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 (September 2020 - March 2021).  Upcoming dates are available by visiting: http://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/srt/mandatory-info-sessions.htmlAttendance will be recorded.

 

Step 2:

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:  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.

Each of the following sections must be taken: Reading; Math: Science and English. Minimum score on Science section is 50%No minimum required on the other sections.

 

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.

 

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 

 

High School Transcript of 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

 

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 Surgical Technology career and what qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program.

 

Biology Requirement

Complete ONE of the following options:

  • BIO211 with a grade of C or higher *see 'Additional Important Information' section for details
  • 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:
    • H.S. Biology with a C or higher
    • CLEP test with a score of 50 or higher
    • AP Biology Test with a 3 or higher

 

Employer Reference

An electronic reference from your most recent employer or school advisor is required.  The name and email address of your reference will be required in your application in order to submit. Your reference will receive an email and link to upload a letter of recommendation directly to your application. 

 

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

NOTE: The sooner you start the transfer request process the better.

 

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