Applied Technology Services uses a rolling admissions process in which applications are reviewed and selection decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. Applications will not be reviewed until all required application materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Interviews are conducted and selection decisions are made until the class is filled. Applicants are typically notified of their selection status within four to six weeks after their interview date however, some candidates may receive decisions relatively quickly based upon the overall and relative strength of their applications. Some candidates' applications will be "wait-listed" for consideration and comparison with the larger applicant pool. Students must complete their file as soon as possible to remain competitive in this process and to ensure full consideration of their applications.
There are four steps to complete in order to be considered for admission into the Applied Technology Services Practical Nursing Program.
Step 1 Financial Aid
Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.ed.gov Our School Code is: 030686. For assistance, contact our Student Aid Office at (314) 989-7583.
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Step 2 Entry Testing
Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) -Minimum Score of 17 Required
The SLE is a 12 minute assessment that measures cognitive ability. It predicts how quickly and thoroughly a student can understand instruction, learn new material and handle the mental demands of school. Cognitive ability is widely accepted as being one of the single best predictors of academic success.
Sample questions and additional information on the SLE can be found here.
General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)
The GAIN is a 90 minute assessment for learning that helps measure English and math skills of adults and teens, from basic literacy and numeracy to more advanced skills taught in secondary schools in accordance with Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs) as defined by the U.S. National Reporting System (NRS). This literacy and numeracy assessment is approved by the U.S. Department of labor for use in Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Out-of-school youth programs and by the U.S. Department of Education for use in NRS-funded Adult Basic Education programs.
Areas evaluated by the literacy test include:
Areas evaluated by the numeracy test include:
Sample questions and additional information on the GAIN can be found here.
Both assessments are created by Wonderlic Inc. and study guides for either assessment can be found by performing an internet search.
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Step 3 Complete the Applicant Packet
Upon successful completion of the entry test, you will be given an applicant packet. The completed packet must be turned in 30-days prior to class start. The applicant packet consists of:
For all prospective students who are not U.S. Citizens, a copy of residency status will need to be provided to the program coordinator prior to acceptance into the program.
For all prospective students who were educated outside of the U.S., an Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials by Educational Credentials Evaluators is required.
Applicants must have a clear background check, a clean drug screen, and a clear family registry in order to be considered for application into the Applied Technology Services Practical Nursing program.
Step 4 Complete the Interview Process
Once your file is comlete your interview will be conducted. Final class seating is assigned only after all admission paperwork is on file and you have been selected for entrance into the program by the selection committee.
Completion of the application process in no way guarantees placement in the program and all costs incurred for the application process are non-refundable.
CALL US WITH ANY PN PROGRAM ADMISSIONS QUESTIONS AT (314) 989-7570.