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Admissions Dates

Semester

Start Date

Fall 2024
9-3-2024
Winter 2025
1-6-2025
Summer 2025
5-5-2025

Master's Degrees

We have a selection of master’s degrees for future or current health professionals including a PA program, a speech-language pathology program, counseling programs, and more.

Doctoral Degrees

We offer doctoral degrees including a PhD, clinical doctorates, an entry-level physical therapy program, and more.

Certificates

We offer certificates for academic credit for health professionals in a range of fields. Specialize further in your subject area of choice.

Continuing Education

RMU offers an entire continuing education platform. Choose from continuing education courses, workshops, webinars, and events for a variety of healthcare professionals.

Admissions Info

Admissions Experience

Application Process

Transfer Credits

Foreign Educated Students

Admission advisors are well-versed in programmatic admission requirements, program outcomes, and educational models, as well as providing support and direction to prospective students who wish to apply. Our priority is to emulate and practice institutional core values with the student in mind. The mission and vision of Admissions are synonymous with the institution.

After the prospective student’s initial inquiry, Admissions could make multiple attempts via phone, text, and email to schedule the first advising meeting. During this initial meeting, the advisor will explore the following with the prospective student:

  • Eligibility
  • Professional and academic goals
  • Work setting
  • Years of professional experience

After the first advising meeting and in collaboration with the prospective student’s needs, the advisor can facilitate other connections with faculty, program leadership, and financial services. This is done so that the prospective student can voice questions and concerns, if any.

In addition to these and other outreach efforts, Admissions could invite prospective students to attend information sessions about the program, thus affording them additional opportunities to learn and explore specifically with program leadership.

Utilizing our applicant portal, an applicant can view their application status and upload the required materials to complete their application. An application processor within Admissions will manage the application process and communicate directly with the applicant. The applicant will be informed of milestones and will know the admissions decision from the program’s Admission Selection Committee after all the application components have been completed.

If accepted, the applicant will be given a fixed time to respond with their decision. During the enrollment process, the Admissions Advisor and application processor work together to successfully onboard the new student. Multiple check-ins are scheduled to ensure student success.

Application Process – Post Professional

Step 1: Complete online application through our applicant portal

  1. You will attach your resume, statement of professional goals essay, valid identification, and healthcare license (if applicable) when you submit your application.
  2. For programs that require letters of recommendation, there is a section within the application where you will enter your reference’s email addresses. Once your application is submitted, an email will be sent to these references with a link for them to submit our internal letter of recommendation form on your behalf.
  3. Finally, you will need to request official copies of your transcripts from your previous institutions to complete your application.
  4. Once submitted, you can check your applicant portal at any time to see the current status of your application, or check on the remaining items needed to complete your application. You are welcome to call the Admissions office directly with any questions about your application or the process at any time!

 

Step 2: Once your application is complete, your completed application will be sent to the program-specific Admissions Selection Committee for review.

You will receive an email update letting you know your application is complete and has been sent to the program for review. *The review process can take 1-2 weeks on average.

  • For some programs (i.e Counseling and Nursing), there is also an interview. A representative from the program will contact you to schedule your interview. During the interview process, you will meet with at least one faculty member who will ask you a set of questions applicable to your experience, past education, and future goals.

 

Step 3: After review of your application, and an interview if applicable, the program will notify the Admissions office regarding their admission decision for your application.

  1. You will receive an email notifying you of the admission decision from the Admissions office. If accepted, an acceptance email and letter will be sent.
  2. If accepted, this email will contain an acceptance letter notifying you of your acceptance as well as an enrollment deadline date to confirm your enrollment. The deadline to confirm enrollment can vary.
  3. A separate email will be sent containing a link to sign the enrollment agreement form to confirm your enrollment. You will also need to submit an enrollment deposit after the completion of this form.

 

Step 4: Once the enrollment form and deposit have been submitted, an Admissions coordinator will add these documents to your file and update our systems (which updates other departments) to show that you’ve enrolled.

  1. You will then receive an enrollment confirmation email that will confirm receipt of your forms and deposit. This important email will also contain an Enrollment Checklist, which will outline everything you need to know regarding next steps in becoming an RMU student.
  2. You will also receive emails from various departments introducing themselves and offering any help as needed.

 

Application Process – Residential

Step 1: Complete an application via CAS for the respective program (PTCAS, CASPA, CSDCAS, OptomCAS, OTCAS)

 

Step 2: Once submitted, applicants will be reviewed after they are verified by CAS.

  1. Admissions will review the applicant’s GPA, GRE scores (if applicable), patient contact hours (if applicable), and other aspects of the application. If/when an applicant meets or exceeds the program’s minimum requirements, they will be sent to the program for further review.
  2. Once the program decides who to interview, the program and the admissions team will help schedule the interview time.
  3. Each program will have its own schedule, outline, and objectives for the interviews.

 

Step 3: Once the interviews are completed, programs will release decisions within about 2-3 weeks after the interview day.

  1. If accepted, this email will contain an acceptance letter notifying you of your acceptance as well as an enrollment deadline date to confirm your enrollment. The deadline to confirm enrollment can vary. 
    1. Both DPT and MS MedSLP applicants have universal deadline dates to confirm that all universities abide by. For DPT, it’s January 15th, and MS MedSLP, it’s April 15th. Once these deadlines pass, the Admissions office provides the deadline date.
  2. A separate email will be sent containing a link to sign the enrollment agreement form to confirm your enrollment. You will also need to submit an enrollment deposit after the completion of this form.

 

Step 4: Once the enrollment form and deposit have been submitted, an Admissions coordinator will add these documents to your file and update our systems (which updates other departments) to show that you’ve enrolled.

  1. You will then receive an enrollment confirmation email that will confirm receipt of your forms and deposit. This important email will also contain an Enrollment Checklist, which will outline everything you need to know regarding next steps in becoming an RMU student.
  2. You will also receive emails from various departments introducing themselves and offering any help as needed.

Transfer credit will be awarded consistent with University guidelines for a course equivalent to a University course. Transfer credit analysis is preferred at acceptance to a program. With extenuating circumstances, students may transfer applicable credits within eight weeks prior to the semester start.

Post-Professional Programs
For the purposes of this policy, post-professional programs are those programs offered by RMU that do not lead to licensure. Transfer credit will be awarded consistent with University guidelines for a course equivalent to a University course. Total transfer credits are limited to no more than 35% of the required credits for completion of a specific post-professional degree program.

Professional Programs 
For the purposes of this policy, professional programs are those programs offered by RMU that prepare students to sit for a licensure exam and enter a profession. Although transfer credits are usually not awarded for professional programs at RMU, in rare circumstances, transfer credits may be awarded. Total transfer credits are limited to no more than 10% of the required credits for completion of a specific professional degree program.

Only credit units are transferred. Grades do not transfer and RMU does not use grade points earned at other institutions for purposes of computing cumulative University grade point averages.

The University will evaluate and award credit for all successfully completed course work at post‐secondary institutions holding accreditation from any one of the regional accrediting associations and nationally accredited institutions. Institutions that have been granted official candidacy status by a regional or national accrediting association will be afforded the same consideration as those that are accredited.

An initial evaluation will be completed by the Registrar and further assessment and a credit determination will be recommended by the Program Director (PD). Final approval is made by the College Dean.

For credit units to be considered eligible for transfer, students must satisfy the following:

  1. The credit is from a course taken at or reviewed by an institution accredited by either a national or regional accrediting associations, American Council on Education’s College Credit guide.
  2. Equivalent course based on the nature, level, credits, content and comparability of the course to University offerings by comparing course syllabus and catalog descriptions.
  3. The student submits, for evaluation, course descriptions, syllabi, and textbooks or materials used in the course being evaluated for transfer credit.
  4. An equivalent grade of “B‐” or higher was earned.
  5. Courses are preferred to have been completed within five years of acceptance into the program for which the hours are requested for transfer. However, the PD in conjunction with the Provost on occasion may accept credits older than five years in the course deliverables reflect current course outcomes.
  6. Previous course work will be evaluated by the PD of the program and select faculty: for PhD courses, evaluation by the Director of Post‐professional Research is also required.


Request Transfer Credits

A foreign-educated applicant is defined as an applicant who has been educated outside the United States. Applicants who have completed coursework and/or obtained a degree from an educational institution outside the United States (U.S.) are required to have their educational credentials evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) certified U.S. equivalency reporting agency. A degree equivalency evaluation and a course-by-course evaluation to determine the GPA is required. Evaluations can be no older than five years and must be official.

A foreign-educated applicant may be required to submit a minimum TOEFL/iBT overall score of at least 92 with the following minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 20
  • Listening: 20
  • Speaking: 20
  • Writing: 20

 

The TOEFL/iBT exam must be taken within 2 years of application. This is a requirement for all applicants for whom English is not an official native language. When taking the TOEFL/iBT, students should use code 5751 to have results sent directly to the University.

Admissions Policies

Our admissions staff is available to assist with any questions you might have regarding the application or admission process. We look forward to working with you.

Admission selections are based on a comprehensive review using all required application materials and information submitted. All applications receive a comprehensive score that ultimately determines if the student is admitted or denied. The admission review reflects a holistic consideration of the full spectrum of the applicant’s qualifications, based on all evidence provided in the application, and viewed in the context of the applicant’s academic and personal circumstances.

The established guidelines for admission to an academic program are detailed on the University website.
All applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful academic achievement and the motivation to pursue graduate-level education.

In some program requirements, applicants must be professionally licensed to practice.

In some program requirements, applicants must have the ability to meet the programmatic onsite requirements.

In some program requirements, applicants must be a US citizen or resident.

International students must meet the specific program guidelines for international students for the specific program in question.

Applicants must have a reasonable level of technology literacy prior to applying to the desired degree program.

Incomplete or falsified admissions information constitutes grounds for a refusal to admit, admission revocation, or immediate dismissal, loss of credit, and forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.

Admissions materials are kept in strict confidence and processed in a confidential manner. Once the application materials are received, these materials are the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. All applicant materials are kept for one year following receipt if the applicant does not enroll. Application materials for accepted students are maintained indefinitely.

 

 
Programs that participate in a centralized application service (CAS) will follow published application deadlines for each respective program.

For programs that apply directly through the university application portal, admission decisions are generally made within a few weeks from the time the application and all supporting materials are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application well before the final application deadline. To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit his/her application before the final application deadline.

Admission decisions are made by the program admissions committees. All admission decisions are final and transmitted to the Office of Admissions for student notification. The admissions process is competitive. Admission decisions are based on a combination of academic performance metrics; for example, scores on national examinations, GPA, professional experience, applicant’s statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. If accepted, applicants are given a period of time to consider the offer and then confirm or decline enrollment.

Requests for deferrals can be made to the Admissions Office. 

If granted, the deferral is typically for the next cohort start only; the student is expected to have accepted Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ offer of admission. Accordingly, a student who requests and is approved to defer admission is given an updated deadline to confirm enrollment for the following cohort start.

Where the deferred student fails to satisfy the reason for or conditions of the deferral, the student may need to reapply to be considered for future admission.

As with all programs, an offer of admission is conditional and contingent upon fulfilling specific criteria.

The Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission for a variety of reasons, such as:

An admitted student has accepted admission both to the University and to another graduate program for the same period of enrollment;

Failure to respond to the Office of Admission in a timely manner, upon repeated attempts;

A lapse in judgment or integrity, such as cheating or illegal activity;

No longer meeting qualifications, a significant change in pre-enrollment coursework grades; and

Misrepresenting any facts or work in the application, including grades, test scores, essays, etc.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program prior to the published start date.

 

FAQ

Because of the cohort and sequential nature of our programs, we strongly encourage you to stay with your program. However, we do understand that situations arise in which a student must miss a semester. In this situation, the student will need to return to complete the missed courses with the following program. However, these courses may occur during different semesters which will require multiple trips to Utah.

We require laptop computers for all programs. Educational discounts through Dell and Apple are available for your convenience. Please click either of these links to take advantage of these discounts:  Dell | Apple. Technical support for student laptops is not provided; you should obtain any technical support from the laptop manufacturer. All students should have mobile technology (internal wireless or a wireless adapter) and the Microsoft Office Suite (2010, or compatible). Students must have a minimum level of technology literacy. To evaluate technical literacy so students may increase competence prior to program start, download and complete the Applicant Technology Literacy Self-Evaluation.

The post-professional programs are designed for working professionals who want to seek higher education, but without the need to relocate. Our students attend four-month semesters which generally include an on-site module of intensive, face-to-face instruction at our campus in Provo, Utah. The remainder of the program is completed from the student’s home community.

Some exams are taken with a proctor’s supervision. Proctors are responsible to receive, supervise, and return exams to the University upon completion. Students select their proctor from criteria provided by the University. The Proctor process helps ensure the integrity of the off-site exam process.

The majority of students fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport (approx. 40-60 minutes from campus).  Discounted rates with Express Shuttle and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are available. For details visit the Student Affairs webpage. The hotels we recommend also provide transportation to and from the University. Some students, however, elect to rent a car. The majority of students will fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport. Flying directly to the Provo Municipal Airport may also be an option.

Class sizes are small and range anywhere from 10-50 students.  We believe the best atmosphere for learning is one that is hands-on and one-on-one.

 
 
Please refer to the Tuition & Fees link for additional details.

Yes, several payment options may be available. Go to our Financial Aid webpage for more information. For more details, please click on the Tuition & Fees link or email the Financial Aid Office at fa@rm.edu.

Time management is very important. The average student dedicates 15-20 hours per week during the didactic portion of the degree programs. However, this number varies between students and programs.

Check out our Instagram and RMU Facebook pages.

Utah has four distinctive seasons – Fall and Spring are very mild; summer is hot; and winter is cold and snowy. Many of our students take advantage of the winter sessions and stay later to participate in the great skiing nearby. Please visit http://www.theweatherchannel.com for current information.

Bring your laptop computer, writing equipment, notebooks, textbooks, a water bottle and/or lunch (if you’d like), and anything else that will help you sit through nine hours of class.

Although you can purchase your books from wherever you choose, a convenient online bookstore of one-stop shopping is located at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/rmuohp.htm. 

Many students elect to buy food and store it at the University. Other students go out to lunch. There are several eating establishments within a reasonable walk or drive of the University. Students also may order lunch for delivery from local restaurants as well.

Additionally, the recommended hotels are situated close to many restaurants.

We have arranged discounted arrangements at several local hotels, most of which offer free local transportation, breakfast, free internet, and more! For the hotels, students must mention Rocky Mountain University to receive these rates. Students may, however, stay at any facility of their choosing. Students are encouraged to check website pricing as low-season discounts may be greater than those available through our arrangements. For a listing of discounted facilities, click here!

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Tuition & Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.