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Admissions Office

Regular Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Phone: 607.844.6580

Mr. Sandy Drumluk

Director of Admissions 607.844.6580
Fax: 607.844.6541
E-mail Sandy

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Admission to the Nursing Program

Although the College has an open door admissions policy, admission to the nursing program is selective. Admissions decisions are made by members of the nursing faculty working together with the admissions office. Admissions decisions are based on high school or college grade average (whichever is more recent), grades in required science and math courses, and a personal statement of application. An interview and/or entrance exam may be required. The average GPA of accepted applicants in 2013 was 3.6.

TC3’s nursing degree program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500
Atlanta GA 30326
404.975.5000    

NYSED
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services, Nurse Unit
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518.474.3817
HESC code: 006788

Fees

There are additional fees associated with nursing, including uniforms and equipment for clinical practice.

Admission Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the nursing program, an applicant must meet all admission eligibility requirements listed below under Option I or Option II. Candidates who do not meet the admission eligibility criteria will, upon their request, be considered for admission into other programs. Students with a prior felony conviction may be considered for admission into the nursing program, however, may not be granted RN licensure by the state of New York.

Option I — For applicants who graduated from high school within the last 5 years:

  • Final high school academic average of 80 or above.
  • High school coursework must include: NYS math courses in algebra and geometry, biology, and chemistry with Regent’s scores of 80 percent or above in each course.
  • All other criteria being equal, preference is given to students who reside in Tompkins, Cortland, or Tioga counties.
  • All qualified applicants must complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Qualified applicants can register for the test at www.atitesting.com.  Under selection, the application deadline will be Feb. 17, 2015.

OPTION II — For applicants who graduated from high school more than 5 years ago, or earned a GED (note: Option 1 requirements do not apply):

  • 12 credits of course work at TC3 or another regionally accredited college with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • College coursework must include:
    • An algebra course, MATH 095 or higher, with a grade of C or better. The math requirement may be waived based on entrance assessments.
    • BIOL 101 and CHEM 101, both taken within the past five years, with a grade of C or better, or BIOL 104, taken within the last five years, with a grade of C or better. BIOL 101 and CHEM 101, or BIOL 104, are the required prerequisites for BIOL 131 and BIOL 132, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
  • Applicants with more college credits with a grade of C or above are ranked higher than those with fewer credits. When all other academic criteria are equal, preference is given to students who have completed course work at TC3.
  • All other criteria being equal, preference is given to students who reside in Tompkins, Cortland, or Tioga counties.
  • All qualified applicants must complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Qualified applicants can register for the test at www.atitesting.com.  Under selection, the application deadline will be Feb. 17, 2015.

Based on assessment, a student may be required to take ENGL 100 prior to enrollment in the first semester of the nursing program.

Nursing Courses and Internet Access

Since all nursing courses contain an online component, nursing students need to have the ability to access the internet on a daily basis.