Admissions

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your programs?

Our programs are typically 14 months for an associate degree and 28 months for a bachelor degree. This will also vary based on a student completing the required courses on track and also if there were any transfer credits.

How long are your class semesters/terms?

9 weeks

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Hallmark University is a nationally accredited, co-educational facility with two campuses, both located in San Antonio, Texas. Both schools are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Texas Veterans Commission approves Hallmark University to train veterans. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves Hallmark University, College of Aeronautics. Hallmark University does not deny admission to or participation in programs and activities or discriminate against students enrolled at the university on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, disability (including students who have Hepatitis B in medical, nursing, and any health-related programs), national origin, or religion.
Hallmark uses college-level placement exams containing reading, writing, and algebra skills to schedule students in the appropriate courses. The assessment can be completed at the student’s pace. All exams are computer-based and will be scored upon completion.

General Requirements

Undergraduate applicants are required to submit one of the following for verification of high school or equivalency completion:

  • An official high school diploma
  • An official high school transcript indicating high school graduation
  • Official GED scores or certificate
  • A certificate of release or discharge from active military duty (DD Form 214) indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • A certificate of Record of Military Processing, U.S. DD Form 1966/1 indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • An official college transcript that indicates the applicant has graduated from high school

The applicant is notified of acceptance once he/she has and has been approved by the Acceptance Committee. Applicants denied entrance by the Acceptance Committee, will have all application fees paid refunded.

  • Associate and Bachelor of Science Degrees

    In addition to the general admission requirements (see General Requirements), in order to be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science and/or Associate of Science programs, an applicant must meet one of following requirements:

    • Completed the Hallmark University Prep Program.
    • Graduated from high school within the top 25 percentile of their graduating class.
    • Taken the ACT or SAT within 12 years of submitting their admission application and met one of the minimum standards listed below:
    High School RankACTOld SAT*New SAT*
    Top 25%No MinimumNo MinimumNo Minimum
    Second 25%17 or above800 or above880 or above
    Third 25%19 or above900 or above980 or above
    Forth 25%21 or above1000 or above1080 or above
    Home school or GED StudentsThere is no minimum SAT/ACT score, but scores must be submitted from the testing agency.
    • Taken and passed at least one area and no less than 20% from passing in any area not passed on any of the following exams: THEA, ASSET, Compass, Accuplacer or TASP. Test scores must be submitted for review by the Academic Review Committee to determine college readiness in Texas and/or placement in the Hallmark University Readiness Program.
      Texas Ready Passing Scores:
    AssessmentMathReadingSentence Skills/WritingWriting Sample
    THEA2302302206
    ASSET3841406
    Compass3981596
    Accuplacer6378****6+
    TASP2302302205
    • Verification of completion of a minimum of 9 college credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on an official transcript from an accredited college or university and determined to be college ready in Texas.
    • Verification of completion of an Associate’s degree program on an official transcript from an accredited college or university.

    Applicants are required to submit a typed essay stating personal goals as a student in the program and as a future graduate. If the student feels it is necessary, they may explain any limitations to their acceptance such as low scores on tests or transcripts.

  • College of Aeronautics

    In addition to the general admission requirements (see General Requirements), Aviation applicants must achieve a minimum score of 70 on the Aviation Assessment for entrance into the degree level program. All applicants must be able to clear the FAA requirement for a Background Check in order to be an active student at Hallmark University. Students must meet this requirement within thirty (30) days of the enrollment date. If the necessary verification is not met, the student may be dismissed from Hallmark University.

  • Information Technology (Cisco)

    In addition to the general admission requirements (see General Requirements), a qualifying score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam published by Wonderlic Personnel Test, Inc., is required for entrance into the Information Technology, Cisco program. A minimum score of 15 must be achieved on the admission’s assessment for each program. An applicant who has earned a degree or who has earned 9 college credit hours and meets the standard definition of “College Ready” may be exempt from the Wonderlic entrance requirement.

    If an applicant does not initially pass the first assessment, the applicant may take a second assessment on the same day. An applicant may take a third assessment on a different day using a Careers Programs Assessment (CPAt) assessment, published by American University Testing, Inc. The applicant must achieve a minimum score of 120 on the CPAt. An applicant may complete the assessment process for admission to Hallmark University once per start date and a maximum of three times in a one-year period.

  • B.S. Aviation Maintenance Management

    In addition to the general admission requirements (see General Requirements), in order to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science Aviation Maintenance Management degree program, an applicant must meet all of following entrance requirements:

    • Verification of completion of an Associate’s degree program on an official transcript from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher.
    • Have a current Airframe and Powerplant certification issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR Part 147.
    • Verification of completion of at least 30 credit hours in Arts and Science with a grade of C or better that must include:
      • 6 hours in Composition/Rhetoric
      • 6 hours in college-level Math above the remedial Math level
      • 3 hours in Humanities
    • Verification of completion of at least 6 credit hours of lower division accounting with a grade of C or better.

     

    Applicants are required to submit a typed essay stating the purpose for pursuing a bachelor’s degree, personal goals as a student in the program and as a future graduate.  If the student feels it is necessary, they may explain any limitations to their acceptance such as low scores on tests or transcripts.  Previously completed coursework will be evaluated for eligibility to transfer credit. See Transfer for Requirements.  All application requirements will be reviewed and evaluated on a case by case basis to determine whether or not the applicant can be academically successful at Hallmark University.

GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Graduate program applicants are required to provide an official transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an approved accredited institution. All admissions documentation must be received by the University prior to the school’s acceptance of the student and execution of the enrollment agreement. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, or if under the age of 18, a parent/guardian’s signature is required for entrance to Hallmark University. Applicants will be considered for acceptance and presented to the Acceptance Committee for approval once they have completed the following:

  • Interview with Admission Representative
  • Completed a Hybrid Readiness Evaluation (Main Campus Only)
  • Completed the Risk Assessment Questionnaire
  • Met the qualifying assessment/entrance score on all applicable entrance examinations and/or assessments
  • Paid the required application fee
  • Submitted a signed Enrollment Agreement
  • All admissions documentation must be received by the University prior to enrollment and final acceptance of the applicant
  • A certificate of release or discharge from active military duty (DD Form 214) indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • A certificate of Record of Military Processing, U.S. DD Form 1966/1 indicating high school graduation or equivalent
  • An official college transcript that indicates the applicant has graduated from high school

The applicant is notified of acceptance once he/she has and has been approved by the Acceptance Committee. Applicants denied entrance by the Acceptance Committee, will have all application fees paid refunded.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Management

    In addition to the general admissions requirements, for favorable admissions consideration to the Master of Business Administration – Global Management (MBA-GM) program, the applicant must meet specific criteria outlined in the following entrance requirements:

    1. Graduates of any Hallmark University bachelor’s degree (with any or no concentration) within 5 years of applying for the MBA-GM degree program with at least a C cumulative average have no additional requirements.
    2. No evidence of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score is required.
    3. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted in good standing.
    4. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 – 2.99 may be admitted with caution.
    5. Applicants with graduate school credits:
      a. If candidates for MBA-GM admission have earned 12 credit hours or more of graduate coursework from an accredited university with a cumulative graduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, they may be admitted in good standing.
      b. If candidates for MBA-GM admission have earned fewer than 12 hours of graduate coursework from an accredited university with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, they may be admitted in good standing.
    6. Current resume required.

    Graduate admissions personnel will evaluate previously completed coursework for eligibility to transfer graduate-level credit hours, taking into account the provisions in paragraph 5. The Associate Dean of the School of Business is authorized to make exceptions related to MBA-GM admissions to the above-identified requirements, on a case-by-case basis.

  • Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing Education

    In addition to the general admissions requirements, for favorable admissions consideration to the Master of Science in Nursing Education program, an applicant must meet all of the following entrance requirements:

    1. Provide verification of completion of a Bachelor degree program on an official transcript from an accredited college or university.
      a. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted in good standing.
      b. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5-2.99 maybe admitted under caution;
      NOTE: If potential students have earned a minimum of 12 hours of graduate coursework, this may be used to evaluate a student’s initial academic standing.
    2. Licensure as a Registered Nurse
    3. It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of two (2) years full-time clinical nursing experience.
    4. Submit a professional resume.

    Admissions personnel will evaluate previously completed coursework for eligibility to transfer credit. The Dean of the School of Nursing has the authorization to make exceptions to the Master of Science in Nursing Education requirements on a provisional case-by-case basis.

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

    In addition to the general admissions requirements, for favorable admissions consideration to the Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCyber) program, an applicant must meet specific criteria outlined in following entrance requirements:

    1. Graduates of Hallmark University’s BSIS or BSCS degree programs with at least a C cumulative average have no additional requirements.
    2. Other-than Hallmark University IT/Cyber graduates; verification of completion of a technology degree from an accredited university such as computer information systems, computer science, information sciences, database administration, and software engineering will need a minimum of two years’ experience preferably in one of the eight CISSP domains of (1) security and risk management, (2) asset security, (3) security architecture and engineering, (4) communication and network security, (5) identity and access management, (6) security assessment and testing, (7) security operations, and (8) software development.
    3. For MSCyber candidates not having one of a technology undergraduate degree, experience in one or more of the technology domains in #2 above needs to be for a period minimum of three years.
    4. For MSCyber candidates who do not meet the experience requirements, they must possess and present one or more active intermediate or higher-level technology certifications that can be substituted for work experience.
    5. Current resume required.
    6. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted in good standing
    7. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 – 2.99 may be admitted under caution; NOTE If potential students have earned a minimum of 12 hours of graduate coursework, this may be used to evaluate a student’s initial academic standing.

    Admissions personnel will evaluate previously completed coursework for eligibility to transfer credit. The Associate Dean of the School of  Information Technology and Cyber Security has the authorization to make exceptions to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity requirements on a provisional case-by-case basis.

  • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

    In addition to the general admissions requirements (see General Requirements), for favorable admissions consideration to the Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL), the applicant must meet specific criteria outlined in the following entrance requirements:

    1. Graduates of any Hallmark University bachelor’s degree with at least a C cumulative average have no additional requirements.
    2. No evidence of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score is required.
    3. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted in good standing.
    4. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 – 2.99 may be admitted with caution.
    5. Applicants with graduate school credits:
      a. If candidates for MSSL admission have earned 12 credit hours or more of graduate coursework from an accredited university with a cumulative graduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, they may be admitted in good standing.
      b. If candidates for MSSL admission have earned fewer than 12 hours of graduate coursework from an accredited university with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, they may be admitted in good standing.
    6. Current resume required.

    Graduate admissions personnel will evaluate previously completed coursework for eligibility to transfer graduate-level credit hours, taking into account the provisions in paragraph 5. The Associate Dean of the School of Business is authorized to make exceptions related to MSSL admissions to the above-identified requirements, on a case-by-case basis.

Admission of Non-traditional High School Students

A non-traditional high school student is a person enrolled in home school programs or a student from a high school that is non-accredited or not recognized by the Texas Education Agency. An applicant applying for admission based on the completion of an independent study equivalent to the high school level in a non-traditional setting (rather than through a public high school, accredited private high school or state equivalency exam) will be considered for individual approval for admission provided is he/she complies with Hallmark University’s entrance testing requirements and presents an official transcript for home school education that states the student’s name, date of graduation, and is signed by the person who is responsible for the homeschooling.

Entrance Testing

All prospective students will take a cognitive assessment to measure basic Math and English skills to be considered for admissions. If the student does not meet the required score the student will be measured through additional assessment requirements. Upon completion of the exams, each student will meet with an admissions professional to discuss results.

Hallmark uses college-level placement exams containing reading, writing, and algebra skills to schedule students in the appropriate courses. The assessment can be completed at the student’s pace. All exams are computer-based and will be scored upon completion.

College of Aeronautics

Aviation applicants must achieve a minimum score of 70 on the Aviation Assessment for entrance into the degree level program. All applicants must be able to clear the FAA requirement for a Background Check in order to be an active student at Hallmark University. Students must meet this requirement within thirty (30) days of the enrollment date. If the necessary verification is not met, the student may be dismissed from Hallmark University.

Information Technology (Cisco)

A qualifying score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam published by Wonderlic Personnel Test, Inc., is required for entrance into the Information Technology, Cisco program. A minimum score of 15 must be achieved on the admission’s assessment for each program. An applicant who has earned a degree or who has earned 9 college credit hours and meets the standard definition of “College Ready” may be exempt from the Wonderlic entrance requirement. If an applicant does not initially pass the first assessment, the applicant may take a second assessment on the same day.

Transfers to Hallmark University

Hallmark is a place where you can bring previously earned credits and apply your drive to succeed as an individual. Previous credits earned at an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) that are compatible with the student’s degree plan are considered for transfer. All transfer evaluations are accepted and approved by the Office of the Registrar during the enrollment process and/or within the first grading period of active attendance at Hallmark University.

Hallmark University requires all college-level work subject to transfer credit consideration, be submitted on an officially approved transcript from the originating institution. An officially approved transcript is one sent directly from the originating institution and/or received by the Office of the Registrar at Hallmark University in an envelope sealed by the originating institution. All Veteran’s Educational funding students to submit copies of their military and all academic transcripts for evaluation of credit.

Transfer Conditions

Transfer credits may be applied under the following conditions:

  • The institution where previous credits were earned, must be accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Post-Secondary Education.
  • Aviation credits must be from an FAA certified school.
  • Subjects or courses to be transferred must be comparable in scope and content to Hallmark University’s Units of Instruction as described in the current catalog.
  • Grades earned must be equivalent to or greater than a “C” for consideration. Hallmark University credit earned with a “D” may transfer from one Hallmark University program to another with the exception of Nursing.
  • Only credit for technical courses completed within the last five (5) years will be considered.

Final approval of transfer credits will be made only after an official transcript is received from the granting institution. Higher level coursework may be awarded as credit for a lower level course. Amount of approvable transfer credits are subject to residency requirements. Where credit is granted, program length and cost will be adjusted as appropriate. If the student receives transfer credit, the student’s scheduling track may be affected. A Unit of Instruction comprehensive test and practical projects may be deemed necessary to ascertain proficiency for credit purposes.

Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

An official evaluation of foreign credentials must be completed before transfer credits can be granted. All foreign credentials submitted to Hallmark University must be the originals of a certified English translation. Applicants are responsible for arranging for credential evaluation and must pay all costs associated with obtaining the translation and submitting the documentation for approval by the appropriate Office of the Registrar and/or Dean of Academics.
Hallmark University will accept an evaluation from the following evaluators:
SpanTran Educational Services, Website: www.spantran.com
Foreign Credentials Service of America, Website: www.foreigncredentials.org

Tuition Rates

Program TitleCost Per Credit HourTotal Credit Hours
BS Aviation Maintenance Management$49560
AAS Airframe and Powerplant Tech$38596
AAS Airframe Technology$38560
AAS Powerplant Technology$38565
MBA Global MGMT$49536
MS Strategic Leadership$49536
BS Business Management$495120
MS Nursing Education$49536
BS Nursing$495120
BS Nursing RN to BSN$16560
MS Cybersecurity$49536
BS Cybersecurity$495120
BS Information Systems$495120
AAS IT – Cisco$49560

*Pricing varies based on total credit hours. Costs subject to change. Does not include registration, lab, or technology fees. Military active duty and their spouses will be eligible for a reduced cost per credit hourly rate.

Housing

Hallmark provides an opportunity for students outside of the San Antonio Area to utilize apartment living off campus. Hallmark University has partnered with University Oaks to give students independent, apartment style living. Apartments leased to students are located in close proximity to our Main Campus. Apartments provide exceptional convenience and pricing for students with easy and convenient access to all necessary and important parts of our beautiful city.

For current pricing click here.

University Oaks

Hallmark University housing provides students with the following:

Amenities:
Newly Renovated Club Houses
Quiet Study Rooms
24 Hour Laundry Center
Conference Room for Meetings
Ample Parking
2 Sand Volleyball Courts
3 Bbq Pavilions
3 Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
Basketball Court
Pet Friendly

Floor Plans:
Efficiency
1 Bedroom/1 Bath
1 Bedroom Deluxe with Study
2 Bedroom/2 Bath
4 Bedroom/2 Bath

Floor plans examples for students at University Oaks
Location

Mao showing location of housing and HU campuses

MAIN CAMPUS TERM SCHEDULES DAY CLASS DATES AND VA CERTIFICATIONS
Term NumberStart Term DateEnd Term DateProjected Grad Date
MS CybersecurityAAS Cisco, AAS Microsoft, AAS Medical, MBA Global Management, MS Strategic Leadership, RN to BSNMS Nursing EducationBS Aviation Maint. Mgmt.BS Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Administration, and ManagementBSN Nursing
6 Terms7 Terms8 Terms10 Terms14 Terms16 Terms
54 Weeks63 Weeks72 Weeks90 Weeks126 Weeks144 Weeks
17122912/29/1702/22/1802/21/1908/15/1904/23/20
18022302/23/1804/19/1804/18/1910/17/1906/25/20
18042704/27/1806/21/1806/20/1912/12/1908/20/20
18062206/22/1808/16/1808/15/1902/27/2010/22/2002/22/21
18082408/24/1810/18/1810/17/1904/23/2012/17/2004/22/21
18101910/19/1812/13/1812/12/1906/25/2002/25/2106/24/21
18122812/28/1802/21/1902/27/2008/20/2004/22/2108/19/21
19022202/22/1904/18/1904/23/2010/22/2006/24/2110/21/21
19042604/26/1906/20/1904/23/2006/25/2008/20/2012/17/2008/19/2112/16/21
19062106/21/1908/15/1906/25/2008/20/2010/22/2002/25/2110/21/2102/24/22
19082308/23/1910/17/1908/20/2010/22/2012/17/2004/22/2112/16/2104/21/22
19101810/18/1912/12/1910/22/2012/17/2002/25/2106/24/2102/24/2206/23/22
20010301/03/2002/27/2012/17/2002/25/2104/22/2108/19/2104/21/2208/18/22
20022802/28/2004/23/2002/25/2104/22/2106/24/2110/21/2106/23/2210/20/22
20050105/01/2006/25/2004/22/2106/24/2108/19/2112/16/2108/18/2212/15/22
20062606/26/2008/20/2006/24/2108/19/2110/21/2102/24/2210/20/22
20082808/28/2010/22/2008/19/2110/21/2112/16/2104/21/2212/15/22
20102310/23/2012/17/2010/21/2112/16/2102/24/2206/23/22
20123112/31/2002/25/2112/16/2102/24/2104/21/2208/18/22
21022602/26/2104/22/2102/24/2204/21/2206/23/2210/20/22
21043004/30/2106/24/2104/21/2206/23/2208/18/2212/15/22
21062506/25/2108/19/2106/23/2208/18/2210/20/22
21082708/27/2110/21/2108/18/2210/20/2212/15/22
21102210/22/2112/16/2110/20/2212/15/22
21123112/31/2102/24/2212/15/22
22022502/25/2204/21/22
22042904/29/2206/23/22
SATELLITE CAMPUS TERM SCHEDULES DAY CLASS DATES AND VA CERTIFICATIONS
Term NumberStart Term DateEnd Term DateProjected Grad Date
AASAAS
Airframe or PowerplantAirframe and Powerplant Technology
5 Terms7.75 Terms
45 Weeks70 Weeks
171229A12/29/1702/22/1811/09/1803/15/19
180223A02/23/1804/19/1801/18/1905/17/19
180427A04/27/1806/21/1803/15/1907/12/19
180622A06/22/1808/16/1805/17/1909/13/19
180824A08/24/1810/18/1807/12/1911/08/19
181019A10/19/1812/13/1809/13/1901/24/20
181228A12/28/1802/21/1911/08/1903/20/20
190222A02/22/1904/18/1901/24/2005/22/20
190426A04/26/1906/20/1903/20/2007/17/20
190621A06/21/1908/15/1905/22/2009/18/20
190823A08/23/1910/17/1906/25/2012/04/20
191018A10/18/1912/12/1908/20/2002/12/21
200103A01/03/2002/27/2010/22/2004/09/21
200228A02/28/2004/23/2012/17/2006/11/21
200501A05/01/2006/25/2002/25/2108/06/21
200626A06/26/2008/20/2004/22/2110/08/21
200828A08/28/2010/22/2006/24/2112/03/21
201023A10/23/2012/17/2008/19/2102/11/22
201231A12/31/2002/25/2110/21/2104/08/22
210226A02/26/2104/22/2112/16/2106/10/22
210430A04/30/2106/24/2102/24/2208/05/22
210625A04/30/2106/24/2202/24/22008/05/22
210625A06/25/2108/19/2104/21/2210/07/22
210827A08/27/2110/21/2106/23/2212/02/22
211022A10/22/2112/16/2108/18/2202/10/23
211231A12/31/2102/24/2210/20/22
220225A02/25/2204/21/2212/15/22
220429A04/29/2206/23/22
2206224A06/24/2208/18/22
220826A08/26/2210/20/22
22102110/21/2212/15/22
22123012/30/2202/23/23
SATELLITE CAMPUS TERM SCHEDULES EVENING CLASS DATES AND VA CERTIFICATIONS
Term NumberStart Term DateEnd Term DateProjected Grad Date
AAS
Aviation Maint. Technology
7 Terms
91 Weeks
161010E10/10/1601/20/1707/26/18
170123E01/23/1704/21/1710/25/18
170424E04/24/1707/21/1702/07/19
170724E07/24/1710/20/1705/09/19
171023E10/23/1702/02/1808/08/19
180205E02/05/1805/04/1811/07/19
180507E05/07/1808/03/1802/20/20
180806E08/06/1811/02/1805/21/20
181105E11/05/1802/15/1908/20/20
190218E02/18/1905/17/1911/19/20
190520E05/20/1908/16/1903/04/21
190819E08/19/1911/15/1905/03/21
191118E11/18/1902/28/2009/02/21
200302E03/02/2005/29/2012/02/21
200601E06/01/2008/28/2003/17/22
200831E08/31/2011/27/2006/16/22
201130E11/30/2003/12/21009/15/22
210315E03/15/2106/11/2112/15/22
210614E06/14/2109/10/21
210913E09/13/2112/10/21
211213E12/13/2103/25/22
220328E03/28/2206/24/22
220627E06/27/2209/23/22
220926E09/26/2212/23/22

Admissions

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your programs?

Our programs are typically 14 months for an associate degree and 28 months for a bachelor degree. This will also vary based on a student completing the required courses on track and also if there were any transfer credits.

How long are your class semesters/terms?

9 weeks