Over the coming weeks, programs will begin ranking students and making their final admissions decisions. Given the competitive nature of each of our programs, some will fall short of their goal. We understand the pressures and demands that face many of our students. Admission into a program can often be life-changing for a person seeking a better life for themselves and their family.
Students are ranked based on a spectrum of indicators. Not surprisingly your performance on your prerequisite courses, specifically your science grades are the most critical factor for most programs at the Medical Education Campus. Other factors include your results on the ATI TEAS test. Our post, “Am I a competitive applicant” delves into the competitive criteria for programs at the MEC.
Having the minimum requirements for any program places a student on the margin. Meaning that if the applicant pool is competitive, they will be the first to be passed over. Because our programs do not have wait-list, an applicant competes every year they apply. If that student does not improve a grade, or a TEAS result or acquire more hours or complete co-requisite courses, they will not move themselves up on the rankings.
Applying without meeting the minimum requirements
Students who apply and do not satisfy the minimum entry requirements will be rejected automatically. You may have an impressive GPA or TEAS results, but if you are missing a requirement or attachment, an application will be denied.
Visit our post on what might get your application rejected to learn more.
If you were not accepted and are planning on applying again, ask yourself where was I weakest?
The categories that different programs look at can be distilled into the following list.
- Test Scores
- Co-requisite course completion
- Clinical observation hours
Improving on one or all the above will increase your applications chance of acceptance in the next cycle.