200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Every program has very specific qualification criteria that are intended to predict success in that program. These criteria will vary by program and students are encouraged to refer to the qualification policy for each program, which can be accessed on the CHP webpage.
a) These criteria include: designated pre-requisite courses and grades for those courses.
b) A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average.
c) Also, there is a limit on the number of attempts for the math and science courses.
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.
Not necessarily, because 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 that you meet the last of the qualification criteria: Fall, Spring or Summer with the year designated. Applicants who qualify in 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, two factors will be considered
The semester of application or program change is the semester of qualification. It is important to note that a student cannot be considered “qualified” earlier than the date they selected the CHP program as their major or applied to Ferris.
There are 3 steps:
1. Complete the program application form (Application link is found on CHP Webpage) as directed between January 15 and January 30 for most programs to the CHP Dean’s Office. The Nursing program application period is between March 15th – March 30th.
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. And 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), RESP (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 not ranked according the order they are received. Remember that it
is the semester of qualification that determines the order of admission.
No. Unfortunately, the volume of applications processed during the brief application period does not allow for this kind of individual review. This is an electronic process that will pull your class information. You will have the ability to provide comments in your application if needed.
There are many sources of help available to you:
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. Any prior felony may jeopardize your acceptance.
This may be documentation which demonstrates your program area waived a requirement or made 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 that is not specifically requested to demonstrate qualification for the program, is not specified on the application form.
Applications will be reviewed after the application close date (January 30 or March 30) for your program. Students should hear of their admission status by March 15 or May 1st, depending on the application cycle dates.
There are several options for students who are 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 that are listed on the program check sheet.
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 degree in Public Health, 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 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 CHP website so that any new requirements are noted.
1. If you took time off or never actually attended Ferris, you will need to reapply to FSU prior to starting the clinical phase of your program.
2. Notify your program to confirm your acceptance.
Immunization Records You will be directed by your program to submit proof of immunity to specified communicable diseases.
CPR Certification: You may be required to submit verification of completion of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course.
Criminal Background Check: will be required by the program prior to your clinical.
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307