Health Sciences Admissions

Montgomery College's rigorous health sciences programs have additional admission and enrollment requirements. Learn more about our programs, then follow the steps below when you're ready to apply. 

How to Apply for Health Sciences Programs

Some programs may have additional steps or requirements; attend an information session for details. 

Before applying to any of our health sciences programs, attend an information session for the program in which you're interested. The information session will help you understand the nature of the program, the admissions process and requirements, and the rigor and time commitments needed to be successful. 
If you haven’t already applied to Montgomery College, submit the admissions application. If applicable, submit official copies of any prior learning: college, military, and Excelsior College Exam transcripts; results from international transcript evaluation services; and AP, IB, CLEP, DSST or DANTES test scores to the Office of Admissions and Records for review. If you attended Montgomery College, DO NOT include a transcript from Montgomery College. We will generate one when you submit your Health Sciences Application. A transcript evaluation will help you to ensure that you do not duplicate coursework. Review the requirements for each program

The ATI TEAS is a timed, computer-based, multiple-choice assessment test used by the Health Sciences Institute and Center at Montgomery College to evaluate the academic preparedness of entry-level health sciences students in reading comprehension, math, science, and English and language usage. 

We strongly encourage students applying to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Polysomnography programs to prepare for the TEAS. The TEAS is not required for surgical technology. Plan to attend a TEAS information session to understand how TEAS is used in the application process, to connect with available resources, and to learn how to best prepare for the exam. 

Meet with a College counselor for help creating your academic plan. Be sure to complete steps 1 through 3 above first.  
After studying for the TEAS, register to take the exam. You will take the TEAS at one of Montgomery College's Assessment Centers. 

In addition to the main MC admissions application, you must submit a completed Health Sciences Programs Selective Admissions Application  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  and all related materials by the deadline. 

All students who submit an application will receive written notification advising them whether or not they have been admitted into their program of choice. Students who are selected for admissions into the Health Sciences programs will be notified by certified mail.

Students who applied for the programs that start during the summer (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, and LPN to RN), March 1 deadline, should receive notification in the mail by mid-April. Students who applied for the programs that start in the fall (March 1 deadline), should receive notification in the mail by mid-May. Students who applied for the Nursing program (April 1 deadline) should receive notification in the mail by mid-June. Students who apply for spring admissions into the nursing program (August 1 deadline) should receive notification in the mail by mid-September.

Application Deadlines

  • For all programs except nursing, the application deadline for the fall semester is March 1. Radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography, and surgical technology students begin classes in May. 
  • For nursing, the application deadline for the fall semester is April 1 and for the spring semester is August 1. Only those students who are ready to begin their professional/clinical courses should apply.

Admission Requirements

  • You must be able to attend class on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.  Montgomery College health sciences programs listed on this page are available ONLY at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. 
  • You must have the minimum requirement and a minimum GPA of 2.5 for consideration. This GPA is based on your most recent 24 college credits earned. If you are a recent high school graduate with fewer than 24 college level credits, high school records will be included in this calculation. Official transcripts are required.
  • For Programs Requiring the TEAS test: GPA will be used for eligibility purposes only. You must complete the TEAS test and attach scores to this application. You must meet the minimum Adjusted Individual Scores or above in the subjects listed for your program of choice. Students may only take the test twice during a 12-month period. The most recent score will be used. The Adjusted Individual Total Score will be used to rank eligible students.
  • Health Sciences admissions will be based on courses completed and grades earned through the prior fall semester only. Spring admission (nursing only) will be based on courses completed through the prior spring semester only. (Example: If applying for fall 2018 (March 1 deadline) courses completed by fall 2017 will be used; if applying for spring 2019 (August 1 deadline), courses completed by the end of spring 2018 will be used).
  • Eligible students who are selected for admissions into each Health Science program will be notified by certified mail. Complete program acceptance will be dependent upon satisfactory criminal background checks and drug test results for clinical rotation placements.
  • It is highly recommended that applicants with transfer credits view their transcript evaluations before the application deadline to ensure that they have the courses that are needed for admissions into their program of choice. Transcript evaluations can be viewed by logging in to MyMC.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all the required documents are submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services before the application deadline.
  • Applicants who have completed all or some of the priority courses  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  for their program of choice will be given first consideration. You may apply without completing any of the priority courses; however, this will make your application less competitive.
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