Health Science Admissions


The following is an overview of the necessary steps for admission to a Health Science program. Each program has individual differences in admission requirements which should be followed.

An applicant must complete ALL admissions requirements before being considered for a program.

1. CCC and TI application

2. Official documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalency® completion

  • This is required even if the applicant holds a four-year degree. 
  • A high school graduate should request his/her high school to send to CCC&TI an official transcript indicating date of graduation. 
  • If the applicant is still in high school, an official transcript should be sent now only if SAT/ACT scores are to be used to waive the college placement tests; otherwise, an official transcript should be submitted after graduation. 
  • A high school equivalency® or adult high school diploma graduate is exempt from sending a high school transcript, but an official copy of high school equivalency scores or official documentation of adult high school graduation must be sent to CCC&TI from the granting institution. 
  • Reproduced copies of personal documents are not acceptable. 
  • Transcript request forms are available in the Student Services office at CCC&TI.

3. Official transcripts of any college work 

  • The applicant should request colleges to mail transcripts directly to CCC&TI.
  •  If currently enrolled at another college, he should request a transcript now and another one at the completion of his courses. 
  • Transcript request forms are available in Student Services or may be downloaded from the college webpage.
  • College transcripts must be received and evaluated in order to exempt the applicant from placement tests.

4. Placement tests

  • Placement tests are given at the Testing Center at CCC&TI in Hudson or at the Watauga campus. 
  • Placement tests may be waived for persons who have transferable college credit that shows proficiency in reading, English and math. 
  • Acceptable scores on CPT placement tests are 86 for English, 55 for part I math, 75 for part II math/algebra, and 80 for reading. 
  • Please see Testing Center for comparable ASSET or COMPASS scores. Official test scores for these tests must be provided to the Testing Center if testing is done at another college on or after 2/1/07.
  • Documentation must be provided if an applicant has college transfer credit; or has high SAT or ACT scores (SAT = 500+ on Writing and Critical Reading, each section and 500+ on Math  OR a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT. Act scores must be 21 or higher in Reading, 18 or higher in English or 22 or higher in Math.) within 3 years of the application date; which would exempt an applicant from testing.
  • An applicant must complete all developmental classes that result from low scores on placement tests before being considered for a program.

5. Information Session

  • Each Health Science program has developed an Information Session for prospective students that must be watched or attended.
  • Formats for Information Sessions vary. Please see each program’s Admission Information Sheet for specific program instructions.

6. Program-specific Requirements

Your chosen program may also require additional requirements such as:

  • Clinical site visit – spend a morning in a health facility observing health professionals at work.
  • Interview with the Program Director.
  • Additional testing of knowledge.

Please see each program’s Admission Information Sheet for specific program requirements.

7. Physical examination

  • After program acceptance, a completed Student Medical Form for North Carolina College System Institutions form must be submitted prior to beginning a program to provide documentation of physical and emotional health which indicates the applicant’s ability to provide safe care to the public.   
  • The date of the actual physical examination must be dated within one year prior to the date of enrollment.
  • Immunizations must be up to date and reflect standards for health care workers according to CDC guidelines.
      Student Guide to Health Form presentation      Student Medical Form

8. Infant, Child and Adult CPR certification

  • Accepted students must be currently certified in CPR through one of the following: American Heart Association: BLS Healthcare Provider course, or American Red Cross: Adult CPR and Infant/Child CPR, and submit a copy of the CPR certification prior to beginning the program.