The Early Assurance Program (EAP) offers early acceptance to undergraduate students in their junior year at a participating institution. Applicants must have expressed interest in Public Health, be in good academic standing and be enrolled at an accredited undergraduate institution. The following institutions are participating in the Early Assurance Program with the EVMS Master of Public Health Program:
- Hampton University
- Regent University
- Virginia Wesleyan University
Application & Admission
Students interested in the program are required to maintain regular contact with the EAP adviser during their college career.
Below are the main steps necessary to apply through the Early Assurance Program at EVMS.
- Meet with the EAP adviser at your institution as soon as possible.
- Complete the EVMS EAP application by February 15th of your junior year.
- Complete the undergraduate degree requirements and maintain EAP eligibility.
To be eligible for the Early Assurance Program (EAP), a student must:
- Be at least in their Junior year at University, having been enrolled as a "career student" at University from their Freshman year of college (this program is not available to students transferring into the institution) and with only one year left to complete in their undergraduate education. Interested students should meet with the University EAP Advisor during their freshman year to express interest in the EAP.
- Meet citizenship requirements of the Program.
- Meet all University institutional and degree requirements to continue as a student in good standing.
- Have an overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.00 or better.
- Have no academic or other code of conduct violations.
The guarantee of admission through the EAP is contingent upon the student's continued eligibility in the EAP to include:
- Carrying a sufficient credit load during the remaining regular academic semesters to fulfill University undergraduate degree requirements by the graduation date specified in the student's application. Should a student be unable to complete their undergraduate degree in the original timeframe specified, the student would be dismissed from the EAP, but it would not affect eligibility to apply to the Program at a later time without early assurance consideration.
- Making significant progress towards achievement of the track specific pre-requisite requirements and/or the individually specified goals outlined on the Healthcare Experience Plan of Completion (HCE POC) submitted with the student's application.
- Maintaining contact each semester with the University EAP Advisor during the student's senior year and the Program after graduation.
- Maintaining an overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.00 or better with consistent academic performance.
- Completing any specific matriculation conditions set forth by the Program (e.g. official transcripts confirming date of degree completion, a criminal background check prior to matriculation, and submission of all health requirements).
- Remaining free of any actions or conduct that would cause the Admissions Committee to question a student's suitability to pursue a career in public health. These include, but are not limited to, misdemeanor or felony convictions, academic dishonesty or other code of conduct violations, and/or unprofessional conduct in a health care or educational setting.