FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR COMPETITIVE ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES AND NURSING PROGRAMS
The competitive Allied Health Sciences and Nursing deadlines are published on the admissions webpage.
Yes. Dates, times, and locations are posted on the College event calendar.
The sequence for the program can be found under the guided pathway tab in the College catalog.
Unsuccessful course attempts that led to ineligibility for academic ranking for competitive programs will expire after five years (60 months).This applies to any courses that led to ineligibility. Prior failures will remain on students’ permanent academic records but will not be included in the ranking grade point average.
Students with ALHS and natural science courses that are older than five years have the following options: (1) Retake the course(s); or (2) Take the College exemption exam for the expired course(s).
Students must have earned a grade of a “C” or below in order to retake a prerequisite course for ranking purposes. Each attempt will calculate in the overall ranking GPA. This also applies to students with transfer grades of a “C”.
Each attempt will not be calculated in the overall ranking GPA for prospective candidates for the Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care Technology Programs. The highest grade will be used for these programs.
Yes, if the student has degree level placement scores.
If a student who applies to a diploma program chooses to use/take the degree level Anatomy (BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2114) courses, the theory and lab course grades will be averaged for their ranking grade.
If a student makes less than a “C” in a natural science course for a competitive program that includes a lab, this will be counted as “one” academic failure or unsuccessful attempt.The student will be required to retake the component (lab or theory) in which a grade of less than a “C” was awarded in order to meet the prerequisite requirement.The theory letter grade will be averaged with the corresponding letter grade in lab to determine the final letter grade for ranking purposes.
The TEAS is the Test of Essential Academic Skills for students considering Allied Health and Nursing programs. The test is composed of multiple choice items measuring basic academic preparedness in reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage.
The following health programs require the TEAS exam: Associate Degree Nursing; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; and Practical Nursing.
August 31, 2016
Students will need to retest if their scores are older than 5 years (60 months).
The minimum required score for the TEAS is 58.7% (proficiency level).
A student may retest every 30 days. Two TEAS scores may be submitted per ranking cycle and the highest score will be used for ranking purposes.
TEAS scores are good for five years (60 months).
Students can register online at www.atitesting.com .
The cost of the TEAS test is $66.00
Students are allowed to use a calculator with the new version on the TEAS.
Students may purchase the TEAS Study Manual and/or the Online Practice exam from the ATI online store at www.atitesting.com . Students will need to select shop online from the menu and then select the study option(s) that fit their needs.