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Application Process

Most KCC health career programs use a competitive-entry admission process. To be considered for a competitive entry program:

  1. Complete all steps for admission to KCC.
  2. Meet the program's minimum records, residency​, and academic eligibility requirements. PDFs of program eligibility worksheets are below. Students living outside of KCC's district should closely review the KCC's health career residency policy for possible additional steps.
  3. Receive​ clearance from a health career advisor to take the HESI A2 examTo make an appointment, please call Student Services​ at 815-802-8500.
  4. Prior to the HESI A2 testing deadline, complete the HESI A2 exam with a comprehensive score of 75% or higher for RN and RN Option 1; 70% or higher for all other applicants. This is effective for Fall 2018 applicants.

Deadlines and requirements

Information on Health Career programs 2021-2022 (PDF)​

Eli​gi​bility ​worksheet 

Emergency Medical Technician​ Paramedic Registered Nursing
Medical Laboratory Technology Physical Therapist Assistant​ ​Registered Nursing, advanced placement
Medical Laboratory Technology
Opt 1
Licensed Practical Nursing Respiratory Therapist
Nursing Assistant Radiography

Essential physical capabilities and functions

Medical Laboratory Technician Radiography
​​Nursing ​​Respiratory
​Physical Therapist Assistant


For more information, visit the Health Careers Division or contact a health careers advisor​​​.

View the KCC Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.