Online Program Application

Thank you for choosing Alvernia University. Whether you’re looking to complete your bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in an online setting, we will help you discover your passion and develop a path toward lifelong professional success and personal fulfillment.

 

Alvernia offers the following bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a fully online setting:

 

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Addictions & Mental Health Treatment
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Science
  • Management
  • Psychology
  • RN to BSN

 

Master's Degrees

  • MBA
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Education with Special Education Certification
  • Special Education Certification

 

Doctoral Degrees

  • Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

 

Who Can Apply?

Students can apply at any time. Students in online programs are typically working professionals who are either starting their degree or returning to school to finish a degree. An online format provides students the flexibility to balance their educational goals with professional and family commitments.

 

Apply Anytime, We're Here to Help

Through a rolling admission process, prospective students may apply to Alvernia at any time. Multiple start dates throughout the year allow accepted students to begin a program of study at an accommodating time. We continually review applications and accept students for each of the six term starts (August, October, January, March, May, and July).

 

Keeping on track is important throughout the process. We encourage you to work with an admission team member to submit all materials and meet all deadlines. Our dedicated team will work directly with you to identify the best options that work for you and your unique situation.

 

Once your application is complete, you will not have to wait long for a decision. We continually review applications and notify students as soon as a decision has been made.

 

Have Questions?

Please contact our supportive admissions staff with questions. Our School of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions Office phone number is 610-796-5187. You can also email our general Adult education Admissions inbox.

 

Getting Started

Applying is easy and can be completed via the Alvernia Applicant Portal.

  • To apply to an online bachelor’s degree program, please apply using the Adult Education Alvernia Applicant Portal.
  • To apply to an online master’s degree program, please apply using the Graduate Education Alvernia Applicant Portal.
  • To apply to the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, please apply via Nursing CAS.

Please be sure to complete all required field. Additionally, please consider that there may be lead times associated with transcripts requests. The sooner you start requesting supporting documents, the faster you’ll be able to start taking classes.

 

Documents You'll Need

Applying and submitting documents electronically is easiest for most students. When applying, please submit the documents listed in the accordion below that corresponds with your program of choice:

 

Applying to a Bachelor's Degree Program

  • Completed online application via the Alvernia Adult Education Applicant Portal
  • Evidence of high school completion/graduation. Evidence can include high school transcripts, diploma, GED scores or equivalent. This requirement may be waived if an official college transcript is providing validating the completion of 15 credits or more from an accredited school.
  • A 2.0 GPA or higher is required

Transfer students are also require to submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all previous higher education institution
  • A photocopy of current Pennsylvania registered nurse license (submit after NCLEX is completed, for RN to BSN applicants only)

*Please note, the amount of transfer credits that can be transferred may vary by program.

Applying to the MBA Program

  • Completed online application via the Alvernia Graduate Applicant Portal
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree and official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or GRE/GMAT scores if GPA is lower than 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-page personal statement about the value of a graduate education for your personal and professional goals
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational experiences
Applying to the M.Ed. Program

  • Completed online application via the Alvernia Graduate Applicant Portal
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree and official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources
  • One-page personal statement about the value of a graduate education for your personal and professional goals
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational experiences
  • Completion of the following background checks and clearances prior to fieldwork: Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprinting Background Check, Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, and Tuberculosis Screening
Applying to the M.Ed. with Special Education Certification Program

  • Completed online application via the Alvernia Graduate Applicant Portal
  • Verification of valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree and official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources
  • One-page personal statement about the value of a graduate education for your personal and professional goals
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational experiences
  • Completion of the following background checks and clearances prior to fieldwork: Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprinting Background Check, Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, and Tuberculosis Screening
Applying to the Special Education Certification Program

  • Completed online application via the Alvernia Graduate Applicant Portal
  • Verification of valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II Teaching Certification
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree and official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources
  • One-page personal statement about the value of a graduate education for your personal and professional goals
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational experiences
  • Completion of the following background checks and clearances prior to fieldwork: Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprinting Background Check, Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, and Tuberculosis Screening
Applying to the Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Program

  • Completed online application via Nursing CAS
  • Official transcripts indicating that the applicant has earned a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from an ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited program at a college or university
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in an MSN program
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics and research course with a grade of “C” or better within 5 years
  • Three letters of recommendation preferably from professional nurses with graduate degrees
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Short essay describing short- and long-term professional goals and how participation in Alvernia’s DNP Program will lead to fulfillment of these goals. (Please follow specific guidelines for content and format – 800 words maximum)
  • Photocopy of valid license as a registered nurse
  • Official statement/letter of the number of practicum/clinical hours completed in the master’s program from a degree granting institution
  • A meeting with the DNP Program Director once all required application materials are received to review the DNP program curriculum and course schedule
  • Upon admission, students must comply with clinical practice clearance before the first practicum course, NUR 705 Leadership in Organizations & Healthcare Systems
Student Veterans

Students veterans are required to submit a legible copy of form DD214  (also known as separation or discharge papers) from military service.

 

 

Ready to Apply

For online bachelor’s degree programs, you can apply conveniently and securely via the Alvernia University Adult Education Applicant Portal.

 

For online master’s degree programs, you can apply conveniently and securely via the Alvernia University Graduate Applicant Portal.

 

To apply to the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, please apply via Nursing CAS.