Admission procedures and policies include appropriate consideration of an individual applicant’s experience and/or the applicant’s ability to apply educational preparation from such diverse fields as clinical sciences, laboratory sciences, rehabilitation sciences and population sciences, etc.In addition, it is expected that the successful candidate for the degree (PhD or MSc) programs will possess:
- A documented record of academic achievement.
- Demonstrated academic competency in mathematics/quantitative methods.
- English language skills (both written and oral) essential to the successful completion of the coursework.
Individuals successfully meeting the required selection criteria may receive an invitation for an interview, which provides further insight into the applicant’s character and motivation, and allows an applicant the opportunity to speak with the program director. Interviews may be held via phone conference.
Notification of Acceptance and Matriculation
An applicant may be notified of his or her acceptance on a rolling admissions basis. Upon receipt of acceptance, an applicant is required to complete the Matriculation Supplement
form in order to reserve a seat in the entering class.
Advanced Standing or Transfer Credit
Applicants who have earned credits at another institution have the right to petition for the transfer of some or all of those credits at the time of application.
Any applicant holding a master’s degree or equivalent training (e.g., courses, grants or other) may be considered for direct entry into the PhD sequence. The applicant, however, may be required to take specific courses that are part of the Salus University master’s degree curriculum and that are missing from the applicant’s previous training. The decision as to the entry point will be administered by the program director or designee.
Any additional training or special credentials applicable to the PhD will be evaluated and determined according to Section 9.5.3 of the Academic Policy, which reads in part “Other transfer requests will be evaluated on an individual basis and must be approved by the vice president of Academic Affairs.”
Following the above process, a course of study will be developed for each student.
Deferment of Admission
An accepted student with an unforeseen, extenuating circumstance prohibiting them from matriculating may request a deferment of admission in writing. The request must be directed to both the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Graduate Programs in Biomedicine, and made via the Office of Admissions.
For deferment consideration, the following is required:
- A deferment request submitted in writing by June 1st, before the August start of the academic year. Please note, submission of a deferral request by the deadline does not guarantee approval.
- Official documentation verifying the extenuating circumstance.
- All matriculation materials must be received (as directed in the University’s official Letter of Acceptance).
If deferment is approved:
- Admission will be extended to August matriculation of the next academic year.
- A deferment will not extend beyond one admission cycle.
- The student must contact the Office of Admissions, in writing, by April 1st of the deferred admission calendar year regarding his/her intention to resume enrollment.
- The student will be required to meet with a member of the Admissions Committee prior to matriculation (this may be done in person or via phone/online).
If a deferral request is denied:
- A student has the option to withdraw acceptance from the Program, and reapply through GradCAS for future admission.
For questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policies and Procedures
Enrolled students who withdraw or are dismissed from the University will be responsible for the payment of tuition in accordance with the institutional refund schedule.