Waiting List Admission Requirements

After admission into a health plan code the following prerequisite requirements need to be met to be placed on a program waiting list:

Associates Degree Nursing

  • High school graduate with a GPA of at least 2.5 (or GED equivalent) or a college GPA of at least 2.0 for students with 12 or more college credits.
  • Chemistry with Lab (1 year in high school with C or higher, or college equivalent) GRCC: CHM 110 or higher.
  • All students need to demonstrate competency in math to be eligible. Sufficient ACT, SAT, ALEKS PPL, or Health Math test scores can satisfy this requirement. Students with insufficient test scores must complete MA 098 (or above) with a grade of C or higher. Contact the Health Admissions Department for details at healthprograms@grcc.edu or 616-234-4348.
  • Biology (1 year in high school with C or higher, or college equivalent) GRCC: BI 101 or any BI class with lab.
  • HESI Exam (scored subtests: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary & general knowledge, grammar). There is a fee for this exam. Passing score on each subtest must be 75% or higher. For more info: http://www.grcc.edu/nursingprograms/healtheducationsystemsinchesiexam
  • Beginning July 1, 2016, students will be responsible for ICHAT (currently, no charge). Students must: Conduct their own ICHAT online, print off the results and bring that evidence, along with the Preliminary Background Check Form, to Campus Police or Health Admissions. OR bring the Preliminary Background Check Form, with $10, to Campus Police or Health Admissions
  • Preliminary Background Check Form.
  • Drug Screen: Must have a negative 7-panel urine drug screen. May be able to use a drug screen done within the past 12 months. Results should be submitted to the Health Admissions Office, 600 College Park Plaza.
  • Foundational Courses and Academic Probation/Suspension (effective fall 2015)
  • In order to be eligible for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Practical Nursing program, students must have successfully completed any required AFP courses with a grade of at least C and be in good academic standing.
  • Any student placed on Academic Suspension while on the waitlist or while enrolled in either nursing program will be withdrawn. Students wishing to pursue nursing after this may re-apply after following GRCC’s academic suspension policy and returning to good academic standing.
  • Students who wish to apply to the ADN program with Advanced Standing must possess a current, unencumbered, practical nursing license, and 2000 hours of work experience as an LPN (beginning fall, 2016).

Practical Nursing Certificate

  • High school graduate with a GPA of at least 2.5 (or GED equivalent) or a College GPA of at least 2.0 for students with 12 or more college credits.
  • HESI Exam (scored subtests: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar). There is a fee for this exam. Passing score on each subtest must be 75% or higher. 
  • Beginning July 1, 2016, students will be responsible for ICHAT (currently, no charge). Students must: Conduct their own ICHAT online, and print off the results and bring that evidence, along with the Preliminary Background Check Form, to Campus Police or Health Admissions. OR Bring the Preliminary Background Check Form, with $10, to Campus Police or Health Admissions
  • Preliminary Background Check Form.
  • Drug Screen: Must have a negative 7-panel urine drug screen. May be able to use a drug screen done within the past 12 months. Results should be submitted to the Health Admissions Office, 600 College Park Plaza.
  • Foundational Courses & Academic Probation/Suspension (Effective fall 2015)
  • In order to be eligible for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Practical Nursing program, students must have successfully completed any required AFP courses with a grade of at least C and be in good academic standing.
  • Any student placed on Academic Suspension while on the waitlist or while enrolled in either nursing program will be withdrawn. Students wishing to pursue nursing after this may re-apply after following GRCC’s academic suspension policy and returning to good academic standing.

Dental Assisting Certificate or Associates Degree

  • Submit a copy of your high school transcripts or GED.
  • Have a high school or college GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Math competency can be demonstrated through any one of the following ways:  SAT Math subsection score of 25 or higher within the last five years, ACT Math score of 18 or higher within the last five years, Math Placement Test (ALEKS) with a score of 30 or higher, Completion of MA 098 or higher with a grade of C or better.
  • Score at least at 70.4 on the reading portion of the Accuplacer placement test.
  • Pass a preliminary Criminal Background Check (see forms).

Dental Hygiene Associates Degree

  • Submit a copy of your high school transcripts or GED
  • Have a high school or college GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Math competency can be demonstrated through any one of the following ways:  SAT Math subsection score of 25 or higher within the last five years, ACT Math score of 18 or higher within the last five years, Math Placement Test (ALEKS) with a score of 30 or higher, Completion of MA 098 or higher with a grade of C or better.
  • Score at least 74 on the Reading Accuplcaer test.
  • Have completed the following 4 pre-dental hygiene science courses with a C or better within two attempts:
  • BI121: Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BI122: Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • BI127: Microbiology
  • CHM210: Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • Pass a preliminary Criminal Background Check (see forms)
  • Submit a signed copy of the Pre-Dental Hygiene Progression Policy (see forms).

Occupational Therapy Assistant Associates Degree

  • Submit a copy of your high school transcripts or GED
  • Have a high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Math competency can be demonstrated through any one of the following ways:  SAT Math subsection score of 25 or higher within the last five years, ACT Math score of 18 or higher within the last five years, Math Placement Test (ALEKS) with a score of 30 or higher, Completion of MA 098 or higher with a grade of C or better.
  • Score at least at 74 on the reading portion of the Accuplacer placement test.
  • Have completed a one-semester course of high school computers, focusing on computer literacy, Internet skills, retrieval and management of information with a grade of C or higher.
  • Earn a grade of C or higher within two attempts in the following courses:
  • BI121: Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BI122: Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • OT102: Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • Pass a preliminary Criminal Background Check (see forms).

Radiologic Technology Associates Degree

  • Be high school graduates or have passed the high school equivalency GED (General Educational Development) Test.
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have completed one year of high school algebra with a grade of C or better or one semester of college algebra with a grade of C or better (Suitable equivalent courses are available at GRCC for college credit)
  • Earn a grade of C or higher within two attempts in the following courses:
  • BI 121: Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • BI 122: Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Math competency can be demonstrated through any one of the following ways:  SAT Math subsection score of 25 or higher within the last five years, ACT Math score of 18 or higher within the last five years, Math Placement Test (ALEKS) with a score of 30 or higher, Completion of MA 098 or higher with a grade of C or better.
  • Score at least 74 on the reading portion of the Accuplacer placement test.
  • Pass a preliminary Criminal Background Check (see forms).
  • Students with felony convictions may be prevented from taking the national registry examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This may impact employment options following completion of the RT program. If you think this might apply to you, then you should complete the Ethics Review Pre-Application.
  • Pass a 7-panel drug screen (see forms)