Admission

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The admission process begins with an enrollment application. Please bring photo identification, your high school diploma or your general equivalency diploma. Bring any academic transcripts you may have, which will be evaluated for transfer credits. If you have previously earned certifications other than your high school diploma, bring these with you. Begin to research your immunization records. Immunization records will be required prior to class start. At this point you can take the admission exam IF APPLICABLE.

Check the Student Handbook for each program of study for a detailed outline of the admissions process!


Criteria

The prospective Compass Career College student must provide or meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid photo I.D. (i.e.: driver's license, passport, military ID, state issued ID, etc.)
  • Social security card (we will make a photocopy of the original)

Students must be at least 18 years of age, and receive a placement score that meets or exceeds entrance test requirements, if applicable (if submitting ACT scores, students must provide an official copy).

Notes

  1. The TABE Level A test is required ONLY FOR THE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM and will be administered at the school by appointment on specific testing days (admission test scores are not released).
  2. Any prospective student not meeting the required test scores can re-test two times only (total of 3 attempts)

Procedure

A summary of the admission process is below:

  1. Submit an enrollment application
  2. Submit a copy of your photo I.D. (i.e., driver's license)
  3. Submit your social security card (we will make a copy of the original)
  4. Submit a copy of your high school diploma or G. E. D. certificate
  5. Submit a copy of academic transcripts
  6. Submit a copy of current certifications
  7. Take the required admission test or submit previous test scores (PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM ONLY)
  8. Make arrangements to pay tuition
  9. Submit shot records
  10. Attend Orientation

Each student must submit written verification of immunization records or a signed immunization waiver prior to admission into the College. Some programs and/or clinical locations may require proof of immunization prior to participation. A background check is conducted on all candidates for admission. Students should be aware that some programs and/or clinical locations will require additional background checks. Any additional background checks are the student’s responsibility.


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