Oct 31, 2020  
Official Catalog September 2020 
    
Official Catalog September 2020

Admissions



Bryant & Stratton College seeks students who desire practical career preparation in selected fields of study and have the ability to achieve academic success. It is recommended that prospective students apply as early as possible to ensure full consideration and proper placement. Applications are accepted throughout the year for multiple starts within an academic year.

Bryant & Stratton College welcomes first inquiries from high school students and their parents during their junior year. The admissions staff is available to explain curriculum planning and career opportunities.

Information about all Bryant & Stratton College campuses may be obtained from any admissions representative or at the College web site, www.bryantstratton.edu.

Admissions Visit and Tour

An important step in the admission process is a personalized visit with an admissions representative to discuss the College programs and conduct a campus tour. Select programs require an interview by the Program Director or his or her designee. Admissions representatives are available for day, evening and Saturday morning appointments.

Application Procedure

  1. Applications for admission to the college may be obtained from the Admissions Office or at www.bryantstratton.edu.
  2. The completed application is then submitted to the selected Bryant & Stratton College campus.
  3. Applications are accepted throughout the year for all future enrollment dates.

Placement Evaluation

Students take a placement evaluation to determine what courses they will be placed in: pre-college, workplace, or college level for Mathematics and English.

Notification of Admissions Decision

  • Bryant & Stratton College’s admission policy makes it possible, in most cases, for applicants to be notified of the admission decision as soon as the application process is complete.
  • Conditional acceptance is granted for applicants applying for building- based diploma or associate degree program pending their self-certification on their FAFSA that they have received a high school diploma or GED or that they have completed secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the State in which the homeschooling was provided. If the applicant is not applying for Title IV financial assistance, and thus will not be submitting a FAFSA, conditional acceptance may be granted for applicants pending their affirmation on their application that they have received a high school diploma or GED or that they have completed secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the State in which the homeschooling was provided.
  • Conditional acceptance is granted for applicants pending verification of entrance requirements for Online, Nursing (LPN, ADN, BSN) PTA, and OTA programs.

Diplomas and Associate Degree Programs

Entry and Program Requirements

For consideration into a diploma or an associate degree program, the candidate must:

  1. Submit a completed Application or eApplication using the feature located on the Internet at www.bryantstratton.edu for admission to the college.
  2. Certify on their FAFSA that he or she has received a high school diploma or GED or that he or she has completed secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the State in which the homeschooling was provided. If the applicant is not applying for Title IV financial assistance, and thus will not be submitting a FAFSA, the applicant’s affirmation on his or her application that he or she has received a high school diploma or GED or that he or she has completed secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the State in which the homeschooling was provided, will be sufficient. All New York State students must provide an official copy of their high school transcript, GED, or proof of completion of secondary school through homeschooling as defined by New York.
  3. Complete a visit with an Admissions Representative. Each applicant will be interviewed by an admissions associate. The purpose of the visit is to assess the educational and career goals of the applicant and determine if Bryant & Stratton College is a good match, recommend a program that matches the candidate’s interests, experience, as well as educational and career goals. During the visit, an admissions associate will provide information regarding the College’s educational mission, a content overview of the program, admission criteria, application, tuition costs, and will refer students to a financial services advisor who can discuss financial aid options.
  4. Meet program-specific entrance standards established by the College, as well as other evaluations required by state, federal and accreditation bodies.
    1. Students interested in the Criminal Justice Studies degree are advised to successfully complete the Criminal Justice and Security Services diploma, and encouraged to gain work experience, before acceptance into the associate degree (AAS) program.
    2. Students interested in the Office Management degree are advised to enroll and successfully complete the Office Administrative Assistant diploma, and encouraged to gain work experience, before acceptance into the associate degree (AAS) program.
  5. New York State students must provide proof of immunization. See the New York State section of this catalog for details.

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Entry and Program Requirements

For consideration into the Baccalaureate Degree Programs, the candidate must:

  1. Submit a completed Application or eApplication using the feature located on the Internet at www.bryantstratton.edu for admission to the college.
  2. Provide an official U.S. high school transcript indicating successful completion, or official documentation of a U.S. GED or provide documentation establishing successful completion of secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the state in which the homeschooling was provided. High school graduates must have a minimum GPA of 75% or 2.5 out of 4.0 and those possessing GEDs must have a minimum average standard score of 500 (taken after 2002) or an average standard score of 50 (taken before 2002).
  3. Complete a visit with an Admissions Representative. Each prospective student will be interviewed by an admissions associate. The purpose of the visit is to assess the educational and career goals of the prospective student and determine if Bryant & Stratton College is a good match. During the visit an admissions associate will provide information regarding the College’s educational mission, a content overview of the degree, admission criteria, application, tuition costs, and will refer students to a financial services advisor who can discuss financial aid options.
  4. Complete and submit to an admissions representative for review by the acceptance committee:
    1. Bachelor Degree Application Form.
    2. Transcripts of post-secondary educational experience. If transcripts are necessary to evaluate credit, applicants must provide the transcripts confirming earned credit from a regionally or nationally accredited college. These documents must be a part of the applicant’s application packet before consideration of a candidate’s application is made. Official transcript(s) must be received by the end of the first semester.
    3. Personal Essay. Applicants must submit a non-graded informational essay that is 1-2 double-spaced, typewritten pages.
  5. An interview with a Bachelor Degree program administrator may be scheduled as part of acceptance prior to acceptance.
  6. New York State students must provide proof of immunization. See the New York State section of this catalog for details.

Nursing Diploma

Entry and Requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse Program

  1. Submit a completed Application or eApplication using the feature located on the Internet at www.bryantstratton.edu for admission to the college.
  2. Provide an official U.S. high school transcript indicating successful completion, or official documentation of a U.S. GED or provide documentation establishing successful completion of secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the State in which the homeschooling was provided.
  3. Complete standardized assessments.
  4. Attain college level placement scores on both the English and Mathematics placement evaluations.
  5. Provide documentation of a recent physical exam and other required laboratory test results, including a drug screen, as described in the admissions interview and in the Nursing Handbook.
  6. Submit to a criminal background check and drug screening as required by state and federal law, clinical facility and Bryant & Stratton College.

Nursing Associate Degree

Entry and Program Requirements

For consideration into the associate degree Nursing Program, the candidate must:

  1. Submit a completed Application or eApplication using the feature located on the Internet at www.bryantstratton.edu for admission to the college.
  2. Provide an official U.S. high school transcript indicating successful completion, or official documentation of a U.S. GED, or provide documentation establishing successful completion of secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the state in which homeschooling was provided.
  3. Complete a Nursing Program Director Interview if required. Nursing Program candidates may be interviewed by the Nursing Program Director or his or her designee. Selection to the program is made by the Nursing Program Selection Committee and is based on admission test scores, past academic record, and interview results.
  4. Attain college level placement scores on both the English and Mathematics placement evaluations.
  5. Achieve a minimum of proficiency level on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Bryant & Stratton College LPN graduates who have passed the NCLEX and have a valid PN license are exempt from taking the TEAS for entrance into the ADN program within the first two years of graduation.
  6. Pre-college level students who graduate from the College and return for a Nursing degree will be considered for entry into the Nursing Program as long as they meet the criteria above.
  7. Provide documentation of a recent physical exam and other required laboratory test results, including a drug screen, as described in the admissions interview and in the Nursing Handbook.
  8. Submit to a criminal background check and drug screening as required by state and federal law, clinical facility and Bryant & Stratton College.
    1. ALL Campuses Except VA Beach and Hampton Acceptance to the Nursing Associate Degree Program: In addition to the entry and program requirements #1-8 above, alternate entrance criteria will be factored into the acceptance review process. See the Nursing Director for details.

Baccalaureate Degree Nursing

Entry and Requirements for BS Nursing (Generalist) Program

For consideration into the Nursing Program, the candidate must:

  1. Submit a completed Application or eApplication using the feature located on the Internet at www.bryantstratton.edu for admission to the college.
  2. Provide an official U.S. high school transcript indicating successful completion, or official documentation of a U.S. GED or provide documentation establishing successful completion of secondary school through homeschooling, as defined by the law of the state in which the homeschooling was provided.
  3. Complete a visit with an Admissions Representative. Each prospective student will be interviewed by an admissions associate. The purpose of the visit is to assess the educational and career goals of the prospective student and determine if Bryant & Stratton College is a good match. During the visit an admissions associate will provide information regarding the College’s educational mission, a content overview of the degree, admission criteria, application, tuition costs, and will refer students to a financial services advisor who can discuss financial aid options.
  4. Complete a Nursing Program Director Interview. If required, Nursing Program candidate may be interviewed by the Nursing Program Director or his or her designee. Selection to the program is made by the Nursing Program Selection Committee and is based on admission test scores, past academic record, and interview results. (Not RN-BSN)
  5. Provide documentation of a recent physical exam and other required laboratory test results, including a drug screen, as described in the admissions interview and in the Nursing Handbook.
  6. Submit to a criminal background check and drug screening as required by state and federal law and clinical facility and Bryant & Stratton College requirements.
  7. Complete and submit a Personal Essay. Applicants must submit a non-graded informational essay that is 1 - 2 double-spaced, typewritten pages. (Not RN-BSN)
  8. Must have a 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA. (Not RN-BSN)
  9. Achieve a minimum of proficiency level on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Bryant & Stratton College LPN graduates who have passed the NCLEX and have a valid PN license are exempt from taking the TEAS for entrance into the BSN Generalist program within the first two years of graduation.
  10. Attain college-level placement scores on both English and Mathematics placement evaluations.
    1. Parma, Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine: Acceptance to the Baccalaureate Degree Program: In addition to the entry and program requirements #1-10 above, alternate entrance criteria will be factored into the acceptance review process. See the Nursing Director for details.

Nursing Specific Requirements BSN (RN-BSN Online program):

Complete and submit to the nursing program director for consideration:

  • E-application
  • Acceptance of RN-BSN program disclosure
  • Transcripts of post-secondary educational experience. If transcripts are necessary to evaluate credit, applicants must provide the transcripts confirming earned credit from a regionally or nationally accredited college. These documents must be a part of the applicant’s application packet before consideration of a candidate’s application is made. Official transcript(s) must be received by the end of the first semester.
  • If not a college graduate, HS diploma will be required.
  • An interview with a bachelor program administrator may be scheduled as part of acceptance and prior to acceptance.
  • Applicants interested in taking courses through Online Education must meet certain technology requirements, including hardware and software, in order to be successful. Applicants must read and accept the technology agreement which outlines the necessary requirements for acceptance into the online course. The minimal requirements can be found on the College website.
  • Student must have an active unencumbered RN license from the state they practice for the duration of the program and reviewed by the Nursing Program Director.
  • Student must come from a Board of Nursing approved program.
  • Diploma hospital nursing courses will be considered if they meet 80% content match to our syllabi.
  • Diploma hospital non-nursing courses will not be considered because they are not credit bearing.
  • No required GPA or essay.
  • TEAS, Next Generation Accuplacer™ and/or entrance/ placement are waived for RN-BSN students because of professional licensure.
  • Additional requirements for the Nursing Program can include:

- Health history and examination by a physician with proof of vaccinations and Tuberculin Skin tests.
- CPR Certification that is valid throughout the term of the Nursing Program.
- Current health care insurance coverage.
- Background Record Checks.
- Fingerprints submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Ohio State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII)
- Drug screening

RN-BSN PROGRAM

The RN-BSN option is designed for RN graduates who have passed the RN-N.C.L.E.X. exam, have earned licensure, and are ready to expand their nursing skills and professional potential by earning a BSN. The BSN is designed to promote the development of professional nurses who will meet the changing needs of clients. RN-BSN program students are advised on an individual basis and transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis for maximum transfer credit. Students must satisfy entrance requirements of the BSN Generalist degree program, unless otherwise noted.

Background checks in accordance with state regulations may be required by the precepted site. Students are responsible for any and all fees associated with the required checks. Fees for background checks vary by state.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Entry and Requirements for Occupational Therapy Assistant:

Students must meet all criteria to gain acceptance to the College and additionally meet the requirements below to gain acceptance to the OTA program:

  • Minimum GPA 2.5 with official transcript.
  • Next Generation Accuplacer™ Scores related to Math (253 or above) and English (243 or above).
  • Signed disclosure acknowledging that drug use, a record of certain conduct, criminal convictions, and illnesses can prevent the student from successfully completing the OTA program or being gainfully employed as a OTA.
  • Successfully completed chemistry or physics and biology at the high school or college level.
  • Interview with Program Director or designee.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Entry and Requirements for Physical Therapist Assistant:

Students must meet all criteria to gain acceptance to the College and additionally meet the requirements below to gain acceptance to the PTA program:

  • Minimum GPA 2.5 with official transcript.
  • Next Generation Accuplacer™ Scores related to Math (253 or above) and English (243 or above).
  • Signed disclosure acknowledging that drug use, a record of certain conduct, criminal convictions, and illnesses can prevent the student from successfully completing the PTA program or being gainfully employed as a PTA.
  • Successfully completed chemistry or physics and biology at the high school or college level.
  • Interview with Program Director or designee.

WARNING FOR NURSING, PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT, AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT DEGREE STUDENTS

Note that criminal convictions and/or a record of certain other conduct may prevent the student/graduate from being licensed and may preclude the graduate from obtaining gainful employment as a practitioner. Also, in order to successfully complete the degree program, students must participate in clinical programs at outside clinical facilities at varied times to provide patient/client care. These facilities have policies regarding convictions and past conduct which may bar students from being accepted for clinical participation.

For this reason, Bryant & Stratton College cannot warranty that a student with a criminal record or a record of certain actions, mental illness, physical illness, or chemical dependencies will be accepted by a clinical facility for placement. If the student is not accepted, the student will not be able to successfully complete the degree program.

In addition, even if a student does successfully complete the degree program, if that student has a record of certain crimes or conduct, Bryant & Stratton College cannot warranty that the relevant state licensure board will permit the student to sit for examination or to be licensed, certified, registered or to be employed in the field after graduation.

Students who commit an offense after admission which bars participation in the clinical facility may be released from the degree program or dismissed from Bryant & Stratton College. Students should refer to the Program Handbook for additional details on specific state restrictions on licensing and employment for students with a record of a criminal conviction, illness, or drug/alcohol abuse.

Note also that the academic standards for these programs have different levels of performance and are in addition to the measuring points and requirements outlined in the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. These standards are used to evaluate the student’s ability to progress in the degree program. Refer to the Program Student Handbook.

International Applicants

Entry and Program Requirements

For consideration into any Bryant & Stratton College program, International applicants must submit the documentation and information, as previously noted, for the particular program to which they are applying. In addition, they must submit the following documentation with their application materials:

  1. An original, official transcript from a secondary school or university which has been authenticated and evaluated by an authorized, independent third party chosen by Bryant & Stratton College, together with a notarized and certified translation if the document is recorded in a language other than English. Such translation is to be supplied by the applicant at the applicant’s expense. Employees of Bryant & Stratton College shall not be utilized to provide the required translations. Third-party evaluators must be members of either The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).
  2. Documentation of either a score of 500 or better on the traditional paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a score of 173 on the computerized TOEFL, or a passing score on Level 6 of the ASPECT English Language Proficiency. If required, International applicants will need to complete this evaluation before acceptance at Bryant & Stratton College. It is the applicant’s responsibility to set up all details of the TOEFL evaluation. (Web link: TOEFL Information at www.ets.org).
    Exceptions:
    1. Nonnative speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from postsecondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g., the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand).
    2. Nonnative speakers who have successfully completed at least a two-year course of study in which English was the language of instruction.
    3. Transfer students from institutions in the United States or Canada whose academic course work was favorably evaluated in relation to its demands and duration.
    4. Nonnative speakers who have taken the TOEFL test within the past two years.
    5. Nonnative speakers who have successfully pursued academic work at schools where English was the language of instruction in an English-speaking country for two years.
  3. A statement signed by the secondary school principal or other qualified person indicating sufficient proficiency in English to cope with college-level studies. Such statement must be written in English.
  4. An original proof of finance letter issued by a U.S. or foreign banking institution certifying that the sponsor or student has adequate funds to meet financial obligations to Bryant & Stratton College and living expenses while enrolled.
  5. The first semester’s tuition and, if applicable, room and board, paid in advance of acceptance.

International students will be issued the I-20 when formally accepted to one of the College’s campus locations. The I-20 will not be issued for students taking all classes via Online. This I-20 form must be taken by the student, along with his or her passport, and the financial documentation, to the nearest United States consulate or embassy for the purpose of receiving the appropriate student visa. All of these documents and the proof of English proficiency may be reviewed by a U.S. Customs Inspector upon entry to the United States.

Upon arrival in the U.S. city where the student will be attending Bryant & Stratton College, the student should immediately contact the campus Admissions Office. A visit and tour of the campus and, if applicable, student housing, will be arranged. During the visit, the student will also complete placement evaluations for appropriate placement and registration for the first semester classes.

Application for Individual Subjects

Application may be made for individual subjects in person or by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, by completing an individual subject application.

When the application has been received and processed, the student will be sent an acceptance letter and instructions for completing registration.

The student should consult with an admissions representative to determine class hours, days classes meet and prerequisite requirements (if applicable). Class schedules are available during registration.

Students taking individual subjects are classified as non-matriculated, and federal financial aid is not available to them. If at some point non-matriculating students decide to matriculate, they will be required to adhere to the complete admissions process.

Application for Readmission

Former Bryant & Stratton College students who wish to apply for readmission should contact the Admissions Office for an Application of Readmission. Returning students are not required to resubmit copies of records already on file. Any prior tuition balances and student loan status must be cleared before re-entry application forms are processed.

Readmission requirements for the OTA, PTA, and Nursing Programs are found in the respective Program Student Handbook.

Students dismissed for failure to meet Standards of Academic Progress may be considered for readmission after an absence of not less than one semester. See the section “consequences of failure to meet satisfactory progress standards” in this catalog for details on the appeals process and criteria for readmission.

Students who were dismissed for any reason must meet with an academic manager or a designated advisor to review the circumstances which led to the dismissal and to discuss the commitment required for the student to become successful. Following the meeting, the academic associate will make a recommendation regarding the student’s potential for academic success. A negative recommendation to the admissions department may disqualify the student for readmission.

Students dismissed for issues relative to conduct and deportment, as defined in the Code of Student Conduct published in this Official Catalog, will be eligible for readmission only if they are able to present reasonable proof that they have overcome the situation that lead to their inappropriate behavior. The decision to readmit will be made by the academic Dean after a thorough review of the situation. Students seeking readmission after an administrative dismissal may be required to meet with the Dean and/or a designated representative of the Dean to discuss their situation. The decision of the Dean will be final in all matters of readmission of students dismissed for reasons of conduct and deportment.

Students dismissed based on failure to complete their pre-college course requirements after two attempts may be considered for readmission after an absence of not less than one calendar year (3 academic semesters). In either case, readmission will be granted solely at the discretion of the academic dean or designee.

Returning students are required to meet all curriculum requirements in effect at the time of their return. If the curriculum and/or learning methodologies have been updated since a student last attended Bryant & Stratton College, that student may be required to attend an orientation program prior to returning to classes.

All credits earned during prior enrollment will be assessed for validity to current programs. Some credits earned in the past may not be applicable to the contemporary curriculum and technology changes.