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.
Program Admission Requirements
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.
Full Disclosure Requirement for all Programs
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.
Confidentiality for all Programs
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.
Notice of Admission Decisions
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.
Acceptance of the offer is generally not deferred; however, programs are permitted to recommend admission deferrals on a case-by-case basis, generally only for extenuating circumstances. If granted, the deferral is normally 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 considered under an obligation to enroll and attend the program the following cohort start.
Where the deferred student fails to satisfy the reason for or conditions of the deferral, the deferral may be withdrawn and the offer of admission may be rescinded, thereby prompting the need to re-apply, if the applicant wishes to be considered for future admission.
Requests for deferral should be made according to normal admission response deadlines.
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.
Program Cancellation or Postponement
The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program prior to the published start date.