Program-Specific Selective Admissions Criteria

In addition to meeting the General Admissions Requirements, applicants to the following programs must also meet the following selective criteria.

Cardiovascular Sonography (Associate of Applied Science)

The Cardiovascular Sonography program requires a program director interview and a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Dental Assisting (Associate of Applied Science)

Applicants must be graduates from a Dental Assisting/Assistant diploma program and:

Applicants who have successfully completed a Dental Assisting/Assistant diploma program from any Concorde campus will receive block transfer credit totaling 35 semester credits. A graduate of a Concorde Dental Assisting diploma program is exempt from entrance requirements.

Graduates of Dental Assisting/ Assistant programs from non-Concorde regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary educational institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education may receive 35 semester credits upon evaluation of a transcript from the issuing school. In addition, non-Concorde applicants must also meet all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog.

Dental Hygiene (Associate of Applied Science)

The Dental Hygiene program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Seat selection for the Dental Hygiene program is typically determined 30 days prior to the program start date. A deposit of $400 is due within seven (7) days of being offered a seat in the program. This deposit is required in order to hold your place in the program and is refundable if you should decide not to continue with your enrollment prior to your start date. The time period for seat selection varies by campus based on the number of applicants.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate of Applied Science)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires a program director interview and a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Massage Therapy (Diploma)

Massage Therapy applicants under the age of 18 may be admitted provided that they will be 18 years old by the scheduled start date. A parent, legal guardian, or spouse of legal age must co-sign the Enrollment Agreement.

The Massage Therapy program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Medical Assisting (Associate of Applied Science)

Applicants must be graduates from a Medical Assisting/Assistant diploma program and:

Graduates of any Concorde Medical Assisting/Assistant program will receive 35 semester credits as a block transfer when enrolling in the Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program at Memphis.  A graduate of a Concorde Medical Assisting diploma program is exempt from additional entrance requirements.

Graduates of a Medical Assisting/Assistant program from a non-Concorde regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary educational institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education may receive 35 semester credits as a block transfer upon evaluation of a transcript from the issuing school. In addition, non-Concorde applicants must also meet all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog.

Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science)

Applicants must be graduates from a Medical Office Professional/Assistant diploma program and:

Graduates of any Concorde Medical Office Professional/Assistant program will receive 35 semester credits as a block transfer when enrolling in the Medical Office Professional Associate of Applied Science program at Memphis.  A graduate of a Concorde Dental Assisting diploma program is exempt from additional entrance requirements.

Graduates of Medical Office Professional/Assistant program from non-Concorde regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary educational institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education may receive 35 semester credits upon evaluation of a transcript from the issuing school. In addition, non-Concorde applicants must also meet all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog.

Neurodiagnostic Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

The Neurodiagnostic Technology program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Students who have successfully completed the Polysomnographic Technology diploma program from the same campus, or are transferring into the program with the equivalent approved content from another Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Polysomnographic Technology diploma program will receive block transfer credit totaling 37.5 semester credits for BIOL1131, BIOL1301, ELEC1910, PSOM1217, PSOM1230, PSOM1311, PSOM1910, PSOM2316 and PSOM2317. The remaining number of credits required to complete the program is 46.5.

A graduate of a Concorde Polysomnographic Technology diploma program is exempt from additional entrance testing requirements. For other applicants, all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog also apply.

Nursing Practice (Associate of Applied Science)

The Nursing program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Pharmacy Technician (Diploma)

The Pharmacy Technician program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Applied Science)

Applicants must be graduates from a Pharmacy Technician diploma program and:

Graduates of any Concorde Pharmacy Technician program will receive 27 semester credits as a block transfer when enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science program at Memphis.  A graduate of a Concorde Pharmacy Technician diploma program is exempt from additional entrance requirements.

Graduates of Pharmacy Technician programs from non-Concorde regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary educational institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education may receive 27 semester credits upon evaluation of a transcript from the issuing school. In addition, non-Concorde applicants must also meet all other entrance requirements as outlined in the Admissions section of this catalog.

Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

The Physical Therapist Assistant program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma)

The Polysomnographic Technology program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

The Radiologic Technology program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Applied Science)

The Respiratory Therapy program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Sterile Processing Technician (Diploma)

To be admitted into this course, prospective students must certify that they understand the HSPA exam eligibility requirements. No other entrance requirements or examinations are required.

Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

The Surgical Technology program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

During the enrollment process, students will sign a disclosure to include the location of the campus where they will attend along with their address. If a student changes their address during their enrollment, they should contact the Campus Registrar at the location where they are enrolled.