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 COHP webpage. Criteria include:
a) Designated courses
b) Minimum grades for those courses.
c) A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average.
d) Also, there is a limit on the number of attempts for the math and science courses
You must apply to be considered for the professional sequence.
Because there may be more qualified students than seats available in the next cohort, qualified applicants are sorted according to the semester of qualification – this refers to the term that you meet the all 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
This is the date that is unique to each student and could be either of the following:
It is important to note that this date may or may not be used to determine entry. It is only used when there is a need for a tie breaker, as in when there are more students qualified in one semester than there are seats available.
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 COHP program as their major or applied to Ferris
There are 3 steps:
Due to our Accreditation standards and clinical sites we will accept up to the following for each program:
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. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application close date, so there is no need to rush to submit your packet prior to that date.
No. Unfortunately, the volume of applications processed during the brief application period does not allow for this kind of individual review. For this reason, students are expected to accept responsibility for completing the packet according to directions.
There are many sources of help available to you:
The COHP 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
Yes, for our clinical purpose a background check will be required prior to the clinical phase of your program. Criminal records may jeopardize your acceptance
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.
No, you will need to submit a new application packet the next year. If you plan to apply the next year, please be sure to review all of the materials on the COHP website so that any new requirements are noted.
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307