Admissions Department

Hope College of Arts & Sciences encourages all individuals to further their educational interest. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in student admissions, student financial assistance, and student policies and procedures without regard to age, race, sex, color, religious belief, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Admissions Department accepts applications based on requirements set forth by the Board of Education. Our admissions process begins with you.


Hope College of Arts & Sciences’ transfer credit policy recognizes both traditional college credit and nontraditional learning.  Hope College of Arts & Sciences considers the following criteria when determining if transfer credit should be awarded:

  1. Accreditation of the institution;
  2. The comparability of the scope, depth, and breadth of the course to be transferred;
  3. The applicability of the course to be transferred to the student’s desired program. This includes the grade and age of the previously earned credit, and if the learning was obtained outside a formal academic setting; and,
  4. Hope College of Arts & Sciences will evaluate and award transfer credit using professional judgment and the recommendations for credit issues by the American Council on Education (ACE).



  • Contact the Admissions Department via telephone, walk-in or email for an
  • Complete a Hope College of Arts & Sciences Admissions

a. A representative will assist applicants in completing the necessary admissions paperwork.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • All applicants must provide one of the following:
    • Standard high school diploma (international transcripts are accepted once they have been translated and evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services [NACES] approved organization).
    • General Education Diploma (GED)
    • A homeschool education graduate who completed the requirement in accordance with Florida Statutes.
  • Students with prior college experience will be required to submit an official transcript for each college attended in order to receive transfer credits (international transcripts are accepted once they have been translated and evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services [NACES] approved organization).
  • All applicants must provide a government issued driver’s license or photo identification card (ID);
  • All applicants must provide proof of United States’ citizenship or residency status. Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:
    • If a United States citizen, proof as follows:
      • Original or certified copy of the student’s birth certificate;
      • A valid, unexpired US passport;
      • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the
      • Voter’s registration card.
    • Non-US citizens must provide one document (original or certified copy) to establish identity. Examples are as follows:
      • A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (I-551);
      • A valid passport for non-immigrants;
      • Department of Homeland Security document (showing proof of lawful presence).
  • All applicants enrolling in nursing programs are required to complete a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Level II background check as required by the Florida Legislature. For further information, you may consult Florida Statutes SS456.013 (3)(a), 456.039(1), 456.072(2), 464.018, and other laws that govern the health care profession in which you are enrolled. Students are also notified verbally and in writing regarding disqualifying factors, such as certain felony convictions, that might make the student ineligible to sit for the credentialing
  • Entrance Exam (Wonderlic). Students who possess a degree from an approved accredited school are exempt from taking the Wonderlic Entrance Exam. Minimum Score Requirement: PN=14, ASN=15, and BSN=15
  • Core Nursing Program Entrance Exam. If students have taken the Core Nursing Assessment exam at another institution within the past 12 months of enrollment, they may submit proof of documentation to the Admission Representative. Minimum Score Requirement: 65
    • Students have two attempts to pass the Core Nursing Entrance Exam. The first attempt must be before the student starts any core nursing courses. If a student fails the first attempt, the student can receive free tutoring to assist them with materials contained in the exam. (Students are allowed to take Math/Pharmacology Fundamentals of Nursing while studying to retake the Core Nursing Exam.) Students must pass this exam before they can enter Basic Medical Surgical
    • If a 65% is not earned on the Core Nursing Exam by the second attempt, the student is academically withdrawn from the program. Students can retake the exam after 4 weeks. If the student passes the exam (this would be the third attempt), he/she will be able to re-enter the Nursing Program the following


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