Admission to a Health Sciences program is on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Applicants who complete the admission process, but who are not admitted to the current class due to lack of available space, will be admitted to the next available class.
Once admitted to a Health Sciences program, students can change their date of admission only once. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the dean of Health Sciences.
Further information about these requirements may be obtained from the Admissions office (Bldg. 410) or by calling 843-574-6460. To receive an information packet, click here.
Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
All students enrolled in a Health Sciences program will be required to complete a criminal background check and will be subjected to a random drug screening. Results of the criminal background check and/or drug screening may affect the student’s ability to complete program requirements and/or become credentialed. (Conviction of a felony could make a student ineligible to take the licensing exam(s) required by the profession upon graduation.) Only criminal background checks and drug screenings conducted through the college-approved agency will be accepted. Faculty advisors will provide information about the criminal background check and drug screening procedure at the program information and orientation sessions. Criminal background checks must be completed according to program requirements. Drug screenings will be conducted randomly but prior to a clinical rotation.
Readmission to a Program
A student who receives a U, W, D or F in any required curriculum course, or who receives an unacceptable/unsatisfactory professional development evaluation in a Health Sciences course will not be continued in the Health Sciences program. Students who have been removed from the program will also have their program of study (major) closed through the Registrar’s office. This could result in a change in the student’s financial aid status as well as the ability to register for further classes. A student may request to be considered for readmission by submitting a Readmission Application to the program coordinator; however, readmission is not guaranteed. Criteria for readmission are outlined in the Health Sciences Policies and Procedures Manual.