Admissions & Enrollment
All applicants are considered for admission without regard to handicap, sex, race, creed, national origin, color, religion, age, or marital status. All applicants who have completed the application process are considered on an individual basis. Returning the completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee initiates the admission process. All materials provided by the applicant become property of the school.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The School of Health Professions considers applicants who:
- Have graduated from an accredited high school or earned an equivalent GED
- Have or will have completed program-specific prerequisite courses with a C or better prior to enrolling in the program
- Are U.S. citizens. If not a U.S. citizen by birth, the applicant must provide immigration or citizenship documentation
- Must possess both physical and technical capabilities sufficient to perform essential functions (nursing) or essential technical standards (radiology)
- Submit a completed application for admission with a non-refundable application fee. This application may include references as designated by the specific program
- Submit official high school transcript; official transcript from ALL post-secondary schools attended. All applicants who have a GED must submit their GED test scores in addition to an official transcript from the school last attended. In addition to official transcripts, the course descriptions and/or syllabi may be requested to evaluate prerequisite courses
- For the Nursing Program, candidates must take the Compass Assessment Test at the local community college and satisfactorily complete any developmental courses recommended. Exceptions to this (applicants with college degrees) are granted by the Coordinator of Nursing and Student Development
- Complete pre-admissions interview (see details for each program of study)
- Student essay for Radiologic Technology Program and Nursing Program
- Admissions Committee will review and make decisions based upon the entire applicant record
- Acceptance is competitive.
- Applicants are evaluated on both academic and non-academic predictors of success, and the most qualified applicants are offered admission. Please refer to each program’s section for details.
- Acceptance is NOT guaranteed.
- Final Acceptance is contingent upon completing other specific requirements of the program, such as Satisfactory Criminal History and Federal Exclusion checks, grade of C or better in any pre-requisite courses, submission of completed Intent to Enroll Form, and receipt of the non-refundable Enrollment Fee by designated date
- Receipt of all contingent admission requirements by the designated date in the Acceptance Letter
Actual enrollment is contingent on completion of (by deadlines designated in the Acceptance Letter) the following:
- Receipt of all specific requirements listed above, such as Satisfactory Criminal History and Federal Exclusion checks
- Proof of a grade of C or better in any contingent pre-requisite courses by enrollment date. The official transcript of these courses must be received by the School within 30 days of enrollment.
- Receipt of all pre-enrollment physical examination/ health forms
- Completion of CPR class completion requirements
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND FEDERAL EXCLUSION CHECKS
All applicants for admission, readmission or transfer must have a Satisfactory Criminal History and Federal Exclusion check prior to final acceptance and enrollment. Contact the Coordinator of Nursing and Student Development for further information.
Students may be readmitted only once to each program, and each applicant is considered on an individual basis. See details of specific program.
Comparable courses may be taken and transferred from other schools accredited by an agency recognized by the Commission on Colleges of a regionally accredited body or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The applicant may be asked to provide supportive documentation regarding the course (s), such as school catalog and syllabi. For the Nursing Program, only MTH 126 taken from a community college within the Virginia Community College System will be accepted as credit for the math requirement.
The School will consider transfer students as space is available in the specific program. See specific transfer procedure for Nursing Program.
Transfer of credit to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institutions.
Some on-line courses are acceptable for transfer credit. Please contact the Coordinator of Nursing and Student Development for verification.