200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Every program has specific qualification criteria intended to predict success in the program. These criteria will vary by program and students are encouraged to refer to the qualification policy for each program. These criteria include:
a) Designated qualifying courses and grades for those courses
b) A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average
c) A limit on the number of attempts for qualifying classes
If you have attended multiple institutions, FSU will average the quality points divided by the GPA hours. You must have a 2.5 average or higher to be accepted in the CHP. If your program requires a higher GPA to qualify, that will be based on your overall GPA from your last college attendance.
Yes, transfer students are not necessarily required to attend FSU prior to beginning the professional sequence, but they need to be accepted by FSU before their application for the clinical program can be considered. Applications are sorted by:
No -students MUST complete a clinical application each year until accepted into the program. There may be more qualified students than seats available in the next cohort. All qualified applicants are sorted according to the semester of qualification – this refers to the semester you complete the last of the qualification courses. Applicants who qualify the earliest semester are admitted first, with the next qualifying semester applicants admitted next, until the seats are filled.
If there are multiple students who qualify during the same semester, the next two factors will be considered are:
There are 3 steps:
1. Complete the clinical application form as directed between February 1 and February 15 for most programs. The Nursing program application period is between March 15 through March 30.
2. Unofficial transcripts will only be required with the application “if” you have transfer classes that do not appear on your unofficial transcript record in MyFSU. You can submit a copy in (DOC, JPEG, JPG, PDF) formats.
3. Submit any other documentation as specified by the program application form.
Due to our Accreditation standards and clinical sites we will accept up to the following for each program: DHYG (40 seats), RADI (50 seats), NUCM (20 seats), DMS (24 seats), CLLS (28 seats), NURS (32 seats each fall and spring).
No - applications will not be available prior to the application cycle initial date.
Applications are reviewed and sorted based on the semester of qualification, NOT aplication
No - unfortunately, the volume of applications processed during the brief application period does not allow for this kind of individual review. The electronic process will pull your class information into the application. You will have the ability to provide comments in your application if needed.
For assistance, you can contact :
To access your transcript(s) from other institutions, you will need to contact the other college. We only need an “unofficial copy”. You are not required to provide FSU transcripts, but you must provide from other colleges if they do not appear on your myFSU transcript or are in progress.
Yes, a background check will be required prior to the clinical phase of your program. More information will be provided upon admission to the program.
This may include documentation which demonstrates a substitution in a qualifying area. Please do NOT include other documents such as letters of reference, special awards, immunization or CPR records, or anything not specified on the application form.
Applications will be reviewed after the application close date (February 15 or March 30) for your program. Students should hear of their admission status by mid to late March or the first week of May, depending on the application cycle dates.
There are several options for students to consider who were not accepted the first time they apply for the program:
1. Students can continue to complete general education requirements that fall outside of the required qualification courses but are listed on the program checksheet.
2. Students in an associate degree program can begin work on a bachelor’s degree, such as our BS in Health Care Systems Administration, BS in Allied Health or BS in Business Administration Professional Track degree while they wait for admission to their clinical program.
3. Students can work on a minor (if pursuing a bachelors) or a related certificate program.
Yes, it is possible. Applications are in order of qualification semester. If a space becomes available, the next qualified student is notified and given the opportunity to enter. If that student declines, then the next student is notified, etc. There is no penalty for turning down a seat.
You will need to submit a new application the next year. If you plan to apply the next year, please be sure to review all of the materials on the Clinical Program Application site so any new requirements are noted.
Yes - notify your program to confirm your acceptance. You may also need to provide or do the following:
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307