Courses Admission Process

Admission Process and Application Information for the Care Partner, Central Sterile Supply Technician and Monitor Surveillance.

General Admission Requirements:

Step 1:

Submit completed application for admission with the non-refundable $85.00 administrative processing fee.

Please note:  Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis until the session is full or until the application deadline, whichever comes first.  Please see Additional Information below for details on admission deadlines. 

Step 2:

Schedule and take the Wonderlic preadmission test administered by the College.
Testing is NOT required for the Monitor Surveillance Course or Nursing Students entering in to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at the College.

For Care Partner and Central Sterile Supply Technician, admission decisions are based on preadmission test scores. Admission decisions can only be determined after completion of the preadmission testing. Admission decisions are rendered within 30 days of taking the Wonderlic test.

Step 3:

Upon acceptance an enrollment processing fee of $100 will be due to reserve your seat. 

Please note:  If you are accepted within six (6) weeks of a course start date fees, tuition and paperwork due dates will be determined by the week you are accepted.

Additional Course Information and Requirements:

  • Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis until a session fills or until the application deadline, whichever comes first.
  • Deadlines are as follows:
    July 10, 2015
          August 2015 Care Partner, Central Sterile Supply Tech & Monitor Surveillance
    August 21, 2015
    October 2015 Care Partner Course
    November 13, 2015
    January 2016 Care Partner, Central Sterile Supply Tech & Monitor Surveillance
  • Admission is competitive.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek admission guidance as early as possible by attending one of the regularly scheduled College Academic Planning and Information Sessions or by contacting the College Admission Counselor at 757-388-5745 or e-mail at
  • Applications received after a Course has been filled will be considered for the next admission cycle.
  • Applicants should possess basic computer skills.
  • Early application is strongly recommended to allow sufficient time for testing and additional requirements.
  • Sentara College of Health Sciences seeks to admit qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability provided the applicant is qualified to perform the tasks necessary to meet the requirements of the program/course with or without reasonable accommodation. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  Must be 18 years of age by the first day of class.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the USA.
  • The College does not currently process or maintain students on a student visa. Resident Aliens must submit a photocopy of both sides of their immigration card when applying to the College. Applicants must also comply with all other entrance requirements required by the College, including successful scores in pre-entrance examinations.
  • According to 8 CFR 214.3, Sentara College of Health Sciences is not an approved College for enrollment of F and M non-immigrants (Definition of a non-immigrant - an alien who seeks temporary entry into the US for a specific purpose). 
  • Prospective applicants and students must demonstrate appropriate, responsible, respectful and professional behavior/conduct throughout the entire admission process and in all interactions and communications with the College.  The College reserves the right to deny admission or rescind acceptance to anyone who does not conduct themselves in this manner