Admissions

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Freshman and Freshman Transfer Applicants

Traditional Plan

Our Traditional plan option is designed for students who have or will have a high school diploma at the time of enrollment with 28 transferable or less college credits. Traditional students begin in fall and complete the degree in four years—three years for diagnostic medical sonography.

Transfer Students with 28 or less credits, please see Educational Qualifications below for more information.

General Requirements for Admission
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  • Nursing (BSN): GPA – 3.25; ACT composite score of 23 (Note: A composite score of 20 or above will be considered by the Director of Enrollment at the time of review)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS): GPA – 3.00; ACT composite score of 20
  • Radiologic Sciences (BSRS): GPA – 3.00; ACT composite score of 20

Our programs are direct admit—which means that once you are accepted at Bellin College, you are accepted directly into the nursing or medical imaging program.

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How to Apply

Application Procedure Checklist

Download a copy of the Application Procedure checklist for the program you are applying to:

STEP 1: Work with an Admissions Counselor

  • Start your Bellin College Application for Admission.*
    Applying to Bellin College is FREE with our online application.
    You will need to create a Username and Password (make note of these somewhere for future reference as you will continue to work within this application portal to later finish your application and monitor your documents).
  • Once you are logged into the application, Select “Applicant Information” from the left column. Fill in all information within this section (ending with local email field).
  • Upon completion, hit “Save and Next” at the bottom and a notification of your online application portal creation will be sent to Admissions. Do not proceed any further with the application at this time. Within three (3) business days, you will be contacted by one of our Admissions Counselors. Your Admissions Counselor will work with and advise you as to when and how to take the next steps with your application at the appropriate time.

STEP 2:  Finish and submit the remainder of your online application.

In addition, please provide the following:

  • Personal Resume (see Personal Resume guidelines)
  • Written Personal Statement (see Written Personal Statement guidelines)
  • Official transcripts
    Order from your high school or college(s) and have them sent to:

Bellin College Admissions
3201 Eaton Road
Green Bay, WI, 54311

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT report
  • Official college transcripts for any courses taken during high school for which you are receiving college credit
  • Official College Board AP transcripts/scores (if applicable)

TRANSFER APPLICANTS:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Official College Board AP transcripts/scores (if applicable)
  • Shadow Experience: Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Sciences Applicants Only
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obtain a minimum four-hour job shadow in a radiology department.
    • Radiologic Sciences: Obtain a minimum one-hour job shadow in a radiology department. Please contact us at (920) 433-6650 if you would like assistance with who to contact for a job shadow.

STEP 3: We review your application

Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome.

NOTE: Your application must be complete in order to meet any deadline and is not considered complete until the Admissions Office has received all required items as outlined above.

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* Printable PDF application available by request from Admissions@bellincollege.edu. Submit application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Payment can be made by one of the following payment methods:

  • In person – cash, check, money order, or credit card (VISA/MasterCard)
  • By mail – check or money order
  • By phone – credit card (VISA/MasterCard)

Admission Requirements For All Programs

Application Materials

To apply, please submit the following: 

  • Bellin College Application (No application fee if submitted online)
  • Official high school transcript(s), if applicable.
    • Applicants who transfer 12 or more credits into Bellin College will not be required to provide the high school transcript, but must provide official college transcript(s).
    • If applicant has been out of high school for over a year and has taken less than 12 college credits, the official high school transcript will be required.
  • ACT scores (ACT scores mandatory for those Traditional Four (4) Year applicants with 11 or fewer transferable credits and including any applicant who has been out of high school for one (1) year with 11 or fewer credits.)
  • Official transcript(s) of all post-secondary (i.e., college or university) institutions attended (Students with 12 or more transfer credits). Transcripts must be sent directly to Bellin College/Undergraduate Admissions Department by the college or university to be considered official.
  • Personal resume with contact information for three (3) references.
  • Personal statement.
  • Shadow experience (Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Sciences applicants).
Educational Qualifications

Applicants with 11 or fewer transferable college credits:

  •  American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) scores.

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  • An ACT composite score of 23 or higher (ACT composite scores of 20 or above will be considered and reviewed individually by the Admissions of Enrollment Management at the time of review).
  • High school grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 (on a 4.0 grade scale) or greater.
  • The GPA will be calculated at the time of application, and GPA requirements need to be maintained on final high school transcripts to remain a viable candidate.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Sciences

  • An ACT composite score of 20 or higher.
  • High school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 grade scale) or greater.
  • The GPA will be calculated at the time of application, and GPA requirements need to be maintained on final high school transcripts to remain a viable candidate.

The following high school courses are required for all programs:

Algebra ……………………..1 year
Advanced Math……….. 2 years
Advanced Science…….1 year
Biology……………….………1 year
Chemistry………………… 1 year
English……………….………4 years
Social Science…..……… 3 years

  • If college credits have been taken, a credit evaluation will assist in determining eligibility for this option category. The credit evaluation and GPA calculation will include any completed course meeting the following criteria:
    • All courses that meet a required general education course will be considered.
    • Required general education courses include: Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication or Speech, Human Development, Human Diversity, Intermediate Algebra, Microbiology, Psychology, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology/Anthropology, Statistics, and Writing.
    • All courses meeting requirements stated, must have a grade of “C” or above. If below a “C” the course must be remediated before entry. Required general education courses may be repeated only one time. A grade of “C” or above must be met in repeated courses.
    • Elective courses with a grade of “C” or above will be included. Elective courses include: Humanities, Social Science, General, and upper level electives.

Request a Credit Evaluation

Applicants with 12 or more transferable credits

  • Applicants having 12 or more transferable, program required college credits must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in transfer courses with no grade lower than a “C” in required general education courses.
  • Remaining requirements are the same as applicants with 11 or fewer transferable, Bellin College required college credits as stated above. A credit evaluation and GPA calculation by Bellin College will assist in determining eligibility.

The Bellin College Advisor and Career Services Coordinator will assist in outlining a plan to fulfill the remaining general education credits that are required. Bellin College offers select general education courses; however, program required general education courses are accepted from regionally accredited two or four-year institutions, such as Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, St. Norbert College, and University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

Final Admission

Final admission to the College is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts (for any courses in progress at the time of application), completion of the health and immunization requirements, and any related forms to the above mentioned items prior to enrollment.

Request a Credit Evaluation

Please note: Applicants who are not applying directly after high school should contact the Admissions Office for further details regarding admission qualifications.

High School Graduate Transcripts

Traditional applicants to the BSN or BSRS programs must provide proof of high school graduation or its equivalent via official final high school transcripts. Applicants who transfer 12 or more credits into Bellin College will not be required to provide the high school transcript, but must provide official college transcript(s). If applicant has been out of high school for over a year and has taken less than 12 college credits, the official high school transcript will be required.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended must be submitted as part of the application process. If course(s) are in-progress (IP) at the time of credit evaluation, official transcripts must be presented after the course(s) are completed. The 3.0 transfer GPA requirement and grades of “C” or above must be met to remain a viable applicant.

The credit evaluation along with GPA calculation will include any course taken that meets Bellin College education requirements. Receiving course credit is based on a comprehensive credit evaluation by the Admissions Department and Registrar.

GPA calculation of transfer courses will be based on the actual grade from the transferring institution and will not be converted to the Bellin College grading scale.

Official transcripts should be sent to:
Bellin College Admissions
3201 Eaton Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311

Personal Qualifications

The successful applicant must demonstrate motivation, initiative, work ethic, leadership and integrity. The applicant must provide personal resume, with the contact information for three (3) references, personal statement, and job shadow if needed. A comprehensive review will be completed, along with educational requirements to determine eligibility.

Background Check

In compliance with the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check and Investigation Legislation, a background check will be completed upon acceptance into Bellin College.

Applicants who have been convicted of specific crimes/offenses that would bar them from clinical experiences as a student or employment and/or licensure as a caregiver will not be admitted to the College. A background check approved by the College does not guarantee successful clinical placement. Any clinical agency reserves the right to complete a criminal background check and to ban a student from clinical experiences based on the results of the background check. The Dean of Student Services has the ability to grant entrance on an individual basis.

CPR Certification

CPR certification must be American Heart Association – Health Care Provider/ Basic Life Support (infant/child/adult). Students will be trained at the College if needed. Each student must show proof of CPR certification by uploading the front and back of their CPR card into their CastleBranch account. CPR is required every two (2) years by most of the clinical agencies. There is a discounted fee for CPR certification and CPR renewal.

Health Qualifications

Each applicant is required to complete a physical examination, specific immunizations, and drug testing. The general health of the applicant must be deemed adequate for meeting the minimal technical criteria and program outcomes of the degree.

Upon acceptance to the College, the student’s pre-entrance physical, immunization and health records will be reviewed by the Employee Health Office. 

Drug Screen

Drug screening prior to entry is mandatory. The Dean of Student Services will review the confidential drug screen results. Any applicant whose drug screen reports the use of illegal drugs may have their admission canceled. Drug screens need to be completed through the Bellin Occupational Health Clinic.

Minimal Technical Criteria

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Bellin College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, student aid and other College-administered programs nor in the employment of its faculty and staff. As a Bellin College student, performance of certain activities is required with or without reasonable accommodation. Bellin College reserves the right to determine final eligibility based upon the applicant and student’s ability to successfully complete Minimum Technical Criteria Standards as outlined by the College. Students must have the abilities and skills according but not limited to the following:

  • Ability to communicate with patients, families and other health care professionals.
  • Problem-solving abilities sufficient for clinical judgment.
  • Dexterity, range of motion, and eye/hand coordination sufficient to perform procedures and manipulate equipment, including intervention in an emergency situation.
  • Auditory and visual ability sufficient for assessment of health care status, and for providing safe and effective care.
  • Emotional health sufficient to provide safe and effective care, meet the physical demands of patient care, including but not limited to the ability to lift, position, and transport patient and the ability to lift, move and position heavy equipment.
  • Meet the Minimal Technical Criteria Standards as outlined on the medical form.
Immunization Requirements

The following immunizations are required to participate in the Bellin College clinical settings and to progress in the curriculum plans. All students will upload immunization documents into CastleBranch, Inc. to show proof of date and completion of their immunization requirements. Any declination of vaccines will put the student’s ability to advance through the curriculum in jeopardy. Blood titers showing immunity must be documented as “antibodies present”, “immune”, or have an ISR value of 1.10 or higher.

Measles Positive immune blood titer or dates of two (2) vaccines.
Mumps Positive immune blood titer or dates of two (2) vaccines.
Rubella Positive immune blood titer or dates of two (2) vaccines.
Varicella
(Chickenpox)
Positive immune blood titer or dates of two (2) vaccines. If you have had Chickenpox, you will need a blood titer. If you’ve had varicella (Chickenpox), you must provide documented results of a positive blood titer showing proof of sufficient immunity. History or documentation of the disease IS NOT acceptable proof of immunity.
Hepatitis B Positive immune blood titer. If vaccine series was completed more than six (6) months ago, documentation of that series (3 shots) will be adequate. If titer was performed within 1-6 months after series and is non-immune, additional shots and titer(s) will be required up to a maximum of six (6) shots. Immune titer is required if last dose is within six (6) months.
Meningococcal Date of one (1) vaccine, or signed declination.
Tetanus Td or Tdap is required. A booster is required every 10 years.
Flu Vaccine Clinical requirements and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicate flu vaccines are mandatory. Each clinical site will have flu season
protocol/requirements that students will be expected to abide by; which includes proof of compliance in receiving the flu vaccination. Flu vaccines are administered for free at the College in the fall of the academic year.

Tuberculosis Testing:
The Wisconsin Administrative Code states that all persons having direct contact with hospital patients must be assessed for the presence of active pulmonary tuberculosis. It is a requirement of all applicants to have two (2) TB tests before admission. The 2-step TB screening involves receiving the test, then returning to have it read within a specific time period. The second step involves the process repeated one (1) to three (3) weeks after the 1st TB skin test. Once enrolled as a Bellin College student, annual screening is mandatory during the month of March. January entry students will obtain their annual skin test in November.

If the student converts (positive skin test) on her/his annual health assessment or has had a past positive TB skin test, a baseline chest x-ray is required and the student must follow-up with her/his health care provider for treatment. A written statement is required from treating health care provider regarding clinical status/restrictions. A Quantiferon test is also acceptable. An annual review of TB signs and symptoms will be required thereafter. Bellin College will not be held liable for payment for quantiferon blood tests, chest x-rays, or further medical care.

TB skin tests are free of charge for Bellin College students if given by Occupational Health Services. Vaccines and blood tests are discounted. Payments must be cash only (checks and other forms of payment are not accepted). To receive the discounted pricing, incoming students are to identify self as a Bellin College student when making appointments and at the time of service.

Please note: The Signs/Symptoms sheets are available from the Bellin College Admissions Department.

Resources to obtain TB testing and/or immunizations are as follows:

  • Primary health care providers.
  • Bellin Occupational Health (Bellevue location, 3263 Eaton Road) for TB tests, titers, and some vaccines. Call 920-430-4560 for an appointment.
  • Bellin Occupational Health (Ashwaubenon location, 1630 Commanche Ave.) for TB tests, titers, and some vaccines. Call 920-433-4560 for an appointment.

Program Specific Requirements

Nursing

Admission as Nursing Traditional Student
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional students begin in fall as freshmen students and complete the BSN degree in four years.
  • Students are directly admitted to the nursing program as they are admitted to Bellin College.
  • Students  will take nursing courses concurrently with general education courses starting with the first semester of enrollment.
  • You will apply to both Bellin College and the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (UWGB).  Bellin College has an articulation agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) to deliver general education courses for the Traditional nursing program. You will receive a traditional campus experience and have access to amenities at UWGB, while attending classes your freshman year at both Bellin College and UWGB.

Note: 

Nursing courses and select general education courses are offered at Bellin College. Bellin College students are required to take particular general education courses if offered at Bellin College.

  • Students dually enrolled at UWGB should be advised of any necessary placement criteria. If UWGB prerequisite requirements are not met upon admission to Bellin College, summer coursework must be taken to maintain the timeline/sequence of the academic plan of scheduled general education requirements.
Applicants with Prior Nursing Courses

Applicants who have been enrolled in nursing courses at other colleges must submit additional application materials. Those materials include:

  • Personal statement describing the circumstances surrounding your desire to change from one nursing college to another. Your statement should be 200-300 typed words.
  • Request for Reference Form completed by the previous academic institution in which you completed nursing courses.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Options

Bellin College offers multiple entry options to students. Please see specific option below for more information. The options are as follows:

  • Traditional Four (4) Year Option
  • Sophomore Transfer Option
  • Junior Transfer Option
  • 15 Month Option

Entry into any one of the above options is contingent on a complete credit evaluation by the College to assist in determining option eligibility. The credit evaluation along with GPA calculation will include any course taken that would meet Bellin College education requirements.

General Education Courses

Students in the Traditional, Sophomore Transfer, and Junior Transfer options can take nursing courses concurrently with general education courses starting with the first semester of enrollment. Students in the 15 Month option complete their required general education credits before entering Bellin College.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Admission as a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Traditional Student
  • Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS) Traditional students begin in fall and complete the degree in 3 years, which includes classes during the summer.
  • Students are directly admitted to the sonography program as they are admitted to Bellin College.
  • Students  will take sonography courses concurrently with general education courses starting with the first semester of enrollment.

You will apply to Bellin College only. 

Radiologic Sciences

Admission as a Radiologic Sciences Traditional Student
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) Traditional students begin in fall as freshmen students and complete the BSRS degree in four years.
  • Students are directly admitted to the radiologic sciences program as they are admitted to Bellin College.
  • Students  will take radiologic sciences courses concurrently with general education courses starting with the first semester of enrollment.
  • You will apply to both Bellin College and the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (UWGB).  You will receive a traditional campus experience and have access to amenities at UWGB, while attending classes your freshman year at both Bellin College and UWGB.

NOTE: 

Radiologic sciences courses and select general education courses are offered at Bellin College. Bellin College students are required to take particular general education courses if offered at Bellin College.

  • Students dually enrolled at UWGB should be advised of any necessary placement criteria. If UWGB prerequisite requirements are not met upon admission to Bellin College, summer coursework must be taken to maintain the timeline/sequence of the academic plan of scheduled general education requirements.

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

Questions?

Please contact Bellin College Admissions at Admissions@bellincollege.edu,
(920) 433-6650, or use our online contact form.

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