2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Online Catalog

Online Degree Programs Admission



The University has a centralized Admissions Office to serve all prospective student applicants - undergraduate, graduate and non-degree. This centralized structure honors the University’s commitment to lifelong learning and to offer a more fluid and comprehensive service for those seeking access to a quality educational experience. An Admissions Recruiter is dedicated to working with adults seeking admission to the University’s Online Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Degree-seeking Admission

Philosophy

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology seeks to admit students from a variety of backgrounds. Many factors are considered in the review of applicant files. The student’s motivation and interest in science or technology and academic potential, which is generally assessed by the courses completed and grades earned in secondary and/or post-secondary school, are the key elements in considering the applicant for acceptance. The applicant’s interest in science and technology is evaluated by reviewing educational records and reading the goal statement that each applicant must submit as part of the application process.

Admissions for RN to BSN Undergraduate Program

The admission process for the BSN is streamlined since this program is designed for licensed RNs. Students are automatically granted up to 70 credits upon admission. The BSN degree for RNs is committed to offering advanced, career-focused educational opportunities to licensed nurses.

Application Timeline - The admission process recommends completing and submitting the application at least 30 days prior to the start of a session. This application process allows ample time to be accepted, develop an academic schedule, and to process financial aid applications (if applicable). To complete the process, an applicant should:

  • Apply online at http://adultdegrees.harrisburgu.edu/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing-rn-bsn/ or complete a paper application that’s available from the Admissions Office
  • Submit all official college transcripts(s), if applicable, for all college, university or diploma schools attended (whether or not academic credit was earned)
    • A letter grade of C or higher is required
    • GPA of 2.0 is recommended (if less than, a written appeal can be submitted to the Director)
  • Provide the state and number of your current active RN license

Admissions for Other Undergraduate Programs

The Online Bachelor’s Degree Program honors the University’s commitment to lifelong learning. Undergraduate degree adult students should be at least 21 years of age, have a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional work experience and a minimum of 12 earned college credits or the equivalent of work-related experience to degree. Individuals with no previous college credits or younger than 21 years of age should also apply; however, an interview with the Director of the program is required.

Application Timeline - The admission process recommends completing and submitting the application at least 30 days prior to any 7-week session start date. This application process allows ample time to be accepted, develop an academic schedule, and to process financial aid applications (if applicable). A student may enter during any one of the six sessions with no application fee. To complete the process, an applicant should:

  • Meet one-on-one by phone, Skype or face-to-face with the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program Admissions Recruiter
  • Complete the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program application online at http://AdultDegrees.HarrisburgU.edu
  • Submit all official college transcripts(s), if applicable, for all college, university or career/trade schools attended (whether or not academic credit was earned)
    • A letter grade of C or higher is required 
    • GPA of 2.0 is recommended (if less than, a written appeal can be submitted to the Director)
  • Submit any professional work and association/industry-related professional development certificates and syllabi for credit evaluation 
  • Write and submit a personal goal statement that includes the following:
    • My professional goals 
    • My current work experiences 
    • How I plan to incorporate my HU degree
  • Submit a professional resume
  • For an adult whose first language is not English, submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when the applicant’s native language is not English

If Financial Aid is being sought, a student must enroll in and complete at least 6 credits each semester.

Readmission

The Readmission Application Form is available at the Office of Records and Registration and must be completed and submitted to that office. A student who was in good academic standing, had satisfied all financial obligations to the University at the time of withdrawal, and had no disciplinary sanctions imposed will be readmitted. The application of a student who left the University on academic probation or dismissal will be reviewed by the Provost, who will make the readmission decision. A student who leaves the University and returns from an absence of one year or more will be subject to the Catalog edition in effect during the year of return.