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Students who wish to declare a major in some health professions programs must meet minimum criteria in order to apply and admission is competitive. Admission to some health programs is selective due to availability and limitations of practicum sites and limitations in the number of students who can be accommodated in clinical groups. The selective admission procedures also apply to readmission students, advanced placements students, and transfer students. Admission to Richland Community College does not guarantee admission to selective admissions programs. The following programs require specialized admission:
Below are the basic steps to follow in applying for admissions to any of the Health Professions programs listed above. (Revised July 2014)
|Program||Admission Semester||Advisement Plans/Audits Accepted||Application Deadline||Late Application Period|
|AD Nursing/LPN Bridge||Spring||August 1 - October 1||October 1 at 5:00 p.m.||October 2 - December 1|
|AD Nursing/LPN Bridge||Fall||February 1 - April 1||April 1 at 5:00 p.m.||April 2 - June 1|
|Pharmacy Technology||Fall||January 4 - April 1||April 1 at 5:00 p.m.||April 2 - August 1|
|Practical Nursing||Summer||January 4 - March 1||March 1 at 5:00 p.m.||March 2 - June 1|
|Radiography||Summer||October 1 - February 1||February 1 at 5:00 p.m.||Not available|
|Surgical Technology||Fall||January 4 - March 1||March 1 at 5:00 p.m.||Ongoing until capacity met|
Richland does have an open admissions policy. Some Health Profession Programs are selective due to the number of faculty, the accreditation requirements, and in some cases, a limited number of clinical sites, so there may not be openings for all students who apply.
The Cumulative GPA includes the grades and credits you’ve earned in all coursework attempted at Richland. The Program GPA is calculated using only the grades and credits you’ve earned in the coursework applicable to the program-of-interest. Transfer and Richland credits are used in calculating the Program GPA. If a course has been repeated, the most recent grade is used in calculating the Program GPA, in accordance with the college policy. Although some course work can be completed in program, if a student has completed it prior to admission, it is calculated in the Program GPA. Each program has specific requirements regarding a minimum Program GPA for admission, progression, and graduation.
Applicants' evaluation varies depending on the program. Specific information regarding basis of ranking is found on the individual Health Professions program pages.
Applicants who meet or exceed the admissions requirements and are not admitted because of lack of space are placed on an alternate list for admission until the program begins. If an opening becomes available, students are called based on their placement on the alternate list. The alternate list is ranked by admission score for in-district students and then for out of district students. Contact is made via phone, so it is important that the contact information listed in myRichland is up-to-date. Contact may be made up to and including the day the program begins.
Once the program begins, the alternate list does not roll over. Applicants must reapply by the deadline for the next admission cycle.
If you aren’t admitted to the program of your choice, don’t give up on your goal! Make an appointment with your academic advisor to assist you in reviewing academic qualifications and creating a plan to improve your admission score.
No. A minimum of a C is required for all general education and prerequisite and program courses. If the student is currently repeating the course with the D, see the following question.
Yes, students who are enrolled in course work during the semester of the application deadline may apply as long as all other admission criteria are met. Students will be evaluated with other applicants and must successfully complete the coursework by the end of the semester and maintain all admission requirements.
No, students don’t need CPR to apply. Students do need the Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR card before beginning their programs and must maintain a current card while in clinical courses. The training is through the American Heart Association.