The admission process begins with an interview; thereafter, administration will review enrollment requirements. 


This policy will inform prospective students of Petra College’s admission and registration requirements.


The prospective Petra College student must provide or meet the following requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent i.e., general education diploma (GED), except for CNA program

  • Valid government issued photo I.D.  (i.e.: driver's license, passport, military ID, state issued ID, etc.)

  • Social security card (Petra College will make a photocopy of the original)


Students interested in enrolling in Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy program must be 18 years of age.  CNA students may enroll at age 16 with parental consent.  Petra College will enroll a medical assistant and/or phlebotomy senior who is on track to graduate the current school year.  To enroll these students must also produce the following:

  • A letter from the school counselor stating student is in good standing and on track to graduate within the current enrolled school year.

  • List the graduation date and the amount of classes student is enrolled in for the current school year.


Summary of the admission process:

1. Student interview.

2. Enrollment fee and complete enrollment packet.

3. Prior to orientation, all required documents (driver’s license or picture ID, social security card, high school diploma/GED, immunization records, and statewide criminal background check) must be submitted.

4. Attend Orientation

5. First day of class and first payment due.



Requirements for admission to the career programs at Petra College are as follows:

1. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to start our certified nursing assistant program.  All other programs applicants must be at least 18 years of age.


2. Applicants of the CNA program who are under 18 years of age must have parental approval (signature) prior to acceptance (see form).


3. Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent (such as a GED or valid home education credential) to enroll in all programs except certified nursing assistant.


4. Applicant must successfully complete a personal interview with appropriate school personnel.


5. Applicant must be a US citizen or legal immigrant in possession of appropriate documentation.


6. Applicants are required to submit to random drug testing at any time during the program, as deemed necessary by the Director of affiliated clinical facilities. A positive drug screen will result in disciplinary action that may include termination from the school.


7. Applicant must be current with all required immunizations including 2-MMRs (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), varicella and a MCV4 (Meningitis) or titers for all showing immunity, as well as a Tetanus booster every 10 years.  A negative Mantoux (TB) test is required before attending externship.  All students are recommended to undergo the Hepatitis B Series vaccination.

8. Applicant must submit a criminal background check to school prior to entry.  All students are encouraged to obtain his/her background check at 7919 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70806.  However, Petra College has the ability in some instances to run background checks. This decision will be on a case by case basis. This rule is only applicable to the medical assistant and/or phlebotomy program.

Items needed: Driver’s license. 

Cost: $38.86 if paying with a credit card or debit card

          $36.00 if paying with a money order

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 8am to 4pm

                                      Friday 8am – 12pm


9. Petra College will not discriminate against anyone with a documented or visible disability.  It is the responsibility of the enrollee, to share their specified disability upon enrollment. Once disability is noted, Petra College will accommodate specified disability.


10. Admission to Petra College does not guarantee acceptance into a specific program.


11. The student must ensure that their records at Petra College contain their name as it appears on their social security card.


12. Petra College doesn’t offer financial aid.  However, enrollee may participate in a Petra payment plan by submitting a denial letter from a financial institution.  If a student would like to avoid applying to a financial institution, he or she may enter the Petra College payment plan; their first payment due on the first day of class. Students who do not obtain a denial letter from a financial institution must pay the stated amount plus an additional $150 to enter the payment plan.


13.  Prior to orientation, student must review program catalog for specific curriculum and school policies/procedures.


14. Prior to orientation, all items must be submitted.


15. Student will not be admitted into any program without all required documents.


16. Student must undergo a personal interview where proper attire is mandatory. No kids allowed at interview.


Note:  * Some additional immunizations requirements may be deemed necessary by the clinical site.

Note:  * Some programs admission requirements may vary. Call Petra for details.


1814 N. Morrison Blvd

Ste. A & B

Hammond, Louisiana 70401



Petra College  | (985) 318.7880

DSW Provider | (985) 419.2430

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