Entrance Assessment Requirements

Prospective students applying for admission who are high school graduates or hold a high school equivalency diploma must meet the minimum assessment scores as follows:

 

Wonderlic SLE

HESI A2

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 22 80

Cardiovascular Sonography

21

75

Dental Assistant

8

N/A

Dental Hygiene

20

70

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

21

75

EKG Technician

8

N/A

Medical Assistant

8

N/A

Medical Office Administration

8

N/A

Practical Nursing

17

70

Phlebotomy Technician

8

N/A

Physical Therapist Assistant

18

70

Respiratory Therapy

17

70

Sterile Processing Technician

8

N/A

Surgical Technology

17

65

Applicants for all programs may attempt the Wonderlic a total of three times and, when required, the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) A2 entrance assessment a total of two times. If the minimum score is not met, the applicant must wait six (6) months before retesting.

All previously completed HESI assessments from Concorde or another institution will be accepted at Concorde’s approved acceptable minimum scores if completed within two years of enrollment. In addition, assessments from other institutions must not have been taken within 30 days of enrollment.

The Wonderlic SLE requirement may be waived upon receipt of documentation of any of the following:

  • SAT score of 1000 or above achieved within five years of the date of application to Concorde.
  • ACT score of 19 or above achieved within five years of the date of application to Concorde.
  • All applicants, including reentry students and former graduates, are exempt from Wonderlic SLE testing if they can provide official proof of earning an Associate’s or higher degree that was taught in the English language. Applicants will still be required to take the ORA and HESI if applicable.
  • Official proof of successfully passing the Wonderlic SLE within the last two years at the current required score.

Clinical Programs

Prospective clinical students will sit for the Wonderlic SLE. Prospective students applying for clinical programs that lead to board exams and/or licensure who meet the initial Wonderlic SLE acceptable minimum score will be required to take the HESI. Candidates for these programs must achieve the minimum composite score to move forward in the admissions process.

Those meeting the Wonderlic SLE minimum score requirement and HESI minimum score requirement will be placed on a waitlist, if applicable. The list will be sorted high to low based on the current waitlist criteria. Students will be selected from the waitlist and notified at least two weeks to the start of the program.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Practical Nursing Programs -- Candidates must meet the minimum overall HESI A2 assessment score listed above. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum assessment score on each of the three individual sections of the assessment. The minimum assessment score for each section is 10 points lower than the required HESI A2 overall score listed above.

Core Programs

Prospective students will be allowed to attempt the Wonderlic SLE three times in a six-month period for a total of three attempts. All students who meet the initial Wonderlic SLE acceptable minimum score will be eligible for enrollment. After two unsuccessful attempts on the Wonderlic SLE, the student may attempt a third time, but this may not be on the same day, in a six-month period. All students who subsequently meet the acceptable minimum score will be eligible for enrollment.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Completion Program

The Healthcare Administration bachelor’s completion program is open to any student who has successfully completed an associate degree in a healthcare-related field. Applicants wishing to enroll in the Respiratory Therapy emphasis must possess an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)-accredited program and a valid Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification.

To be considered for program admissions, applicants must:

  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative;
  • Submit a completed application for admission; and
  • Provide, prior to the first day of class, a copy of unofficial transcripts for a completed associate’s degree reflecting a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Transcripts for other college-level classes may also be submitted for evaluation. Official transcripts must be on file no later than 30 days after the first day of class and are required to include graduation date, final GPA and degree earned.
  • Complete an Online Readiness Assessment. (Students will be required to complete an online assessment of their ability and readiness to successfully complete their education in an online environment. This assessment covers skills, competencies, and access to appropriate technology to succeed in a distance education environment.)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Candidates must meet the minimum overall HESI A2 assessment score listed above. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum assessment score on each of the three individual sections of the assessment. The minimum assessment score for each section is 10 points lower than the required HESI A2 overall score listed above.

Cardiovascular Sonography

Candidates must meet the minimum overall HESI A2 assessment score listed above. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum assessment score on each of the three individual sections of the assessment. The minimum assessment score for each section is 10 points lower than the required HESI A2 overall score listed above.