How to Apply

Admission Requirements

The Surgical Technology Program admits classes in August. The deadline for completed applications is February 1 for August enrollment. Admission to the Surgical Technology Program is highly competitive. The Admissions Committee operates in accordance with a selective admission process, which means the best-qualified applicants each year receive consideration for preferred admission.

Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater in high school or post-secondary coursework is required for all applicants and candidates for matriculation. The most recent postsecondary GPA will be used in the admission decision.

All applicants will need to have a standard high school diploma with a minimum of 16 units that must include the following:

An earned grade of “C” or better in the subjects listed below

  • English: 4 units
  • Social Studies: 3 units
  • Mathematics: 3 units, including Algebra I
  • Science: 3 units, including Biology

Applicants may be required to validate minimum requirements through college-level coursework.

Candidates who demonstrate “above average” educational potential will be considered for preferred admission based on the following criteria:

  • Preferred high school or the most recent post-secondary GPA: 3.0 or higher.
  • All required math and science course grades: 80% or higher.
  • Successful completion of college courses including Mathematics, Biology, and English or Communications.
  • Test score minimum: SAT: 500 in each section; ACT composite of 19, Essay score of 7 or higher; TOEFL paper-based score of 560 or internet-based score of 83
  • Recommendations: "Recommend with confidence" rating.
  • Successful completion of interview.

Acceptance is contingent upon submitting post-acceptance documents and fees in accordance with established deadlines. Please refer to Post-Acceptance Requirements.