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Admission Requirements

Selection is competitive and enrollment in the program is limited. Meeting the admissions requirements does not guarantee program acceptance. For this reason, the following criteria is used to determine which applicants will be admitted. Applicants will be ranked according to the number of natural science and general education courses required for the program that have been successfully completed (see table below). Please note that there is no waiting list.

*Beginning in 2020, Applicants will be ranked according to the number of natural science and general education courses required for the program that have been successfully completed (see table below) as well as the composite score of the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam.

Criteria for Acceptance into the Program:

  • Ranking of natural science and general education courses completed
  • Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Florida residents will be given preference over non-residents, as well as students who are reapplying to the program.

Criteria for Acceptance into the Program beginning May 2020:

  • Ranking of natural science and general education courses completed as well as composite score of the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Exam
  • Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Florida residents will be given preference over non-residents, as well as students who are reapplying to the program

*Beginning in 2020, applicants must complete the HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam. Early registration is recommended to secure your seat in a preferred session. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam must be completed at Miami Dade College.

This exam will assess the prospective student in the following academic subjects: Anatomy and Physiology, Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, and Grammar. A cumulative, or overall exam average score, is provided for these academic tests. This is also referred to as the composite score. The best active composite score prior to the deadline date will be used for ranking purposes.

Ranking of Completed Courses Based on Priority

Natural Science Courses
RANK COURSES
1 BSC 2085, 2085L, 2086, 2086L, CHM 1033
2 BSC 2085, 2085L, CHM 1033
3

BSC 2085, 2085L, 2086, 2086L

4 BSC 2085, 2085L
5 CHM 1033
6 BSC 2085
General Education Courses
RANK COURSES
1 SPC 1017, CLP 1006, PHI 2604, CGS 1060
2 CLP 1006, PHI 2604
3 PHI 2604, SPC 1017
4 CLP 1006, SPC 1017
5 PHI 2604
6 CLP 1006
7 SPC 1017
8 CGS 1060

Final acceptance will be based on the submission of all required documents received at the mandatory program orientation session.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to the Admission’s Office at the Medical Campus by May 1st for an August acceptance.

Students who have attended foreign colleges must submit original transcripts and a certified English translation before February 1st to the Registrar at the Medical Campus for evaluation. For details, please call 305-237-4141. Students who have attended a foreign allied health or nursing program should consult the Miami Dade College catalog for more information about how to have their transcripts, diplomas, and credentials evaluated for U.S. equivalency.