Nursing & Health Science Admissions
Health Science and Nursing programs are limited enrollment and have special admissions requirements that must be met before students can be accepted to the clinical phase of most programs.
Special Admissions Requirements
Students applying to Nursing & Health Science programs follow the standard enrollment process to be admitted to Piedmont Technical College and to begin taking coursework. Most of these programs have a second application process for entry into the clinical portion of the programs, which are required for graduation.
All health-related programs at PTC have special program requirements, including a minimum age limit. All applicants to these limited enrollment programs must be at least 18 by the date of program entry.
To enter the clinical portion, students must meet all requirements to become eligible for program entry or "Program-Ready." Once all program-ready requirements are complete, an application must be submitted online for entry consideration to the clinical phase of the Nursing or Health Science programs. Attempt policies, as well as other guidelines explained in the Health Science and Nursing Resource Web page, apply.
College Enrollment Checklist
This checklist applies to students interested in completing the following degrees at Piedmont Tech: Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Patient Care Technician, Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Assistant, and Veterinary Technician.
1. Apply for Admission
Select one of the following application methods:
2. Apply for Financial Aid
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately to receive lottery tuition or federal financial assistance. Do not wait until classes start! Click here to learn about financial aid opportunities and policies.
3. Submit Your Transcripts
Once your application is filed, you must submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED and any college transcripts. Transcripts may be delivered by mail, email or in person. If delivered in person the transcript must be sealed. If delivered via email, the transcripts must come directly from the academic institution. Please review the following for more specific transcript submission details.
- All Official College Transcripts should be submitted to the student records office.
- Email Submissions: email@example.com
- Mail Submissions: Attn: Student Records, P.O. Box 1467, Greenwood, SC 29648
- All Official High School Transcripts and GED Transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Contact the issuing institution to have copies sent to Piedmont Tech.
- Email Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail Submissions: Attn: Admissions Office, P.O. Box 1467, Greenwood, SC 29648
Note: Although PTC prefers your official transcript for more accurate course placement, the college will accept your original High School/GED diploma as verification in lieu of the official transcript for Admission purposes. Diplomas must be delivered in person to the Admissions Office or County Campus location. Note that an official transcript may still be required to receive certain forms of financial aid.
If you completed high school outside the United States, please contact Renae Frazier about required documentation.
If you completed high school or college/university coursework outside of the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member evaluator. A list of agencies can be found at www.naces.org.
4. Attend a Mandatory Information Session
All nursing and health science applicants must attend a mandatory Health Science/Nursing Information Session during the admissions process and before registration. The information session is available online or live. Follow this link to start the online session or to find out when and where the live sessions are offered.
5. Complete the Placement Test
Stop by your local Piedmont Technical College location to take the placement test. Although appointments aren't required, please check the testing hours online and call Admissions at (864) 941-8369 or email us at email@example.com to let us know when you're coming, and stop by our office in Room 103B on the Greenwood Campus when you arrive to check in.
Unless waived by college personnel, you will need to take the placement test. Visit our Testing Center Web Site for more information on test exemptions and sample test questions.
To schedule a test appointment at any other PTC location, contact your local campus.
Once you have completed your Placement Test, be sure to speak with an Admissions Counselor to confirm you are ready for advising and registration.
6. Meet with an Advisor and Register for Classes.
New students need to meet with a New Student Advisor to discuss career goals and register for classes. Contact the New Student Advising and Veterans Center or visit a campus near you. After your conversation, you'll register for classes and receive a printed schedule and a statement for tuition and fees.