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Frequently Asked Questions - Health

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  1. What do I need to do to get into a health program? Admission into a health program is "selective," that is, a limited number of seats are available. All applicants must have a complete file to be evaluated into a health program. The file varies slightly depending on the program. Refer to the Selective Health Admissions area on this web page to find out what you need to have for a complete file for your major.
  2. Is there a waiting list for my health program? Waiting lists are formed when the number of applicants is greater than the number of seats available in a health program. Some programs do not have "waiting lists" opting to select applicants only once per year instead. Since the number of available seats varies for each health program, you will need to contact a representative in Student Development to find out which particular majors have a waiting list.
  3. I took the ACT or SAT 10 years ago. Will I have to retake them to have a complete file? No. There is no time limit on the use of ACT or SAT for health evaluation purposes. However, if you wish to use your ACT scores for academic placement, you are encouraged to take COMPASS if your scores are more than a year old so you can be placed accurately.
  4. Why did I receive a letter saying my file is "incomplete"? The purpose of the letter is to inform you of missing components that must be submitted to the Records Office before you are evaluated for admission into your program. These letters are sent out usually 2-3 times per year. You should respond as soon as possible to the request so as not to miss any deadline for evaluation.
  5. I graduated from high school 15 years ago. Are my chemistry and algebra grades outdated or can they still be used for my "complete file"? Your high school grades can still be used for your complete file. However, it may be a good idea to brush up on material which may better prepare you for the required college math and science courses.
  6. I applied to a health program and was "denied" admission. What should I do? Carefully read your letter to determine the reason for the denial. Then, follow the instructions in the letter. If you still want entrance into the program, you may want to make an appointment with the Selective Health Admissions Coordinator or a Student Development Representative to determine a plan of action for re-evaluation. The plan may include repeating math and science coursework for higher grades to increase your chance for acceptance. You must also request to be re-evaluated.

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