Allied Health General Education Courses & Transfer Credit Information

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Allied Health: General Education/Prerequisite Courses & Transfer Information:

General Education Course Credits:

  • The Cardiovascular and Surgical Technology Programs require general education/prerequisite courses.
  • Sentara College of Health Sciences does not offer general education courses.
  • The college level general education courses listed below must be taken at an instituition accredited by an accredited agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the US Department of Education.
  • General education/prerequisite courses will be evaluated and will be accepted only on evidence that the course content and instruction meets the requirements for the Program of interest.
  • Course descriptions, and/or syllabi may be requested by the College to evaluate general education/prerequisite course requirements.
  • Transcript reviews are available upon request and are highly encouraged as early as possible.  Transcripts may be reviewed by e-mail, fax, individual appointment, or by attending an Academic Planning & Information Session.
  • You do not have to submit an application to have your transcripts reviewed.  There is no obligation or charge for this service.
  • Before registering for general education courses consult with recruitment at the College to ensure you are registering for the appropriate general education courses.  
  • Cumulative GPA OR general education course GPA for the Nursing Programs should be reviewed and calculated by Sentara College of Health Sciences in order to determine eligibility to apply.
  • The College does not expire general education/prerequisite courses.
  • Dual Enrollment courses are acceptable. Dual enrollment courses are taken in high school and official college transcripts must be produced for review and acceptance.
  • Applicants requesting approval for general education/prerequisite credits from institutions outside of the United States must obtain a foreign transcript evaluation by an approved NACES agency and submit the NACES review to the College along with the foreign transcript.

Cardiovascular Technology & Surgical Technology Prerequisite Course Equivalents

  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  These lists contain courses currently offered at local colleges and are intended as a quick reference guide only.  This is not necessarily a complete list at the referenced college and does not take the place of a transcript review from our College.  Other courses at the referenced colleges below may satisfy our general education course requirements.  Sentara College of Health Sciences will assist you with approval of general education courses not on the below list.
  • All coursework must be completed with a "C-" or higher.

Please click the college/university name below to retrieve a PDF file of approved courses.

Tidewater Community College (TCC)
Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC)
Old Dominion University (ODU)
Norfolk State University (NSU)
College of the Albemarle (COA)
Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC)
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)
Virginia Tech (VT)
James Madison University (JMU)
Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC)

More courses and colleges will be added as they become available.  Please contact our Recruitment Office (757-388-2862 or if your course and/or college/university is not listed and would like to check on the transferability of a course.

General Education AP, CLEP, IB and DANTES Equivalents

  • Some courses may also be taken via Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP and DANTES exams.  Please contact us to find out which tests are acceptable.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses with a score of 3 or better will be accepted.
  • CLEP scores:  50-59 = C; 60-69 = B; 70+ = A

Please click the link below to view the transferability of CLEP, AP, DANTES, and IB tests.