Minimum Admissions Requirements

Please note: SAT or ACT scores are no longer required for admission to the program. 

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States or provide documentation of permanent residency or working status.
  2. Earned a high school diploma or state-authorized examination (e.g., General Educational Development Certificate (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)).
    • Home-schooled students must have a diploma from an accredited home school association or have met requirements for the GED or other state-authorized examination.
    • The school does not admit applicants based on the ability-to-benefit testing process.
  3. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater in high school or post-secondary coursework is required for all applicants and candidates for enrollment.
    • The most recent GPA will be used in the admission decision.
  4. High school course work that includes a minimum of 16 units with an earned grade of “C” or better in the subjects listed below:
    • 4 units of English
    • 3 units of Social Studies
    • 3 units of Mathematics including Algebra I 
    • 3 units of science including Biology

What do I need to submit to qualify for an interview?

  1. Submit an application to the Surgical Technology program.
  2. Submit all transcripts.
    • High School or GED
    • All post-secondary transcripts
    • To submit transcripts, please contact your school. They will guide you through the steps to submit a copy to Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
  3. Submit two reference forms.
    • References should be from a teacher, guidance counselor, employer, or supervisor.
    • Healthcare professionals must submit one reference from the current or most recent healthcare employer.
    • The following link can be sent to your references to be completed on your behalf:
    • Applicants will need to use the official School of Health Sciences reference forms when applying for admission.

Acceptance is contingent upon submitting post-acceptance documents, approved background checks, health screenings, and fees.