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The School of Health Sciences Policy for Competitive Admission Process

Policy for Competitive Admission Process

Program Specific excel spread sheets will be used by all competitive programs.

Standard Interview Tool will be used by all competitive programs.

Required forms must be submitted by published deadline date. ( Forms are located on the CTC web site).

A cumulative 2.0 GPA in designated competitive admission courses (see b. below) is required to qualify for interview for all programs with the following exception: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in designated competitive admission courses is required to compete for the Dental Hygiene program interview.

Students who hold college degrees must compete in the same areas as students without previous degrees, including COMPASS Reading and Writing scores.

Transfer credit for appropriate math courses will exempt students from the Algebra and Pre-Algebra portions of COMPASS, but all students must attain minimum score on the Reading and Writing portions to compete.

Competitive ranking will be based on:

Standardized admission test score (COMPASS only)

Students will be allowed only one retest in the Reading and Writing sections after the required score is attained. The highest score will be used in the ranking process. Scores must be within 5 years of the semester the student is applying for their intended program. (Scores older than 5 years will still count as "first attempt" scores).

Math Scores: Students who score below the required Pre-Algebra and Algebra scores will be eligible for competitive admission after successful completion of required developmental math courses and the required program math course (MATH 1012- Dental Assisting and Medical Assisting or MATH 1111- all other programs). The math sections of the standardized admission test will not have to be taken again; Math scores will not be used in the ranking process.

Designated course grades are indicated by an * on program sequence sheets and CTC web page.

Students will be given one opportunity to improve on a passing grade. For example, if a student makes a C on his/her first attempt, one re-take is permissible and the higher grade is used for ranking.

Students with the grade of D, F, W, WP,WF the first time will be allowed 1 re-take opportunity to make a passing grade. The student will then be given one opportunity to improve on a passing grade as stated above. The higher grade will be used for ranking. Note that Financial Aid may not pay for a class again once a student has passed with a "C" or better.

All science grades used for competitive admission must be no more than 7 years old or the course must be re-taken. For Pharmacy Diploma, ALHS 1011 is only good for 2 years.

Individual Interview

GPA must be as stated in 4 above to qualify for the interview process.

Students will be interviewed by a panel with a minimum of three members, one of which will be from outside of the School of Health Sciences.

A standardized interview tool will be used for each interview.

Interview score of 70% or higher must be achieved to be considered for acceptance into the program.

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