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

PURPOSE

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

CRITERIA

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.

PROCEDURE

Summary of the admission process:

1. School obtains information from the student necessary to complete personal criminal background check.  

2. Student pays $45.00 (cash) for the cost of the criminal background check.  A 3% additional processing fee is charged for debit or credit card transactions.  

3. The school schedules a student orientation upon the successful completion of the criminal background check.  

4. Student can complete the application either online or in person.   

5. Administration interviews student and provides overview of program instruction, enrollment requirements, details student usage of school’s multimedia services, educational materials, and reviews admission and registration policies. 

6. Student must pay enrollment fee and complete the enrollment packet. 

7. 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 besubmitted. 

8. Student attends Orientation. 

10. First day of class and first payment due. 

ADMISSION  REQUIREMENTS

 

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. CNA students may enroll at age 16 with parental consent. Students interested in enrolling in Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy program must be 18 years of age or turning 18 prior to program end date. 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. 

 

2. 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

5. 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. If a student is terminated, the student can follow the same re-entry procedures as the student who has dropped out. 

 

6. 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 year. A negative Mantoux (TB) test is required before attending externship. All students are recommended to undergo the Hepatitis B Series vaccination. On a case-by-case basis one maybe exempts from immunizations (see exemption form). Also, if a student is missing vaccinations prior to class start date, students must show evidence of scheduled appointments. 

 

7. Applicant must obtain a criminal background check prior to school entry.  However, Petra College can run background checks. The cost to run a statewide criminal background check is $45.00. If one pays with a credit card there will be a surcharge. 

 

8. Once student pays his/her enrollment fee and background checks to the school, that amount is non-refundable. 

 

9. Petra College will run a sex offender search. If the results are unfavorable, it will go under further review. 

 

10. 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. 

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

 

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

 

13. Currently, Petra College does not offer financial aid. However, enrollee may participate in a Petra payment plan (see administration).  

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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