaplan University Catalog

      Please see the Kaplan University Catalog for additional information on all admissions policies.

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