High School Diploma Requirement†
All applicants must hold a diploma from an accredited high school or the recognized equivalent, e.g., General Education Development (GED) certificate.
Provision of any one of the following documents will satisfy the high school diploma requirement:
- A copy of an accredited high school diploma;
- A copy of the final official accredited high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded;
- A copy of the GED certificate or GED transcript that indicates passage of the exam, or a state-authorized high school equivalent certificate;
- A copy of an academic transcript that indicates successful completion of an associate’s degree or higher from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education;
- A copy of a credential for completion of a homeschool secondary school program equivalent to a high school diploma per state law; OR
- A copy of Form DD214 that indicates the holder is a high school graduate.
High school diplomas must be granted by (1) an institution (or program in the case of a homeschooled applicant) recognized by the Department of Education in the state in which the applicant acquired the diploma, or (2) an institution accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Transcripts for degrees and diplomas awarded by foreign schools must be translated and evaluated for U.S. high school education equivalency (at applicant expense) before being accepted.
If you are interested in attending the university but need reasonable accommodations, please visit ada.stanbridge.edu for further assistance. Stanbridge University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. ADA policies are addressed in this catalog under the institutional policies section.
English Language Requirement
All classes at Stanbridge University are taught in English. Stanbridge University does not provide courses in ESL (English as a Second Language). To be admitted to a program offered by the university, all students must provide proof of graduation from a secondary school or higher in which English is the language of instruction or give proof of obtaining the required minimum score on the Reading Comprehension part of the Accuplacer, as stated for each program, or on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 470 paper-based format, 150 computer-based format, 52 internet-based format.
Applicants seeking admission to programs delivered on-campus must meet with an admissions representative to receive an overview of their desired program and information on the minimum requirements for admission to the program, including, if applicable, the assessment exam score requirement. Applicants seeking admission to programs delivered online must fill out an application and speak to an admissions representative (before or after filling out the application) in order to have any questions answered about the overview of their desired program and information on the minimum requirements for admission to the program.
During the in-person meetings on campus or telephone conversations for online programs:
- Applicants are given an overview of the programs and courses of interest to them, including the length, cost, policies, student and career services and fields of employment relevant to the program.
- Applicants must submit an online application. The application fee for the Associate Degree in Nursing is $50, for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is $150.
- Applicants are asked to schedule a time to take the assessment exam in the Test Center for those programs requiring an assessment exam and if the exam is applicable to the student. N.B.: Please see program-specific requirements for admission under each program.
- Applicants are required to submit a copy of a high school diploma or the equivalent or an official transcript of record from an accredited postsecondary institution showing completion of the required postsecondary degree or credits and coursework, according to the requirements of the program. Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Degree Completion) and Master of Science in Nursing programs will also have to show proof of unencumbered RN licensure.
- Students are required to provide an email address upon registration. This address will be used to send information to students, including schedule confirmations, changes and reminders, notices of deficiency, reports of progress, administrative action, probation, and other official communications. Students must review daily the messages to the email address provided to the university and update the email address on file when it changes. If a student does not have an email address at enrollment, assistance will be provided for the student to establish a no-charge email account and access the new account from the Learning Resource Center.
- Applicants to an online program or program with online courses must complete an online readiness assessment prior to enrollment in the program. Applicants to an online program must also complete the Orientation to Online Learning course prior to participation in the program in order to address the skills, competencies, and access to technology necessary to succeed in a distance education environment.
Minimum Computer Technical Requirements for Distance Education Courses
Applicants to an online program or program with online course(s) must have access to the following computer hardware and software.
Google Chrome (version 38+) FireFox (version 31+)
Safari (version 9+)
Microsoft Edge (version 25.10586+) Internet Explorer 10 (not preferred)
High-speed Internet connection
At least 20mbps is recommended
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10 (32/64 bit) Microsoft .Net 4.5
DirectX 10 compatible graphics card
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution
The transferability of credits you earn at Stanbridge University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate, diploma, or degree you earn in the Associate of Occupational Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Vocational Nurse, Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Degree Completion), Master of Science in Nursing, or Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or certificate, diploma, or degree in the Associate of Occupational Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Vocational Nurse, Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Degree Completion), Master of Science in Nursing, or Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology program that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Stanbridge University to determine if your credits or certificate, diploma, or degree will transfer.
This institution has not entered into any transfer or articulation agreements with any other school for the currently offered programs.
†All ADMISSION POLICIES and PROCEDURES, TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID, STUDENT SERVICES, CAREER SERVICES, and other policies, procedures, and services in this catalog that are offered to academic programs at the Irvine Campus are offered to the OTA and VN programs at the Los Angeles, Alhambra Branch Campus, unless otherwise noted.