Applications being accepted for most Wallace State Health Science programs for Fall 2019 entry

HANCEVILLE - The application process is now open for students wishing to apply to Health Science programs at Wallace State Community College. Most of the college’s programs select new students for admission each fall through a competitive application process. In most cases, the application process runs from March 1 to June 1.

Exceptions to the March 1-June 1 application timeline include the Child Development program, which accepts applications Aug. 1 through Nov. 1 for entry each spring, and the Nursing program, which accepts applications for new students each Fall and Spring, mobility students in the fall only, and transfer and reinstatement students each semester. The Nursing application deadline for Fall 2019 is May 15 for new and mobility students, and July 15 for transfer and reinstatement students.

Each program sets minimum guidelines students should meet in order to apply to the program, with most – but not all - requiring a minimum ACT and GPA as well as completion of pre-requisite courses. All applicants must also for general admission to the college.

 

  •  Child Development requires a GPA of at least 2.0, no minimum ACT is required
  • Dental Assisting requires a GPA of at least 2.3 and a minimum ACT of 16; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Dental Hygiene requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 18; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  •  Diagnostic Imaging requires a minimum ACT of 20; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  •  Diagnostic Medical Sonography requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 19; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Emergency Medical Services requires the student be able to enroll in English 101 and Math 100 courses and a minimum ACT of 17
  •  Health Information Technology requires GPA of 2.5 and minimum ACT of 17; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Medical Assistant requires a 2.0 GPA and a minimum ACT of 17; no pre-requisite courses are required
  • Medical Laboratory Technician requires a 2.5 GPA and a minimum ACT of 18; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Nursing requires a either a 2.0 or 2.5 GPA depending on student status (new, transfer, etc.), and a minimum ACT of 18; completing certain courses before applying will help improve point scores
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 20; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Pharmacy Technology requires a GPA of 2.0, no minimum ACT is required; no pre-requisite courses are required
  • Physical Therapist Assistant requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 18; ; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Polysomnographic (Sleep Lab) Technologist requires a 2.0 GPA and a minimum ACT of 17; no pre-requisite courses are required
  • Respiratory Therapy requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 18; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying
  • Therapeutic Massage requires a 2.5 GPA and either a 17 on the ACT or 80 or higher on the reading section of the ACCUPLACER assessment.

To review Health Science programs, visit www.wallacestate.edu and click on the Programs link.

Those looking to complete pre-requisites are encouraged to enroll this summer. Pell grants are now available year-round for those who qualify for financial aid, as more than half of students in Wallace State’s service area do. Priority registration begins April 15.

Wallace State will hold a Rapid Enroll Week April 22-27, where students can apply, become admitted and register in one day. Campus tours and advising sessions will be offered daily.

The summer semester begins May 22. New flex terms, in which courses are offered in shorter, more intense 4-week sessions, run June 3-July 1 and July 2-Aug. 1.

Learn more at www.wallacestate.edu


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