General Admission Requirements

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All applicants must meet the general admission requirements as indicated below:

  • Proof of Florida Residency – ID or Driver’s License
  • Interview with an admission representative
  • Provide Proof of Graduation (POG) from high school or its equivalent
  • Provide proof of age (applicant must be seventeen or older at the start of the first class)
  • Demonstrate an ability to meet applicable program-specific requirements
  • Complete the application for the appropriate program


The applicant is responsible for providing verifiable proof of graduation from high school, or proof of having satisfied the requirements for high school in a manner recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Acceptable Proof of Graduation (POG):

  • High school diploma or transcript
  • G.E.D certification with test scores
  • Academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree at any institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Foreign high school diploma equivalent to a United States high school diploma

If an applicant previously entered a program in a degree-granting institution for which a high school diploma was required, the College may accept an evaluation from a NACES or AICE approved credentialing agency certifying that a high school diploma was a requirement for the higher degree program.

Care Hope College reserves the right to deny enrollment, if the College deems that an applicant’s proof of graduation cannot be authenticated or verified.


Applicants claiming degrees from outside of the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated by an NACES or AICE approved credentialing agency.


Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency for acceptance into any college program. Applicants can demonstrate proficiency through one of the following:

TOEFL, Paper-based 500 or higher
TOEFL, Computer-based 173 or higher
TOEFL, Internet-Based Test (iBT) 61 or higher
IELTS, International English Language Testing System 6 or higher
VEPT, Versant English Placement Test 55 or higher

Applicants who do not demonstrate minimum English proficiency requirements must successfully complete an English remedial course. Upon successful completion of English remedial course, applicants must meet admission requirements for the College and the selected program.

Applicants who have completed at least 15 semester credits or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and have achieved a minimum grade of “C” or a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, shall be exempt from taking an English proficiency assessment. Six of the 15 credits must be in English and Communications courses at the 100/1000 or higher level.

Applicants who hold a current Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nursing license issued by the State of Florida or a member of the Enhanced Compact licensure agreement are exempt from English proficiency requirements.