Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions



Admission to Carroll University is offered to those for whom academic and personal success seems likely. Each candidate is evaluated individually. Evidence of good character and demonstrated ability to do university level work is essential.

Options for Attending Carroll

Students who wish to attend Carroll University may choose from two basic options.

Full time - students who carry 12 credits or more per semester.
Part time - students who carry 11 credits or fewer per semester. There are two types of part-time students.

Degree seeking - students working toward a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Music Education or Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Non-degree seeking - students taking courses for enrichment, skill-building, or preparation for graduate study purposes. Courses may be taken for credit or audited (students do not receive university credit for their work).

Note: Students may move between full-time and part-time status. However, they should be aware of implications for tuition and fees, financial aid, housing, etc. Part-time students who wish to attend the University as full-time students must apply through the Office of Admission. Questions should be directed to the appropriate offices.

Students come to Carroll from different environments. Some matriculate directly from secondary schools or transfer from other institutions. Other students enroll at Carroll as working adults.

Carroll offers classes during the day, in the evening, and online. Students at Carroll may choose from more than 95 areas of study or they may design their own major.

Procedures for Admission - Full-Time Freshmen

The following credentials must be submitted to the Office of Admission:

  1. Application for admission, which may be submitted at any time following the successful completion of the junior year in secondary school.
  2. Transcript from an accredited secondary school that shows progress toward, or the completion of, graduation requirements.
  3. SAT or ACT scores: these tests are administered by the College Entrance Examination Board and the American College Testing Program, respectively
  4. Nursing students must submit a transcript from an accredited secondary school that shows satisfactory completion of coursework in algebra II, chemistry and biology.

Decisions are made on applications when they are complete, and applicants are notified promptly through the Office of Admission. In some instances, the files of prospective students are referred to the Admission Committee for review and action. That body may grant admission to the University provided certain conditions are met or may require the student to satisfy specified criteria. Final admission to the Carroll athletic training, nursing, and physical therapy programs is contingent upon the ability of the applicant to comply with the technical standards as listed in the catalog under each area of study, as well as the health standards listed on the Carroll University health forms.

University applicants with disabilities bear no obligation to disclose their disabilities during the application process. However, an applicant may choose to disclose his/her disability to the Office of Admission if the student believes that he/she does not meet the University’s regular admission requirements. The disability may be taken into consideration in relationship to the student’s overall achievement, the effect of the disability on his/her academic achievement, and the likelihood of the student’s success in the University’s programs, courses and activities.

Following acceptance, students intending to enroll must pay a $200 confirmation deposit and complete the health information form.

Those who apply for financial aid are not required to declare their intention to enroll until after they have been notified of their final financial aid award.

Application Deadline

Students are encouraged to file applications for admission to the first semester (fall) before March 15. Applications will be considered and qualified candidates will be accepted as long as there are openings in the entering class. Applications and all supporting documents for admission to the second semester should be filed before November 1.

To assure early notification of admission, either the ACT or SAT should be taken before March 15. Ordinarily, the SAT is administered seven times a year in October, November, December, January, April, May and June. The ACT is administered five times a year in October, December, February, April and June.

Test scores obtained in the junior year may be submitted. Students should contact their guidance counselor or write the testing agency to obtain test registration forms.

Admission Options

Carroll recognizes the varying needs of individual students with the following options:

Early admission may be granted following the completion of three years of secondary school, provided the secondary school indicates that it is in the applicant’s best interest to do so. The applicant may or may not have completed the coursework required for secondary school graduation at the time of admission, but must show unusual promise and achievement.

Deferred admission may be offered to students who want to delay university study for a semester or full year after graduating from secondary school.

Advanced Placement

Applicants will be considered for advanced placement according to the policies established by Carroll University. The applicant’s advanced standing is determined individually and is based on an evaluation of all prior academic work.

Options for advanced placement are:

  1. Advanced placement exams administered in high school.
  2. Retroactive credit for modern languages and math.
  3. CLEP exams (College Level Examination Program).
  4. Program exams.
  5. Credit for prior learning application.

Procedures for Admission - Full-Time Transfer

The following credentials must be submitted to the Office of Admission:

  1. Application for admission, which may be submitted at any time.
  2. Transcript from an accredited secondary school.
  3. Transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Students must normally be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended.

Application criteria and academic progression standards for specific academic programs are listed separately in the catalog.

Students from a two-year or four-year accredited post-secondary institution may receive transfer credits provided:

  1. Transfer courses parallel Carroll University courses or are deemed eligible for elective credit.
  2. All courses accepted in transfer and applied to graduation hours are graded C or better.
  3. A maximum of 64 credits may transfer from a two-year institution.
  4. There is no limit as to the number of credits eligible for transfer from a four-year institution.
  5. Students must complete their final 32 credits at Carroll, including at least one-fourth of their major credits and at least one-fourth of the minor credits.

Transfer credit will be evaluated under the following provisions:

  1. A course in which a student received a grade of D may be used to complete general education curriculum and major or minor requirements, but the credit hours will not count as hours toward graduation. All D and F graded courses normally acceptable for transfer credit will be figured into the calculation of the cumulative grade point average.
  2. A course in which a student received a D or F grade may be repeated for credit and only the last grade earned will be used in the grade point average calculation.
  3. Transfer students with an associate of arts or an associate of arts & science degree with at least 52 hours of acceptable transfer credit will have the writing seminar waived and will meet all GE 1 distribution components in the general education curriculum. In addition, transfer credit may be received for the CCD, GE2 and CCE requirements.
  4. Transfer students with a previous bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution will have the writing seminar waived and will meet all GE 1 distribution components in the general education curriculum. In addition, transfer credit may be received for the CCD, GE2 and CCE requirements.
  5. Students may be eligible for retroactive credit when transferring in an upper level modern language or math course(s). Retroactive credit will be granted at Carroll University only if the transferring institution previously awarded retroactive credit(s). If the transferring institution did not award retroactive credit(s), Carroll University will only grant credit for the upper level course(s).
    Please refer to the Alternative Methods of Obtaining Credit  for specific guidelines
  6. All transfer coursework is evaluated on a course by course basis. General education curriculum requirements must be completed by either transfer or Carroll University credit.
  7. If a student repeated a course in which s/he initially received a grade of C or better and the repeated course had an unsatisfactory grade (D or F), s/he will receive the last grade earned. The final grade will be used in the grade point average calculation.
  8. Transfer credit course timeline stipulations may exist for specific academic programs. Please refer to the academic program sections of the catalog for details.

Transfer credit policy after enrollment at Carroll University: Individual departments will evaluate transferred coursework to ensure equivalent content is being learned by the student in the transferred course. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain permission in advance from the Carroll University Registrar’s Office in order to have coursework from another institution accepted in transfer. All coursework must be graded at C or better to be accepted. Grade point deficiencies at Carroll University cannot be made up with transfer course credit. Note: Full-time and part-time students are required to complete their final 32 hours at Carroll.

The Carroll Nursing Program requires that any relevant transfer coursework in biology, chemistry, health sciences and nursing in which a grade less than a BC was earned must be repeated prior to application.

USAFI credits and/or any other accredited correspondence experiences are evaluated against course offerings at Carroll, and credit is assigned accordingly. Ordinarily, not more than two such courses may receive credit toward a degree at the University

Procedure for Admission - Part-Time Students

Degree-seeking students must submit the following credentials to the Office of Admission:

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Transcript from an accredited secondary school
  3. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Non-degree seeking students must submit the following credentials to the Office of Admission:

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended may be required to verify prerequisite coursework.

Students must normally be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended.

Evaluation for acceptance generally takes one to three weeks and is done on a rolling basis.

Application criteria and academic progression standards for specific academic programs are listed separately in the catalog. Transfer credit provisions may be found under the full-time transfer admission information.

Part-time students who wish to apply to the University as full-time students must do so through the Office of Admission. If possible, this process should be completed one full semester prior to anticipated full-time enrollment.

Returning Students

After the lapse of one or more semesters, students seeking to return to Carroll on a full-time or part-time basis must reapply. Students who have been suspended from the University and have become eligible to apply for readmission must do so through the Office of Admission. The Admission Committee reviews each application and determines the current status of the student and the conditions of readmission. When a student is reaccepted into Carroll University, they will be required to follow the most recent catalog to determine graduation requirements.

Articulation Agreements

Carroll University maintains articulation agreements with a number of Wisconsin institutions of higher learning in various areas of study. More information is available from the Office of Admission.

Athletic Training Program Admission

The athletic training program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin or handicap that does not interfere with the performance of professional athletic training practice as provided by law.

Applications and credentials for admission to the athletic training program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Applicants must be in good standing (be free of academic and or disciplinary probation) at all institutions previously attended. Decisions on applications are made by a selection committee comprised of the athletic training faculty/staff members. Applicants are notified of their status through the Office of Admission.

Students who meet the admission and prerequisite professional phase criteria are granted admission to the professional phase of the athletic training program. Students must also fulfill technical standards and caregiver background and criminal history check to be admitted to the professional phase of the athletic training program.

Students who fail to meet the professional phase admission criteria, who fail to meet technical standards requirements, or who do not pass the caregiver and background criminal history check can be denied admittance to the professional phase of the athletic training program.

Carroll University is not accepting direct admission applications at this time as we pursue a change in degree to a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Delayed Admission - Students who enroll at Carroll can be accepted by meeting the athletic training program progression standards including:

  1. A cumulative and semester GPA of 2.75 or higher
  2. Pre-professional Science courses (ANP 130  and ANP 140 , CHE 101  and CHE 102 , PHY 101  and PHY 102 , PSY 101 ) GPA of 2.5 or higher
  3. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all coursework used to calculate pre-professional GPA.
  4. Completion of the following courses or equivalent prior to the beginning of the professional phase of the program:
    1. Cultural Seminar
    2. Writing Seminar
    3. ATH 101 Athletic Training Seminar I  and ATH 102 Athletic Training Seminar II   
    4. Pre-professional Science courses (ANP 130  and ANP 140 , CHE 101  and CHE 102 , PHY 101  and PHY 102 , PSY 101 )
    5. Health Sciences 101 or the equivalent of First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification with AED certification 
  5. Submission of application to include: transcripts, cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference.
  6. Completion and submission of technical standards form.
  7. Participation in university, community service, or athletic training activities.
  8. May only repeat a course once and not be on academic probation.
  9. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing, and/or certification needs.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admission

Entry into the Aurora Health Care or the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics professional phase is highly competitive and dependent upon the completion of multiple requirements. The acceptance of students into the professional phase of the program is determined solely by the admissions committee at each hospital’s independent School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the hospital phase and there are typically more applicants that seats available in the program. It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in this program have a parallel plan in the event clinical phase admission is not attained.

The program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin or handicap that does not interfere with the performance of professional sonography/radiologic technology practice as provided by law.

There is only one application cycle for the professional program each year. Students typically apply in the fall semester of sophomore year or once all of the pre-requisite courses and other requirements are completed by the application deadline of November 15. Students will work closely with the Health and Medical Sciences Advisor to submit a complete application file which is reviewed by the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions Committee at each hospital. Qualified students will be contacted for a personal interview in the spring semester after the fall application period. Students accepted into the program begin the two-year professional phase with the hospital partner that fall (a year after first submitting their application). Upon successful completion of the professional program, students earn a certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and a Carroll University Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Due to the highly specialized nature and requirements of this program, the students will work closely with the Carroll University Health and Medical Sciences Advisor.

Program acceptance offers are contingent upon the successful completion of all minimum requirements prior to the start of the program professional phase. Admitted students will need to submit ALL official college transcripts directly to their hospital program prior to matriculation. Accepted students are required to have completed a health screening, updated immunizations and tuberculosis screening according to current Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health professionals, background investigation and drug screening prior to beginning the professional phase of the program.

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined and provided by their cooperating hospital partner. See the Progression Standards  section for more details.

Students interested in applying to the professional phase of the program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Fulfillment of Carroll University general education and graduation requirements.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 with a grade of ‘C’ or better in pre-requisite and specific science coursework. Grades for course repeats will be averaged. The hospital may choose to consider the most recent grades as a representation of the students’ academic ability if prior course attempts are greater than three years old.
  3. Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license (at the student’s own expense) earned through a credit-based course (2-credits minimum) from an institution of higher education in which a letter grade is assigned (not a pass/fail course).
  4. Accumulation of 100 hours minimum direct patient care as a CNA as verified by employer must be completed by December 31st of the application year. CNA course hours do not count towards the 100 direct patient care hour total.
  5. Completion of a drug-screening consent form.
  6. Two reference forms accompanied by separate professional letters of recommendation dated within six months of the application deadline.
  7. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Transfer courses without a posted transcript grade will not be accepted as complete.
  8. A written autobiographical statement highlighting the applicant’s previous four years and outlining the applicant’s desire to become a sonographer and attend that specific hospital’s program.
  9. A documented job shadowing experience of a minimum of eight hours (four hours in cardiography and four hours in general sonography).
  10. Current American Heart Association CPR certification (at the student’s own expense) in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  11. Completion of an approved course in Medical Terminology. Specific requirements apply.
  12. Submission of background check disclosure and authorization.
  13. ANP 140 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II  and NRS 236 Human Pathophysiologic Responses  must be completed or in progress at the time of interviews (spring semester following fall application submission). All other courses must be completed by the start of the hospital program. Acceptance offers will be contingent on the completion of the required courses prior to the start of the hospital with the required minimum GPA.
  14. Applicable AP credit for required courses will be considered.
  15. All applicants must submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee by check or money order to each hospital they are applying to.

 


Required Courses Used to Determine Pre-Requisite GPA


 (minimum 3.0)

Required Courses Used to Determine Science GPA


(minimum 3.0)

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Admission

The nursing program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or handicap that does not interfere with the performance of professional nursing as provided by law. Students can enter the nursing program in one of two ways:

Direct Admission - Individuals matriculate directly from high school into the nursing major with successful completion of the following:

  1. One year of high school Algebra II, biology and chemistry (grade C or better).
  2. Attain an ACT of 21 or higher and high school cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.
  3. Applicants who have English as a Second Language are required to take the TOEFL and achieve a minimum score of 79, unless satisfactory SAT/ACT scores are available.
  4. Submission of the Technical Standards for Admission to and Progression in the Nursing Program upon acceptance to program.
  5. In some instances, applicant files are referred to a Selection Committee for review and action. That body may grant admission provided certain conditions are met or may require the student to satisfy specified criteria.
  6. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.

Delayed Admission - Students who enroll at Carroll, not having been admitted to the program through direct admission, including pre-nursing, change of major and transfer student applicants, may apply to the nursing major upon satisfaction of the following criteria.

  1. Submission of a Nursing Program application, and if a transfer student, submission of a Carroll University application.
  2. Submission of transcripts from an accredited secondary school and all post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended as documented on the college report form.
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in college coursework.
  4. A professional GPA of 2.75 or higher in college coursework, including completion of ANP 130  and CHE 101  (grade of BC or higher)
  5. A minimum course grade of BC is required in all transfer coursework used to calculate the professional GPA (ANP 130 ANP 140 BIO 212 , CHE 101 CHE 102 , HSC 300 and nursing electives).
  6. Candidates with science coursework more than five years old, may be required to repeat coursework prior to application.
  7. Written statement to include reason for seeking the BSN degree.
  8. Submission of the Technical Standards for Admission to and Progression in the Nursing Program upon acceptance to program.
  9. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.

Applications and credentials for admission to the nursing program must be submitted to the Office of Admission. Decisions are made by a selection committee and applicants are notified through the Office of Admission. Students not admitted to the nursing program are encouraged to seek assistance through the Center for Academic Advising Services.

Carroll University Honors Program

We are pleased you have decided to apply for admission to the Carroll University Honors Program. You can access the application at the following link, click here.

Upon completion of Carroll University admission to the nursing program, all freshman applicants are considered for the Honors Program. Following a comprehensive review by the Honors Program Committee, the Carroll Student Scholars Committee invites selected candidates to apply to the program.

 

Neurodiagnostic Technology Admission

Entry into the Advocate Aurora Health Care professional phase is competitive and dependent upon the completion of multiple requirements. The acceptance of students into the professional phase of the program is determined solely by the admissions committee of the partnering hospital.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the hospital phase and there are typically more applicants that seats available in the program.  It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in this program have a parallel plan in the event clinical phase admission is not attained. 

The program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin or handicap that does not interfere with the performance of professional neurodiagnostic technology practice as provided by law. Advocate Aurora Health Care in partnership with Carroll University is currently seeking Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation for the BS in Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program.

There is only one application cycle for the professional program each year.  Students typically apply in the fall semester of sophomore year or once all of the pre-requisite courses and other requirements are completed by the application deadline of September 15.  Students will work closely with the Health and Medical Sciences Advisor to submit a complete application file which is reviewed by the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program Admissions Committee.  Students accepted into the program begin the two-year professional phase with the hospital partner that fall (a year after first submitting their application).  Upon successful completion of the professional program, students earn a Carroll University Bachelor of Science degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology and are prepared to sit for national certification through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).  Due to the highly specialized nature and requirements of this program, the students will work closely with the Carroll University Health and Medical Sciences Advisor.

Program acceptance offers are contingent upon the successful completion of all minimum requirements prior to the start of the program professional phase.  Admitted students will need to submit ALL official college transcripts directly to their hospital program prior to matriculation. Accepted students are required to have completed a health screening, updated immunizations and tuberculosis screening according to current Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health professionals, background investigation and drug screening prior to beginning the professional phase of the program.

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined and provided by the cooperating hospital partner.  See the Progression Standards   section of the catalog for more details.

The NDT Program provides two ways for students to enter the Neurodiagnostic Technology program:

1. Direct Admission (Freshman-level of entry)

Direct admission entry provides select incoming first-time freshmen matriculating directly out of high school an opportunity to enter directly into the pre-NDT phase of the program and receive a guaranteed NDT seat, provided progression standards and cohort requirements are met. The NDT program comprises four total years of study.

Direct admission selection decisions will be based on evaluation of:

1. Carroll University general admission undergraduate application.

2. Those accepted for NDT direct admission must submit and meet program Safety and Technical Standards.

3. Transcript from an accredited secondary school which shows six semesters of coursework. It is recommended that a senior course schedule is included with general application materials. In addition, the following high school courses are required, with grades of “C” or higher:

  • Three or more years of high school mathematics
  • One or more years of high school biology
  • One or more years of high school chemistry
  • ACT composite score of 21 or SAT total score of 1060
  • High school weighted GPA of 2.75

Recommended:

  • One or more years of high school physics

Students directly admitted to the NDT program must earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative and professional GPA. The professional GPA is calculated with the following courses (or their equivalent): ANP130, ANP140, PHY101, PHY102 and NDT275 or their equivalent. Professional phase courses may only be repeated once.

2. Non-direct Admission

Students who enroll at Carroll, not having been admitted to the program through direct admission, can apply to the professional phase of the NDT program. Admission decisions will be made by the NDT Program Admissions Committee.

Items required for application:

1. Fulfillment of Carroll University general education and graduation requirements.

2. A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher is suggested for application

3. Pre-professional GPA of 2.8 or higher is suggested for application. The professional GPA is calculated with the following courses (or their equivalent): ANP130, ANP140, PHY101, PHY102 and NDT275

4. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all coursework used to calculate pre-professional GPA.

5. Completion of the Pioneer Core (with the exception of CCS400) and required Support Courses (ANP130, ANP140, PSY101, COM207, PHY101, PHY102 and NDT 275) prior to beginning the professional phase of the program.

6. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. 

7. A written autobiographical statement highlighting the applicant’s previous four years and outlining the applicant’s desire to become an NDT and attend the specific hospital program at Advocate Aurora.

8. Documented patient care experience.

9. Current American Heart Association CPR certification (at the student’s own expense) in Basic Life Support (BLS).

10. Completion of an approved course in Medical Terminology. Specific requirements apply.

11. Submission of background check disclosure and authorization and drug screen consent form.

12. Completion and submission of technical standards form.

13. A documented job shadowing experience is highly recommended.

14. May only repeat a course once and not be on academic probation.

15. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory licensing, and/or certification needs.

Pre-Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program Admission

The Pre-Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability that does not interfere with the performance of professional practice as provided by law. The Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program has two emphases: 1) clinical 2) strength and conditioning.

Students can enter the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program - Clinical Emphasis in one of three ways:

  1. Prior Degree - Previous degree applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Carroll or another institution.
  2. 3 + 2 Completion - Current Carroll University undergraduate student seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science who intends to follow the 3 + 2 completion plan. The applicant generally is of junior standing when applying to the program. The 3 +2 completion plan requires the first three years of study to be completed at the undergraduate level of study with a major in exercise science (with verification through a degree audit that 128 total credits will be earned upon completion of year one of the graduate program). The final two years consists of graduate level study in the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program. Upon completion of the first year of the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program, a Carroll University Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science is awarded, and upon successful completion of all graduate credits (58 total credits), the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree is awarded.
  3. Direct Admission (freshman or sophomore level of entry) - Current freshman and sophomore Carroll University undergraduate students seeking a Carroll bachelor’s degree may apply for direct admission consideration through the Carroll Office of Admission. To be considered for direct admission, applicants must complete two semesters of Anatomy & Physiology with a lab (equivalent to Carroll’s ANP 130  & ANP 140 ) and apply by May 1st of the spring semester of the freshman and/or sophomore year. Candidates who are granted direct admission must meet the direct admission progression requirements listed in the graduate catalog.

Students can enter the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program - Strength and Conditioning Emphasis in one way:

  1. Prior Degree - Previous degree applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Carroll or another institution.

Applications and credentials for admission to the Master of Science in Exercise Physiology Program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. As decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission. Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended.

Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.

Pre-Physical Therapy and Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Admission

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability that does not interfere with the performance of professional physical therapy practice as provided by law. Applications and credentials for admission to the physical therapy program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. As decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission. Students can enter the physical therapy program in one of three ways: direct admission, non-direct admission, or non-traditional admission.

Direct Admission Option - Individuals with direct admission status matriculate directly from high school into the pre-professional phase of the program. The pre-professional phase includes the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years at the University and follow the 3+3 cohort. If a student with direct admission status meets all progression standards after his or her junior year at the University, he or she transitions into year one of the professional phase of the DPT Program during their senior year. This option allows students to earn an undergraduate bachelor’s degree after year one of the DPT program as well as the entry-level DPT degree after year six.

Direct admission selection decisions will be based on evaluation of:

  1. Carroll University general admission undergraduate application.
  2. Carroll University Physical Therapy Direct Admission Committee review:
    • Physical Therapy Early Decision Admission Option
    • Physical Therapy Regular Decision Admission Option
  3. Those accepted for physical therapy direct admission must submit and meet program Safety and Technical Standards.
  4. Transcript from an accredited secondary school which shows six semesters of coursework. It is recommended that a senior course schedule is included with general application materials. In addition, the following high school courses are strongly recommended, with grades of “C” or better:
  • One or more years of high school biology
  • One or more years of high school chemistry
  • Two or more years of high school foreign language
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • One year of physics

Pre-approved Physical Therapy Direct Admission Majors:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Exercise science
  • Health care administration
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

During their freshman, sophomore and junior years at the University, students with direct admission status pursue their undergraduate degrees in existing Carroll majors which have a pre-physical therapy emphasis. Approved 3+3 cohort majors are biology, business administration, communication, exercise science, health care administration, history, psychology, public health, sociology and Spanish. The undergraduate degree for students in the 3+3 cohort is completed the senior year while enrolled in the first year (Year I) of the professional phase of the Physical Therapy Program.

Pre-physical therapy students with direct admission status must satisfy all of the following progression requirements by the end of spring semester junior year at the University to advance into Year I of the professional phase of the program in their senior year:

  1. A university cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application for progression, which includes fall semester grades of the junior year and prior to progressing into Year I of the professional phase.
  2. A pre-professional course grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application for progression, which includes fall semester grades of the junior and prior to progressing into Year I of the professional phase. Pre-professional courses include:
  3. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all course work used to calculate the pre-professional GPA.
  4. A maximum of one course within the pre-professional course work (i.e., biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology disciplines) may be repeated and used in the pre-professional GPA calculation. Any Carroll undergraduate credit with an earned C, D, or F grade can be retaken at Carroll and will be used in the GPA calculation(s).
  5. Successful completion of the following by the end of spring semester junior year (3+3 cohort). All items under 1, 2, and 3 below are due by mid-December junior year:
    1. Carroll University Graduate Studies On-line Application for admission to progress into Year I of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Professional Phase.
    2. Supplemental Application Materials, which include:
      • Clinical Experience Documentation form(s): Participation in a minimum of two clinical observation experiences from two different types of physical therapy practice settings which include inpatient acute care, inpatient rehab/sub-acute rehab facility, nursing home facility/extended care, outpatient free-standing PT or hospital clinic, school/pre-school, industrial/occupational health, or home health. A Clinical Experience Documentation form must be submitted to the admission office and experiences must be completed under licensed physical therapists. Two different practice settings with a minimum of 16 total hours is required.
      • One letter of reference from a university professor
      • Safety and Technical Standards form
      • Application for Graduation: Carroll current students must submit an application for graduation to the Registrar’s Office prior to the application deadline to receive a graduation audit.
    3. Official GRE scores: Carroll’s School Code is 1101 and Department Code is 0619
    4. Carroll University General Education Requirements, with the exception of CCS 400 Global Perspectives Colloquium , which may be completed in Year I of the professional phase of the program.
    5. Pre-professional prerequisite courses (see above for specific course details). Test credits will not satisfy the natural, health and social science physical therapy prerequisite coursework requirements.
    6. Two semesters of Computational Thinking (CMP 112 /CMP 114 ). Pre-PT psychology majors may substitute CMP 114  for PSY 205  and health care administration and business administration majors may substitute BUS 114  for CMP 114 .
  6. The CPR certification must be either American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Certification for American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid is occasionally available on campus to Carroll University students. First Aid certification must be through an organization recognized as a valid issuer of certification such as the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Copies of your CPR and First Aid certifications are to be submitted during the first week of classes and certifications must be valid for at least one year at the time of entry into Year I of the professional phase.
  7. Physical therapy professional phase students are required to have completed a health screening, updated immunizations and tuberculosis screening according to current Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health professionals, criminal background investigation and drug screening as required by internship placement sites. Exceptions to the immunization requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis where, for example, a student has an allergy to a vaccine or one of its components. If an exception to the immunization requirements is approved, the University cannot guarantee that its affiliated hospitals and clinics will allow the student to participate in patient care, which is a fundamental requirement of the clinical education component of the Program.
  8. All bachelor degree requirements must be completed by the end of Year I of the professional phase of the DPT program.
  9. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing, and/or certification needs.

If, for any reason, a direct admit student does not advance into or withdraws from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, career services and counseling through the Career Center and Advising Office is available. Any direct admit student who withdraws from the program during his/her freshman, sophomore or junior year must inform the program director in writing and complete a new major, minor declaration form in the Registrar Office.

Non-Direct Admission Option - Students not selected for direct admission will follow the non-direct admission process. Examples of non-direct admission candidates include: high school students not selected for direct admission, undergraduate transfer students, Carroll alumni, and direct admission students who apply outside of their approved cohort year. Applicants who complete 60 or more undergraduate degree credits and will earn a bachelor’s degree from Carroll receive a calculated preference in consideration for the professional phase of the program. Non-direct admission students may apply to the professional phase of the DPT program during their junior year at Carroll and reference the below admission criteria. Non-Direct Admission applicants who apply after their junior year at Carroll must reference the current graduate catalog for admission requirements.

Non-Direct Admission applicants who apply in their junior year at Carroll must comply with and meet the following requirements for admission into Year I of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, which include:

  1. A university cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application, which includes fall semester grades of the junior year, and prior to matriculating into the professional phase.
  2. A pre-professional course grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application, which includes fall semester grades of the junior year, and prior to matriculating into the professional phase. Pre-professional courses include:
  3. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all course work used to calculate the pre-professional GPA.
  4. A maximum of one course within the pre-professional, prerequisite coursework (i.e., biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology) may be a repeated and used in the pre-professional GPA calculation. Any Carroll undergraduate credit with an earned C, D, or F grade can be retaken at Carroll and will be used in the GPA calculation(s).
  5. Successful completion of the following prior to the start of Year I of the professional phase of the program. All items under 1, 2, and 3 below are due by mid-January junior year:
    1. Carroll University Graduate Studies On-line Application for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Professional Phase.
    2. Supplemental Application Materials, which include:
      • Clinical Experience Documentation form(s): Participation in a minimum of two clinical observation experiences from two different types of physical therapy practice settings which include inpatient acute care, inpatient rehab/sub-acute rehab facility, nursing home facility/extended care, outpatient free-standing PT or hospital clinic, school/pre-school, industrial/occupational health, or home health. A Clinical Experience Documentation form must be submitted to the admission office and experiences must be completed under licensed physical therapists. Two different practice settings with a minimum of 16 total hours is required.
      • Three Letters of Reference: specifically, one from a licensed physical therapist, one from a university professor, and one from a non-family member that attests to the student’s character.
      • Essay - must be typed.
      • Resume or Employment, Service, and Academic Honor(s) Form: Participation in university or community service activities documentation is required.
      • Health Science Statement(s) Form.
      • Safety and Technical Standards form.
      • Application for Graduation Form: Only Carroll current students must submit an application for graduation to the Registrar’s Office prior to the application deadline to receive a graduation audit.
    3. Official GRE: Carroll’s School Code is 1101 and Department Code is 0619
    4. Carroll University General Education Requirements, with the exception of CCS 400 Global Perspectives Colloquium , which may be completed in Year I of the professional phase of the program for 3+3 candidates only.
    5. Pre-professional prerequisite courses (see above for specific for course details). Test credits will not satisfy the natural, health and social science prerequisite coursework requirements.
    6. Two semesters of Computational Thinking (CMP 112 /CMP 114 ). Pre-PT psychology majors may substitute CMP 114  for PSY 205  and health care administration and business administration majors may substitute BUS 114  for CMP 114 .
    7. Evidence that the bachelor’s degree will be awarded at the completion of the senior year.
    8. The CPR certification must be either American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Certification for American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid is occasionally available on campus to Carroll University students. First Aid certification must be through an organization recognized as a valid issuer of certification such as the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Copies of your CPR and First Aid certifications are to be submitted during the first week of classes and certifications must be valid for at least one year at the time of entry into Phase I.
    9. Physical Therapy professional phase students are required to have completed a health screening, updated immunizations and tuberculosis screening according to current Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health professionals, criminal background investigation and drug screening as required by internship placement sites. Exceptions to the immunization requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis where, for example, a student has an allergy to a vaccine or one of its components. If an exception to the immunization requirements is approved, the University cannot guarantee that its affiliated hospitals and clinics will allow the student to participate in patient care, which is a fundamental requirement of the clinical education component of the Program.
    10. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing, and/or certification needs.

Non-Traditional Option: An individual who has completed an undergraduate degree at another institution may apply for admission to the professional phase of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Non-traditional applicants are reviewed in a competitive pool consisting of non-traditional and non-direct admission applicants. Please refer to the graduate catalog for the non-traditional student requirements for admission. Please be advised that applicants completing a bachelor’s degree and 60 or more undergraduate credits at Carroll University receive a calculated preference in consideration for admission to the DPT Program.

Radiologic Technology Program Admission

Entry into the Ascension-St. Joseph, Aurora Health Care or Froedtert Hospital professional phase is highly competitive and dependent upon the completion of multiple requirements. The acceptance of students into the professional phase of the program is determined solely by the admissions committee at each hospital’s independent School of Radiologic Technology. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the hospital phase and there are typically more applicants that seats available in the program. It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in this program have a parallel plan in the event clinical phase admission is not attained.

The program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin or handicap that does not interfere with the performance of professional sonography/radiologic technology practice as provided by law.

There is only one application cycle for the professional program each year. Students typically apply in the fall semester of sophomore year or once all of the pre-requisite courses and other requirements are completed by the application deadline of November 15. Students will work closely with the Health and Medical Sciences Advisor to submit a complete application file which is reviewed by the School of Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee at each hospital. Qualified students will be contacted for a personal interview in the spring semester after the fall application period. Students accepted into the program begin the two-year professional phase with the hospital partner that fall (a year after first submitting their application). Upon successful completion of the professional program, students earn a certificate in Radiologic Technology and a Carroll University Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Radiologic Technology. Due to the highly specialized nature and requirements of this program the students will work closely with the Carroll University Health and Medical Sciences Advisor.

Program acceptance offers are contingent upon the successful completion of all minimum requirements prior to the start of the program professional phase. Admitted students will need to submit ALL official college transcripts directly to their hospital program prior to matriculation. Accepted students are required to have completed a health screening, updated immunizations and tuberculosis screening according to current Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health professionals, background investigation and drug screening prior to beginning the professional phase of the program.

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined and provided by their cooperating hospital partner. See the Progression Standards    section for more details.

Students interested in applying to the professional phase of the program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Fulfillment of Carroll University general education and graduation requirements.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.5 with a grade of ‘C’ or better overall and in specific science and math pre-requisite coursework. Grades for course repeats will be averaged and any attempts beyond two will not be recognized.
  3. Direct patient care experience. Students may complete this by volunteering or choosing to work as a CNA (at the student’s own expense), Clinical Imaging Assistant or Transporter. Customer service/communication experience is desired and additional consideration is given for healthcare experience.
  4. Completion of a drug-screening consent form.
  5. Three reference forms accompanied by separate professional letters of recommendation dated within six months of the application deadline.
  6. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  7. A written autobiographical statement highlighting the applicant’s previous four years and outlining the applicant’s desire to become a radiologic technologist and attend that specific hospital’s program.
  8. A documented job shadowing experience of a minimum of four hours.
  9. Current American Heart Association CPR certification (at the student’s own expense) in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  10. Attendance at a mandatory information session held at the hospital program is required prior to applying for Aurora Health Care. Ascension - St. Joseph and Froedtert Hospital require attendance after the application deadline prior to candidate interviews.
  11. Completion of an approved course in Medical Terminology. Specific requirements apply.
  12. Submission of background check disclosure and authorization.
  13. Intro to Anatomy and Physiology I and II (ANP 130  and ANP 140 ) and PHY 101  must be completed by the application deadline. All other courses must be completed by the start of the hospital program. Acceptance offers will be contingent on the completion of the required courses prior to the start of the hospital with the required minimum GPA.

 


Required Courses Used to Determine Science and Math GPA


(minimum 2.5)

 

 

Air Force ROTC Information

Carroll University students have the opportunity to fully participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps program. Students enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program attend AFROTC courses at Marquette University.

Through this program, Carroll University offers its students the opportunity to prepare for initial active duty assignments as Air Force Commissioned Officers. In order to receive a commission, AFROTC cadets must complete all university requirements for a degree and courses specified by the Air Force. AFROTC offers four, three, and two year programs leading to a commission as an Air Force officer. Four-year program students complete the general military course and the professional officer course, in addition to a four-week summer field training between their second and third years in the program. Two-year students complete only the professional officer course, but have a five-week summer field training before entering the professional officer course.

General qualifications:

  • be a full-time student
  • be a United States citizen (for scholarship appointment)
  • be in good physical condition
  • be of good moral character
  • for pilot or navigator training, fulfill all commissioning requirements before age 26 1/2
  • for scholarship recipients, fulfill commissioning requirements before age 27 on June 30 in the estimated year of commissioning
  • for non-scholarship students, fulfill all commissioning requirements before age 30

General Military Course: The first-and second-year educational program in Air Force Aerospace Studies consists of a series of one-hour courses designed to give students basic information on world military systems and the role of the U.S. Air Force in the defense of the free world. All required textbooks and uniforms are provided free. The general military course is open to all students at Carroll University without advance application and does not obligate students to the Air Force in any way.

Field Training: AFROTC Field Training is offered during the summer months at selected Air Force bases throughout the U.S. and provides leadership and officer training in a structured military environment. Major areas of study include physical training, drill and ceremony, marksmanship, and survival training. The Air Force pays all expenses associated with field training.

Professional officer course: The third and fourth years of Air Force Aerospace Studies are designed to develop skills and attitudes vital to the professional officer. Students completing the professional officer course are commissioned as officers in the U.S. Air Force upon university graduation. All students in the professional officer course receive a nontaxable subsistence allowance of $200 per month during the academic year. Students wanting to enter the professional officer course should apply early in the spring semester in order to begin this course of study in the following fall semester.

Leadership Laboratory: Leadership laboratory is a cadet-centered activity. It is largely cadet planned and directed, in line with the premise that it provides leadership training experience that will improve a cadet’s ability to perform as an Air Force officer. The freshman and sophomore leadership laboratory program introduces Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, wearing the uniform, career opportunities in the Air Force, education and training benefits, the life and work of an Air Force officer, and opportunities for field trips to Air Force installations throughout the U.S. Initial experiences include preparing the cadet for individual squadron and flight movements in drill and ceremonies and for the field training assignment prior to the junior year.

The junior and senior leadership laboratory program involves the cadets in advanced leadership experiences. Cadet responsibilities include planning and directing the activities of the cadet corps, preparing briefings and written communications, and providing interviews, guidance, information and other services which will increase the performance and motivation of other cadets.

AFROTC College Scholarship and Scholarship Actions Programs: These programs provide scholarships to selected students participating in AFROTC. While participating in AFROTC, students receive $200 per month along with paid tuition, fees, and a fixed text-book reimbursement. To be eligible for either of these programs, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 17 years of age on the date of enrollment and under 27 years of age on June 30 of the estimated year of commissioning.
  • Pass an Air Force physical exam.
  • Be selected by a board of Air Force officers.
  • Have no moral objections or personal convictions that prevent bearing arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. (Applicants must not be conscientious objectors.)
  • Achieve a passing score on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
  • Maintain a quality grade point average.

High school students can apply for scholarships late in their junior year or early in their senior year; pre-applicant questionnaires are available from high school guidance counselors or any Air Force recruiting office. Completed pre-applicant questionnaires should be mailed as soon as possible (to meet the earliest selection board) but will not be accepted if mailed after December 1 of the year before entering university. For students already enrolled at Carroll, three-and two-year scholarships are available. Submit applications directly to the Department of Aerospace Studies at Marquette University. For more information, call 414.288.7682.

Note to Students

This catalog provides general information about Carroll University, and it summarizes important information about the University’s policies, requirements for graduation, regulations and procedures. It is not intended to establish, nor does it establish, a contractual relationship with students. Rather, the Catalog is published to acquaint students with information that will be helpful to them during their university careers.

It is necessary in the general administration of the University to establish requirements and regulations governing the granting of degrees. Academic advisers, other faculty and academic staff members are available to aid students in understanding the requirements and regulations. It is the students’ responsibility, however, to meet them. Students are encouraged to keep this Catalog as a reference, should questions arise.

Changes in curricular requirements may occur between catalog publications. Students will be informed of such changes. When this occurs, students may follow the requirements in effect at the time they entered or they may follow the changed requirements. However, the courses that students take to meet General Education and Distribution requirements must conform to the Catalog year in which the courses are taken. For other degree requirements, students must choose to follow one Catalog or the other; they may not pick and choose from the various requirements outlined in two or more Catalogs. Students must follow the curriculum requirements of any one Catalog in effect during their enrollment. Programs with additional accreditation standards may have different course requirements from the student’s original Catalog. Progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing, and/or certification needs. Students returning to the University after an absence of one academic year or more must meet the degree requirements of the Catalog in effect upon their return or of a subsequent Catalog. Reasonable substitutions will be made for discontinued and changed courses.

The University reserves the right to make other necessary changes without further notice.

3 + Program Policy

Students accepted into and enrolled in any 3 + 2 or 3 + 3 program at Carroll University will begin professional graduate level study in the 4th year of the program, after meeting progression requiremetns for the individual program. These students will take graduate level courses in their 4th year of study as an undergraduate student, be charged undergraduate full-time tuition and will be counted as undergraduate students. Upon successful completion of courses in the 4th year, students will earn a bachelor’s degree and continue in the graduate program to complete the post-secondary degree.

Students that enroll in a graduate program that has been designated as a 3 + 2 or a 3 + 3 program, with a prior bachelor’s level degree, will enter Carroll University as an undergraduate, non-degree seeking student and will be charged as an undergraduate for that first year (fall and spring semesters).