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American Sentinel University Admissions

The American Sentinel University (ASU) situated in Aurora, Colorado offers bachelor's, master and doctoral degrees as well as certificates courses in nursing and healthcare management.

With no residency requirements (except for the DNP), terms and semesters that begin once each month, a flexible online learning format – and most importantly, unparalleled support for our students – American Sentinel is an ideal choice for people who want to earn their degrees while living their busy lives.

For more information about their programs visit their official website or try contacting their office by using these contacts below:

Phone no. 3039911575, 1.866.922.5690 or

email admissions@AmericanSentinel.edu 

American Sentinel University SAT/ACT Scores

SAT and ACT scores are not considered mandatory by American Sentinel University and so ACT and SAT scores are optional which are considered but not mandatory. 

Admission process

The application process for various programs are as follows:

Graduate Admission Process

To be considered for admission in bachelor’s program BSN of the American Sentinel University, you must submit the following:

Applicants educated within the U.S., Canada and US territories who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A completed application.

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered U.S. RN (Registered Nurse) license.

  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended showing a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.

    • Nursing education must be from a state board of the nursing approved school of nursing or hospital school of nursing or an accredited associate degree nursing program.

    • Applicants whose GPA is below 2.0 will be considered for admission but must provide a separate statement indicating a) any extenuating circumstances that may have contributed to the lower GPA, b) their reasons for seeking the BSN degree and c) how they intend to succeed.

 Applicants educated outside the U.S. who hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A completed application.

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.

  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education the applicant received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school.

  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, the applicant’s NACES, AICE or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be considered.

Applicants educated outside the U.S. who do not hold a U.S. RN license must submit the following:

  • A completed application.

  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education the applicant received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school.

  • A Validation of Licensure Report that shows evidence that the applicant is legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which he/she works. CGFNS is an agency that can provide documentation acceptable to American Sentinel University.

  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, the applicant’s NACES, AICE or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be considered.


Master’s programs

The following are the different application process for the different majors/skills below:

Master of Science, Nursing (MSN) Program

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University MSN program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.

  • A resume, curriculum vitae, or list of professional accomplishments.

  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)

  • Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments.

  • Why this program is a good fit for the applicant’s interests and academic goals.

  • Future career goals.

  • Students in the Nurse Practitioner programs must complete a Castlebranch background check before beginning their first course.

The applicants can further be categorized into 3 categories and for each category, they are also required to submit the above-mentioned requirements along with the following documents:

Applicants educated within the United States, Canada and US Territories who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.

  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University. The applicant’s nursing education must be from a bachelor’s of science nursing degree program with a minimum 2.0 GPA earned on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

 Applicants educated outside the United States who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.

  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education the applicant received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.

  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, the applicant’s NACES, AICE or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be awarded. An official copy of the report or an official copy of the transcripts will be required.

Applicants educated outside the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A Validation of Licensure Report that shows evidence that the applicant is legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which he/she works. CGFNS is an agency that can provide documentation acceptable to American Sentinel University.

  • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education the applicant received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. Bachelor of Science nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale.

  • To receive transfer credits for courses from institutions outside the United States, the applicant’s NACES, AICE or CGFNS evaluation will need an approved course-by-course academic report. This report must be submitted at the time of evaluation in order for the transfer credits to be awarded. An official copy of the report or an official copy of the transcripts will be required.

MBA Healthcare Program

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University MBA Healthcare degree program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.

  • A resume, curriculum vitae, or list of professional accomplishments.

  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)

    • Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments.

    • Why this program is a good fit for the applicant’s interests and academic goals.

    • Future career goals.

  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.

    • To enroll in a graduate program at American Sentinel, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (as shown on the degree transcript) from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

    • To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories, the applicant must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization, which will assess a fee. Applicants must make sure to request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to American Sentinel University. Depending on the program, if the applicant has a foreign degree he/she will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.


Doctoral program

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University doctoral degree program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.

  • A resume, curriculum vitae, or list of professional accomplishments.

  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)

    •  Professional and academic background, skills, and accomplishments.

    •   Research interests

    •   Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals.

    •   Future career goals

  • Proof of employment (unemployed applicants must verify access to a suitable work environment (healthcare facility) to be able to complete classroom assignments.

  • Students are required to secure availability and access/permission to an acceptable location/site to fulfill the practice experience and DNP project requirements of the program.

  • Program applicants must provide evidence of clinical hours from an MSN or other nursing-specific degree and have the potential to have those hours (maximum 400 hours) applied to the required 1000 prior to the Project course sequence.

  • And for Informatics leadership specialization: A minimum of one year of full-time work experience in informatics or technology-based nursing leadership role within the last 5 years.

The applicants can further be categorized into 3 categories and for each category, they are also required to submit the above-mentioned requirements along with the following documents:

Applicants educated within the United States, Canada and US Territories who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.

  • Educational leadership specialization:

    • Official transcripts from applicant’s MS in Nursing, MA in Nursing or MSN nursing degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

  •  Executive leadership or Informatics leadership specializations (MSN or other-discipline master’s degree)

    • Official transcripts from an applicant’s master’s degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

    • If no MSN, then official transcripts for the BSN degree program are required as well.

    • If the master’s degree is in a discipline other than nursing, an applicant may be considered for entrance into the DNP executive leadership specialization using one of two options, both of which require completion of 400 hours of post-baccalaureate practice hours in addition to the 600 practice hours required to complete the DNP degree:

Option A – Students earn an MSN degree upon completion of all MSN requirements.

Option B – Students do not earn an MSN degree upon completion of all DNP executive leadership specialization requirements. Applicants must complete a three-course bridge program and 400 practice hours:

  • N501PE Advanced Practice Role Development

  • N505PE Theoretical Foundations

  • N515PE Research Design

  • Applicants are required to complete the bridge courses and the 400 practice hours before they can register for N740PE Capstone Project I.

Applicants educated outside the United States who hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A copy of the applicant’s active and unencumbered U.S. RN license.
  • Educational leadership or DNP specialization:
    • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. MS in Nursing, MA in Nursing or MSN program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

Executive leadership or Informatics leadership specializations

They are as follows:

  • With MSN: An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. MS in Nursing, MA in Nursing or MSN program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

  • Without MSN: An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. BS in Nursing or BSN program, and a master’s degree that is equivalent to a degree from a recognized U.S. institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

Applicants educated outside the United States who do not hold a U.S. RN License must submit the following:

  • A Validation of Licensure Report that shows evidence that you are legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area in which you work. CGFNS is an agency that can provide documentation acceptable to American Sentinel University.
  • Educational leadership specialization:
    • An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. MS in Nursing, MA in Nursing or MSN nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

Executive leadership or Informatics leadership specializations

They are as follows:

  • With MSN: An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. MS in Nursing, MA in Nursing or MSN program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.

  • Without MSN: An Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. BS in Nursing or BSN program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale, and a master’s degree that is equivalent to a degree from a recognized U.S. institution . with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale


International students

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an undergraduate degree from an institution at which all courses were taught in English will need to provide one of the following:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (written version) or 80 (iBT version).

  • An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of at least 5.0 for undergraduates and 6.5 for graduates, or verification of certification in an English proficiency program.

To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories, you must have your academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member organization, which will assess a fee. Be sure to request that the certifying organization’s report be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if you have earned a foreign degree you will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.

 

 

 

SAT Scores you need to get in

Since the SAT scores of the candidates are not one of the mandatory factors to get admission to American Sentinel University, there is no data available about the average SAT score or similar requirements to take admission to the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

American Sentinel University does not put much emphasis on the ACT scores of the applicants. However, the candidates can submit their ACT scores for securing admission to the university. There is no official data about the minimum requirements concerning the ACT scores that has been made publically available.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

FALSE

For the Bachelors and Masters programs, the university requires a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Whereas for their Doctoral programs ASU requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

NA

High School Rank

NA

High School Transcript

NA

College Prep Courses

NA

SAT/ACT

FALSE

Recommendations

NA

An applicant requires the following for admission into the bachelor, master, and doctoral programs which is further described in detail in their respective sections.

  1. A completed application

  2. A copy the applicant’s  active and unencumbered U.S. RN license (Registered Nurse)

  3. An official transcript/academic report from a recognized organization stating that previous nursing education received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school.

  4. Validation of Licensure Report showing evidence that the applicant is legally authorized to practice as a professional nurse in the geographical area.

  5. Resume/CV and Essay on given topics (for master and doctoral applicants)

  6. Work Experience (if any)

  7. Proof of English proficiency (test score of TOEFL, IELTS - for applicants whose first language is not English) 

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

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Early Decision Deadline

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Early Action Deadline

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Offer Action Deadline

FALSE

Offers Early Decision

FALSE

Application Website

applicant.americansentinel.edu/Application.aspx

Accepts Common App

FALSE

Accepts Coalition App

NA

It is advisable for the applicants to clarify their doubts regarding admission deadlines such as application submission date, application fee, and other similar issues by discussing it with the Admissions department of the institute by using the contacts mentioned above.

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

Yes

Credit for Life Experiences

Yes

Many universities in the US incentivize students by helping them earn university credits by taking certain courses that are available for them in high school. Here are the names of some of such popular programs: AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). As far as the policy of these credits is concerned, each university has a different one. The advantages of such programs include a shorter time to complete a degree, an increased chance of finishing a degree, and a higher GPA. Students who want to avail CLEP and AP credits can go to the website, collegeboard.org, and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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