Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Process

The process for applying for one of the undergraduate program at Methodist College is as follows:

  1. Submission of a complete application for admission and application fee;
  2. Submission of official transcripts (see Transcript Requirements section below);
  3. Submission of official SAT score (school code 1503) or ACT scores (school code 1078) *not required for students who have earned 30 or more college-level credits;
  4. Proof of graduation from a state-approved high school program (Diploma or GED Certificate) *not required for students who have earned a college degree (associate's or higher);
  5. Students who are home schooled or from a school that is not accredited by the Illinois Board of Higher Education will be required to submit transcripts from the organization/program through which they obtained their materials for home schooling.

Transcript Requirements

Based on their educational history, students have different requirements in regards to what official transcripts are needed to complete an admissions application. Official transcripts are defined as being delivered via a secure electronic provider (such as Parchment or Credentials) or in a sealed envelope from the educational institution. A transcript turned in by a student is only considered official if it is still in the sealed envelope provided by the educational institution.

  1. Students who have earned less than 30 college-level credit hours must submit:
    • Official transcripts from all high school programs attended
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • An official copy of an ACT or SAT score (either via their official high school transcript or an official ACT/SAT transcript)
  2. Students who have earned 30 or more college-level credit hours, but haven't yet earned a college degree (associate's or higher) must submit:
    • Proof of graduation from a high school program (this can be unofficial OR official)
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  3. Students who have earned a college degree (associate's or higher) must submit:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

Methodist College conducts a holistic assessment of each student's academic portfolio. The following criteria are used in assessment of admission status:

  1. High school grade point average minimum of 2.5 (on a 4.0 point scale)*;
  2. Minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 980
  3. Students who have earned college credit must have a GPA of 2.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)*
  4. Demonstrated readiness or ability to successfully complete college level coursework as demonstrated through high school grade point average, college grade point average, and SAT/ACT scores.
* Higher GPA may be required for some programs. Please refer to department specific admission criteria in the Academic Division of the Catalog.

Transfer Student Application Requirements for Students with Earned Credit Hours

Methodist College affords students the opportunity to transfer credits from another accredited
college or university. The following criteria are required for admission:

  1. An applicant with earned college credits must hold a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  2. Transfer students must provide official transcripts from each college or university attended. Students who have been academically dismissed from another college/university may not eligible for admission to Methodist College pending further evaluation by the department.

Additional Admissions Requirements

Prior to enrollment in an academic program at Methodist College, are required to complete and file the following with the Office of Admissions:

  1. Applicants for all programs: DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services) background check;
  2. Criminal background check

*A background check that reveals a misdemeanor or felony conviction may affect the student's
admission or enrollment status at the college.

Pre-Licensure BSN

Admission to Methodist College is very competitive and all academic factors are considered in evaluation of applications. To be most competitive, students should strive to achieve the highest academic scores (ACT/HS GPA) and achieve grades of "A" or "B" in English, Science and Math courses.

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Second Degree BSN

The Methodist College Second-Degree Accelerated BSN is designed for those who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and wish to become a registered nurse.

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RN- BSN

In addition to a strong academic background, to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN program, you must submit records showing completion of a diploma or Associate's degree from an accredited nursing program and must currently hold a valid RN license.

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Master of Science in Nursing

Students seeking admission to one of our Master of Science in Nursing degree programs must have a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Illinois and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a baccalaureate degree or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies.

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 Certificate in Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program at Methodist College will lead to a certificate and prepares the graduate for certification. In addition, the Medical Assistant curriculum at Methodist College is designed to create a pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as some courses may be transferable to the pre-licensure program. 

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Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Methodist College offers a flexible Nursing Assistant program to cater to students and working adults.  It is certified through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Certificate in Gerontology

The Gerontology Certificate program prepares current and prospective personnel within the health care and human service sectors to provide services appropriate for an increasing population of aging clients.

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