Application Requirements for Fall 2020

Priority Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

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NSCC Online Application for Admission

Submit the online application for the year for which you are applying; regardless of whether you are a new or current student (a previously submitted application does not count).

 

Mandatory Info Session Attendance Form

Upcoming dates are available by visiting the Mandatory Info Sessions page.  When you attend the session, you will be given an attendance form to upload to your application.

 

Biology Requirement

Complete ONE of the following options:

  • BIO211 with a grade of C or higher 
  • BIO101 or BIO105 with a grade of C or higher (no time limit)
  • TEAS version V or VI - Science section score of 50% or higher (no time limit)
  • LPN Certificate (no time limit)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science (no time limit)
  • One of the following within the past 5 calendar years:
    • High School Biology with a C or higher
    • CLEP test with a score of 50 or higher
    • AP Biology Test with a 3 or higher

 

ATI TEAS Exam

The ATI TEAS exam is preferred to be taken at NSCC.  Students whose score reports reflect that they have tested more than two times or at another location other than NSCC must also submit an official TEAS transcript from ATI. Additional charges may apply.

Applicants are limited to two attempts within a year (September 1 - August 31), regardless of the testing site and program to which they are applying.

Although there are no minimum required scores, each of the following sections are required to be taken: Reading; Math; Science; and English - and all scores will be included in the review process.

 

Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate communications proficiency. If you have demonstrated proficiency with your SAT scores or Accuplacer testing from another institution, please upload that document to your application.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your high school GPA or with college level courses, this will be updated upon review of your submitted materials. 

 

Math Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate math proficiency. If you have demonstrated proficiency with your SAT scores or Accuplacer testing from another institution, please upload that document to your application.  If you have demonstrated proficiency with your high school GPA or with college level courses, this will be updated upon review of your submitted materials.

 

 Clinical Observation Form

You must participate in a 4 hour clinical observation.  Contact a local physical therapy clinic or hospital to request permission for an observational visit.  Complete the form provided at the madatory information session and upload the form to your submitted application.

 

High School Transcript or GED score report

Upload a copy of your high school transcript or GED score report.  If you previously submitted the transcript or score report and attended classes within the past 5 years, then Enrollment likely has it on file.  You can confirm by emailing: jmuse@northshore.edu

 

Official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities previously attended

All official transcripts from previously attended Colleges/Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff.  If the College/University will give an official transcript directly to you, then have them do so but do NOT open the envelope.  Hand-delivering it to Enrollment is the most efficient way for you to ensure that receipt of transcripts do not hold up your application.  If you have previously submitted transcripts and have since completed courses or are currently registered for courses, then you need to submit an updated transcript.

Students seeking credit from a previously completed Physical Therapy Assistant Program and/or Physical Therapy related courses must  provide:

  • an official transcript indicating enrollment in courses within the last 2 years
  • course description and syllabi.  Additional documents can be emailed to: jmuse@northshore.edu

NOTE: an informational meeting may be required by the Department Chairperson

 

Employer References

Two electronic references from your employer and/or academic instructor are required.  The names and email addresses of your references will be required in your application in order to submit. Your references will receive emails and links to upload a letter of recommendation directly to your application.

 

Essay

A word-processed essay must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying:

Please state why you would like to pursue a Physical Therapist Assistant career and what qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program.

 

 

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