Healthcare Program Admission

BC3 has four selective admissions programs in the Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health which include:

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and complete a separate application for admission to their program of choice.

 

Applications and Guidelines

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree 

Application Opens
January 2021

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA minimum

Number of seats available

  • 20 seats at Main Campus 
  • 12 seats at BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing, New Castle 

 Nursing (R.N.)

Nursing (R.N.), Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Opens

August 1st, 2020 – The Fall 2021 Nursing application for general applicants is open now for the main campus and BC3 @ Brockway.
Please download a copy of the application here.

March 1st, 2021 - Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2021 at main campus and BC3 @ Brockway

Application Deadline

October 30th, 2020 - General Applicants for Fall 2021 at main campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

May 7th, 2021 - Priority consideration for Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2021 at main campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

Early Acceptance Program
Prospective Nursing students who have a 3.25 GPA minimum in addition to Anatomy and Physiology I and II completed with a “B” or better grade, and 6 Pre-Nursing support credits at the time of application may be eligible for Early Acceptance to the Nursing Program.

Notification
General applicants - Mid-February for the following fall semester
Advanced Standing applicants -Mid-June for the following fall semester

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.80 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Chemistry with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 course: CHEM 100: Descriptive Chemistry)
  • Biology with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 courses include: BIOL 101: Biology I, BIOL 116: Human Biology, or BIOL 131: Anatomy and Physiology I)
  • Advanced Standing Applicants: LPNs ONLY - Must have a valid Pennsylvania Practical Nursing license with applicable work or clinical experience within one year of application
  • Advanced Standing Transfer Applicants: from another Nursing Program ONLY - Coursework and clinical experience comparable to NURS 101: Nursing 1: Introduction to Nursing Care at BC3 within one year of application.

 Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA

 

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application opens

January 2021

Special Admissions Requirements

  • 2.80 cumulative GPA minimum
  • High school or college level Biology and Algebra

Notes: Successful completion of BIOL 131: Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 132: Anatomy and Physiology II (if possible) are highly encouraged when making application.  

**Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadowing hours and letters of recommendation are being waived for the Fall 2021 application cycle.

Number of seats available

25-30 seats at Main Campus only

 Massage Therapy

 

Massage Therapy, Workplace Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Application Opens
January 2021

Special Admissions Requirements

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Biology with a lab in the last 10 years at high school or college level (Suggested BC3 courses include: BIOL 101: Biology I, BIOL 116: Human Biology, or BIOL 131: Anatomy & Physiology I)
  • Students who have completed BIOL 131: Anatomy & Physiology I with a “C” or higher will have priority consideration

Number of seats available

12 seats at Main Campus only

 Radiologic Technology

Technical Trades: Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Technical Trades: Radiologic Technology degree is a partnership between BC3 and Sharon Regional Medical Center: A Steward Family Hospital.

Students receive their clinical and didactic training hours at the hospital, which culminates in 33 credits transferred toward degree requirements. In addition, they complete 27 academic credits at BC3. In combination, BC3 awards the Associate in Applied Science degree required for graduates to sit for their AART national certification examination.

Taking credits at BC3 does not guarantee acceptance in to the highly competitive radiography program. Those interested in the partnership should visit the hospital's website to determine application requirements and deadlines.

Contact Information:


Questions?

Questions about selective healthcare program admission can be directed to admissions@bc3.edu or you can make a virtual appointment using Calendly.