Registration & Orientation
In addition to satisfying all admission requirements, students must complete the following pre-enrollment steps prior to course registration:
- Completed enrollment agreement
- Completed enrollment agreement addendum (as applicable)
- Completion of any necessary placement tests (as applicable)
- Signed Student Code of Conduct form (pre-licensure only)
- Financial aid clearance
As a resource to enhance online learning abilities, Chamberlain provides a self-administered assessment to determine student readiness in taking online courses. All students will be provided the online readiness assessment tool to confirm they are online ready.
After admission notification, registration and orientation schedules are arranged by each location/program. Contact your student support advisor for more information.
Eligibility to enroll in courses is based on assessment/placement results, prior college credit or successful completion of transitional studies coursework. Transitional studies courses are unlikely to transfer to other institutions and may increase program length and cost. Students should begin this coursework at the earliest opportunity. Once enrolled in a transitional studies course, no additional placement testing can occur. For purposes of evaluating satisfactory academic progress, transitional studies coursework is included in attempted and earned credit hours, but not used when computing GPA. Failure to achieve a "B" or higher (or “C” or higher for NR-545 Pharmacology, Physical Assessment, and Pathophysiology Nurse Practitioner graduate placement) on the subsequent attempt will result in dismissal from Chamberlain. For additional details regarding academic progress, see the Academic Standards section of this catalog.
Step-Up to Success Seminar
The Step Up to Success Seminar is a two-week online seminar designed to encourage student success towards graduation. This seminar was developed to reinforce knowledge that is foundational to nursing courses. Chamberlain offers this seminar as part of a multi-faceted success plan and no tuition will be charged. The Step Up to Success Seminar is strongly recommended for Bachelor of Science in Nursing students that fall below the program’s recommended admission standards.
Eligibility to enroll in the Step Up to Success Seminar for Bachelor of Science in Nursing students is based on a weighted evaluation, CGPA and A2 Admission Assessment test scores. Students who are either required to take or eligible to enroll in this seminar should begin this at the earliest opportunity. Chamberlain will allow repeated enrollments in the Step up to Success Seminar and strongly recommend that students continue to repeat the seminar until achieving successful completion.
Course Diagnostic Tests
Initial course placements are based on a student’s demonstrated college-level skills. In selected courses, additional focused diagnostic testing may occur at the beginning of the course. This may result in the student being required to enroll in coursework at the immediately prior proficiency level or receiving permission to enroll at the next higher level.
Deceleration Policy – Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Only
The MPAS curriculum is designed to be completed on a full-time basis. Due to its curriculum design and academic intensity, Chamberlain’s MPAS degree program does not offer part-time or deceleration options to students. All MPAS students must take the full required course load each session, and they must take the courses in the order in which they are offered during the session and the program.
Students must complete at least 25 percent of the undergraduate programs' required credit hours through coursework completed at Chamberlain. Program-specific policies may require students to take certain courses in residence at Chamberlain.
Refer to the Advanced Standing by Transfer of Credit and Graduation requirements section of the academic catalog for program specific transfer credit details
Note: Students enrolled in a degree and certificate program at or above the associate degree level at a Virginia location are required to earn at least 30 percent of the program's required credit hours through coursework completed at Chamberlain. Students who are residents of Missouri at the time of enrollment must complete the following percentage of the program's required credit hours through course work at Chamberlain:
- Undergraduate degree or certificate programs – 25 percent
- Graduate, professional degree or certificate programs – 75 percent