To be considered for admission an applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time the practicum or externship portion of the program begins.
- Be a high school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) holder as evidenced by a copy of a diploma or transcript. Foreign diplomas must be translated into English, if necessary, and affirmed as equivalent to a U.S. diploma by a recognized credentialing organization.
- Be a U. S. citizen, an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States or a foreign national eligible for a student visa.
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and interest in, the selected program of study through an admissions interview and written responses to an admissions survey/personal statement. The applicant must also demonstrate maturity, self-awareness, integrity, good judgment and professionalism.
- Be in good health and physically able to carry out any techniques or procedures that are essential to the selected pro-gram of study and career.
- Meet New York State requirements for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), and Meningococcal Meningitis immunizations
- Score at an acceptable level on any required pre-admission test.
- Undergo a criminal background check if required by the program of study (Nursing, Surgical Technologist).
- Be proficient in the English language as determined by the Vice President of Admissions and Marketing or program dean.
- Provide a completed reference form if required by the program of study.
(Note: Students entering with advanced standing and who will take a clinical course in the first term of study must complete prerequisite requirements for clinical placement. This includes proof of physical examination, medical history, tuberculin testing (PPD), urine toxicology screening, Hepatitis B & Tdap vaccination, titers or waiver and any other documentation as specified by clinical placement facilities). Students with incomplete medical documentation required for clinical placement may have enrollment deferred to the following term.