Sep 28, 2022  
SGPS College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
SGPS College Catalog 2022-2023

Admissions to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies



Admissions Requirements

The accelerated degree program through Elizabethtown College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a rigorous academic setting and provides students with the tools to help them advance in their profession and to achieve their academic goals.

Undergraduate Degree Admissions Requirements

To enter an associate or bachelor degree program, applicants must:

  • have graduated from high school or earned a GED. Successful completion of some college coursework is strongly suggested prior to entering an accelerated program, but not required.
  • have writing ability sufficient for success in an accelerated academic program. Writing is an essential component of this program. Applicants will be asked to write an essay that demonstrates their ability to write clearly, use proper grammar and organize their writing into correct compositional expression.
  • have the time to devote to their coursework. Course requirements in a five-week accelerated class can be as high as 20 hours per week.

How to Apply to the Program

  • Complete the undergraduate application via the online portal which includes:
    • Requesting official transcripts of all previous college work. Applicants with no previous college coursework must submit official high school or GED transcripts.
    • Uploading a current resume
    • Uploading a 1-2 page essay
      • Your essay should be double-spaced and should follow accepted English usage standards, including sentence and paragraph structure, appropriate punctuation and correct spelling. Please be sure to proofread thoroughly.
      • The essay should address:
        • your understanding of a rigorous accelerated program
        • how you envision incorporating into your life the time necessary to meet the program’s demands
        • your own story; tell us about yourself, including your professional and academic goals

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN-BSN) Admissions Requirements

  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing 
  • Current, unrestricted United States RN licensure 
  • If you are preparing to take the NCLEX, you are welcome to apply and start the program on a provisional basis. Once you successfully pass your RN licensure, you may enter into the RN to BSN program 
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate study 
  • Documentation of Federal Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearance 
  • Current AHA or ARC Basic life support (BLS) [Adult, Child, Infant and AED] 
  • Transcripts are requested from previous educational experiences 
  • Current CV is needed and employer information in preparation for outcomes data for accreditation 

Candidates approved through Admissions with an earned associate degree or diploma will be recognized as meeting all Core Program requirements of Elizabethtown College. The foregoing provision does not supersede curricular prerequisites or departmental program requirements established in the College Catalog. Nor does it exclude the student from completing residency requirements, for completion of a bachelor’s degree. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSL), and Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Degree Admissions Requirements

To be eligible to apply to graduate business degree programs, you must:

  • have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors)
  • have a minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience. May include experience gained from your undergraduate education.
  • have time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable

How to Apply to MBA, MSL and MSF Degree Programs

  • Complete the application process via the online portal which includes
    • Submitting a $50 nonrefundable application fee. (Waived for Elizabethtown College graduates.)
    • Providing two recommendations. Instructions are available in the Slate applicant portal, however, one recommendation must be from your current supervisor. The second recommendation can be from an individual who can comment on your professional and/or academic qualities. Both recommendations will become part of your application file and will not be disclosed to any unauthorized individual without your consent.
    • Requesting official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
    • Uploading your current resume.
    • Uploading a 1-2 page essay addressing your:
      • Statement of professional goals
      • Current approach to leadership/management
      • Long-term goals for the application of the graduate degree to your professional life

CFP® Certification Financial Planning Program Admissions Requirements

To be eligible to apply to the CFP® certificate, you must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. (A GPA waiver can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors.)
  • Three years relevant work experience is preferred but not required.

How to Apply to the CFP® Certification Program

  • Complete the graduate application process via the online admissions portal.
  • Submit a $25 non-refundable application fee (Waived for Elizabethtown College graduates).
  • Request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Upload your current resume.
  • Upload a personal statement demonstrating your commitment to professional advancement and contribution to financial planning and advisory.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • OPTIONAL: Upload proof of certification in CPA, CMA, CIA, CFA and other credentials related to financial services.

Graduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

To be eligible to apply to graduate certificate programs, you must:

  • have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors).
  • have time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable.

How to apply to graduate certificate programs

  • Complete the application via the online portal
  • Submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee. (Waived for Elizabethtown College graduates).
  • Upload your current resume.
  • Request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Upload a 1-2 page essay addressing your:
    • motivation for pursuing the graduate certificate
    • statement of professional goals
    • goals for the application of the graduate certificate to your professional life

Those students who successfully complete a graduate certificate and wish to pursue a full master’s degree program will benefit from an abbreviated admission process (see below). Degree-seeking students must meet all of the established criteria for admission into their desired master’s degree program.

Advance to Stacked Graduate Certificate/Degree

After successfully completing their primary graduate certificate, students may complete the Advance in Graduate Certificate or Degree form in the JayWeb student portal to apply to a future graduate certificate or graduate degree. Additional materials may be required, depending on the program of interest.