Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application form.
  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a regionally accredited program.
  • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. Instead of hard copy transcripts, your post-secondary institution can supply official electronic transcripts directly to Drexel University Online through a password secured link or website (use our email address, You must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school you attended. If you do not list all post-secondary institutions on your application and these are listed on transcripts received from other institutions, processing of your application will be delayed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts. Click here to use our Transcript Lookup Tool to assist you in contacting your previous institutions.
  • If you attended a Diploma School of Nursing and the school was affiliated with a college/university, the official transcript must be submitted from the college for any non-nursing courses for which you received credit.
  • A copy of your current, unrestricted RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Current resume.
  • Personal statement (length: 800 to 1600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: 1.) Why you are choosing this particular program of study, 2.) your plans upon completion of the certificate, and 3.) how your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program.
  • Additional requirements for International Students.
International Students: International applicants, as well as immigrants to the United States and U.S. permanent residents whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing. and reading. American citizens born on U.S. military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • If you take the TOEFLiBT exam, you must have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing, and reading sections of 79 plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.
    • If you take the TOEFL, you must have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

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