Aurora University and Midwestern University Articulation Agreement

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Beginning with the class matriculating in fall 2023 Midwestern University’s participating colleges/programs listed below agree to guarantee interviews for qualified Aurora University applicants.

Requirements For Midwestern University (MWU) Colleges/Programs listed below: As a condition precedent to receiving an interview for MWU Programs, Applicants must meet all the requirements set forth below before the academic year commences for the incoming class:

  • Have received, or be on track to complete and provide proof of completion by matriculation at MWU, a baccalaureate degree from Aurora University (AU); and,
  • Have completed the minimum number of the prerequisite courses (as stated in the MWU Catalog) in the prescribed subject areas at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of “C” (or its equivalent) or better before the program begins; and,
  • Have the ability to successfully fulfill all technical standards for the desired program; and,
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the desired profession and a sincere interest in a career in the field, including shadowing at least one (1) health care professional prior to admission; and,
  • Medically-related experiences that indicate sufficient exposure for candidates to make informed decisions about medical careers; and,
  • Personal integrity and sound moral character; and,
  • Reflect a people/service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities; and,
  • Abide by the MWU Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy; and,
  • Pass a criminal background check; and,
  • Meet all other requirements set forth by MWU, including requirements documented in the catalog, student handbook, and this Agreement.

Program Specific Requirements:

Specific Requirements for the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with AZCOM and/or CCOM:

  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework (with a 3.60 cumulative grade point average in sciences); and,
  • Receive a score of 510 or higher on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) within the three (3) years prior to anticipated matriculation at MWU; and,
  • Complete an online application at the American Association of Colleges of OsteopathicMedicine Application Services (AACOMAS).
    • More information can be found at http://aacomas.aacom.org/

Specific Requirements for the College of Pharmacy (CPG and CPGD): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with CPG and/or CPGD:

  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework; and,
  • Must complete an online application at the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) webiste https://www.pharmcas.org/ by April 1st for the summer enrollment (June).

Specific Requirements for the College of Dental Medicine Arizona (CDMA) and the College of Dental Medicine Illinois (CDMI): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with CDMA and/or CDMI:

  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework (with a 3.50 cumulative grade point average in sciences); and,
  • Receive a score of 20 or higher on the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) within the three (3) years prior to anticipated matriculation at MWU.

Specific Requirements for the Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) and the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with AZCOPT and/or CCO:

  • Must meet all admissions requirements of either AZCOPT and/or CCO for which Applicant is applying; and,
  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework; and,
  • Complete the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) within the last five (5) years with minimum Academic Average and Total Science scores of 300; and,
  • Must complete an online application at the Centralized Application service for Optometry (OptomCAS) website at https://www.optomcas.org/ by April 1st.

Specific Requirements for College of Health Sciences (CHS—Glendale) and College of Health Sciences (CHS—Downers Grove): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with CHS—Glendale and/or CHS—Downers Grove:

  • Speech Language Pathology o Achieve a minimum of a 3.45 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework (with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in sciences); and,
    • Complete a Centralized Application Service for Communication Science & Disorders Programs (CSDCAS) application at http://www.capcsd.org/csdcas by March 1st; and,
    • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on the academic, clinical, and professional experiences of the Applicant.
  • Physician Assistant
    • Achieve a minimum of a 3.60 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework (with a 3.70 cumulative grade point average in sciences).
  • Physical Therapy
    • Achieve a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework (with a 3.10 cumulative grade point average in sciences); and,
    • Must complete an online application to PTCAS at http://www.ptcas.org by September 1st; and,
    • The PTCAS application includes instructions for specific details about completing the application, required documents, and processing time.
    • Must submit a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation directly to PTCAS. It is preferred that one (1) letter is written by a licensed physical therapist. The other two (2) letters can be written by prehealth advisory committee, prehealth advisor, or a college professor who knows the Applicant well.
      • Applicants should refer to the PTCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation.
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Achieve a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework; and,
    • Must complete an online application to OTCAS at http://www.otcas.org by September 1st; and,
    • The Applicant should refer to the OTCAS application instructions for specific details about completing the application, required documents, and processing time.
    • Must submit a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation directly to OTCAS. The Office of Admissions will only accept letters of recommendation received directly from OTCAS. It is preferred that one (1) of the submitted letters is written by an occupational therapist who has supervised or mentored the Applicant or is a professional who can speak to the Applicant’s motivation, experiences in occupational therapy or readiness for entering the Occupational Therapy Program. The second letter can be written by either a college professor who taught the Application or a prehealth advisor who knows the Applicant well.
      • The Applicant should refer to OTCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation.
  • Clinical Psychology
    • Achieve a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework; and,
    • Must complete an online application at the Centralized Application service for Graduate Psychology (PSYCAS) website at https://psycas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login by May 1; and,
    • Submit a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from professionals who know the Applicant well to PSYCAS; and,
    • Provide to PSYCAS official transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate, or professional school attended. Each transcript MUST be signed and sealed by the registrar of each institution.

Specific Requirements for the Arizona College of Podiatry (AZPOD): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with AZPOD:

  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework (with a 3.60 cumulative grade point average in sciences); and,
  • Receive a score of 495 or higher on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) within the three (3) years prior to anticipated matriculation at MWU; and,
  • Must complete an online application at the Centralized Application service for Podiatry (AACPMAS) website at https://aacpmas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login by May 1st.

Specific Requirements for College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM): In addition to the requirements set forth in section “Requirements For All MWU Programs” above, Applicants must also meet the following requirements to receive an interview with CVM:

  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.40 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 = A scale) in the respective Applicant’s undergraduate coursework; and,
  • Must complete an online application at the centralized Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) website at https://vmcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login by September 15th; and,
  • Must submit a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation from professionals who know the Applicant well to VMCAS, one (1) letter must be provided from a veterinarian; and,
  • Provide to VMCAS official transcripts from every undergraduate, graduate, or professional school attended. Each transcript must be signed and sealed by the registrar of each institution.

Additional Considerations for MWU Programs:

  • International Students: Must complete a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of coursework in the United States. Of the thirty (30) semester hours, fifteen (15) hours must be in the sciences, six (6) hours must be in non-remedial English composition, and three (3) hours in Speech/Communication. Additional requirements for international students that have been accepted into Midwestern University Programs are included in the matriculation agreement. These requirements are in addition to any specific MWU Program requirement.
  • Final Decisions: The final decision on acceptance for Applicants shall be up to the sole discretion of the Program Admissions Committee, subject to approval by the Dean and/or Program Director.
  • Limitations: 
    • No Guarantee: This Admissions and Articulation Agreement does not guarantee admission to Applicants and does not imply that Applicants will receive favorable treatment from the MWU Programs. MWU reserves the right to deny Applicants admission.
    • Non-Exclusive: The arrangements contained in this Admissions and Articulation Agreement are non-exclusive. MWU and AU may enter into similar agreements with other entities.
    • Other Colleges/Programs: This Admissions and Articulation Agreement does not apply to MWU colleges and programs not expressly identified herein.
    • Use of Intellectual Property: AU and its affiliates will obtain written approval and authorization from the MWU Office of University Relations prior to using the MWU’s name, marks, copyrights, or any other intellectual property, for any purpose. AU shall provide drafts of all promotional materials to MWU for review and approval prior to use.
    • No Third-Party Beneficiary: This Agreement is intended for the benefit of AU and MWU only, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person or entity, including the Applicant.

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