GTCC Fall 2020 PTA Program Admission Packet Created July 2019 pg. 5
The Program Applicant Review and Selection Process
During the next weeks after the Program Application Deadline, the Health Sciences Review Committee, comprised of various Health Sciences
Program Directors and faculty, the Dean of Health Sciences, and the Limited Entry Programs Office Staff, will review all applications submitted by
Applicants are ranked using a points system, and candidates will be selected, based on the total points earned. Ties will be decided, based on the
following system: 1) The applicant with the higher total points earned in the “General Education Courses” ranking section; 2) The applicant with the
higher TEAS composite score (if applicable); and 3) The date that the GTCC Admission Application was submitted for the program of interest.
Each candidate who submits a Health Sciences Program Application to the Limited Entry Programs Office by 5pm on the specified deadline will be
notified in writing of the results of the selection process. Notification will be sent electronically to the applicant’s GTCC email address.
Students must accept or decline a program position by submitting an Intent to Enroll Form within 10 business days of the date on the
acceptance letter. Failure to respond within the stated timeframe will result in the position being offered to an alternate. Once a student declines
a program position, the decision may not be reversed.
A student has 15 business days from the date on the notification letter to contest the results of the selection process. The request for review of the
results must be submitted in writing to the Division Dean. The Division Dean will render a decision within 10 business days of receipt of the written
request. The Division Dean’s decision is final.
Program Orientation, Advising/Registration, and Enrollment
Once a position in a program of study is accepted, the student will then communicate with the Program Director regarding all matters related to
program orientation, advising/registration, and enrollment.
The student is required to attend all program orientations, meetings, or other events scheduled prior to the start of classes. Failure to attend these
meetings without prior approval from the Program Director will result in removal from the health program and, if applicable to the program,
ranking point deductions for future applications to the same program. An alternate student will be selected to fill the vacant position, as directed
by the Program Director.
The student must enroll in program classes prior to the first day of the semester. Failure to enroll without prior approval of the Program Director
will result in removal from the health program and, if applicable to the program, ranking point deductions for future applications to the same
A student who enrolls in first-semester classes for the program and withdraws from the program or is dropped from the program that semester
must complete the entire program admission process if he/she wishes to apply for a future program entry. If applicable to the program, ranking
point deductions will apply for future applications to the same program.
The GTCC Health Sciences Limited Entry Process is not to be regarded as a contract between GTCC and students. GTCC reserves the right to
change any provisions or requirements with adequate notice and minimum disruption to students.
Important Notes to Health Science Program Applicants
Program faculty reserve the right to revise or change course requirements in accordance with applicable state laws, college requirements,
accreditation standards, and/or at the discretion of the faculty. By accepting admission into the program, the students agrees to at all times abide
by the program requirements and procedures as set forth in the Student Handbook and the respective course syllabus issued at the beginning of
each term for each course. The student is bound by such requirements and procedures regardless of whether they were established before or after
the date of enrollment in the program. Changes made after the publication of the Handbook will be posted as an addendum to the Handbook.
Most programs require students to have a criminal background check, a drug screen, and an OIG review (Office of Inspector General) upon
admission. Healthcare agencies that are utilized for clinical and/or internship experiences require this evaluation. If a student is denied agency
access due to a positive check or screening, the students may not be able to complete the clinical education experiences, which will result in the
inability to continue in the health science program. Screening may also be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards,
and employing agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.
(From the PTA Student Handbook) Students entering the PTA program must pass all required general education courses with at least a “C” as part
of the program’s admission requirements.
Students must also achieve a “C” or better in program major courses. Students who do not achieve a “C” or better in these courses will be
suspended from the program.
If You Have Questions about the Health Sciences Limited Entry Admission Process, Please Contact:
Limited Entry Programs Office
140 Hassell Health Technologies Center, Room 140 Jamestown Campus; (336) 334-4822, ext. 50439; firstname.lastname@example.org