HEAL Frequently Asked Questions

I just completed my online application. Now what?

You will get a letter in the mail indicating your acceptance status and reminding you of any remaining items needed for your completed application. This may take up to several weeks. As your first semester nears, you will be sent information instructing you about orientation residency, online registration for classes, lists of required textbooks, etc.

When is the deadline date for admissions?

Adams State University has open enrollment, however, the cohorts fill up quickly and you may be placed on a waiting list for the following cohort. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however the deadline to start the program in the fall is July 30. You must be admitted to be eligible for scholarships. March 1 is the deadline for submission of Scholarship applications.

What are the requirements for application?

Is there a form required with the letters of recommendation?

No, there is no standard form needed.

When does the next cohort start?

We start a new cohort every fall pending sufficient enrollment.

What is the cost of classes?

How many credits are needed to complete the program and how long does it take to complete?

Master of Arts
36 credit hours; 6 semesters; 2 years.

Executive Leadership Institute Option
18 credit hours; 3 semesters; 1 year.

Are all courses online?

Almost all courses are online. We do require a two day residency prior to the first class of the first semester and of the fourth semester. The residencies are held on the Adams State campus or other venues and attendance is mandatory.

How do I access my classes?

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be issued your ID number and a token number from the Graduate School, along with a CD that explains how to use ASU's technology.
A token ID is a temporary code used to set up your password. Using your user name and this password, you will access your classes through Blackboard on the portal page of Adams State (http://portal.adams.edu/ ) • ASU Portal

Do you accept a transfer of credits?

Transfer classes will be determined on a case by case basis. Students must submit transcripts and course syllabi for review.

Can I take an HEAL course if I am not enrolled as a cohort?

If there is space available, students not enrolled in the HEAL program may take course/s of interest upon permission of instructor and meeting any pre-requisites.