CHP Application Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • Refer to the “applications link”.  There is an electronic process for 2019 applications.  This will pull your academic material and how it applies to your program.  If you need to note a comment or correction, you will be able to do that in the process.
  • The CHP clinical programs at Ferris are space limited due to the need for clinical placements. For this reason, every student is initially admitted to Ferris as a “pre-professional” student in the CHP clinical programs. This status does not guarantee you admission to any of the clinical programs because each program has specific criteria students must meet in order to qualify for entry into the professional sequence of the program.
  • Yes, the University requires students who do not attend classes at Ferris, or who leave the University for a semester or more to reapply to the university. 

    1. If you take time off, you need to reapply to FSU prior to the application. You may do that a year before you expect to return.
    2. You also must make your application to the clinical program again since it is a yearly application process. It is a new application cycle each year.
    3. You should be readmitted by FSU before you apply for the clinical or professional phase of your program. Allow time for this process with admissions. Don’t apply to FSU the day before you apply to the program.
  • 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. 

    1. Also, in the case of a tie breaker for admissions, we will rank applications based on the number of credit hours at FSU and GPA.
  • 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. 

    1. These criteria include: designated pre-requisite courses and grades for those courses.
    2. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average.
    3. 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.

                Example:

    1. If all your credits are transfer and you have no FSU credits, your overall GPA from the most recent college will be used.
    2. If you are a transfer student, currently attending Ferris, your Ferris GPA will be used, if you have 12 credits or more.
    3. If you are dual enrolled (attending two schools at the same time) and have less than 6 hours at FSU your GPA will be based on your last college attendance.
  • 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
    1. For students admitted after Fall 2017 we will consider two factors:
      1. Number of credit hours successfully completed at FSU.
      2. Overall GPA.
  • 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)
    2. Attach all required materials: 
      1. Complete Application for Program. 
      2. Copy of Unofficial Transcripts from all institutions attended after high school. This is required with the application even though a copy may have been submitted to FSU.
      3. Other documentation as specified by the program (see program application form.
    3. Submit the electronic application 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
  • Due to our Accreditation standards and clinical sites we will accept up to the following for each program: DHYG (40 seats), RADI (50 seats), NUMC (38 seats), DMS (24 seats), RESP (24 seats), CLLS (32 seats), NURS (32 seats each fall and spring).
  • There are some common pitfalls you should avoid:

    • Failure to attach all required materials: The point of the packet is to process the applications efficiently. The reviewer(s) will not look up missing data.
    • Failure to provide all required information on the application form or qualification checklist. 
    • Submission of the application packet prior to the designated application date (January 15, or March 15) for the program.
    • Submission of the application packet after the designated application cycle close date (January 30,or March 30) for the program. Note: mailed packets must be postmarked by the application close date.
  • No. Applications will not be accepted prior to the application cycle initial date and will be rejected.

    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:

    • The CHP Academic Advisors can answer questions submitted by email. This person should be your key contact for these questions.
    • Students in a clinical concentration must attend a group advising session each fall and spring semester and the application process will be addressed at these times. 
    • General Informational sessions will be held just prior to the application period to assist students who still have questions.
  • 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 you have any college credit after high school.
  • Yes, for our clinical purpose 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.
    4. Students can consider options that the military branches offer in terms of ways to train in entry level health care jobs in preparation for entry into the program of choice at a later date. 
    5. Students can elect to leave the University for one year and seek employment while they wait to reapply the next year.  Students who leave the University must reapply online (no cost), indicating the semester they plan to return. It is advised that students do this a year before they plan on returning. Students who have attended FSU and then leave temporarily will not be charged a second enrollment fee when they return. If you are a recipient of financial aid, you are encouraged to check with the Financial Aid office to see if nonattendance for a semester will negatively impact your financial aid award.
  • Yes, it is possible. Applications are kept 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.
  • Yes, you will be asked to

    1. Notify your program to confirm your acceptance.  
      1. Immunization Records You will be directed by your program to submit proof of immunity to specified communicable diseases.
      2. CPR Certification: You may be required to submit verification of completion of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course.
      3. Criminal Background Check: will be required by the program prior to your clinical.

Revised: 12/13/2019