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Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Requirements

To be eligible for the Infection Prevention and Control Certificate, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field (public health, nursing, dietetics, microbiology etc.) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), as shown on the applicant’s college transcript.

To be considered for admission to the American Sentinel University Infection Prevention and Control Certificate program, the following must be submitted:

  • A completed application.
  • A resume, curriculum vitae or list of professional accomplishments
  • Detailed essay on each of the items below (approximately 3-4 paragraphs)
    • Your professional background and accomplishments
    • Why this program is a good fit for your interests and academic goals
    • Your plans for balancing work, school, and life
    • Your future career goals and how the program will help you achieve these goals
  • Official transcripts* from each post-secondary institution attended. The institution(s) must send the transcripts directly to American Sentinel University.
  • The applicant must hold a healthcare-related bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education and must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • The certifying organization’s reports must be sent directly to American Sentinel. Depending on the program, if the student has a foreign degree he or she will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator.
  • Note: Applicants cannot receive transfer credits for a certificate program but will need to submit academic transcripts** from any previous institution(s) attended as supporting evidence of eligibility for the program.

* Schools located within the United States, Canada, or US Territories that have transcripts issued in a language other than English are considered foreign and applicants must provide an Academic Report from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) member organization, The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) member organization, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate stating that the nursing education you received is comparable to that obtained by a graduate of a U.S. nursing school. In addition, American Sentinel reserves the right to request an Academic Report from NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS for education taught in English and obtained in Canada or US Territories if deemed necessary. 
** Unofficial copies may be submitted for the purposes of evaluation and acceptance but must contain proof of minimum degree conferral and minimum GPA. If the unofficial transcript does not have completion or conferral status, the applicant must also provide a copy of their diploma. Official copies of transcripts with degree conferral date and minimum GPA must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first 8-week term. If the applicant fails to submit such official documents on time, he or she will be disallowed from starting future courses until the official transcripts are received, and subsequently be withdrawn for failing to provide them.

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not earned an undergraduate degree from an institution at which all courses were taught in English will need to provide one of the following:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (written version) or 80 (iBT version).
  • An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of at least 5.0 for undergraduates and 6.5 for graduates, or verification of certification in an English proficiency program.

In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 5 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, American Sentinel University admits all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliations, or political philosophy. The university recruits and admits those students/learners who have the potential to successfully complete the educational programs. The prospective student’s motivation and interest in succeeding in his/her chosen business field are important factors for admission consideration as well as the student’s academic background and qualifications.