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AS in Vision Care

Seats are still available for August 2019 Fall term and application are still begin accepted

August 2019 Application Criteria:

  • Applicants must fulfill the Health Science Program admission requirements
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Application Period:  January 8th- June 29th

Admission Selection Criteria:

Selected candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0

Selection for admission is based on a Point system.  Students with the highest points will be admitted first until all seats are filled.  If a tiebreaker is needed, admission will be based on highest GPA.

Prior to admission, each student is required to successfully complete a drug screening. Please be advised that certain over-the-counter supplements and alternative medicinal products, including but not limited to CBD, THC, Cannabinoid, and Cannabinoid Oil may trigger a positive result, and consequently, the student will not be able to be admitted to the Health Science program. A second drug tested sample is not allowed per Broward College Admissions Procedure A6Hx2-5.01. The links are provided below. 

 Policy:            http://www.broward.edu/legal/policies/Section%20Template/6Hx2-5.01.pdf  

Procedure:      http://www.broward.edu/legal/policies/Section%20Template/A6Hx2-5.01.pdf

Overall GPA (Max 4) Points given

4.00 to 3.50- 4 points
3.49 to 3.00- 3 points
2.99 to 2.50- 2 points  
2.49 to 2.00- 1 points
Grades Earned in Prerequisite Courses(Maximum 21)
                                                                               (The following points will be added for each course completed)
ENC 1101                                                                 3    2     1 points
PHI2010 or REL2000                                               
or ARH2000 or Mul2010 (Humanities)                                           
MGF1106 or MAC1105                                             3    2     1  points                                       
BSC1005                                                                   3    2     1  points
CGS1060C                                                                3    2     1  points
PSY2012                                                                        
SPC1608 or SPC1024                                              3    2     1  points

Prior Educational Experience (Maximum points)
MA/MS Degree - 3 points
BA/BS Degree -  2 points
AA/AS Degree-   1points

Military Service (Maximum 5
(5 points will be awarded to US Armed Forces active duty and honorably discharged veterans.) 

Max Points awarded for program admissions (33).
In the event of a point tie, overall GPA will be used as the tiebreaker. 
*Recommended Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Electives. If student completes different humanities and soc/behavioral science elective, points will also be awarded. 

3 Points:            Graduated with Bachelor or Associate degree

10 Points:          Complete all co-requisite General Education course work

3  Points:           Completed MAC 1105 OR MGF 1106

2  Points:            BCS 1005

 

Additional Information:​

For the August 2018 Vision Care program, students who were admitted earned between 2 and 15 points and had GPAs of 2.0 to 4.0.

 

Additional programmatic admissions criteria can be reviewed at Health Science Admissions site.

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