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Application for admission may be made at any time after completion of the junior year of high school. Applications are considered on a competitive basis as related to test scores, academic history (high school and college), academic and professional references, and an essay.

Applicants who submit complete applications and supporting materials by the deadlines listed below will meet the priority deadlines.

  • Fall Semester Priority Deadline: February 1. Decision letters mailed by March 15.
  • Spring Semester Priority Deadline: October 1. Decision letters mailed by November 15.

Regular admissions review begins after the priority deadline and continues on a rolling basis until programs are full.

The College considers all applicants without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin and does not knowingly practice discrimination in its recruiting, admission, progression, graduation or withdrawal policies, or in any other activities affecting students.

GENERAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

For admission to the College, all applicants must submit:

  • A completed application and required nonrefundable application fee ($50).
  • Evidence of US Citizenship, a current Permanent Resident Card, or a current.
  • I-551 card from the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services.
  • Letters of reference from persons who can attest to your professional or academic ability. See program specific information regarding the number and type of recommendations required. Use the College form unless otherwise indicated by the program.
  • An essay that provides a clear and concise explanation of your interest in Cabarrus College and your career in healthcare. See program specific information as some programs request additional topics.

All applicants for Master Degree programs must submit:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including evidence of completion of the applicable Bachelor degree program. Minimum GPA on post- secondary coursework required. See program specific information. 
  • Evidence of profession specific licensure. See program specific information.

All applicants for Bachelor Degree programs must submit:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, including evidence of completion of the applicable Associate Degree program. Minimum GPA on required post-secondary coursework. Many programs require high school or college level algebra, geometry, biology and/or chemistry. An official high school transcript from an accredited institution may be required as evidence. See program specific information.
  • Evidence of profession specific licensure. See program specific information.

All applicants for Associate Degree and Diploma programs must submit:

  • Official transcripts showing evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or documentation showing the equivalent of a high school diploma. 
  • Official transcripts of any post-secondary courses.
  • Evidence of high school or college level algebra, geometry, biology and/or chemistry coursework. See program specific information.
  • Official documentation of standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or ASSET).
  • Minimum required test scores for admission to Cabarrus College are:
    • SAT – 430 Reading and 380 Math
    • ACT – 18 composite
    • ASSET – 35 Writing, 37 Reading, and 33 Numerical
  • Some programs may have higher standardized test score requirements. See program specific information for minimum requirements.

Each academic program has admissions requirements in addition to the general requirements listed above. These requirements are listed in this catalog with the individual program curriculum information. An interview may be requested as part of the admissions process.

NOTE: An official transcript is delivered in a sealed envelope or through an official transcript service via email. Transcripts that are mailed from another college are considered official. Hand carried transcripts are official unless the envelope is opened prior to receipt. Faxed transcripts are considered unofficial and may be used as working documents only.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences regularly offers the Residual ACT (the scores can only be used at Cabarrus College) for those needing to update their scores for associate degree admission. Contact the office of admissions for specific dates and times.

International applicants and applicants for whom English is a second language may be asked to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or above to verify language proficiency.

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