• Address: 2260 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, Colorado 80014-6510

  • Phone Number: 833-203-0615

  • Website: http://www.americansentinel.edu/

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About American Sentinel University

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.


American Sentinel University Online

  • 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.


American Sentinel University Tuition

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
Bachelors $31,470
Masters $18,540
Doctorate $30,030
Certificate $7,725

American Sentinel University Programs

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

American Sentinel University Financial Aid

  • 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.


American Sentinel University Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Programmatic Accreditation

  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Nursing programs of the university.


American Sentinel University Library

  • 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.


American Sentinel University Reviews and Rankings

  • 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. 

American Sentinel University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Aurora, Colorado

FAFSA/Federal School Code

041277
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

DEAC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Student Portal , Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid

Companies

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.

American Sentinel University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 20: 1
Total Population 2,598
Student Population Full Time: 459 Part Time: 2,139
Gender Division Male: 11 % Female: 89 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

American Sentinel University Majors and Online Programs

American Sentinel University Admissions and Application Requirement


American Sentinel University Admission ProcessAdmission Process in American Sentinel University

Bachelor’s Degree Admission Process

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 

  • Applicants must have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550+ if it is written or online TOEFL score of 215+
  • Applicants must have an IELTS (An International English Language Test) score of at least 5.0 for undergraduate and 6.5 for graduate
  • Applicants must have a verification of certification in an English proficiency program.

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.


Master’s Program Admission Process

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. 


Master of Science Nursing Admission Process

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

  • Applicants must have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550+ in the event that it is composed or online TOEFL score of 215+
  • Applicants must have an IELTS (An International English Language Test) score of no less than 5.0 for undergrad and 6.5 for graduate
  • Applicants must have a check of accreditation in an English capability program.

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.


Doctoral Program Admission Process

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.


Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Program Admission Process

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

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of no less than 550 (composed variant) or 215 (PC form).
  • International English Language Test (IELTS) score of no less than 5.0 for undergrad and 6.5 for graduates.
  • Or a verified certificate in an English proficiency program.

Admission requirements for American Sentinal University

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements (RN to B.S. nursing)

  • A completed application form
  • A resume/curriculum vitae/list of professional accomplishments

1) If the applicant has been educated in the USA and holds a US RN license, he/she must submit the following

  • A copy of the applicant’s US RN license which is active and unencumbered.
  • The applicant’s official transcripts must be sent to American Sentinel University directly from the granting institutions. The applicant should have received their education from a school of nursing, hospital or should have an associate degree in nursing program which has been accredited by a recognized agency or the US Department of Education.

2) If the applicant has received education outside the USA but holds a US RN license, he/she must submit the following

  • A copy of the applicant’s US RN license, this license must be active and unencumbered.
  • NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member organization or an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) must grant a certificate to the applicant stating that the education received by the applicant is on par with the education provided by any US nursing school.
  • Applicants who wish to receive transfer credits from an institution outside the US must have their NACES and CGFNS evaluation approved and this report must be submitted at the time of evaluation.

3) If the applicant has received education outside the USA and does not hold a US RN license, he/she must submit the following

  • The applicant must submit a Validation of Licensure Report as evidence to prove that they are legitimately approved to practice as a nurse in the area in which they work. American Sentinel University accepts reports given by CGFNS.
  • Applicants must get an Academic Report stating that the education received by them is of the same level of the education provided by any nursing institution in the USA, this report can be provided to them by NACES or CGFNS.
  • To receive transfer credits from an institution outside the United States, the applicant must get their NACES/CGFNS evaluation approved and submit this report at the time of evaluation.

Master's Degree Requirements (MSN)

  • An application that has been completely filled.
  • Applicant’s resume/CV/list of professional accomplishments.

1) Applicants who have received education within the US and hold US RN License must present the following

  • A copy of the applicant’s US RN license that is active and unencumbered.
  • The applicant’s nursing education must be bachelors of science nursing degree with at least 2.0 GPA out of 4.0. These transcripts must be sent directly to American Sentinel University from the granting institutions.

2) Applicants who have received education outside the US but hold a US RN license must present the following

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered US RN license.
  • The applicant must submit an Academic Report stating that the education they have received is on par with the standard of education provided any nursing institution in the USA. This report must either be received from NACES or CGFNS.
  • The applicants NACES or CGFNS evaluation must be approved course-by-course in order to receive transfer credits from institutions outside the US.

3) Applicants who do not have a US RN license and have received education outside the US must present the following

  • Applicants need to submit a Validation of Licensure Report as proof of their legal authorization to practice as a professional nurse in their geographical area of work. CGFNS provides this report.
  • Applicants must submit an Academic Report from NACES or CGFNS stating that the education they have received is equal to a GPA of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 in a US nursing institution.
  • The applicant’s NACES/CGFNS evaluation needs to be approved course-by-course in order for the applicant to receive transfer credit from an institution outside the United States.

Doctoral Degree Program

  • An application form that has been filled out completely
  • Applicant’s resume/list of professional accomplishments/curriculum vitae.
  • Applicant must submit proof of employment. In case of unemployed applicants, they must verify that they have access to a suitable work environment.
  • In the past 5 years, the applicant must have had a full-time work experience either in a leadership or should have been a faculty in a nursing college/university (2-4 year courses), hospital or healthcare.
  • In the past 5 years, the applicant must have had at least a minimum of one-year full-time experience in an informatics or technology-based nursing leadership role.
  • In the past 5 years, the applicant must have had at least a 1-year work experience in fields of Advanced Practice Nurse (NP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Infection Prevention and control certificate program

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in bachelor’s degree of either public health or nursing or dietetics or microbiology or any other healthcare-related programs.
  • Applicants cannot receive transfer credits for the certificate program at American Sentinel University.

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.


 Other General Requirements

  • Computer and processor: 2 – 3 GHz or greater (Intel Pentium or Celeron, or AMD Athlon processors). Intel’s i5 or i7 or equivalent is recommended, 5 years or newer.
  • Memory: 1 GB minimum. 4-8GB recommended
  • Hard drive: 80 GB or larger
  • Display: 1024×768 or greater monitor and video card
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 or later versions. Mac OS X.
  • Security: A current anti-virus program
  • Internet browser: Internet Explorer 9.0, Google Chrome (most recent), Firefox (most recent)
  • Internet access: A broadband internet connection is highly recommended. Media-rich content is included within courses and externally referenced materials.
  • Audio: Sound card with speakers or headphones
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or later
  • Email address
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader (Free)

American Sentinel University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

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 Aid

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
Military Aid
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.

American Sentinel University FAQ

  Is American Sentinel University accredited?


Yes. It is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

  Do American Sentinel University offers Nursing programs to the students?


Yes. It offers Nursing programs to the students.

  Where is American Sentinel University located?


It is located in 2260 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, Colorado 80014-6510.

  How much does American Sentinel University tuition costs?


Total average tuition ranges between $7,725 and $31,470 depending on the program type. 

  Do American Sentinel University provides Financial Aid?


Yes. It provides Federal Aid and Military Aid to the eligible students.

  Do American Sentinel University offers on-campus programs?


No. It is an exclusively online university.

  What is the FAFSA/Federal school code of American Sentinel University?


Federal School code of the university is 041277.

  Is American Sentinel University a for-profit university?


Yes. It is a private for-profit university.

  Does American Sentinel University offer scholarships to the students?


The university offers military scholarships to eligible students.

  Does American Sentinel University offer MBA?


Yes. It offers MBA programs. 

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