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Admissions: Allied Health Sciences Major (AHS)
  1. Questions:
  2. For additional information about the Allied Health Sciences major, please click here.
  3. Visit the Allied Health Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.
  4. Attend an INFORMATION SESSION. Prospective students are asked to attend an information session prior to scheduling a meeting with an advisor in the Advising Center. Advisors will expect current UConn students to have attended an information session and have a basic understanding about the major prior to the appointment; doing so makes the advising appointment more productive in addressing individual questions and concerns.

Please note: Advisors may not be available for prospective student appointments during peak advising periods (First week of classes and Spring and Fall registration periods). Prospective students should plan accordingly.

 

Admission Procedure:

The Allied Health Sciences major admission procedure is the same regardless of the campus a student admits to. However, the admission process varies with student status.

Please click below for specific Instructions.

 

Students tracking to Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences may admit as or apply to the Allied Health Sciences major to complete pre-admission requirements.

Incoming Freshmen

Freshmen may be admitted to the university and into the Department of Allied Health Sciences as Allied Health Sciences majors provided they meet the university admission requirements and are approved for admission through the University Admissions Office. Students are advised in the department. Following admission, students may remain an Allied Health Sciences major, may further define this major by petition into a concentration within the Allied Health Sciences major or apply to the Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences programs through a supplemental application process (admission to a concentration within the AHS major or to supplemental application programs is not automatic; refer to major/program admission information).

University admission information and forms

Transfer Students

Students may be admitted to the university and into the Department of Allied Health Sciences as Allied Health Sciences majors provided they meet the university transfer admission requirements and are approved through the University Transfer Admissions Office. Students are advised in the department. Following admission, students may remain an Allied Health Sciences major, may further define the major by petition into a concentration within the Allied Health Sciences major or apply to the Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences programs through a supplemental application process (admission to a concentration within the AHS major or to supplemental application programs is not automatic; refer to major/program admission information).

University transfer admission information and forms

Readmission

Students may be readmitted to the university provided they meet the university readmission requirements and are approved through the Dean of Students Office. Additionally, students who apply for readmission as Allied Health Sciences majors are subject to review consistent with the requirements for continuing students (drop down to continuing students). Readmission applications will be forwarded from the Dean of Students Office for review. Readmission to the university does not guarantee admission to the Allied Health Sciences major. Students who do not meet the AHS major admission criteria may be admitted to the university as another major at the discretion of the Dean of Students Office. Students may then apply to the Allied Health sciences major following completion of the Allied Health Sciences admission criteria.
Following admission, students may remain an Allied Health Sciences major, may further define the major by petition into a concentration within the Allied Health Sciences major or apply to the Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences programs through a supplemental application process (admission to a concentration within the AHS major or to supplemental application programs is not automatic; refer to major/program admission information).

University readmission information and forms

Continuing (Current) Students

Current UConn students (all campuses) not admitted to the University as Allied Health Sciences majors may apply into the Department of Allied Health Sciences as Allied Health Sciences majors. Admission is competitive.

  • Students who apply to the Allied Health Sciences major as a second major for additional degree or double major will be subject to department review and admission decision consistent with the admission criteria.
  • Following admission, students may remain an Allied Health Sciences major, may further define this major by petition into a concentration within the Allied Health Sciences major or apply to the Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, or Medical Laboratory Sciences programs through a supplemental application process (admission to a concentration within the AHS major or to supplemental application programs is not automatic; refer to major/program admission information).
  • Students admitting in the junior or senior year may need to utilize additional semesters to complete the program depending on how their completed courses meet program requirements and/or availability of courses at the time of admission.

 


 

ADMISSION INFORMATION AND FORMS for Continuing (Current) Student application

Submission Deadline

Current university students (all campuses) may apply to the Allied Health Sciences major during the first two weeks of each semester. Applications are not accepted during the summer.

Deadline: 10th day of classes each semester.

Please note: The Allied Health Sciences major application procedure does not follow the general College petition procedure. Students need only submit their application materials to the department at the address listed below. Following review by the AHS admissions committee, the department will forward all eligible applications to the Dean's Office for final review and approval signatures. Students are not required to pick up or submit department approved applications to the Dean's Office.

Admission Criteria

Current university students may apply to the Allied Health Sciences major provided they meet the following criteria. Admission to the Allied Health Sciences major is competitive with limited enrollment. Additionally, admission requirements must be complete at the time of application to be considered for admission.

  1. Be in good academic standing (not on probation or eligible for dismissal).
  2. Math and Science GPA to include at least one each of the following with no grades less than a C (no substitutions).
    1. CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q
    2. BIOL 1107 or 1108 (preferred BIOL 1107)
    3. MATH 1060Q or higher; or STAT 1000Q or 1100Q  (Please note that math requirement varies with concentration. Please check before completing the MATH requirement).
  3. Additional admission requirements for the Healthcare Administration concentration:
    1. ECON 1201 or 1202
    2. MATH 1070Q or 1071Q or 1131Q
    3. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Please note:

 

  • AH 1100 is recommended as a preparation for admission but must be completed within one (1) year following admission into the Allied Health Sciences major.
  • Students admitted to the AHS major typically have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and a science and math GPA of 2.8 or higher. However, competitive applicants will have greater than a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
    • Spring 2017 average GPAs: cumGPA 3.49, scienceGPA 3.45.
  • Advanced coursework completed (e.g. science courses 2000-level or above) will be reviewed and used as part of the admission evaluation process but will not be factored into the Science GPA. Courses with grades less than a C may be cause for denial of admission.
  • Students applying their junior or senior year may require additional semesters to complete requirements depending on how their coursework meets program requirements and course availability at the time of registration.

Required Documentation

The Application and Student Information (Bio) forms are in Adobe’s Portable Document format (PDF). Applicants can download a free version of the software at Adobe Acrobat reader

  1. School, Major and/or Advisor Change Form (please click on the School, Major and/or Advisor Change Form link)
  2. Transcripts
    1. UConn – Unofficial (printed from PeopleSoft)
    2. Transfer coursework - Students who apply to the AHS major with admission requirement coursework in transfer must provide the department with an official transcript from the transferring school as part of their application documentation. Applications will not be considered if official transripts are missing or arrive after the admission decisions have been made. E-transcripts should be directed to susan.gregoire@uconn.edu; Do NOT send transcripts to the University Transfer Admissions Office. They cannot forward to the department due to confidentiality rules.
  3. Personal statement - A typed statement regarding career goals and why this major is a fit.
  4. Student Information (Bio) Form required for inclusion in the department database. Tracking purposes only.
  5. Double major or Additional degree - Students applying to the AHS major as a double major or additional degree applicant must also include the appropriate forms as part of their application documentation (Please refer to your current School or College for the appropriate forms). Applications cannot be considered without this documentaion.

Submission Address

University of Connecticut
Department of Allied Health Sciences
ATTN: Allied Health Sciences Major Admission
358 Mansfield Road Unit 1101
Storrs, CT 06269-1101
or
Koons Hall, Room 228 (campus map)

Declaring a Concentration

Students do not need to declare a concentation within the major. However, to declare a concentration in Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Health Promotion, or Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety within the Allied Health Sciences major, a student must:

  • Be an Allied Health Sciences major or be eligible for admission to the Allied Health Sciences major
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for the Healthcare Administration concentration.
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have career goals consistent with the goals of the concentration
  • Successful completion of one college level (1000-level or above) course in each of  the following: Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics consistent with the concentration.

Non-AHS Majors: Declaration of a concentration can be completed at the time of application to the major provided the above conditions are met. Students not meeting the above criteria can still be evaluated for admission but will only be considered for the Standard Plan.

AHS majors: To declare a concentration, students must submit the following information to the Department of Allied Health Sciences:

 

Department of Allied Health Sciences major application and supporting documentation become the confidential property of the department and cannot be returned. The Department of Allied Health Sciences WILL NOT provide copies of the application or supporting documentation. Please retain copies for your own files.

 

 

 

Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375