Prospective Student Frequently Asked Questions

Elmhurst University is a great destination for students pursuing careers in health care.

Here are some answers to common questions from prospective students to help you learn more about our programs.

The health professions advisor will meet with students once they register for classes at Elmhurst University. Prior to then, the health professions advisor has information sessions for prospective students on select days throughout the school year to share details with students about the resources and services that are offered to current students. Students can sign up for information sessions through the Office of Admission. In addition, you can watch this video to learn more about resources available to Elmhurst students pursuing careers in health care.

Prospective students with individual questions can e-mail Erica Ashauer, the health professions advisor, at for assistance.

The Office of Admission can assist prospective students with questions related to applying to Elmhurst, including inquiries regarding admission requirements, transfer credit, and financial aid.

Students can major in any field of study. Professional and graduate programs admit students from many different academic disciplines to create a diverse class. Majors for nursing and communication sciences and disorders are available for students pursuing these fields. Students interested in other fields may consider one of our other majors at Elmhurst. Some majors are more common with health professions students at Elmhurst by nature of the subject and its relation to health science, but students are encouraged to major in a discipline they enjoy studying as they will take many courses in this area for a few years.  Some of our academic affiliations require specific majors, and that information is found on our website. Once a student enrolls at Elmhurst, they can begin working with the health professions advisor to learn more about the requirements to apply to professional and graduate programs in health care.

Yes! We have several early admission affiliations students can apply for as Elmhurst students. Some affiliations require students to apply while still in high school, and other application cycles occur after students enroll at Elmhurst. Transfer credit may not be allowed or could be restricted depending on the affiliation. Interested prospective students can read more about these affiliations on our website.

Elmhurst students and alumni pursuing the health professions have been very successful in gaining admission to professional and graduate programs around the country.  Having a strong foundation in the sciences has helped students do well academically to gain admission, but more importantly, they have done well when attending professional or graduate school. Competitive applicants also take advantage of opportunities Elmhurst offers including our medical humanities minor, one-on-one advising, early admission affiliations, workshops on interviewing and application essay writing, health professions student groups, resources for clinical experiences, and so much more. To see where some of our alumni have been accepted in recent years, we encourage you to browse our alumni white coat and scrubs photo album.

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