Health Major Applicants Information

Vermont Tech’s in-depth Healthcare programs include Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiography, and Respiratory Therapy. These programs require some additional application items which are described below.

Important Healthcare deadlines:

  • December 1: Priority deadline for Dental Hygiene, Practical Nursing (PN) and Radiography, after which we admit on a rolling basis
  • March 15: Deadline for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) applications
  • We review applications on a rolling basis for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Respiratory Therapy programs

General Application Information

  • Thanks for considering one of our Healthcare programs.  Here are a few important tips:

    • We encourage Dental Hygiene, Practical Nursing and Radiography applicants to submit their application and all supporting documents prior to the December 1 priority deadline.  This gives you the best possible chance for admission to the program.  Applications received after December 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
    • We encourage Associate Degree Nursing applicants to submit their application and all supporting documents prior to the March 15 priority deadline.  This gives you the best possible chance for admission to the program.  Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. 
    • Submit your application form as soon as it's completed.  You do not need to submit all of your supporting documents at the same time.  Submitting your application allows us to prompt you for missing items as needed.
    • Application review for Respiratory Therapy, Bachelor of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Degree Completion are conducted on a rolling basis.  This means that we will review your application as soon as possible after the application and all supporting documents are submitted.
    • Application review for Dental Hygiene, Practical Nursing and Radiography applicants begins on December 1 and the first round of decisions are released in mid-late January.
    • Application review for Associate Degree Nursing begins on March 15 and the first round of decisions are released in early April.
    • Please use a valid email address on your application.  This is primarily how we communicate with applicants and you may miss important information if we cannot reach you.
    • If your personal information (address, email, phone numbers) changes, please notify us so we may update your record
    • Questions?  Please don't hesitate to email us or call us at 802-728-1445.

     

Dental Hygiene Applicant Instructions

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • Evidence of algebra I, as well as, lab chemistry and lab biology OR college Anatomy & Physiology part I within the last 10 years
  • For applicants with fewer than 18 college credits, please provide official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED). We encourage Dental Hygiene applicants to submit high school transcripts, regardless of college credits attained, if you have satisfied the science requirement at the high school level.
  • Placement Test scores: Vermont Tech uses the Next Generation Accuplacer test.  Applicants must receive a 261 or above in both English sections and a 231 or above in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.  Testing may be waived if an applicant has previous assessment testing from another Vermont State College or if the applicant has approved transfer credit in math and English. Please contact Admissions for a waiver decision.
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation.  Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.

If you are applying for our Online Dental Hygiene degree completion program:

  • You must show completion of Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Any non-DHY designation course for the 3rd-4th year can be taken in advance to improve your GPA

Practical Nursing Applicant Instructions

Before continuing, please check out our Nursing FAQ's for applicants with no previous nursing licensure, including LNA's.

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • Evidence of algebra I, as well as, lab chemistry and lab biology OR college Anatomy & Physiology part I within the last 10 years
  • For applicants with fewer than 18 college credits, please provide official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED). We encourage Practical Nursing applicants to submit high school transcripts, regardless of college credits attained, if you have satisfied the science requirement at the high school level.
  • Placement Test scores: Vermont Tech uses the Next Generation Accuplacer test.  Applicants must receive a 261 or above in both English sections and a 231 or above in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.  Testing may be waived if an applicant has previous assessment testing from another Vermont State College or if the applicant has approved transfer credit in math and English. Please contact Admissions for a waiver decision.
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation.  Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.
  • Review our Essential Functions for Nursing Students

*College course prerequisites for the PN program at our extended sites:

Bennington & Brattleboro:  Human Anatomy & Physiology Part I, Human Anatomy & Physiology Part II, Nutrition

Littleton, Lyndon, Keene, Middlebury, Newport, Springfield, St. Albans & White River Junction: Human Anatomy & Physiology Part I, Human Anatomy & Physiology Part II, Nutrition, Human Growth & Development

* These courses must be completed prior to beginning the program, however they do not need to be completed prior to submitting your application.

Associate Degree Nursing Applicant Instructions

Before continuing, please check out our Nursing FAQ's for applicants with no previous nursing licensure, including LNA's, or FAQ's for applicants who are already Licensed Practical Nurses.

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • Evidence of algebra I, as well as, lab chemistry and lab biology OR college Anatomy & Physiology part I within the last 10 years
  • For applicants with fewer than 18 college credits, please provide official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED). We encourage Associate Degree Nursing applicants to submit high school transcripts, regardless of college credits attained, if you have satisfied the science requirement at the high school level.
  • Placement Test scores: Vermont Tech uses the Next Generation Accuplacer test.  Applicants must receive a 261 or above in both English sections and a 231 or above in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.  Testing may be waived if an applicant has previous assessment testing from another Vermont State College or if the applicant has approved transfer credit in math and English. Please contact Admissions for a waiver decision.
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation. Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.
  • A copy of your current LPN license (without any sanctions/restrictions/conditions)
  • If you are not a graduate of the Vermont Tech PN program or attended Vermont Tech prior to 1997, you must show completion of college-level equivalency for: Anatomy & Physiology I & II (8 credits); Nutrition (3 credits); and Concepts of Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
  • If you are a graduate of a non-college PN program, you must submit your PN program transcript
  • Proof that you have passed the PN National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN)
  • If you are a current PN student at another institution, you must attain a first semester GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a LPN graduate, you must have a GPA of 3.0 in your LPN coursework. BIO 2120, ENG 1061, MATH 1040, PSY 1010, and an approved Arts/Humanities elective may be taken after LPN graduation to improve your GPA to a 3.0 level
  • Non-Vermont Tech students currently enrolled in their PN program must submit a Summary of Clinical Performance document
  • Review our Essential Functions for Nursing Students

Bachelor's Degree Nursing Applicant Instructions

Before continuing, please check out our Nursing FAQ's for applicants who:

  • Have no previous nursing licensure, including LNA's (FAQ's)

  • Are already Licensed Practical Nurses (FAQ's)

  • Are already a Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree (FAQ's)

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation.  Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.
  • You must hold an unencumbered, active license as a Registered Nurse within the United States
  • You must have an Associate Degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited program with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • The following Vermont Tech courses or approved transfer courses must be completed prior to entry into the BSN program:  BIO 1030, 2011, 2012, 2120; ENG 1060/61; MAT 1040; PSY 1010, 1050

Paramedicine Applicant Instructions

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • For applicants with fewer than 18 college credits, please provide official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED). 
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation from Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers.  Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.

Radiography Applicant Instructions

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • Evidence of algebra II, as well as, lab chemistry and lab biology OR college Anatomy & Physiology part I within the last 10 years
  • For applicants with fewer than 18 college credits, please provide official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED). We encourage Radiography applicants to submit high school transcripts, regardless of college credits attained, if you have satisfied the science requirement at the high school level.
  • Placement Test scores: Vermont Tech uses the Next Generation Accuplacer test.  Applicants must receive a 261 or above in both English sections and a 243 or above in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.  Testing may be waived if an applicant has previous assessment testing from another Vermont State College or if the applicant has approved transfer credit in math and English. Please contact Admissions for a waiver decision.
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation.  Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.

At this time, the program is scheduled to begin for the fall 2019 term, pending Trustee, accreditation, and internal approvals. While we anticipate these approvals, the Radiography program is not guaranteed to be offered in the fall of 2019.  If offered, Radiography will be located at the Williston campus. Should the program not receive approval, we will refund all application and/or enrollment deposits.

Respiratory Therapy Applicant Instructions

  • Completed Vermont Tech Application or Common Application
  • $47 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended, whether seeking transfer credit or not
  • Official transcript(s) from any other Vermont State College attended prior to the 2002 summer term
  • Evidence of algebra II, as well as, lab chemistry and lab biology OR college Anatomy & Physiology part I within the last 10 years
  • For applicants with fewer than 18 college credits, please provide official high school transcript with at least the first marking period grades of the senior year or official scores from a high school equivalency exam (GED). We encourage Respiratory Therapy applicants to submit high school transcripts, regardless of college credits attained, if you have satisfied the science requirement at the high school level.
  • Placement Test scores: Vermont Tech uses the Next Generation Accuplacer test.  Applicants must receive a 261 or above in both English sections and a 243 or above in Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.  Testing may be waived if an applicant has previous assessment testing from another Vermont State College or if the applicant has approved transfer credit in math and English. Please contact Admissions for a waiver decision.
  • Personal statement (250-500 words; discuss your motivation for pursuing a college degree at Vermont Tech or write about a topic of your choice)
  • Two letters of recommendation.  Please read our Guidelines for Recommenders and share with your recommenders.