Admission Requirements

Sanford-Brown is an ideal place of learning for motivated individuals who want to make a positive difference in their own life, and that of others. Of course, there are also other factors that contribute to your complete admission application.

A key component of your admission application is a personal interview, which can be done in person or by telephone, depending on your distance from your desired campus location. Since we value your life in and out of school, we strongly encourage your parents and/or significant others to attend the personal interview with you.

The interview gives you a chance to see and learn about Sanford-Brown’s equipment and facilities, and provides you with the chance to ask questions and discuss our curriculum and how it might help you reach your career objectives. Personal interviews also allow Sanford-Brown administrators to determine whether Sanford-Brown is right for you.

To be considered for enrollment at Sanford-Brown, you must:

  • Complete an Application form
  • Execute all enrollment documents including the Application form and Enrollment Agreement (if you are under 18 years of age, the Enrollment Agreement must also be signed by a parent or guardian)
  • Submit Proof of Graduation from high school – Official High School Transcript or a copy of High School diploma, certificate or other official proof of graduation from an institution providing secondary education, or the equivalent of such graduation
  • Financial aid forms (if you wish to apply for financial aid)
  • Payment of application fee (non-refundable unless you are denied admission or cancel your application within three days of the school's receipt of the application and fee)*
  • Interview Acknowledgement Form
  • Statement of General Health signed by you
  • Student Disclosure Information Form

Sanford-Brown reserves the right to reject applicants if the items listed above are not successfully completed.

Once you have completed and submitted your Application Form, Enrollment Agreement, and paid the application fee, Sanford-Brown reviews the information and informs you of our decision. If you request to have your application cancelled within 72 hours, all monies will be refunded.

Additional Admissions Requirements by Program

Admissions Testing

Applicants to some of the Sanford-Brown campuses may, at a minimum, be required to take and pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam prior to enrollment. This includes students who either cancel and re-enroll or move start dates and have not already taken and passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam.

The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (Wonderlic SLE) is a 12-minute short-form measure of cognitive ability.**

Minimum acceptable scores may vary by program at the campuses where entrance testing is required. If a student does not meet the minimum acceptable score on the exam after his or her first attempt, a student may attempt a first retake the same day and a second retake within 24 hours.

Tests scores are valid from one year (365 days) from last meeting their minimum acceptable score for their program.

For certain programs, successful performance on one or more entrance assessments may also be required.

In cases where the number of potential applicants exceeds the total number of available seats, a rubric will be used to objectively assess applicants to the program who meet all of the enrollment requirements to determine the accepted class and to determine alternates to the class.

**Requirements vary by state. Please contact the campus you are interested in for detailed admissions requirements.

Background Checks

Many states, employers and agencies impose restrictions on the employment, registration, licensure, and/or certification of healthcare workers with certain criminal convictions, guilty pleas, and “no contest” pleas. These restrictions are not within the control of Sanford-Brown.

As a result, students applying to any program must submit a criminal background check and acknowledge the potential effects of the criminal background to be eligible to begin classes.

Convictions, guilty pleas or nolo contendere pleas for certain drug related, fraud based, or other serious crimes will automatically disqualify a prospective student from eligibility for these programs and as such their enrollment will be cancelled. A listing of the specific offenses that are considered can be obtained from the institution.

If a potential applicant believes that the results of the background check are incorrect, the institution will provide the student with the contact information to appeal the institution’s decision. However, the application process will not move forward until the appeal is complete and the student may need to re-apply for a future class if the appeal is accepted.

Agencies and institutions that accept our students for clinical rotation and/or externship placements and potential employers may require an additional criminal and/or personal background check and may reject a student based on criteria different than those applied to the student during the enrollment process. Additionally, some agencies and employers may require candidates to submit to a drug screening test. Students with criminal records that include felonies or misdemeanors (including those that are drug-related) or personal background issues such as bankruptcy might not be accepted by these agencies for externship or employment following completion of the program. Employment and externship decisions are outside the control of the institution.

To learn more about Sanford-Brown, our career-focused programs or how to apply for admission, please contact us for more information.

* Payment of the Application Fee during the enrollment process may be waived for students reentering Sanford-Brown within less than 364 days of having withdrawn, graduates of Sanford-Brown, and recipients of financial assistance from agencies that cover the fee for students. Third party funding must be verified in order for the up-front payment of the Application Fee to be waived.

Terms and Conditions

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