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Admission Priorities

When enrollment for any curriculum must be limited (including nursing, practical nursing, radiography and medical assisting), priority will be given to qualified applicants who are residents of the VHCC service region and other Virginia residents who do not have access to a comparable program at their community college.

The priority list is as follows: 

  1. Residents of the VHCC service region (City of Bristol, Washington County, and Western portion of Smyth County) and Tennessee residents from counties in which a clinical-site or other agreements exist (Johnson County and Sullivan County), 
  2. Other Virginia residents, Out-of-state and international students.
  3. The Virginia Highlands Community College Board has established the following schedule for considering applications: prior to April 1 applications will be considered for only those persons living within the political subdivisions supporting the College; after April 1 all Virginia residents will be considered for admission, and after May 1 out-of-state and international students with student (F-1 and F-2) and diplomatic (A-1 and A-2) visas. 

TEAS Testing -

Click on schedule a TEAS test below for more information.  

The TEAS test is the entrance exam required for all applicants to the RN and LPN to RN, Practical Nursing and Radiography programs.

Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) 

The HOAE is a mandatory part of the Dental Assisting and Medical Assisting program applications. Testing must be completed by the application deadline.

Deadlines

Radiography - All applications are due no later than February 15 at 5:00 pm

Nursing RN Track 1, 2, 3 and 4 – All applications are due no later than March 15 at 5:00 pm
March 15 is the early application deadline for priority admission to the nursing program. Applications submitted after this date will be considered according to remaining seats available.

Practical Nursing (PN) - All applications are due no later than April 15 at 5:00 pm
April 15 is the early application deadline for priority admission to the nursing program. Applications submitted after this date will be considered according to remaining seats available.  

Medical Assistant - August 15

Catalog

See the Health Technology Programs for more details in the VHCC College Catalog Handbook.

Students residing in the college service area (Washington County, the western portion of Smyth County, or the city of Bristol) will be given priority consideration for admission to health programs. Out-of-region applicants will only be considered for openings in programs after all qualified in-region applicants are considered (see Admission Priorities). To be considered in-region, an applicant must be domiciled within the service region for 12 months prior to the program application deadline.

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