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CHP Application Frequently Asked Questions


  •  How do I submit an application for consideration to the clinical phase of the program?
    Refer to the “applications link”.  There is an electronic process for 2021 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.
  •  Why do I still have to apply to the CHP clinical program I want to enter if I have already been accepted at Ferris?
    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.
  •  What criteria are used to determine selection for the next entry date?

    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.

  •  How do I calculate my Grade Point Average if I have attended more than one institution?

    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.


    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.
  •  Is there an advantage for students who already attend Ferris as compared to Transfer Students

    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.
  •  Once I qualify for the program, am I automatically accepted for the next cohort start date?

    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

  •  What happens if there are too many students who have all qualified in the same semester?

    If there are multiple students who qualify during the same semester, two factors will be considered

    1. Number of credit hours successfully completed at FSU
    2. Overall GPA
  •  What if a student is qualified at the time they make application to the University declaring the CHP major or make a CHP program change within the University?

    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.

  •  What do I need to do to apply to the professional sequence?

    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.


  •  How many students are accepted each application cycle?

    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).

  •  Is there an advantage if I submit application materials early?

    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.

  •  Will someone check my application form for completeness and notify me prior to the deadline if there are deficits?

    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.

  •  What assistance is available if I have questions about the application or process?

    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.
  •  How do I print my unofficial transcripts for the application form?

    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.

  •  Are Criminal Background Checks required?

    Yes, a background check will be required prior to the clinical phase of your program.  Any prior felony may jeopardize your acceptance.

  •  What is meant by “other” documentation to be included with the application packet?

    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.

  •  When will students be notified regarding their admission status for the next year?

    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.

  •  What do I do if I am not accepted for the next admission date?

    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.


  •  Is there a possibility that I might be granted entry if space becomes available?

    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.

  •  If I am not accepted for the next year, will my application be maintained on file or do I need to submit an application again the following year?

    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.

  •  If I am accepted, is there anything else I will need to do to assure admission?


                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.

Revised: 1/14/2021