Admission Requirements | Methodist College - Peoria, IL

Admission Requirements

Certificate Admission Requirements

Graduate (Master of Science in Nursing) 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.

Nursing CAS and Common

Applicants can also submit applications through NursingCAS (nursing baccalaureate and graduate programs) or the Common Application (all programs).

  1. Individuals completing their applications through Nursing CAS or the Common Application need to complete the application per the NursingCAS instructions.
  2. If updates or materials are sent to NursingCAS or the Common Application subsequent to the initial submission of the application, please email the Methodist College admissions department.

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 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 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. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing -- Accelerated and the Bachelor of Science in Medical and Life Sciences have a higher GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and the Bachelor of Science in Medical and Life Sciences has a higher SAT (composite of 1100) and ACT (minimum 22) test score requirement.  Please refer to department specific admission criteria in the Academic section of the Catalog.

Transfer Student Application Requirements for Students with Earned Credit Hours

Methodist College affords students the opportunity to transfer credits from another regionally 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). This GPA is calculated from an average of all post-secondary work completed.
  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.

Medical Assistant Admission Requirements

Admission requirements
Methodist College conducts a holistic assessment of each student's academic portfolio. Applicants must exhibit 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.

Admission to the Medical Assistant Program:
There are three options to gain admission into the Medical Assistant program:

  • Option 1: High school cumulative grade point average minimum of 2.5 (on a 4.0 point scale) AND a minimum ACT score of 17 or minimum SAT score of 900/1600.
  • Option 2: High school cumulative grade point average minimum of 2.5 (on a 4.0 point scale) AND twelve or more earned transfer level college credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Students must provide official transcripts from each college or university attended. Students who have been academically dismissed from another college/university will be eligible for review for conditional admission to the Medical Assistant program at Methodist College.
  • Option 3: Thirty or more earned transfer level college credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0) scale. Students must provide official transcripts from each college or university attended. Students who have been academically dismissed from another college/university will be eligible for review for conditional admission to the Medical Assistant program at Methodist College.

Nursing Assistant Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

1. High School diploma or GED, must be 16 years of age and with a minimum high school GPA of 2.5;
2. 10th Grade Reading level and 10th Grade Math level. Any one of the following indicators will serve as validation
  • Appropriate Accuplacer Reading score and Math score
  • An official TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score from a certified institution (GED program, Career Link or similar) at or above 10th Grade reading and 10th Grade math
  • Successful completion score of an Accuplacer exam as designed and reviewed by Methodist College Arts and Sciences faculty
  • Current admission or enrollment in any Methodist College Bachelor program
  • Transfer level credit from another college (100 level or above)
  • Negative drug screen;
3. Immunization records two weeks before program classes begin;
4. Criminal Background Check with no disqualifying convictions; and

Additional Methodist College 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.

Military Service Members

Military Service Members interested in attending Methodist College should speak with their Education Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling at Methodist College.


Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex including in admissions and employment.  Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of sex.  All inquiries regarding Title IX can be made to the Title IX coordinator whose information is below.  For policy and reporting options, please visit the Title IX section of the website here: https://www.methodistcol.edu/sexual-misconduct.aspx.

Title IX Coordinator Information
Danielle McCoy, MA, LCPC
Office: W160
Phone: 309-282-8451
Email: dmccoy@methodistcol.edu