Admission requirements are unique for each of Wytheville Community College’s Health Professions programs. In addition to submitting the official application for college admission, you must also complete ALL admission requirements for your intended program of study and complete the online Health Professions Application if you intend to apply for one of the programs below:
Selective Admission Programs
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Nursing (RN)
- Nursing Advanced Placement (LPN-RN Bridge)
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Practical Nursing (wait list)
Selective Admissions Procedures for Health Professions Programs
Applicants from other VCCS colleges must also apply to WCC (using your existing VCCS Student ID)
Take the TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) appropriate for your program.
TEAS scores are valid for 3 years. Applicants are limited to three testing attempts at WCC each academic year, test dates are typically scheduled between October and May.
Request official transcripts from high school, GED, and ALL colleges previously attended and have them sent directly to the following address:
Wytheville Community College
Admissions and Records
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Official (sealed) transcripts can be either mailed to WCC from the originating institution or accepted from the student, provided that the transcript is official and the original envelope seal remains intact. Transcripts may also be emailed by the institution to firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts emailed from the student will not be accepted with the exception of Home School Transcripts. Note: Transcripts from other Virginia Community Colleges are not required.
An application link will be sent to each qualified applicant once steps 1 through 3 listed above have been completed.
Please see the request for the application.
* application requests will reopen October 2023.
The deadline for all programs is March 15th. All application requirements must be completed by this deadline and all Health Professions Applications must be submitted to WCC Admissions and Records Office by the deadline to be considered. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all materials have been received and the Health Professions Applications submitted by the deadline. Any materials postmarked or received via mail, email, fax, or other delivery methods after the deadline will NOT be accepted. There are no exceptions to this deadline.
Students who have completed the equivalent of MTH 154 and/or ENG 111 or higher; submitted qualifying official SAT, ACT, or AP test scores or high school GPA from within the past 5 years; or who have submitted official college transcripts showing equivalent transferrable Math and/or English coursework are exempt from having to complete the placement survey and will scheduled for the appropriate coursework in Math and English if required.
Complete all prerequisites and developmental courses as well as shadowing hours by the deadline.
The Health Professions Requirement Grid summarizes the requirements for admission to each Health Profession Program.
Click on the programs below to see the requirements specific to each program:
Physical Therapy Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technician
LPN to RN Bridge
- Background checks for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors are required by most programs for entrance into some clinical agencies. Students with convictions may be prohibited from clinical practice, may be ineligible to sit for required licensure examinations, and may not complete the program. Clinical agencies may require drug testing before placement of students for clinical rotations. Students with positive drug test results may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. The cost for criminal background checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student.
- Criminal background check and drug screening information will be sent to admitted candidates after final admission decisions have been made.
- The Admissions and Records Office will review files and determine which candidates meet the minimum requirements and are eligible to apply for program admission. The health program department heads will review these completed applications along with all TEAS scores and transcripts for offers of admission. Candidates are scored based on discipline-specific criteria for admissions.
- For programs requiring a pre-admission interview, the Admissions and Records Office will send a letter to candidates with information regarding the interview time and date. Failure to show at the interview will remove you from the selective process.
- Students will be notified by letter of admission status as follows: SELECTED for admission, an ALTERNATE for admission, or NOT SELECTED for admission. Decisions will not be made until all completed candidate files have been reviewed; letters will be sent in early April. Students not selected for admission or who decline a slot may choose to reapply for the following year by completing the Health Professions Application for that year.