Getting Started ACHS

Meet our Associate Dean of Admissions, Amanda Heller Donaca, and hear answers to some of the questions that might be on your mind as you consider ways to enhance your career with holistic health training.

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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Transcripts: Learn more about accepted transcripts online here.

We will need official transcripts for each college you have attended and high school or equivalent if you are applying to an undergraduate program. If you are applying to a graduate program we will need official transcripts for each college you have attended, no high school.

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Once we have received all of your required transcripts the date will updated in the transcript received field. Transcripts can take up to an average of two weeks to be received.

Letter of Recommendation: Submit your letter of recommendation online here.

Deadline Information: View the Academic Calendar for important dates:

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Keep reading for more FAQs and call us at 800-487-8839 if you have any additional questions.

Review our Program Information & Learn About Our Programs

ACHS offers fully online, accredited undergraduate and graduate programs that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Our programs include  Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Wellness Coaching and more. Review our professional certificate, diploma and degree programs online here.

Did you know you can also take single courses? We have students taking single classes for personal interest as well as students looking to earn continuing education hours or build their professional resume. Learn more online here.

Interested in Undergraduate Studies?

Our online undergraduate programs offer practical hands-on learning that allow one to explore the various holistic health modalities in depth that we teach! Undergraduate programs are for students with a minimum of a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency. Get started on building your career pathway with our diverse undergraduate health and wellness programs.

Click here to review our undergraduate admissions requirements and begin the application process.

Interested in Graduate Studies?

Our online graduate programs offer current, up to date research and science-based curriculum for those interested in expanding their professional pathway, making a career change or adding to current professional credentials! Graduate programs are for students who have already earned a bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution.

Click here to review our graduate admissions requirements and begin the application process.

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Meet our Admissions Team

Amanda Heller Donaca Associate Dean of Admissions / Military Education Coordinator

Amanda joins the ACHS team with more than seven years’ experience in admissions advising. She earned a BS in Speech Communications from Oregon State University (OSU) and proceeded to earn her MBA from ITT Technical Institute.

Amanda’s passion for education started when she began teaching Public Speaking classes at OSU. When she left college to pursue her career, she realized that she did not want to be in any other industry.  Amanda loves helping people figure out their career goals and follow their passions, and seeing them be successful. Admissions is a very rewarding experience that has shaped who she is today.

Molly Sykes
Senior Admissions Advisor

Molly is originally from Northern Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and later obtained a Masters of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Molly has three years’ experience in national and international sales, as well as five years’ experience in higher education admission counseling. In her free time, you can find Molly at yoga class, backpacking, traveling, or enjoying the latest documentary at home with her family. 

Chelsea Phillips
Admissions Advisor

Chelsea earned a Bachelor of Art in Linguistics from The Evergreen State College. She traveled all over Asia and the Pacific Islands, taught English in Japan and Hong Kong, and she uses her experiences from traveling the world to connect and communicate with people effectively. She is thrilled to be working with students. 

Chelsea is a mother of two, enjoying all that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer. Chelsea’s favorite things are enjoying healthy, delicious local food, and being outdoors with her family.


Amy Swinehart
Director of Alumni and Career Services

Amy joined ACHS in 1995 after graduating from Washington State University with a BA in Sociology, and she has worked in both Student Services and the Admissions Department as she enjoys the interaction of working with people and assisting them to pursue their educational and career goals. In addition to her work with the College, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and getting away to the Oregon Coast as much as she can. She loves to spend time outdoors participating in activities such as hiking, golfing and skiing.

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