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Policy Of Admission To Health Science Programs

Applicants should obtain the appropriate application packet from the Health Sciences web page from the MDCC website at  All required application materials must be submitted by the specified deadline in order for the applicant to be considered for admission.

Applicants to the health science programs must meet the requirements for admission to the college.  In addition, health science program applicants (with the EXCEPTION of Medical Laboratory Technology and all certificate programs) must complete BIO 2513/2511 and BIO 2523/2521 with a grade of "C" or higher prior to program admission.

The admission process is competitive.  Each program uses an objective rating scale to evaluate each applicant.  Specific areas that are evaluated include (but are not limited to) ACT scores, entrance test scores, academic course work required for the major, GPA or specific course grades, and timely submission of the application.

Acceptance into a Health Science Program is conditional pending results of a physical examination indicating satisfactory health, a drug screen and criminal background check at the applicant's expense.  According to Mississippi State Law, an individual may not be eligible for employment in a health care agency if the person has ever been convicted of a felony, or plead guilty to, or plead nolo contendere to a a felony of possession or sale of drugs, murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, rape, sexual battery, sex offense listed in Section 45-33-23 (f), child abuse, arson, grand larceny, burglary, gratification of lust or aggravated assault, of felonious abuse and/or battery of a vulnerable adult.  Additional requirements include CPR certification and specific summer course work, if applicable.

Applicants are notified by letter of conditional acceptance or non-acceptance into a program.  Applicants who are conditionally accepted must comply with all orientation requirements in order to secure a place in the class.  Academic and career counseling is available for applicants who are not accepted in Health Science Programs.