Application Requirements for Fall 2021

Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

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Step 1:

Mandatory Information Session Attendance

Applicants must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to submission of your application.  Applicants must attend a session during the academic year prior to admission (Sept. 2020 - March 2021).  Upcoming dates are available by visiting: http://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/pta/mandatory-information-sessions.html.  Attendance will be recorded.

 

Step 2: 

ATI TEAS Exam

(As of 2016)

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:  https://atitesting.com/ati_store/  Additional charges may apply.

 Must be ATI TEAS as of 2016.  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.

 

Step 3: 

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).  Once you submit your application, the remaining required documents (below) may be uploaded to your account.

 

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

 

Communications Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate this. (See link below.)  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. 

http://www.northshore.edu/academics/proficiency/communications-proficiency.html

 

Math Proficiency

There are many ways to demonstrate this. (See link below.)  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.

http://www.northshore.edu/academics/proficiency/math-proficiency.html

 

 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 mandatory 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: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu

 

Official transcripts from all Colleges/ Universities previously attended

All official transcripts from previously attended Colleges/ Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff. 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. Transcripts may be sent electronically from your college(s) to NSCC at: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu or mailed to: North Shore Community College, Attn: Admissions/Health Programs, 1 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA 01923

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: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu 

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

 

Essay

A word-processed essay must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying. (Essay must be typed. Grammar and spelling are considered in addition to content and quality of your essay.) 

Please state why you would like to pursue a Physical Therapist Assistant career and outline how your observation experience confirmed your desire to enter the field.  What qualities do you feel that you possess that would contribute to the physical therapy profession? 

 

 

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