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Limited & Controlled Access Program Applications

Some programs at Palm Beach State College require an additional application to be submitted after you've completed your General Admission Application to PBSC. These programs are known as Limited or Controlled Access Programs.

You will need your PBSC student email login and student ID number to complete these applications. Once you have started your application, you will be able to access it through the system. Read the steps to learn how to access your application after you have started it. Be sure to review all program requirements in the College Catalog before proceeding with the Limited or Controlled Access Applications.

If you have not submitted your general admission application to PBSC, please do so before proceeding to the Limited or Controlled Access Applications. Complete the PBSC General Admission Application.


Application Fee

Limited Access Program Applications require a $20.00 payment for processing. This is in addition to the non-refundable Palm Beach State College general admission application fee. This Limited Access Program Application fee is non-refundable and must be paid prior to each application submission. The fee is payable online through the PBSC eMarket payment portal by secure transaction using a credit/debit card.


Questions?

Limited Access Applications

Email: LimitedAccessApps@palmbeachstate.edu

 

Controlled Access Applications

Please contact the Department Chair. Contact information can be found in the College Catalog.

 

Note: Limited or Controlled Access Program Applications are hosted in Engage.  |  Return to a previously submitted application

ALL communication regarding limited access program applications-including selection notifications will be sent to your Palm Beach State College email (StudentName@my.palmbeachstate.edu).  The applicant is responsible for gaining access to and checking this email account regularly and responding as requested.

 

Health Sciences Programs

Application for Fall 2024 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • State Issued Driver's License/Identification card

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED.
  • Test of Adult Basic Education or have a qualifying exemption per the College Catalog.

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns the more likely they are to be admitted.

 

Application Points System

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 70. Completed with a Grade of C or higher by the application deadline date. Lecture and lab must be complete to be awarded points. Coursework is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Course Points Possible
BSC2085/ BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab 15
BSC2086/ BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 25
VPI 0400 Strategies for College Success or SLS1501 Introduction to College Success (or equivalent) 30

 

Area 2:  College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 30. Points awarded in one area. College Credit is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Education Type Points Possible
Has the student earned 12 or more credit hours 10
Associate Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution 20

 

Area 3: Testing
Maximum Points Possible: 10. Testing is optional for points in application process not required for program admission or certificate completion.
Test Points Possible
PERT, ACT, or SAT-taken in the last two years. Earned scores in all sections with College level placement in ENC1101 and MAT1033c /MAT1100 or Area III Mathematics placement. 10

 

Area 4: Palm Beach County Resident
Maximum Points Possible: 20. Documentation Required-State of Florida identification card or driver’s license.
Residency Type Points Possible
Palm Beach County Resident 10

 

Area 5: United States Veteran
Maximum Points Possible: 10. Documentation Required: DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions).
Veteran Status Points Possible
Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces 10

 

Area 6: Dental Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 20. Experience must be verifiable within the last 5 years for a minimum of 6 months. Documentation required. Letter on company letterhead from immediate supervisor or Human Resources, stating dates of experience position held, and duties performed.
Experience Type Points Possible
Dental Experience 20

 

Maximum Points Possible: 150

Application for Fall 2025 Entry

Application Available: February 2025

Application Deadline: June 2, 2025

Note: Program admits once a year for Fall entry.

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • State Issued Driver's License/Identification card

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED.
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.0.
  • Completion of the following natural Science courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date:
    • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
    • BSC 2088L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
    • BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture
    • BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
    • MCB 2010 Microbiology Lecture
    • MCB 2010L Microbiology Lab
    • HUN 1201 Elements of Nutrition
    • CHM (Any transferable college-level Chemistry Lecture)

 

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. Tie Breaker is student's overall cumulative GPA. 

Applicants who completed a CODA Dental Assisting program and gain admission to the Dental Hygiene program must take a comprehensive knowledge and skills assessment. The assessment is 150-200 questions based on the articulated Dental Assisting foundation courses. It will be used to determine any areas where remediation may be required. In addition to the exam, the Dental Hygiene program requires enrollment in the following courses: 

  • DES1200L Dental Radiology Lab 1 credit
  • DES1800L Introduction to Clinical Procedures Lab 1 credit 

 

Dental Experience Qualification: 

1. Applicant must have completed a CODA Dental Assisting program within the last three (3) years.
2. Employment must be within the last three (3) years for a minimum of 1 year with a Dental practice.

Documentation required:

  • Transcript reflecting completion of CODA Dental Assisting program
  • Letter on dental practice/company letterhead
    • Signed by the immediate Supervisor or Human Resources designee
    • With dates of employment
    • Position held,
    • Duties performed that reflect direct, hands-on patient care

Recommendation letters will not be accepted.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change each application cycle. Please attend an information session or met with an Academic Advisor for assistance.


Area 1: Pre-Requisite Course Grades

Applicants are awarded points for the grade earned in the Lecture course. Plus, and minus are not used. 
A=40, B=30, C=20

Maximum Points Possible: 200.

  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
  • MCB 2010 Microbiology Lecture
  • BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture
  • HUN 1201 Elements of Nutrition
  • CHM (Any transferable college-level Chemistry Lecture.) If multiple chemistry courses are available, the course with the highest grade will be used.

 

Area 2: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 60.
Course Points Possible
Mathematics General Education Area III (MGF, MAC or STA prefix) 10
Humanities General Education Area II Tier 1 ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, LIT1000, PHI1010 10
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
AMH2020 United States History after 1865 or POS1041 Introduction to American Government 10
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 10
PSY2012 General Psychology 10

 

Area 3:  College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 15.
Education Type Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution  15

 

Area 4: Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40.
GPA Points Possible
First two digits of undergraduate overall cumulative GPA (no rounding) 20 - 40

 

Area 5: Palm Beach County Resident
Maximum Points Possible: 10. Documentation required - State of Florida identification card or driver’s license.
Residency Type Points Possible
Palm Beach County Resident 10

 

Area 6: Dental Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 15. Documentation required.
Experience Type Points Possible
Completion of Dental Assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) within the last three (3) years AND a minimum of 1 year experience in a dental office with direct, hands-on patient care. 15

 

Area 7: United States Veteran
Maximum Points Possible: 10. Documentation required: DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions).
Veteran Status Points Possible
Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 350

Application for Spring 2025 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline: October 7, 2024

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee 
  • Course Information
  • Date of Information Session Attendance

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Overall Cumulative GPA = 2.5 or higher 
  • Completion of the following pre-requisites by the deadline date with a grade or ‘C’ or higher by the deadline date
    • ENC1101 college Composition 1 
    • MAC1105 or higher-level course prefixed MAC Mathematics Area 3 
    • BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
    • BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
    • A College-level Physics (PHY) course - PHY1020 preferred.

All transcripts and course re-evaluation appeals must be submitted a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the deadline. 

Students do not need to request Palm Beach State College transcripts. 

Please speak with an Academic Advisor regarding courses and program requirements. 

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission.  There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted to the program. In the event of a tie the students overall cumulative GPA will be used as the tie breaker.

 

Application Points System

The point scale for program admission has changed.

Point scales are subject to change from one application cycle to the next.

Area 1: Coursework 
Maximum Points Possible: 45
Course Points Possible

Humanities General Education Area II

Tier 1: ARH1000, LIT1000, MUL1010, THE1000 or PHI1010

10

BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab

10
MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab 10
AMH2020 US History after 1865 or
POS1041 Introduction to American Government 
10
HSC2531 Medical Terminology  5

 

Area 2: College Education 
Maximum Points Possible: 20
Education Type Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher from a Regionally Accredited Institution 10
Palm Beach State Allied Health Program Completer (Leads to Licensure with patient care) 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible

1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding)

Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned.

25 - 40

 

Area 4: Previous PBSC Diagnostic Sonography Applicant
Maximum Points Possible: 5
Applicant Type Points Possible
Previous Applicant to Diagnostic Sonography program. Applicant must have met all minimum requirements for program entry. 5

 

Area 5: Palm Beach State College Sonography Lab Volunteer
Maximum Points Possible: 5
Applicant Type Points Possible
Sonography Lab Volunteer. (Requires submission of Volunteer Verification) 5

 

Area 6: Healthcare Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 20  (Points awarded in one category)
Experience Type Points Possible
Registered Radiologic Technologist or Sonographer 20
One year of direct hands-on Patient Care experience with Allied Health License/Certification 15
One year of direct hands-on Patient Care experience 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 135


Applicants using an Allied Healthcare State License with one year of documented experience are required to submit a verification letter.  This letter will be uploaded into the application. 

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted. 

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Program Begins: At start of every semester - Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Available: 
Continuously Open

Application Deadline: Last Day
of Add/Drop Per Semester

 

What You Will Need To Apply

Program Declaration
You are responsible for declaring at least one of the following programs prior to submission of the Controlled Access Application  (Program Agreement):

  • Health Services management (HSM) A.S. (2530)
  • Health Information Technology (HIT) A.S. (2529) (includes MICB CCC and HIS CCC)
  • Medical Information Coder/Biller (MICB) CCC (6528)
  • Health Informatics Specialist (HIS) CCC (6531)

Documents
Every student must complete the following documents and upload copies of them to the Controlled Access Application (Program Agreement):

  • Acknowledgment of Receipt of the Student guide for Health Information programs
  • Program Professional Ethics Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Disciplinary Process Acknowledgment

Information Sessions
Every student must complete at least one of the following information sessions. Remember to copy the screen showing your completed quiz score and save the screenshot into a Word document. The document will be submitted as an assignment during your HIM1000C course.

ELO1000 Canvas Orientation
Every student must complete the ELO1000 Canvas Orientation course and upload a copy of your Certificate of Completion to the Controlled Access Application (Program Agreement). This free course offered online will provide you with a guide on how to use of our learning management system (LMS). All HIM courses use the LMS, so it is important the you are prepared to work within the system.

 

Application Tips:

  • Check the Academic Calendar for term and session start dates and give yourself enough time to apply.
  • Once you apply, activate your Palm Beach State Email. All communications, including admissions status, will be sent to your Palm Beach State email.
  • You must have all general college admission criteria completed in order to be considered for approval for enrollment. This includes submission of High School transcripts or the equivalent.
  • It is highly recommended that you complete all the General Education for your selected program before entering the core courses of your program. If you do not complete the General Education this can limit your options for core courses because many of the General Education courses are prerequisites to the core courses. Please contact the program department chair for educational planning of core courses.
  • You will complete the program agreements requirements in your HIM1000C Introduction to Health Information Management course).
  • In order to enroll in core curriculum classes (HIM1282C, HIM1210C, HIM1012C, HIM2510C, and HIM2652C), you must first complete the Program Agreement for the program department chair. This process allows the program to validate student progression and track students in these courses and more advanced courses for program accreditation requirements.
  • Any student meeting minimum program application requirements is encouraged to apply. However, all students must meet all the minimum requirements. Additionally it is prudent to complete all general education requirements before beginning Health Information programs to ensure your success on certification examination.
  • It is highly recommended that part-time students seeking the Health Information Technology A.S. degree complete the Medical Information Coder/Biller CCC program first, before applying to the A.S. degree program.
  • After Acceptance - You receive notification of approval for enrollment if you meet the requirements. You will then be able to enroll as you would for any other course.
  • Please email the program Department Chair for more information or a copy of the current Program Agreement.

Program Begins: Summer 2024

Program Information & Requirements


This program is tentatively scheduled to become a controlled access program and an application is no longer required.  

The deadline for Summer 2024 entry is April 18, 2024. This is for the full-time day program only. 

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED.
  • Test of Adult Basic Education or have a qualifying exemption per the College Catalog.

 

Steps for Program Admission

1. Apply to Palm Beach State College if not already a student.  Please apply as a non-degree seeking student. 

2. Attend a Massage Therapy information session.  

3. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) if required.   You can speak with an Academic Advisor regarding this requirement. 

4.  Apply for financial aid.  

5. Contact Massage Therapy Program Director, Kelly Morgan, at morgank@palmbeachstate.edu.  Please be sure to include your student ID number.

Before program admission is finalized students will be required to undergo a drug screening, background check and complete a health screening at their own expense. This requirement must be satisfied in order to register for Massage Therapy program courses.

Program Begins: Fall & Spring

Fall 2023 Term: 

Steps 1-6 must be completed by
August 18, 2023

Spring 2024 Term:

Steps 1-6 must be completed by
January 8, 2024

 

Steps To Apply

Steps 1 - 7

1. Apply to Palm Beach State College if not already a student.

2. View the Medical Assisting Program Information Session.

3. Take the Post Education Readiness Test (PERT) if needed.

4. Contact Financial Aid.

5. Find out more about tuition and fees.

6. Contact Medical Assisting Program Director, Penny Knight, at mintsp@palmbeachstate.edu. Send your student ID# and the pathway you have chosen:

a. Medical Assisting Specialist CCC (44 credit hours) Program #6313

b. Medical Assisting Advanced (65 credit hours) Program #2314.

7. Declare your Program Objective in Workday

If you meet all the college admission requirements, you will be contacted (via your college email) with your individualized course sequence to assist you with your course selections for the upcoming semester.

Steps 8 - 10

Steps 8 - 10 are completed during your MEA1007, Introduction to Medical Assisting course. You are financially responsible for steps 8 & 9. If requirements are not met student cannot continue in the Program.

8. Undergo a drug screen and background check (form and details provided during MEA1007, must be submitted by last day of semester).

9. Complete health screenings (form and details provided during MEA1007, must be submitted by last day of semester).

10. Complete and submit a program-specific forms packet (forms provided during MEA1007 and due by first week of semester).

*If you chose to not continue in the Medical Assisting Program, earned credit from MEA1007 does not transfer to any other AS Program.


Tips

  • Check the Academic Calendar for term and session start dates and give yourself enough time to apply.
  • Once you apply, activate your Palm Beach State email. All communications, including admissions status, will be sent to your Palm Beach State email.
  • You must have all general college admission criteria completed in order to be considered for approval for enrollment. This includes submission of High School transcripts or the equivalent.
  • To ensure your success, it is highly recommended that you complete all required developmental education and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab prior to starting Medical Assisting core classes. 

Program Begins: At start of every semester - Fall, Spring and Summer

Available Open

Application Deadline: 

Spring Term:  November 1, 2023

Fall Term:  July 15, 2024

 


 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting the application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application fee
  • Course information
  • Information Session information
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) information
  • Florida Department of Health (DOH) license in Radiography information

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED.
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.0.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date.
    • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
    • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification or Florida Department of Health-Licensure or 
    Eligibility to obtain license or certification 

Program Begins: At start of every semester - Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Available: Continuously Open

Application Deadline:

Spring Term: November 1

Fall Term: July 1

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all the necessary information available before starting the application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application fee
  • Course information
  • Information Session information
  • Florida Department of Health (DOH) license in Radiography information Current State of Florida Department of Health Occupational License (DOH)
  • Radiologic Technologist (RT) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) from the American Registry of Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) 
  • Radiation Therapist (RTT) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at the time of application for them to be properly evaluated and approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in courses should not apply until grades have been posted to their PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED.
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.
  • The minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement is 2.5.
  • General Education requirements are satisfied.
  • Eligibility to obtain a license or appropriate certification.

If the applicant has NOT satisfied the Florida Civic Literacy Exam requirement, the program requests that the exam be attempted before the application deadline as a part of the program admissions process.

 

Please use the chart below to determine eligibility for your program concentration.

Eligibilty Chart
  Leadership Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Interventional Radiology Mammography Adult Echocardiography
ARRT X X X X X X (1 year clinical)
ARDMS X   X   X X
NMTCB X X X     X (1 year clinical)
RAD THERAPY X   X     X (1 year clinical)

 

Application for Spring 2024 Entry to Fall 2024 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline: June 17, 2024

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • HESI Testing Information

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Completed or Satisfied Developmental Education Overall Cumulative GPA - 2.5 or higher

Overall Cumulative Score on the HESI - 80 or higher HESI Math section - 80 or higher

Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher by the application deadline date:

  • CHM1032 Principles of Chemistry
    • Accepted substitute for CHM1032 is CHM1045/CHM1045 General Chemistry 1 lecture and lab and CHM1046/CHM1046L General Chemistry 2 lecture and lab
  • DEP2004 Human Growth and Development (Developmental Psychology)
  • BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture and lab
    • Applicants that completed Human Anatomy lecture and lab and Human Physiology lecture and lab as separate courses needed to submit a course re-evaluation appeal requesting that the course be used as a substitute for BSC2085/BSC2085L and BSC2086/BSC2086L.

Courses with a lecture and lab component require both to be passed with a “C” or higher for application consideration.

The following courses must be passed within the last 10 years: CHM1032, BSC2085/BSC2085L, BSC2086/BSC2086L and MCB2010/MCB2010L

  • Completion of BSC2086/BSC2086L with a “C” or higher within the last 10 years waives requirement for BSC2085/BSC2085L to be repeated. Please speak with an Academic Advisor regarding this requirement.

If applicant has NOT satisfied the Florida Civic Literacy Exam requirement, the program requests that the exam be attempted before the application deadline as a part of the program admissions process.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change from one application cycle to the next. 

Note: Area 1 Education will change effective for the Fall 2025 admission cycle.  Points will be as follows: 30 or more college credits 20 points; PBSC Allied Health, EMT or Paramedic Program completed 25 points; AA/AS degree completed at a regionally accredited institution not PBSC 30 points; PBSC AA/AS degree 35 points; Bachelor’s degree 40 points.

Area 1: Education
Maximum Points Possible: 40
Education Type Points Possible
29 or less college credits 10
30 or more college credits 20
PBSC Allied Health, EMT or Paramedic Program completed 30
Bachelor's degree 40
Master's degree or higher 50

 

Area 2: Program Co-requisites
Maximum Points Possible: 100
Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher by the application deadline date.
Co-requisites Points Possible
BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 30
MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab 30
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
AMH2020 US History from 1865 or POS1041 Introduction to American Government 10
Humanities: 3 credits General Education Area 2 - Tier 1
(Fine Arts appreciation-ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010, or LIT1000) Approved transfer course
10
STA2023 Statistics 10

 

Area 3: Nursing Course work
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Completion of the following course with a grade of “C” or higher by the application deadline date. Course solely used for points in application process. It is non-transferable and not required for program admission or completion.
Nursing Course Points Possible
NUR1024 Critical Thinking Nursing 10

 

Area 4: HESI EXAM
Maximum Points Possible: 100
HESI Exam Score Points Possible
First two digits of Overall Cumulative score (no rounding) 80 - 100

 

Area 5: Overall Cumulative GPA
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
Points awarded based on first two digits (no rounding) 25 - 40

 

Area 6: Veteran of the United States Military
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Veteran Status Points Possible
Documentation required:
DD214 showing honorable discharge or General Discharge (under honorable conditions).
10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 310

Program Begins: At start of every semester - Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Available: Continuously Open

Application Deadline:

Spring Term: November 1

Summer Term: April 1

Fall Term: July 1

 

 

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

Palm Beach State has transitioned to a new software system.  If you have not taken courses in the last 12 months or it has been 12 months since you previously submitted an application to the College, please re-apply for admission to ensure your record is active.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • State of Florida Occupational license-Active and Unrestricted
  • Approval letter - Current PBSC Nursing students

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard high school diploma or GED
  • Students must have an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 2.50 or higher in all undergraduate credit coursework to qualify for the RN Program. Graduate level coursework will not be considered.
  • Students must have an ACTIVE, UNRESTRICTED and SIGNED Registered Nurse (RN) Occupational License or Multistate Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
  • Applicants must have completed their Nursing education (AS/AAS) at a United States of America Department of Education approved institution. Schools must be found in this DAPIP Database of Accredited Post-secondary Institutions.
  • Please use this link to verify your institution's accreditation: https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home
  • Or be currently enrolled in Palm Beach State College Associate in Science program.
  • Completed program pre-requisite and all required general education courses.
  • If applicant has NOT satisfied the Florida Civic Literacy Exam requirement, the program requests that the exam be attempted before the application deadline as a part of the program admissions process.

Application for Fall 2024 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admission requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Healthcare Experience Verification letter (if applicable)
  • Information Session Attendance information

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption. 
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.0
  • Completion of the following natural Science courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date:

- BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
- BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
- BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture
- BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
- MCB2010 Microbiology Lecture
- MCB2010L Microbiology Lab
- Open house/Information Session Attendance

A point system will be used to determine program admission after the minimum eligibility requirements are met.  There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. In the event of a tie, the student's overall cumulative GPA will be the deciding factor. 

 

Application Points System

Point scales and requirements are subject to change from one application cycle to the next.

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 50
Area Points Possible
Mathematics General Education Area III (MAC1105, MAC1114, MAC1140, MAC1147) 10
Humanities General Education Area II Tier 1 (ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010, LIT1000 or approved transfer credit). 10
ENC1101 College Composition 1 10
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology 10
AMH2020 United States History from 1865 or POS1041 Introduction to American Government 10

 

Area 2: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Area Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40
Area Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding) 20 - 40

 

Area 4: Healthcare Experience 
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Area Points Possible
Submit copy of verification letter 10

 

Area 5: United States Veteran
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Area Points Possible
Veteran of United States of America Armed Forces. Documentation Required: DD214 showing Honorable or General Discharge (under honorable conditions). 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 120

 

Healthcare Experience

Healthcare experience, volunteer or paid, must be within the last 3 years for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. 

Applicants claiming healthcare experience will be required to submit a verification letter.

This letter will be uploaded into the application. 

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted. 

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Program Begins: At start of every semester - Fall, Spring and Summer

Application Available: Continuously Open

Application Deadline: 

Spring Term: November 1

Summer Term: April 1

Fall Term: July 1

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Electronic Information Session Quiz Results
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Selection Notification

APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED BASED ON A LOTTERY SYSTEM.

Submission of this application for consideration does not guarantee acceptance.

Students will receive a selection notification of either acceptance or denial.

If additional seats become available, a declined student may be contacted to fill the vacancy.

IF AN APPLICANT IS SELECTED AND DOES NOT COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, THE APPLICANT MUST REAPPLY AND IS NOT GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE IN ANY SUBSEQUENT SELECTION PROCESS.

Application for Spring 2024 Entry

Application Closed

Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • HESI Testing Information
  • Electronic information Session

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard high school diploma or GED
  • TABE exam or meet exemption criteria (Please speak with an Academic Advisor regarding exemption)
  • Overall cumulative score on the HESI of 75 or higher
  • Math portion score of 75 or higher on the HESI
  • In the event of a tie, the highest HESI CUMULATIVE SCORE is utilized for candidate selection.

 

Application Points System

Area 1: Education
Maximum Points Possible: 40
Education Type Points Possible
29 or less college credits 10
30 or more college credits 20
Bachelor's degree 30
Master's degree or higher 40

 

Area 2: HESI EXAM
Maximum Points Possible: 100
First two digits of Overall Cumulative score (no rounding) Points Possible

Examples:
75.69 CS = 75 points
88.01 CS = 88 points
94.99 CS = 94 points

75 - 100

 

Area 3: Program Completers
Maximum Points Possible: 20. Completion of a Health Occupation program from a regionally accredited school.
Nursing Course Points Possible
Provide official transcript showing completion of a Health Occupation program with minimum of 150 clock hours
– OR –
Submit proof of current health occupation license issued by the state of Florida
20

 

Area 4: Strategies for Program Success (VPI0400)
Maximum Points Possible: 20
HESI Exam Score Points Possible
Complete VPI0400 seminar with an (S) Satisfactory to receive credit.
(Students may also use SLS1501 Introduction to the College Experience, with a grade of “C” or higher, as a course substitute for VPI0400.)
20

 

Area 5: Veteran of the United States Military
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Veteran Status Points Possible
Documentation required:
DD214 showing honorable discharge or honorable conditions.
10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 190

Application for Spring 2025 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline: October 1, 2024

 

What You Will Need To Apply

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Information Session Information

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items. It is strongly recommended that you have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. 

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Attend a mandatory Radiography open house information session.
  • Complete program prerequisite courses BSC2085/BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and lab with a grade of ‘C’ or higher
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • If applicant has NOT satisfied the Florida Civic Literacy Exam requirement, the program requests that the exam be attempted before the application deadline as a part of the program admissions process.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change from one application cycle to the next. 

Area 1: Educational Credentials.
Maximum Points Possible: 5
Education Type Points Possible
Associate degree or higher earned at a regionally accredited institution. 5

 

Area 2: General Education Coursework Completion
Points are awarded for the completion of the 7 General Education degree requirements listed below. Courses need to be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher on or before the deadline date. 
Maximum Points Possible: 20

  1. ENC1101 College Composition 1
  2. Humanities- Area 2 Tier 1 General Education course
  3.  ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010 or LIT1000 or approved transfer credit
  4.  MAC1105 College Algebra
  5.  AMH2020 United States History after 1865 or POS1041 Introduction to American Government
  6.  BSC2086/BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture/lab
  7.  MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab

 

Area 3: Grades earned in Mathematics and Science courses
Maximum Points Possible: 60
Course Type Points Possible

Applicants are awarded points for the grade earned in the lecture course only. 
A=15, B=10, C=5  (Plus, and minus are not used.) 

  • BSC 2085: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture 
  • BSC 2086: Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture
  • MCB 2010: Microbiology Lecture
  • MAC1105: College Algebra
5 - 60

 

Area 4: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average 
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
Based on overall cumulative GPA of all undergraduate work attempted 20 - 40

 

Area 5: Previous Application
Maximum points Possible:  5
Application History Points Possible
Previous Radiography application submission-Based on Workday student record review 5

 

Area 6: Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 15
Experience Points Possible
Health Care Experience
Experience needs to be within the last 5 years and lasted at least 1 year/12 months.  Requires submission of employment verification Letter. The letter must be on company letterhead from the immediate supervisor, outlining specific experience time frame (dates) of experience and position held as related to the selection criteria.
10
Veteran’s Experience 
Requires submission of DD214 for verification with Honorable discharge.
5

 

Maximum Points Possible: 145

Application for Fall 2025 Entry

Application Available: February 2025

Application Deadline: May 15, 2025

Note: Program admits once a year for Fall entry.

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Healthcare Experience Verification letter (if applicable)
  • Information Session Attendance information

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete all admission requirements for Palm Beach State College
  • Standard High School diploma or GED
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.6
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date
    • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
    • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
    • MAC1105 College Algebra or higher MAC Prefix course

After the minimum eligibility requirements are met, a point system will be used to determine program admission. There is no point minimum; the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. Tie Breaker student overall cumulative GPA (three digits).

 

Application Points System

The point scale for program admission has changed.

Point scales are subject to change each application cycle. Please attend a program information session or met with an Academic Advisor for assistance.

Area 1: Coursework
Maximum Points Possible: 120
Course Points Possible
ENC1101 College Composition I 10
Humanities General Education Area II Fine Arts Appreciation, Literature or PHI1010 10
AMH2020 US History after 1865 or POS1041 Introduction to American Government 10
PSY20212 Introduction to Psychology or SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology
Points awarded for one course.
10
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology lecture 20
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology lecture lab 10
College level Chemistry-CHM1032, CHM1045, CHM2210 10
MCB2010 Microbiology lecture 30
MCB2010L Microbiology lab 10

 

Area 2: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Education Type Points Possible
Associate Degree or higher 10

 

Area 3: Overall Cumulative Grade Point Average
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding).
Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned.
25 - 40

 

Area 4: Previous Palm Beach State College student
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Student Type Points Possible
Must have been enrolled in one or more semester(s) prior to application deadline. 10

 

Area 5: Healthcare Experience
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Healthcare Experience Points Possible
Submit copy of verification letter 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 190

 

Healthcare Experience

Healthcare experience must be within the last 5 years for a minimum of 1 year.

Applicants claiming healthcare experience will be required to submit a verification letter. This letter will be uploaded into the application.

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted.

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Application for Fall 2024 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline: July 8, 2024

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admission requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • Healthcare Experience Verification letter (if applicable)
  • Information Session Attendance information

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Standard High School diploma or GED
  • Satisfied Developmental Education either by submission of placement test scores or qualifying exemption.
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA requirement 2.5
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher by the deadline date:
    • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
    • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
    • BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture
    • BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 lab
    • HSC2531 Medical Terminology 

If applicant has NOT satisfied the Florida Civic Literacy Exam requirement, the program requests that the exam be attempted before the application deadline as a part of the program admissions process.


A point system will be used to determine program admission after the minimum eligibility requirements are met.  There is no point minimum, the more points a student earns, the more likely they are to be admitted. In the event of a tie, the student's overall cumulative GPA will be the deciding factor. 

Application Points System

The point scale has changed for this admission cycle.

Point scales and requirements are subject to change from one application cycle to the next.

Area 1: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 30
Degree Points Possible
30 or more credits 10
Associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution 20
Palm Beach State College Degree (AA/AS/BAS/BS) 30

 

Area 2: General Education Coursework Completion
Points are awarded for the completion of all General Education degree requirements listed below.  Courses need to be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher on or before the deadline.
Course Points Possible

ENC1101 College Composition 1SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Humanities General Education Area II Tier 1
(ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010 or LIT1000) 

Mathematics - General Education Area III Tier 1 
(MAC1105, MGF1106, MGF1107, STA2023) 

AMH2020 US History after 1865 or POS1041 Introduction to American Government

MCB2010/MCB2010L Microbiology lecture and lab

20

 

Area 3: Quality Points for Pre-requites and Science courses.
Applicants are awarded points for the grade earned in the lecture course. 
Plus and minus are not used. 
A=20 B=15 C=10
Course Points Possible
BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture
BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lecture
MCB 2010 Microbiology Lecture
HSC2531 Medical Terminology
Area III Mathematics course
100

 

Area 4: Overall Cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
Maximum Points Possible: 40
GPA Points Possible
1st two digits of overall undergraduate cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (no rounding). Based on a minimum of 12 college credits earned. 25 - 40

 

Area 5: Healthcare Experience 
Maximum Points Possible: 10
Action Points Possible
Healthcare experience point is awarded for direct operating room experience. Healthcare experience must be within the last 5 years for a minimum of 6 months. 10

 

Maximum Points Possible: 200

 

Healthcare Experience

Healthcare experience must be within the last 5 years for a minimum of 6 months. 

Healthcare experience point is awarded for direct operating room experience. Technician does not have to be certified or hold a diploma from an accredited institution. Points are awarded for the following titles: 

  • Operating Room Technician 
  • Orthopedic Technician 
  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Operating Room Orderly

Applicants claiming healthcare experience will be required to submit a verification letter. This letter will be uploaded into the application.

Recommendation letters and job descriptions will not be accepted. 

This letter must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on company letterhead
  • Must be signed from immediate supervisor or Human Resource designee
  • Must include dates of employment or service
  • Must outline specific patient care and operating room experience duties as related to the selection criteria

You will be required to consent to verification of healthcare experience and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information 

 

Public Safety Programs

Application:

Note: The Criminal Justice application link is emailed to you after you've successfully passed the basic abilities test which is sometimes referred to as BAT or CJBAT and the Physical Abilities Test (PAT).

 

What You Will Need To Apply

**PLEASE NOTE: At the end of this application you will be required to upload the following documents. Please have them ready to load before you start this application.

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Drivers License
  3. Your COMPLETE FLORIDA driving record from one of the County Clerk Courts or DMV office.
  4. Complete driving record from any other state you have been issued a driver’s license.
  5. Social Security Card
  6. Official High School Transcripts or GED (Official Transcripts MUST be sent directly to the Selection Center, MS #7.5.)
  7. DD214 if you served in the Military
  8. A copy of naturalization certificate or passport if you were not born in the United States.
  9. Any certificates or awards you may have received which would have a bearing on your selection.
  10. An autobiography of approximately 500 words.
  11. If you have ever been arrested as an adult or juvenile, you must include a copy of the police report and disposition

Application for Fall 2024 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline:  June 3, 2024

 

Information Sessions

All applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend a program information session. 

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024: 1:30-4:30pm at PSD 108 on the Lake Worth Campus (4200 S. Congress Avenue)

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024: 6-9pm at PSD 108 on the Lake Worth Campus (4200 S. Congress Avenue)

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test (NFSI) with a score of 75 or higher
  • In Academic Good Standing
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.

 

Program Orientation

Program applicants that are conditionally accepted or selected as an alternate are required to attend a mandatory program orientation June 24, 2024 at 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm. Any applicant that is conditionally accepted or is an alternate who does not attend will forfeit selection to the program.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change each application cycle.

Area 1: National Firefighter Selection Inventory Exam (NFSI)
Category Points Possible
I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%) 75 - 100

 

Area 2: Education or Coursework

Education points will be awarded for a degree or coursework. Courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher. Degree must be conferred by deadline date.

Education Points
Degree Type Points Possible
Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited Institution 100

Course Points
Course Type Points

SLS1501 Intro to the College Experience* or direct equivalent 

(* Course not required for Emergency Medical Services degree.)

10

Placement Testing (ACT/PERT/SAT) 

Taken within 2 years of application deadline, with placement in all areas to college level courses.

(Note: Points awarded for placement testing only if points are not awarded for degree conferral or Emergency Medical Services Associates Degree courses.)

10
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture 15
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 5
Mathematics Area 3, Tier 1 course (MAC, MGF, STA prefix) 20
ENC1101 College Composition 1 20
POS1041 Introduction to American Government or AMH2020 United States History from 1865 to Present 10
Humanities Area 2, Tier 1 ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010 or LIT1000 course must be 3 credits 10
Any one EMS degree elective Preferred courses HSC2531, CGS1100 any FFP Fire course 10

 

Area 3:  U.S. Military Service and Program Affiliation
Category Points Possible
U.S. Military Service and Program Affiliation 25

Maximum Points Possible: 225

 

Automatic Entry Eligibility

Applicants listed below are eligible for automatic entry consideration once they have met the minimum requirements for program admission.  Automatic program entry eligibility is a privilege based on program capacity and is not a guarantee of final admission. A limited amount of seats are allocated per semester (7-10) for students eligible for automatic entry. Applicants will be awarded points in the application process and ranked for entry based on the number of points earned.  If the program reaches capacity for the number of students it can automatically admit, students will be considered for admission based on the number of points earned. 

1. Veterans of the United States of America Military with honorable discharge or general discharge with decent conditions qualify for automatic entry.  Required to submit DD-214.

2. Any Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, or Junior Firefighter at a Fire Rescue Agency within Palm Beach County or Palm Beach County School District Fire Science Choice program   

  • Active member with at least four months as a member or enrolled for at least 2 semesters.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 as reflected on your High School transcript.
  • Submit a letter of support/recommendation from a Chief level representative/or appropriate choice program representative.
  • Choice program completion eligible within one year of High School graduation. 


SUMMER EMT-B PROGRAM ONLY:

3. Palm Beach County School District High School Medical Sciences/Academy choice program 

  • Only eligible for placement into Summer EMT-B immediately following high school graduation.'
  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Submit a letter of support/recommendation from the appropriate choice program representative.

 

Letters of Support/Recommendation

Applicants that are a Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter, or Reserve member of a Fire Rescue agency within Palm Beach County, JROTC, SDPBC Choice program seeking automatic entry must submit a letter that meets the following criteria:

  • Must be on letterhead
  • Must include the applicant's name
  • Must be signed by an appropriate representative.
  • Must include dates of service
  • Must outline specific experience and duties as it relates to program requirements
  • Must include a statement of support for program entry

You will be required to consent to the verification of the letter and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information

Application for Fall 2024

Application Open

Application Deadline:  May 23, 2024

If you are applying to the EMT-B program you are responsible for paying an additional $20.00 Limited Access Fee.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the combination EMT/firefighter and EMT-B-only programs.  The Fall 2024 EMT-B application will be available in March 2024. 

 

Information Sessions

All applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend a program information session. Contact the program at 561-868-3840 for additional information.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 1 - 3pm  |  Lake Worth Campus, Room PSD108  (4200 Congress Avenue)
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 1:30 - 4:30pm  |  Lake Worth Campus, Room PSD108  (4200 Congress Avenue)
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 6 - 9pm  |  Lake Worth Campus, Room PSD108  (4200 Congress Avenue)

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application.

You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State Student ID Number
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) verification letter
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status
  • Receipt for Payment of Limited Access Application Fee

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

If you are applying to the EMT-B program you are responsible for paying an additional $20.00 Limited Access Fee.

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test (NFSI) with a score of 75 or higher
  • In Academic Good Standing
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.


Program Orientation

Program applicants that are conditionally accepted or selected as an alternate are required to attend a mandatory program orientation June 24, 2024 at 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm. Any applicant that is conditionally accepted or is an alternate that does not attend will forfeit selection to the program.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change from one application cycle to the next.

Area 1: National Firefighter Selection Inventory Exam (NFSI)
Category Points Possible
I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%) 75 - 100

 

Area 2: Education or Coursework

Education points will be awarded for a degree or coursework. Courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher. Degree must be conferred by deadline date.

Education Points
Degree Type Points Possible
Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited Institution 100

Course Points
Course Type Points

SLS1501 Intro to the College Experience* or direct equivalent 

(* Course not required for Emergency Medical Services degree.)

10

Placement Testing (ACT/PERT/SAT) 

Taken within 2 years of application deadline, with placement in all areas to college level courses.

(Note: Points awarded for placement testing only if points are not awarded for degree conferral or Emergency Medical Services Associates Degree courses.)

10
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture 15
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 5
Mathematics Area 3, Tier 1 course (MAC, MGF, STA prefix) 20
ENC1101 College Composition 1 20
POS1041 Introduction to American Government or AMH2020 United States History from 1865 to Present 10
Humanities Area 2, Tier 1 ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010 or LIT1000 course must be 3 credits 10
Any one EMS degree elective Preferred courses HSC2531, CGS1100 any FFP Fire course 10

 

Area 3:  U.S. Military Service and Program Affiliation
Category Points Possible
U.S. Military Service and Program Affiliation 25

 

Maximum Points Possible: 225

 

Automatic Entry Eligibility

The following students qualify for automatic entry:
(Applicants in the following categories meet the minimum eligibility criteria and can submit the required documentation.) 

1. Veterans of the United States of America Military with honorable discharge or general discharge with decent conditions qualify for automatic entry.  Required to submit DD-214.

2. Agency Affiliation-Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, or Junior Firefighter at a Fire Rescue Agency within Palm Beach County that is chosen by the department Fire Chief to represent their respective Fire Rescue Agency. 

  • Be an active member with at least four months with the agency.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, unweighted GPA as reflected on the transcript (High school or College).

Documentation required: Letter of recommendation from the Fire Chief on department letterhead.

No other department representative will be accepted. Applicant must submit the letter in the application and to Matt Keeler, Director of EMS Programs at keelerm@palmbeachstate.edu.

The applicant is REQUIRED to attain the minimum eligibility criteria. Each agency is allocated one seat for its program. Once the allocated seat is filled, admission will be based on applicant point ranking.

Application for Fall 2024 Entry

Application Open

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2024

 

This application is for day program entry only.
The next application available for night program entry available in August 2024.

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State Student ID Number
  • EMT Information
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status
  • Receipt for Payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • CPAT results
  • Test of Adult Basic Education is not exempt

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application.

Once minimum requirements are met a point system is used for admission. All requirements must be satisfied on or before the deadline date in order for points to be awarded.

 

Program Orientation

Program applicants who are conditionally accepted or selected as an alternate are required to attend a mandatory program orientation on August 15, 2024.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change from one application cycle to the next. 

Area 1: State Certification
Maximum Points Possible: 50. Points awarded in one area.
Requires submission of State of Florida Occupational License. The NREMT certificate can ONLY be used as a First Responder certificate. 
State Certification Type Points Possible
State of Florida Certified Paramedic 50
State of Florida Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 25

 

Area 2: Palm Beach State College Program Enrollment & Completion.
Maximum Points Possible: 30. Points awarded in one area.
Program certificate must be posted on Palm Beach State College Transcript.
PBSC Program & Enrollment Status Points Possible
Graduate of Palm Beach State College Paramedic Program 30
Graduate of Palm Beach State College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program 20
Currently enrolled in Palm Beach State College EMT or Paramedic Program 10

 

Area 3: Program Affiliation
Maximum Points Possible: 20 points
Program Type Points Possible
Completion of Palm Beach County School District Fire Academy FF3 program.
Must be reflected on your official high school transcript.
10
Member in Good Standing of a Fire Cadet or Fire Explorer Program.
Requires official verification letter on departmental letterhead.
10

 

Area 4: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 30. Points awarded in one area.
Credits/degree earned at regionally accredited institution
Education Type Points Possible
Palm Beach State College Degree or Certificate (AA/AS/BA/BS/CCC/CCP/ATD).
Points not awarded for EMT/Paramedic program completion.
30
Associate degree of higher 20
30 or more college credits 15
9 - 29 College Credits 10

 

Area 5: College Education
Maximum Points Possible: 20
Course Points Possible

Enrollment in PBSC's Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree program with the completion of a minimum of 9 credits with a grade of C or higher. In one of the following core courses:

  • FFP1505 Fire Prevention
  • FFP1540 Private Fire Protection Systems
  • FFP2120 Building Construction Fire Protection
  • FFP2612 Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • FFP2206 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • FFP1000 Introduction to Fire Science
  • FFP1301 Fire Hydraulics
20

 

Area 6: NFSI exam score
Maximum Points Possible: 100
Score Points Possible
Only the digits to left of decimal used 75 - 100

Total Points Possible: 250

 

Automatic Entry Eligibility

Applicants listed below are eligible for automatic entry consideration once they have met the minimum requirements for program admission.  Automatic program entry eligibility is a privilege based on program capacity and is not a guarantee of final admission.  A limited amount of seats are allocated per semester (7-10) for students eligible for automatic entry. Applicants will be awarded points in the application process and ranked for entry based on the number of points earned. If the program reaches capacity for the number of students it can automatically admit, students will be considered for admission based on the number of points earned. 

FLORIDA STATUTE #633.35.
Any individual who a private or public agency employs as a Firefighter that must obtain a certificate of compliance as a Firefighter II within one year of initial employment.  Employment verification is required.

Veterans of the United States Military with honorable discharge or general discharge with honorable conditions.

  • Applicant will be required to submit DD-214.
  • Must submit a 40-hour First responder certificate or EMT certificate.

Any Cadet or Explorer affiliated with a Fire Rescue Agency within Palm Beach County or School District of Palm Beach County Fire Science program.   

  • Must submit a 40-hour First responder certificate or EMT certificate.
  • Active member in good standing with participation of at least six months (Cadets/Explorers).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as reflected on your High School transcript(Cadets, Explorers, SDPBC).
  • Completion of SDPBC program (Wellington or Palm Beach Lakes High School)(eligible within one year of High School graduation).
  • Submit a letter of support/recommendation from the Fire Chief or appropriate SDPBC program representative. 

Application for Fall 2025 Entry

Application Available: February 2025

Application Deadline: June 2, 2025

Note: Program admits once a year for Fall entry.

 

Information Sessions

All applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend a program information session. 

For more information, contact the program at 561-868-3840.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 1 - 3pm  |  Lake Worth Campus, Room PSD108  (4200 Congress Avenue)
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 1:30 - 4:30pm  |  Lake Worth Campus, Room PSD108  (4200 Congress Avenue)
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 6 - 9pm  |  Lake Worth Campus, Room PSD108  (4200 Congress Avenue)

 

What You Will Need To Apply

It is strongly recommended that the applicant have all necessary information available prior to starting this application. You will be required to provide details and/or proof regarding admissions requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Palm Beach State College Student ID Number
  • Receipt for payment of Limited Access Application Fee
  • Course Information
  • EMT Information
  • NFSI Testing Information
  • DD214 if claiming Veteran Status

 

* Important Information About Your Application *

The application will require you to upload a picture or file as documentation for some items.

All items must be submitted at time of application for it to be properly evaluated and be approved for program consideration.

Applications with pending/missing items will not be processed until all pending/missing items have been resolved or submitted.

Applicants that are currently enrolled in courses, should not apply until grades have posted to your PBSC student transcript.

Incomplete applications on the deadline date will not proceed for program consideration.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the application

 

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test (NFSI) with a score of 75 or higher
  • In Academic Good Standing
  • Certified State of Florida EMT
  • Official Transcripts from High School, College and University (if applicable)
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification 

After minimum eligibility requirements are met a point system is used to determine selection for program admission.

 

Program Orientation

Program applicants that are conditionally accepted or selected as an alternate are required to attend a mandatory program orientation June 25, 2024 at 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm. Any applicant that is conditionally accepted or is an alternate that does not attend will forfeit selection to the program.

 

Application Points System

Point scales are subject to change from one application cycle to the next. 

Area 1: Status
Maximum Points Possible: 50
Status Points Possible
Certified State of Florida EMT
Requires submission occupational license issued by the state of Florida
40
Certified State of Florida Firefighter
Requires submission of Certificate of Compliance
10

 

Area 2: Palm Beach State Educational Points
Maximum Points Possible: 50
Graduate of one of the following Palm Beach State College Public Safety Programs. Must be reflected on Transcript
Program Points Possible
EMT Program with a “B” or higher 30
EMT Program 20
Fire Academy 20
Currently enrolled in EMT or fire academy program 10

 

Area 3: Education or Coursework

Education points will be awarded for a degree or coursework. Courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher. Degree must be conferred by deadline date.

Maximum Points Possible: 100

Education Points
Degree Type Points Possible
Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited Institution 100

Course Points
Course Type Points

SLS1501 Intro to the College Experience* or direct equivalent 

(* Course not required for Emergency Medical Services degree.)

10
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 lecture 15
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 5
Mathematics Area 3, Tier 1 course (MAC, MGF, STA prefix) 20
ENC1101 College Composition 1 20
POS1041 Introduction to American Government or AMH2020 United States History from 1865 to Present 10
Humanities Area 2, Tier 1 ARH1000, MUL1010, THE1000, PHI1010 or LIT1000 course must be 3 credits 10
Any one EMS degree elective Preferred courses HSC2531, CGS1100 any FFP Fire course 10

 

Area 4: National Firefighter Selection Inventory Exam (NFSI)
Category Points Possible
I/O Solutions NFSI Test Score (75% to 100%) 75 - 100

 

Area 5: EMT Work Experience (pre-hospital or equivalent)
Requires submission of a verification letter on organizational letterhead. MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED
Time Points Possible
6 months - 11 months 25
1 year or longer 50

 

Maximum Number of Points Possible: 350

 

Automatic Entry

The following students qualify for automatic entry:
(Applicants in the following categories meet the minimum eligibility criteria and can submit the required documentation.) 

1. Veterans of the United States of America Military with honorable discharge or general discharge with decent conditions qualify for automatic entry.  Required to submit DD-214.

2. Palm Beach State College EMT Graduate.  Within the previous year, have completed the program with an "A" (as verified on transcript).

3. Any Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, or Junior Firefighter or Reserve Member of a Fire Rescue agency within Palm Beach County.

  • Active member with at least four months as a member or enrolled for at least 2 semesters in choice program entry.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 as reflected on your High School transcript.
  • Submit a letter of support/recommendation from a Chief level representative/or appropriate choice program representative.

 

Employment verification/Letter of support must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be on letterhead
  • Must include the applicant's name 
  • Must be signed by an appropriate representative.
  • Must include dates of service
  • Must outline specific experience and duties as it relates to program requirements
  • Letter must include a statement of support for applicants that are a Cadet, Explorer, Volunteer, Junior Firefighter, or Reserve member of a Fire Rescue agency within Palm Beach County, seeking automatic entry

You will be required to consent to the verification of the letter and provide the following information:

  • Location of Experience
  • Name of Supervisor
  • Contact information
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