American Sentinel University was founded by Dr. Richard Oliver along with his wife, Mary Adams in February 2006. The university is a private for-profit institution. The university was founded with the amalgamation of three nationally accredited institutions which are American Graduate School of Management (Denver, Colo.), Sentinel University (Denver, Colo.) and the American College of Computer and Information Sciences (Birmingham, Ala.).
Located in Aurora, Colorado, American Sentinel University is a pioneer when it comes to distance education; it is among the first complete online institutions in the nation.
It has a student-faculty ratio of 20:1.
There are a total of 2,598 students enrolled in various programs at the institution.
It has a graduation rate of more than 80% in its Bachelor’s degree program.
Students are offered a diverse number of degree programs along with an excellent faculty and student support system.
The online degrees are convenient for those who wish to pursue their higher education while continuing with their jobs and other responsibilities.
American Sentinel University login is an online portal for the students to stay updated with their academic matters, assignment submissions, and easily access the various resources like the online library, online classrooms, and many more.
Online learning platforms such as the Student Centre, Writing Centre in Moodle, and other such resources are provided to the students in order to make the education easier.
The education at the university is affordable. The tuition for each course varies for different degrees and program. The average tuition for different degree types is given below.
|Degree Type||Average Total Tuition|
The various programs offered by the university are as follows.
|Registered Nurse to BS Nursing to MS Nursing||Bachelor of Science in Nursing - (RN to BSN)|
|Master of Science in Nursing||Master of Science in Information Systems Management|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice- Educational Leadership||Doctor of Nursing Practice - Informatics Leadership|
To help the students pay the educational expenses, the university offers financial assistance through loans, grants, and other financial aids.
The federal government, state corporations, and private companies and organizations sponsor the money to fund the education of students.
In order to be eligible for receiving federal student aids, the students must fill the FAFSA form. The federal school code of American Sentinel University is 041277.
The Federal Aids that are available for the students seeking education in the university are Pell Grant, Direct Student Loan Program, Direct PLUS Loans and more.
The university also provides Military Aids by providing veteran benefits such as Tuition Assistance, GI Bill and more.
The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Nursing programs of the university.
The university has Virtual library available online where the students can search for licensed databases with articles, online resources links, reference books, learning tools, and software-downloaded sites.
The librarians who are aware of the programs and the required sources are available 24/7 through email.
The U.S. News has ranked the 'Online Graduate Nursing programs' among the top 10 Best Overall Engagement.
The university has impressive enrolment and student support.
The university has a career center and post-graduation services that are helpful.
Good prospects for a Doctorate in business are present.
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Military Friendly, Student Portal , Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid
Geisinger, Kindred Healthcare, McLaren Port Huron, Wellspan Health, Lakeland Health, Protocall Group, IASIS Healthcare, Association for Nursing Professional Development, Catholic Health Initiatives, DaVita, White Plains Hospital, INOVA, Colorado Hospital Association, Adventist HealthCare, SCL Health
Data Source: http://www.americansentinel.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.
|Student Faculty Ratio||20: 1|
|Student Population||Full Time: 459||Part Time: 2,139|
|Gender Division||Male: 11 %||Female: 89 %|
Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.
Offering 9 programs accross 4 degrees
Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees
Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees
Step 1: Applicants can submit an application online or fill a paper copy and send it via post to the university. Along with the application, applicants are required to submit their resume/ curriculum vitae/statement of professional accomplishment and goals.
Step 2: Applicant’s associate degree transcripts must be sent to American Sentinel University by the granting institution.
Step 3: Applicants must submit a copy of their registered nurse license (It must be active and unencumbered)
Step 4: These are the following requirements
Note: This step is to be followed by applicants whose first language is not English or by those who do not possess an undergraduate degree from an institution where all the subjects were taught in English.
Applicants who are registered nurse in the US but have been educated outside the United States will need to be certified by Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and they will have to clear a licensure examination conducted by NCLEX-RN in order to be considered for admission.
Step 1: Applicants can present the application on the web or round out a paper duplicate. They'll have to present their resume/curriculum vitae/articulation of expert achievements and objectives
Step 2: Submit proof of a degree. Transcripts must be sent straightforwardly to American Sentinel University by the conceding organization.
Step 3: Apply for exchange credits. On the off chance that the candidate wishes to get credits for courses or degrees from establishments outside the United States or Canada, their transcripts must be assessed and ensured by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services part association. Make sure to ask for that the report is sent specifically to American Sentinel University. Contingent upon the program, candidates with outside degrees should ask for a general report or an extended report.
Step 4: If the candidate's first dialect is not English and they don't have a college degree from an organization where all courses were instructed in English, they'll have to submit one of the following:A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of no less than 550 (composed form) or 80 (online).
A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of no less than 550 (composed form) or 80 (online).An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of no less than 5.0 for undergrad and 6.5 for graduates, or confirmation of affirmation in an English capability program.
An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of no less than 5.0 for undergrad and 6.5 for graduates, or confirmation of affirmation in an English capability program.
Step 1: Applicants can submit their form online or fill a paper copy. Applicants are required to submit their resume/curriculum vitae/statement of professional accomplishments and goals.
Step 2: The granting institutions must send a copy of the applicants BSN transcripts to American Sentinel University. Candidates applying to the RN to MSN need to submit a copy of their ASN transcript.
Step 3: Applicants are required to submit a copy of their registered nurse license (the license must be active and unencumbered)
Step 4: Applicants are advised to apply for transfer credits. For applicants who have done courses or degrees from institutions outside the United States, have to get their transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization and this report has to be directly sent to American Sentinel University.
Step 5: These are the requirements
Note: This step is to be followed by candidates whose first dialect is not English or by the individuals who don't have a college degree from an establishment where every one of the subjects was instructed in English.
Step 1: Candidates can submit their application or they can send in a paper copy, along with this application, the applicant’s resume/curriculum vitae/statement of professional accomplishments and goals must be submitted.
Step 2: A copy of the active and unencumbered registered nurse license must be submitted.
Step 3: The applicant’s granting institution must send evidence of the applicant’s master’s degree to American Sentinel University.
Step 1: Candidates can either fill a paper copy or submit their application online along with their resume or curriculum vitae or statement of professional accomplishments and goals
Step 2: Applicants must submit their transcripts but they are not eligible to receive transfer credits. The transcripts are solely for evidence purposes. Candidates who have done their courses outside USA or Canada need to get their transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization for a particular amount of fee, and this must be sent directly to American Sentinel University.
Step 3: Candidates whose first language is not English or candidates who did not study all their courses in English for their undergraduate degree must meet the following requirements
1) If the applicant has been educated in the USA and holds a US RN license, he/she must submit the following
2) If the applicant has received education outside the USA but holds a US RN license, he/she must submit the following
3) If the applicant has received education outside the USA and does not hold a US RN license, he/she must submit the following
1) Applicants who have received education within the US and hold US RN License must present the following
2) Applicants who have received education outside the US but hold a US RN license must present the following
3) Applicants who do not have a US RN license and have received education outside the US must present the following
Note: If the applicant is utilizing federal financial aid, they must submit official transcripts. If the applicants are not utilizing federal financial aid, unofficial copies may be submitted for purposes of evaluation and acceptance. However official copies must be submitted within the stipulated time.
|Federal Grants||Award per year||Eligibilty||Application Deadline|
|Pell Grant||$2,309||U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.||Varies|
|Federal Loans||Award per year||Eligibilty||Application Deadline|
|Direct Subsidized Loan||$6,500||U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.||Varies|
|Direct PLUS Loans||$5,500||U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.||Varies|
|Direct Unsubsidized loan||$5,500||U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.||Varies|
Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.
|Military Financial Aid||Award per year||Eligibilty||Application Deadline|
|Post 9/11 GI Bill||$3,325||Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001.||Varies|
|Tuition Assistance||$2,267||Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.||Varies|
Data Source: http://www.americansentinel.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.
|Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded||Percent||Avg Amount per year|
|Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants||7%||$2,309|
|Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance:||34|
|Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD):||$76,875|
|Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD):||$2,261|
|Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military||https://www.americansentinel.edu/military/military-tuition-and-fees|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill Award||Number of Students||Amount per year|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits||93||$3,446|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students||44||$3,325|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students||49||$3,554|
Data Source: http://www.americansentinel.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.
Yes. It is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
Yes. It offers Nursing programs to the students.
It is located in 2260 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, Colorado 80014-6510.
Total average tuition ranges between $7,725 and $31,470 depending on the program type.
Yes. It provides Federal Aid and Military Aid to the eligible students.
No. It is an exclusively online university.
Federal School code of the university is 041277.
Yes. It is a private for-profit university.
The university offers military scholarships to eligible students.
Yes. It offers MBA programs.