Only school principals, school counselors, or AHEC officials are certified to nominate students. Any student who will complete the 9th, 10th or 11th grade at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 academic year is eligible for nomination.
Nomination packets are mailed to school counselors and AHEC officials around late October. If your school is not on our mailing list, we would be glad to send them a packet and add them to our mailing list.
School principals or counselors and AHEC officials may nominate any current 9th, 10th or 11th grader with the required grade point averages. NOTE: Students who have previously attended, and successfully completed JBA will not need to be nominated for ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy. We will mail them information about the program.
All nominations must be received on-line or postmarked by November 29, 2019 to qualify for application to ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy 2020.
Please contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at 660-785-5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy Nomination Packet or with any questions about the academy.
What if My School Doesn’t Nominate Me?
Some schools are not aware of our program. If you find out about our program after our deadline, or if your school chooses not to participate in the nomination process, contact our office. We are happy to send you a nomination packet you can share with school officials. If this happens after the published nomination deadline, check with our office to see if spaces are still available.
Who is Eligible?
NOTE: Students who have previously attended, and successfully completed, JBA will not need to be nominated for ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy. We will mail them information about the program.
Home School Students: Home school students may be nominated by a parent. Parents will need to contact our office for nomination information. The Dean will handle such students on a case-by-case basis. School Counselors are encouraged to alert home school students in their area about this opportunity.
How Do I Apply?
Distinguished Nominees who are certified as eligible for the final selection process will receive notification in December of their Distinguished Nominee designation, as well as information and application materials for the ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy. Final selection is based on application information, a complete school transcript (two full years), a letter of recommendation from a current teacher, and an essay. Applications are due in the ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy office by February 3, 2020.
Students whose applications are postmarked after February 3, 2020 are considered late. Late applications may be accepted until February 14, 2020 on a space-available basis. This process may take until the first payment due date. At that time, we will attempt to place late applicants in any open seats. Admission is competitive, and in some cases we are unable to place all students who apply to the Healthcare Academy.
How Are Students Evaluated?
We believe the primary purpose of attending the ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy should be experiencing the unique intellectual stimulation the program provides. For this and other reasons, including the short duration of the program, the Academy does not offer high school or college credit for courses completed. Students, however, may negotiate with their local school officials for credit or advanced placement.