American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) offers Undergraduate and Graduate programs in alternative medicine and holistic health; foods, nutrition, and wellness studies; and hospitality & tourism management, through traditional on-campus and online courses. Their acceptance rate stands at 100%.
Their courses start three times a year September, January and May, with a duration of fifteen weeks. Whereas select accelerated courses with a duration of seven and a half weeks starting in March, July, and October.
The institute follows a holistic approach in evaluating applicants. The Admissions Committee’s review of all applicants includes evaluation of the individual’s prior high school or college transcripts, admissions assessments, and other evidence that the applying student can reasonably expect to complete the courses(s) or program he or she is applying to and benefit from the education obtained.
For more information visit their official website or contact them using these contacts-
phone No. 5032440726103, 800-487-8839
The applicant’s admissions advisor is always present to assist applicants with the application process. Applicants can call or email at any time. Applicants can also schedule a time to meet with an advisor at the official site. Applicants will have to talk with their admissions advisor to discuss their interests, goals, and training needs in the interview. The admissions advisor will explain programs, study methods, commitment, tuition, and payment plans, and answer any questions applicants may have. He or she can provide applicants with detailed information on each course, including course syllabi. The process can be summed up as follows:
Once all required documents are received, the applicant’s admissions advisor will present his/her application at the next meeting of the Admissions Committee. Usually, the Committee will decide immediately; however, occasionally additional information may be required for a decision. In that case, the applicant’s admissions advisor will coordinate with him/her to obtain any additional information.
The applicant’s admissions advisor will call, email, text, or mail him/her a letter to notify them of the Admissions Committee’s decision as soon as possible.
The applicant’s admissions advisor will work with them to create their academic plan based on his/her preferred study schedule and course availability: Full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, or quarter-time; prepare their academic plan including a schedule of courses for their program; and also set up their payment options.
Once the applicant’s first payment or other funding authorization has been received and the applicant has signed his/her Enrollment Agreement, the Registrar will send him/her a confirmation of their registered courses along with their online login details so he/she can begin their ACHS Student Orientation.
The applicants will have to complete their ACHS Student Orientation before their first semester begins. He/she is provisionally enrolled until they have successfully completed the ACHS Student Orientation. If the applicants do not successfully complete their orientation, they will be referred back to their admissions advisor to discuss how the college team can support them to be successful and determine if he/she is prepared to begin their academic career with ACHS.
Applicant’s ACHS course pack, textbooks, and related information will be shipped to them, to arrive before the class starts, depending on their date of registration. They will be able to log into their class on their class start date. Students who register after the registration deadline may receive their materials after the first day of class and should make appropriate arrangements with their professor. Early registration is recommended.
The application process for the two different programs are as follows:
Individuals applying for admission to undergraduate study must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency. An official high school transcript will be required for students without previous college experience. High school credentials must be from an accredited or state-approved high school.
Students with the prior college will be required to self-certify the completion of a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency. The Registrar’s Office verifies such status with the state of issue or with the relevant accrediting agency upon receipt.
To complete the ACHS undergraduate admissions process, an applicant must:
Complete an online application and submit admissions assessment(s).
Submit official, unopened transcripts: All applicants are required to submit an official, unopened high school diploma or state-approved equivalency and all college transcripts for applicants with the prior undergraduate study.
Transcripts should be issued directly to the institution and can be sent to ACHS, 5005 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97239. Certified electronic transcripts can also be sent to email@example.com.
Graduates of Non-standard or Unaccredited High Schools or Home-schooled Students should review the requirements above.
Submit a copy of government-issued photo identification, such as a state identification card, valid driver’s license, or passport.
Be approved for admission by the Admissions Committee.
Read and sign the Academic Plan and Enrollment Agreement provided by Admissions following acceptance.
Make the first payment or receive a Financial Aid Award letter to secure a place in class.
Complete the ACHS Student Orientation to be fully admitted to ACHS and begin the first semester.
Individuals applying for admission to a graduate degree program at American College of Healthcare Sciences must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. Department of Education -recognized accredited institution and submit official, unopened transcripts for all prior schools attended.
To complete the ACHS graduate admissions process, applicants must:
Submit official, unopened transcripts: All graduate-level applicants are required to submit an official, unopened transcript demonstrating conferral of a U.S. Department of Education approved accredited bachelor's degree or higher and official transcripts for all prior schools attended.
Submit a letter of recommendation from a suitable professional reference. (submit at https://contact.achs.edu/submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-for- a-prospective-student)
Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through ONE of the following for admission:
Undergraduate Admission: A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the internet-Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report. A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).
Graduate Admission: A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the internet-Based Test (iBT), a 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.
A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.
A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for graduate students.
Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript.
In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review. For the transfer of credit, the applicant should obtain a course-by-course report.
The university does not require scores of standard tests for almost all of its programs.
However, graduates of non-standard or unaccredited high schools, or students home-schooled through a program not recognized in the issuing state, may demonstrate their ability to perform college-level academic work and meet ACHS’s minimum admissions standards through scores received in SAT or ACT exam. Applicants are required to achieve the following in SAT:
Receive a minimum score of 470 on each of two College Board SAT subject tests (Math level I or IIC and another test of the student’s choice).
Receive a combined score of 1060 in critical reading and math on the old SAT (prior to 2006) or a combined score of 1130 in reading/writing and math (after 2006).
ACT scores can gauge a great deal of the candidates' academic performance. They can make a candidate a strong applicant for securing admission to any college or a college of their choice. Notably, American College of Healthcare Sciences does not put much emphasis on the ACT scores of an applicant. However, candidates can submit their ACT scores for securing admission to the university.
Grade Points Average (GPA)
The average high school GPA of the admitted students
The ACHS does not mention a minimum GPA requirement for its undergraduate programs.
However graduate applicants for admission to ACHS are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0, as per their admission policy.
What Really Matters When Applying
High School GPA
High School Rank
Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript
College Prep Courses
An applicant requires the following for admission into bachelor and master programs which is further described in detail in their respective sections.
High School Diploma/GED certificate or equivalent official transcripts
Standardized test scores(SAT and/or ACT)
Proof of English Proficiency(if required)
Interview with Admissions Advisor
letter of recommendation from a suitable professional for reference (for graduate applicants)
Copy of government-issued photo ID.
Note: Only transcripts from the U.S. Department of Education-approved accredited institutions or state-approved high school or equivalency transcripts can be accepted.
Students are exclusively required to submit official, sealed transcripts; open transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted by the institute. Official paper transcripts must be sealed to be accepted. Official electronic transcripts must be in PDF and secured by a digital certificate that is displayed at the top of the transcript. Electronic transcripts must be issued by a certified document provider such as the National Clearinghouse, Scrip-Safe, or Parchment.
Students applying for admission with a GED must meet the following standards:
Receive an average of 58 and no subtest score lower than 41 (Prior January 2002).
Receive an average score of 550, no subtest lower than 410 (January 2002-December 2013).
Receive a minimum score of 410 on each of the five GED tests or a minimum score of 150 on each of the subtests (January 2014-present)
Receive an average score of 550 for the five tests or an average score of 170 for the four subtests (January 2014-present)
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Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offer Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
Applicants are requested to consult with their Admissions Advisor on issues such as application fee, application deadline and other similar issues in their interaction during the initial interview with the contacts/ helplines mentioned above.
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)
Credit for Life Experiences
The majority of the universities in the US incentivize students by helping them score college credit through certain courses offered in high school. There are many such programs that are at disposal for the students. Some of the famous ones include AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). However, there is no common policy and instead, colleges follow their own, separate policy regarding these credits. There are multiple perks for the usage of these courses such as higher GPA, shorter time to finish a degree, and increased chances of completing a degree. To pursue AP and CLEP credits, students are instructed to visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the college of their choice.
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