Selective Program Admission Requirements

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Important Program Information

Dental Hygiene is a fall-start clinical program. Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by January 15. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after January 15.

 

After January 15, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Dental Hygiene degree may apply to the General Studies program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

I. High school students and students with 12 or fewer college credits completed:
  • High school Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “B” or better. *
  • High school Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better. *
  • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or better; 3.0 GPA or higher in both science and non-science program–specific courses (for college students with 12 or fewer credits).

II. Students with more than 12 college credits completed:

  • Most recently completed Biology course with a lab and grade of “B” or better if completed in high school, or grade of a “B-” or better if completed in college (i.e. NCC BIOS 115, BIOS 160, or BIOS 204). *
  • Most recently completed Chemistry course with a lab and grade of “B” or better if completed in high school, or grade of “B-” or better if completed in college (i.e. NCC CHEM 135). *
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.7 in both science and non-science program-specific courses (if applicable).

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please Be Advised

  • Dental Hygiene is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students admitted to the clinical program must complete ENGL101 and CHEM135 prior to the Fall semester start.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the General Studies program of study to take general education courses toward the Dental Hygiene degree.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college.
  • Complete the Career Assessment Form (CAF) and upload to the online Admissions portal. Refer to the college catalog Dental Hygiene page and click on “program details.” NOTE: Once uploaded, this document can’t be replaced with another.
 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 

Important Program Information

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a fall-start clinical program. Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after February 1.

 

After February 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

 

Minimum requirements

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS115 with a grade of “B” or better. *
  • High School Algebra I and II or NCC’s MATH022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through placement testing. *
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please be advised:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education courses toward the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a physically demanding occupation.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college.
  • Complete the Career Assessment Form (CAF) and upload to the online Admissions portal. Refer to the college catalog Diagnostics Medical Sonography page. NOTE: Once uploaded, this document can’t be replaced with another.

 

Questions

Please contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process.

 

Important Program Information

Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after February 1.

 

After February 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Funeral Service Education degree may apply to the General Studies program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

I. High school graduates and non-traditional student applicants:

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “C” or better.*
  • High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “C” or better.*
  • High School G.P.A. of 2.50 or better.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

II. Transfer student applicants:

  • Grades of C or better in each course being transferred to NCC.
  • College G.P.A. of 2.75 or better.

III. Funeral Service Education core courses (courses with the prefix FUNS) may only be taken by those students who have completed the 60 hours of general education requirement with a cumulative college G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher, and with final grades of C or better in the following classes: ACCT101 or ACCT100, BIOS160, BIOS202, BUSA152, CHEM135, CISC101, PSYC221.

Please Be Advised:

  • Funeral Service Education is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admissions to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the General Studies program of study to take general education classes toward the Funeral Service Education degree.
  • Funeral Service is a physically demanding occupation.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education to the Processing Center. Transcripts are needed for high school, GED, and if attended, college.

 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 

Important Program Information

Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by May 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after May 1.

 

After May 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Medical Assistant specialized diploma may apply to the Healthcare Office Coordinator degree program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • High school biology or NCC’s BIOS 105, 107, or 115 with a grade of “C” or better.*
  • High school Algebra I or NCC’s MATH 022 with a grade of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
  • English I eligibility in accordance with NCC’s English I placement policy.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please Be Advised:

Medical Assistant is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program. Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Healthcare Office Coordinator program of study to take general education classes toward the Medical Assistant specialized diploma.

 

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college.

 

Questions

Please contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process.

 

Important Program Information

LPN is a fall-start program at the Bethlehem and Pocono campus. Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after February 1.

 

After February 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the LPN certificate may apply to the General Studies program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of a “C” or better.*
  • High School Algebra I or NCC’s MATH 022 with a grade of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
  • GPA of at least 2.5.
  • “Basic” level on ATI TEAS.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please Be Advised:

  • LPN is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the General Studies program of study to take general education courses toward the LPN certificate.
  • Nursing is a physically demanding occupation.
  • Attend Nursing Information Session if you have not attended one in the past. Information sessions are listed at info.northampton.edu/admissions-events

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college(s).
  • Take the ATI TEAS test prior to the application deadline. View TEAS test information.

 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or at adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 

Important Program Information

RN is a fall-start and spring-start program at the Bethlehem campus. RN is a fall-start program at the Pocono campus. The Evening/Weekend option is offered only in the spring semester of even-numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.) at the Bethlehem campus.

 

Students may apply to the fall clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the fall clinical program after February 1.

 

Students may apply to the spring clinical program starting February 15. Applications must be completed by September 15. Students will not be able to apply to the spring clinical program after September 15.

 

After February 1 (fall semester) or September 15 (spring semester), students who wish to take general education courses toward the RN degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements for RN Program

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “B” or better.*
  • High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better.*
  • High School Algebra I and Algebra II or NCC’s MATH 022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
  • GPA of at least 3.0.
  • “Proficient” level on ATI TEAS with all subsections at or above the national average.

 *High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements. 

 

Please Be Advised:

  • RN is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program. Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education courses toward the RN degree.
  • Nursing is a physically demanding occupation.
  • Attend Nursing Information Session if you have not attended one in the past. Information sessions are listed at info.northampton.edu/admissions-events. 

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college(s).
  • Take the ATI TEAS test prior to the application deadline. View TEAS test information.

 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or at adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 

Important Program Information

Advanced Placement RN is a fall-start and spring-start program at the Bethlehem campus.

 

Advanced Placement RN is a spring-start program at the Pocono campus. The Advanced Placement RN Evening/Weekend option is offered only in the fall semester of even-numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.) at the Bethlehem campus.

 

Students may apply to the fall clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the fall clinical program after February 1.

 

Students may apply to the spring clinical program starting May 1. Applications must be completed by September 15. Students will not be able to apply to the spring clinical program after September 15.

 

After February 1 (fall semester) or September 15 (spring semester), students who wish to take general education courses toward the RN degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Hold a current and valid LPN license.
  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “B” or better.*
  • High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better.*
  • High School Algebra I and Algebra II or NCC’s MATH 022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
  • Completion of general education courses required in the first two semesters of the RN program with grades of “C” or better.
  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • “Proficient” level on ATI TEAS with all subsections at or above the national average.
  • Have credit for NURS 101 – Introduction to Nursing in the form of: 1) if a graduate of NCC PN program, NURS101 with grade of C+ or better OR 2) if not a graduate of NCC PN program, achieving a minimum of Level II on the ATI Fundamentals Assessment. 

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements. 

 

Please Be Advised:

  • Advanced Placement RN is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program. Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education classes toward the RN degree.
  • Attend Nursing Information Session if you have not attended one in the past. Information sessions are listed at info.northampton.edu/admissions-events

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and if attended, college(s).
  • Take ATI TEAS and submit results to NCC. View TEAS test information
  • Take ATI Fundamentals Assessment if needed and submit results to Julie Bertha, Admissions Assistant, at jbertha@northampton.edu.
  • Upload copy of valid LPN license to the Admissions portal.

 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 

The Advanced Placement Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to afford LPNs the opportunity to receive advanced nursing standing for up to eight (8) credits by testing. The program is offered each fall and spring during daytime hours (depending on seat availability) at the Bethlehem campus. It’s offered each spring during daytime hours (depending on seat availability) at the Pocono campus. It’s offered during evening/weekend hours on the Bethlehem Campus in fall semesters of even-numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.; depending on seat availability). After receiving advanced placement, students will follow the basic curriculum of the associate degree program. Students may choose to complete the general education and support courses before entering the nursing course sequence. However, all non-nursing courses required in the first and second semester must be completed before entering the nursing sequence. Once the nursing sequence has started, the program can be completed in three semesters. Students who make application for the Advanced Nursing Program must adhere to all admission requirements (including high school biology, chemistry and algebra or their equivalents, overall GPA, and TEAS scores) and deadlines as they appear in the College catalog. Additionally, applicants must show proof of their current LPN licensure. Acceptance to the program is competitive and based on seat availability.

 

Application Deadline

Radiography is a fall-start program. Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after February 1.

 

After February 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Radiography degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS115 with a grade of “C” or better. *
  • High School Algebra I and II or NCC’s MATH022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing. *
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.5.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please Be Advised:

  • Radiography is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education courses toward the Radiography degree.
  • Radiography is a physically demanding occupation.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college.
  • Complete the Career Assessment Form (CAF) and upload to the online Admissions portal. Refer to the Radiography program page in the college catalog. NOTE: Once uploaded, this document can’t be replaced with another.

 

Questions

Please contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process.

 

Important Program Information

Respiratory Care is a fall-start clinical program. Fall applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after February 1.

 

After February 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Respiratory Care degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

 

Minimum requirements

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS115 with a grade of “B” or better. *
  • High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better*
  • High School Algebra I and II or NCC’s MATH022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through placement testing. *
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.75.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please be advised:

  • Respiratory Care is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education courses toward the Respiratory Care degree.
  • Respiratory Care is a physically demanding occupation.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college.
  • Complete the Career Assessment Form (CAF) and upload to the online Admissions portal. Refer to the college catalog Respiratory Care page. NOTE: Once uploaded, this document can’t be replaced with another.

 

Questions

Please contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process.

 

Important Program Information

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences is a fall-start program. Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by May 1. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after May 1.

 

After May 1, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

 

Minimum requirements

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “C” or better.*
  • High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better.*
  • High School Algebra I or NCC’s MATH 022 with a grade of “C” or better or exemption through placement testing.*
  • Eligibility to take English 101.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please Be Advised:

  • Sports Medicine and Rehabiliation Sciences is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education courses toward the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences degree.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education to the Processing Center. Transcripts are needed for high school, GED, and if attended, college(s). Your file will not be reviewed until all transcripts have been received.
  • Take NCC English and Math Placement Tests if needed.

 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or at adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

 

Important Program Information

Veterinary Technician is a fall-start program. Students may apply to the clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by March 15. Students will not be able to apply to the clinical program after March 15.

 

After March 15, students who wish to take general education courses toward the Veterinary Technician degree may apply to the General Studies program of study.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS115 with a grade of “B” or better.*
  • High School Algebra I and II or NCC’s MATH 022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
  • 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • At the time of the application, the student must have completed 20 hours of observation in a veterinary facility within the past year and completed the Career Exploration Form (CEF) available on NCC’s Veterinary Technician catalog page.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

 

Please Be Advised:

  • Veterinary Technician is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program.
  • Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the General Studies program of study to take general education classes toward the Veterinary Technician degree.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

  • Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
  • Submit official transcripts for all education to the Processing Center. Transcripts are needed for high school, GED, and if attended, college(s).
  • Complete the Career Exploration Form (CEF) and upload to the online Admission portal. Refer to the overview section of the Veterinary Technician page in the college catalog and click on “program details.” NOTE: Once uploaded, this document can’t be replaced with another.

 

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610.861.5500 or adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.



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