Admission Criteria

PLEASE NOTE: The ATI TEAS is no longer required for application or admission into the Surgical Technology program. 

All applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in the prerequisite courses by the application deadline (May 15th). Accepted students must have all prerequisite courses completed with a grade of C or better in each course by the beginning of the program.

Minimum academic requirements consist of:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.25
  • Complete the nine prerequisite courses with a GPA of 2.5 or better:

    Semester 1 (15 hours)
    • BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
    • HPRS 1206 Medical Terminology 
    • ENGL 1301 Composition I or ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
    • SPCH 1311 Intro to Speech Communication or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication or SPCH 1321 Business Professional Speaking
    • PSYC 2301 General Psychology or SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology
    Semester 2 (14 hours)
    • BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
    • HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology
    • MATH 1314 College Algebra or MATH 1332 Contemporary Math or MATH 1324 Math BUSI & Social Sciences
    • BIOL 2420 Microbiology
  • Attend the mandatory information session
  • Submit a completed and signed application to the program director by May 15th
  • All applicants must be 18 years old by the start of clinical in Fall semester
  • All applicants must be TSI complete in reading, writing, and math by the application deadline.

Admission Criteria Points

Admission criteria points are accumulated in the following areas:

Prerequisite courses GPA 40 pts (max)
Healthcare Certification (current documentation required)1 pt (max)
Veteran 1 pt
Information Session 1 pt
  43 pts total

The points system consists of the GPA between the nine prerequisites multiplied by 10. The overall cumulative GPA will be used to prioritize applicants that have met all other admission criteria.

The admission committee will select the top qualifying students and letters of admission and/or non-admission will be sent out after the selection process. Students are required to return the acceptance/non-acceptance letters to the program director as soon as possible.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the admission process. A completed application consists of the signed program application, a transcript verifying completion of all mandatory non-core courses, meeting the GPA requirement, documentation of health care occupation certifications or veteran status if applicable, and verification of attending the mandatory information session.

E-mailed applications are not accepted.  Documents must be mailed or hand delivered to the program director's office.

Once accepted into the program students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation and submit the following to the program:

  • Pass and submit confirmation of a criminal background check and drug screen (Information on how to complete the background check and drug screen process will be included with the acceptance letter)
  • Submit proof of all required immunizations
  • Submit proof of BLS healthcare provider CPR certification (American Heart Association preferred)
  • Acceptance into the program is conditional until all admission requirements are met.