Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Does the program maintain a waiting list?

A: No, the program does not maintain a waiting list. New applicants are accepted each year.

Q: If I have been out of school for a number of years or have a college degree, am I still required to have an ACT score?

A: No, You may submit Compass Scores  or your ACT score.

Q: If I took the ACT exam years ago, will that be sufficient?

A: Yes, but a more current test score usually demonstrates a higher score. You may also submit you Compass scores.

Q: When I take the ACT exam, can I opt out of the writing portion of the exam?

A: Yes you may.

Q: What are the hours each day and how many days a week do I have to attend?

A: The hours are predominately 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with some Saturday clinical rotations. You will also be required to do 4 weeks of afternoon rotation (12:00 PM - 8:30 PM) during your second year.

Q: How long is the program?

A: The program consists of  2 - 16 week semesters  and 4 - 15 week semesters with breaks between semesters for a total of 24 months.

Q: Do you provide financial aid or participate with FAFSA?

A: We do not offer any financial aide. If accepted, the Program Director will give you a letter proving you are a full-time student for deferment of your previous student loans.

Q: Will the contact hours I receive after graduation transfer to a university or other colleges?

A: The program is a certificate program. The contact hours you receive will transfer to some universities and colleges in the area.

Q: When I graduate from your program, am I guaranteed a position within the DMC?

A: If there are positions open at any of the DMC hospitals, the Sinai-Grace graduates may apply, but there is no guarantee of a position.

Q: My college credits were completed many years ago, would these credits be accepted for

A: The Algebra and Anatomy & Physiology courses must have been taken within four years of application. The English, Computer and Natural Science, courses may be older than three years.

Q: What is the grading scale?

A: A complete grading scale guide is available here