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Selective Admission Information

Selective Admission Point System

Implemented April 2016. Students may score a maximum of 50 points. Each candidate is evaluated as one of the following options:

TRACK 1:

Student has completed at least 12 credit hours of the required PTA general education courses with a grade of C or better by the April 1st application deadline.  Academic history will be evaluated based on grades earned in the general education courses and ACT composite score.  CLICK HERE FOR POINTS SYSTEM EXPLANATION

TRACK 2:

Student is a high school senior or graduate who has completed less than 12 credit hours of the required general education courses with a grade of C or better by the April 1st application deadline. Academic history will be evaluated based on the applicant’s cumulative high school GPA (unweighted) and ACT composite score. CLICK HERE FOR POINT SYSTEM EXPLANATION 

TRACK 3:

Student earned a GED and has completed less than 12 credit hours of the approved general education courses with a grade of C or better by the April 1st application deadline. Academic history will be evaluated based on the applicant’s ACT composite score. CLICK HERE FOR POINT SYSTEM EXPLANATION

 


Track 1

Students in Track 1 will earn points for the following categories of evaluation:

  • ACT Composite Score = 5 points (10%)
  • Grades = 40 points (80%)
  • Veteran status = 1 point (2%)
  • Verifiable work experience in healthcare = 2 points (4%)
  • Completion of prior degree = 2 points (4%)

ACT Composite Scores will be assigned points as follows:

  • <18 = 0 points
  • 18 = 1 point
  • 19-20 = 2 points
  • 21-23 = 2.5 points
  • 24-26 = 3.5 points 
  • 27-29 = 4 points
  • 30-32 = 4.5 points
  • 33-36 = 5 points
  • Note: 22 is the average ACT score of previously successful PTA students

General Education GPA = tally of all completed approved general education coursework of at least 12 hours. Quality Points shall be awarded as follows for each grade earned: A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points. Refer to the following chart for guidance in calculating the General Education GPA.

Course Grade Credit Hours Quality Points Credit Hours x Quality Points
Written Communications   3    
Oral Communications   3  

 

Quantitative Reasoning   3    
General Psychology   3    
Developmental Psychology   3    
Human Anatomy & Physiology 1   4    
Human Anatomy & Physiology 2   4    
Heritage/Humanities   3    
FYE 105 (**if applicable)   3    
Digital Literacy Required to graduate from a KCTCS institution, but not included here


* Anatomy and Physiology courses must have been completed within the past 5 years; only classes completed in Fall 2017 or later will be accepted toward admission in Fall 2022.

** FYE 105 is only required if the student is considered a first time freshman when starting at JCTC.

To calculate the general education GPA, enter grades earned for each completed course. Enter the quality points associated with each grade earned. Multiply the course credit hours by the earned quality points and record this number in the last column.

Note: 22 is the average ACT score of previously successful PTA students

  • Sum of last column = ___________
  • Sum of Credit Hours column = ______________
  • Divide the sum of the last column by the sum of the total credit hours completed column to
  • calculate the General education GPA. Be sure to only count the number of credit hours you have completed, which may be less than 26.
  • General Education GPA = _____________

Points will be assigned to the General Education GPA as follows: (30 points)

  • 3.8 to 4.0 = 30 points
  • 3.6 to 3.79 = 28 points
  • 3.4 to 3.59 = 26 points
  • 3.2 to 3.39 = 24 points
  • 3.0 to 3.19 = 22 points
  • 2.8 to 2.99 = 20 points
  • 2.6 to 2.79 = 18 points
  • 2.5 to 2.59 = 15 points
  • 2.49 and below = 0 points

Completion of the following courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, Oral Communications, and Written Communications will be assigned points as follows: (maximum of 10 “bonus”points)

BIO 137 Written Communications Oral Communications
A = 4 points A = 3 points A = 3 points
B = 2 points B = 2 points B = 2 points
C = 0.5 points C = 0.5 points C = 0.5 points

 


Track 2

Students in Track 2 will earn points for the following categories of evaluation:

  • ACT Composite Score = 5 points (10%)
  • Grades = 42 points (84%)
  • Veteran status = 1 point (2%)
  • Verifiable work experience in healthcare = 2 points (4%)

ACT point system:

  • < 18 = 0 points
  • 18 = 1 point
  • 19-20 = 2 points
  • 21-23 = 2.5 points
  • 24-26 = 3.5 points
  • 27-29 = 4 points
  • 30-32 = 4.5 points
  • 33-36 = 5 points

Note: 22 is the average ACT score of previously successful PTA students

Points will be assigned to Grades category as follows:   

High School Cumulative GPA:

  • 3.80 to 4.0 = 42 points
  • 3.60 to 3.79 = 40 points
  • 3.40 to 3.59 = 38 points
  • 3.20 to 3.39 = 36 points
  • 3.00 to 3.19 = 34 points
  • 2.80 to 2.99 = 32 points
  • 2.60 to 2.79 = 30 points
  • 2.50 to 2.59 = 28 points
  • Below 2.50 earns no points

 


Track 3

Students in Track 3 will earn points for the following categories of evaluation: 

  • ACT Composite Score = 47 points (94%)
  • Veteran status = 1 point (2%)
  • Verifiable work experience in healthcare = 2 points (4%)

ACT point system:

  • <18 = 0 points
  • 18 = 30 points
  • 19-20 = 33 points
  • 21-23 = 37 points*
  • 24-26 = 40 points
  • 27-29 = 43 points
  • 30-36 = 47 points

Note: 22 is the average ACT score of previously successful PTA students.