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Restricted Allied Health Admission

The application process for 2024-2025 program entry is open. 

Welcome to Restricted Allied Health Admission! The allied health programs listed below (scroll down) have restricted entry on the basis of specific test scores, academic grades and residency. These restrictions are necessary due to limited classroom, laboratory and/or clinical sites.

Each program has different admission criteria, which are in addition to the College’s general admission requirements. Prospective students are encouraged to complete as many of the program’s general education courses as possible prior to entry. Although not required, this will increase the probability of success in completing the program.

Admission procedures require you to:

  • Be admitted to the College and have a student id before applying to the program;
  • Apply to the program before registering for the pre-entrance exam; and
  • Check email frequently throughout the admission process. Correspondence will only be sent via email.

BEFORE YOU APPLY, it is important for you to first thoroughly read the program admission packet. Scroll down to access links to the admission packet, admission checklist, program guide, and testing resources (if applicable).

A program application is required for each program, except Nursing Assistant. Complete the online application form (scroll down) by the deadline date listed in each packet.

A pre-entrance exam is required for each program, except Nursing Assistant. Instructions on how to register online to take the pre-entrance exam and pay the exam fee by the test registration deadline is listed in each packet, or visit Restricted Allied Health Testing. There you will be able to view instructions, test dates, registration deadlines, and access the test registration link.

Positions available for Nursing Assistant will be filled on a first serve basis when registration begins.

The Restricted-Entry Programs are:

Adult Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography:

*hidden block* Massage Therapy:

Medical Assistant:

Medical Laboratory Technology:


Nursing Assistant:

Practical Nursing:

Associate Degree Nursing:

STOP: Before applying to Associate Degree Nursing, you must either have completed or be currently enrolled in an accredited Practical Nursing program.

Associate Degree Nursing Hybrid Online:

STOP: Before applying to Associate Degree Nursing Hybrid Online, you must have an active and unencumbered Illinois LPN License and one or more years of LPN work experience.

Occupational Therapy Assistant:

The OTA SICCM program will end on June 30th and transition to Shawnee Community College on July 1st.

Surgical Technology: