If you are like many students interested in starting college, you probably have a lot of questions. You might be confident in your decision to pursue your degree, but you may be less sure about how to attain that degree. If the admission process is something you are uncertain about, you shouldn’t be worried.
College admissions are all about finding an educational program that works for you. Your admissions advisor works with you to determine not only if you are a fit for the school, but also what educational pathway is best for you. Here is what you can expect from the Herzing University admission process:
1. Schedule a Meeting
When you sign up for a meeting with an admissions advisor, you aren’t committing to the school permanently – don’t worry! When you schedule your meeting, you will get together with an admission advisor either on campus or virtually to just talk. In your first meeting will learn more about your financial aid and discover more about campus resources such as Student Services and Career Development.
Your admissions advisor will go over your previous academic work and possibly your professional experience. You should take this opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. If you are on campus and interested in seeing the campus, you can expect a campus tour.
2. Application and Transcripts
After the initial meeting, you will weigh your options and decide whether you want to attend Herzing. If you decide to go to Herzing, complete the required paperwork to make it official. You will need to submit an application and send over your transcripts. You don’t have to complete your application in one sitting, nor do you have to do it alone. If you have any questions while you complete your application, you can contact someone from Herzing University to get help.
3. Supply Exam Results
Chances are, you have already taken a college placement or entrance exam before applying. These other required exams vary from program to program. For example, an SAT or ACT exam may be enough for some students while healthcare students, including nursing, may also have to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
If you don’t know what other exams you need to submit for your program, don’t worry! Your admissions advisor will work with you to help you either locate your exams or instruct you on how you can complete the necessary exams before signing up for classes.
4. Create a Funding Plan
It can be stressful to think about how you’re going to pay for your college education. Herzing University knows that being able to afford your education is very important, which is why you will be assigned a Financial Aid Advisor. They will help you put together a comprehensive funding plan to help you discover financial aid options. There are many options such as loans, scholarships, grants and other benefits that could be available to you. You will pay your enrollment fee at this time.
5. Classes Begin!
Once you have completed those four steps, you will hear back from your admissions advisor about your class schedule and other important information. Now all you have to do is prepare for starting school by getting organized, putting together your schedule and possibly the last days of vacation. You are all set to begin a great semester!
Although the admissions process is very straightforward you may still have some apprehension. Here are answers to some of the most common concerns that you encounter when you begin applying:
What happens if I have a low test score?
If you are generally a good or average student, you shouldn’t worry too much. Admissions advisors could consider the low score as an outlier among your overall academic achievements.
Even if you have less than average scores overall, you shouldn’t write yourself off as being unsuitable for college. Students can perform differently depending on the learning environment and external circumstances. There is no harm in applying so don’t write yourself off without even trying!
What happens if I forget to submit something to Herzing?
Chances are if you forgot to submit something to the school, you will get an email informing you that you have something missing. This is a common occurrence. Sometimes things are forgotten or misplaced so if something is missing in your application packet, just do your best to submit the information that admissions needs.
Your admission advisor will work with you to make sure that your application process is smooth. Looking back, you should be able to say with confidence, “That was easy!”
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2021. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.