The Generic Program offers beginning nursing students the opportunity to complete the Associate in Applied Science Degree (Nursing) in five semesters. Students entering the generic program are not required to have any prior knowledge or skills in nursing.
ADN Admission Criteria for Generic Students
Applicants admitted into the ADN Generic Program each fall semester will be selected from high school graduates/GED recipients, students currently enrolled at WCCS, and students transferring from other colleges, according to established criteria. Space available at clinical sites and student-teacher ratios required by the
Alabama Board of Nursing limit the number of applicants accepted each year.
General Requirements for Admission:
- Application Deadline: June 1 prior to the fall semester in which the student desires consideration for
- Applicants must submit the following to be eligible for the ADN Generic Program which begins in the fall
semester of each year:
- Application for admission to the College
- Application Packet for admission to the Generic Program which is obtained from the Office of Student Services (334) 876-9305, or the WCCS website. If the Application Packet is found to be incomplete, the applicant will not be considered for entrance into the ADN Program.
- Official transcript(s) from all college(s) attended must be sent to the Office of Student Services
- Unofficial transcript(s) from all college(s) attended must be enclosed in the Application Packet
- Official high school transcript or GED scores if no college-level courses have been completed
- Be in good standing with Wallace Community College Selma (2.0 or higher GPA)
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. GPA will be calculated based on the last 24 hours of credit attempted excluding all developmental coursework and work in progress.
- Must take the Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test by the application deadline date. The actual percentage score made by the student will be calculated into the compilation of points. The TEAS score is good for three years. A student may repeat the TEAS V (or current version) once during any semester admission time frame. A student must wait at least six weeks between taking each test. Specific information for scheduling the TEAS test is enclosed in the Application Packet.
- Meet Essential Functions required for nursing
- WCCS Health form signed by a physician or nurse practitioner
- Applicants must be eligible to enroll in to Basic Pharmacology (NUR 104). This eligibility requires a suitable mathematics placement test score or successful completion of Developmental Algebra (MTH 098).
Applicants must be eligible to enroll in English Composition I (ENG 101). This eligibility requires a suitable English Placement test score or successful completion of Basic English II (ENG 093).
Specific Requirements for Admission:
After meeting all minimum requirements, applicants are ranked using a point system based on:
Total number of points obtained on the TEAS test.
Points for grades in selected college courses:
Generic A B C BIO201 30 20 10 BIO202 30 20 10 BIO220 30 20 10
Points for grades in selected high school courses if applicant has not attended college. (Maximum 90 points).
|Highest Level Biology (including A & P)||30||20||10|
|Algebra II or Higher Level Math||30||20||10|
Additional points (Maximum 11) - Students may be awarded up to 11 additional points as follows: Current
enrollment or previously earned credit at WCCS = 6 points. Permanent residence in the WCCS service area
(Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Lowndes or Perry County) = 5 points. In order to increase one’s chances for
successful progression, we strongly recommend that students complete all academic courses before
entering this program. Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive, and the number
of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal
requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Selection of each class is made by the Nursing Admissions
Committee. All applicants will be notified by mail of their eligibility or ineligibility.