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Admissions

Wait List Policy

Wait lists are created when a program meets maximum capacity for an entrance term. The criteria listed for both competitive and noncompetitive programs will be used to identify who is placed on a wait list. The size of the program and departmental projections will determine the number of students on a wait list. If a student is not accepted from the wait list, he/she will be notified shortly after the start of the semester and will be given first consideration for the program when the next entrance becomes available.

Priority for Acceptance for Non-Competitive Programs

New completed applications for admission, including reactivate and readmit applications, will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. However, change of curriculum requests and responses to program filled letters submitted on or before Oct. 5 for the spring entrance term and Feb. 15 for the fall entrance term will be given priority for acceptance. Following those dates, all change of curriculum requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis as well.

In all cases, department chairpersons/ advisors can request special consideration for students who have had previous coursework in the related discipline at Hudson Valley Community College or who have been previously tested and advised for the upcoming semester.

Priority for Acceptance for Competitive Programs

Department chairpersons of competitive programs reserve the right to rank all students based on academic ability. (See department's Web site for specific information on the criteria/ tests used to determine academic ranking.)

In all cases, department chairpersons/ advisors can request special consideration for students that have had previous coursework in the related discipline at Hudson Valley Community College or who have been previously tested and advised for the upcoming semester.

1) Dental Hygiene
Applicants for the Dental Hygiene program must submit a complete Application for Admission by Feb. 1 to be considered for acceptance to the following Fall term. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis. A completed Application for Admission includes the application or change of major form, an official high school transcript and official transcripts of all college course work. Admission to the Dental Hygiene program is selective. An Admissions Review Committee including, but not limited to, the Dental Hygiene department chairperson and an Admissions representative will select the applicants to be accepted for Fall admission. This is a very competitive program; it is likely that some students will be placed on a wait list while others, less qualified, will be advised to choose another option or reapply in the future. A published set of guidelines highlighting the criteria used to evaluate candidates can be obtained from the Dental Hygiene Web page.

2) Nursing
Applicants for the Nursing program must submit a completed application for admission by Feb. 1 to be considered for acceptance for the following fall term. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis. A completed application for admission includes: the application or change of major form; an official high school transcript; and official transcripts of all college course work. Please note that admission to the Nursing Program is a selective/ competitive process.

An Admissions Review Committee including, but not limited to, the Nursing department chairperson and an Admissions representative will select the applicants to be accepted for fall admission. There is no wait list for the Nursing Program. If a student wishes to be considered for the following year, the student must reapply to the Nursing Program.

This is a very competitive program. For those students not selected, they will be advised to choose another option or reapply in the future. A published set of guidelines highlighting the criteria used to evaluate candidates can be obtained from the Nursing program Web page.

3) Radiologic Technology
Applicants for the Radiologic Technology program must submit a complete Application for Admission by Feb. 1 to be considered for acceptance in the following Fall term. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis. A completed Application for Admission includes the application or change of major form, an official high school transcript and official transcripts of all college course work. Admission to the Radiologic Technology program is competitive. An Admissions Review Committee including, but not limited to, the Radiologic Technology department chairperson and an Admissions representative will select the applicants to be accepted for Fall admission. This is a competitive program; it is likely that some students will be placed on a wait list, while others will be advised to consider another curriculum or reapply for a future semester. A published set of guidelines highlighting the criteria used to evaluate candidates can be obtained from the Radiologic Technology pages of the Radiologic Technology Web page.

Readmission Policy for Health Science Programs
Unsatisfactory pre-clinical, clinical, practicum and academic performance will result in students being dismissed from a health science program. The respective health science program faculty will make all recommendations for re-admission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Readmission will require students to successfully repeat previous clinical, practicum, and/or academic courses that faculty require. In addition, if a student is dismissed from the program, the student may be required to provide evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by the faculty at the time of dismissal. Dismissed students must reapply under the program’s current admission procedure.

Once a student has been readmitted to a program, core curricular courses must be completed in term sequence without interruption.Any student who misses a term may not be permitted to continue in the program.

Behavioral Dismissal Policy for Health Science Programs
Students who are dismissed from Health Science Programs at Hudson Valley or other institutions due to inappropriate or dangerous clinical behavior and/or personal misconduct during patient interactions will not be allowed admission to any Hudson Valley Health Science program or Health Science course with a clinical component. A notation will be placed on the student’s academic transcript indicating the student was dismissed from the program.