ENTRANCE INFORMATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Applicants to all programs must follow program-specific criteria listed below. Each applicant will be interviewed and given a tour of the College by his/her assigned admissions representative. Information gathered during this meeting will be presented to the Campus Director for review. If said review results in a positive recommendation, the applicant is encouraged to proceed with the appropriate application process.

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Entrance Requirements for BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program

Criteria

Diagnostic Medical Sonography DMS-BS

HS Diploma/GED/College Diploma and Official Transcript of Records (if applicable)

Complete Admissions Process

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-BS):

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. High School Diploma/Transcript

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant's diploma/transcript, or have the applicant's high school send a copy of his/her diploma/transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

3. Application Fee

Submit payment of $125 with the application; checks are not accepted for payment of enrollment fees.

4. Accuplacer Exam

All applicants for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program (BS-DMS) are required to take the Accuplacer examination in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics, which is administered at Eastern International College. Applicants who score 69 (or lower) in any or all of the areas must take and pass developmental courses (Developmental Reading or ENG 099, Developmental Writing or ENG 098, and Elementary Algebra or MAT 099) before being allowed to take college level courses in English and mathematics

The Accuplacer is waived for any of the following reasons:

  1. Combined SAT score of 1100 or better (if applicable)
  2. Earned Associates degree (or higher) obtained from a nationally or regionally accredited institution with official transcript of record. A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for US degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.
  3. Earned credits for college level English and Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a grade of "C" or better (and with official transcript of record) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.
  4. Earned credits for English Composition and College Math through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP score must conform to EIC's transfer policy.
  5. An Advanced Placement (AP) score of "3" or better in both College Math and English
  6. For internal applicants (Those who started the AAS-DMS in EIC prior to application into the BS-DMS program) who wish to transfer to the BS-DMS program, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 are necessary to qualify for internal transfer.

6. Essay

Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by Eastern International College.

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Entrance Requirements for CVT-AAS, DMS-AAS, and MA-AAS Degree Programs

Program

Criteria

Cardiovascular Technology CVT-AAS

HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)

Complete Admissions Process

Medical Assistant MA-AAS

HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)

Complete Admissions Process

Diagnostic Medical Sonography DMS-AAS

HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)

Complete Admissions Process

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the AAS Degree Programs in Cardiovascular Technology, Medical Assistant and Diagnostic Medical Sonography:

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. High School Diploma/Transcript

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant's diploma/transcript, or have the applicant's high school send a copy of his/her diploma/transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

3. Application Fee

Submit payment of $125 with the application; checks are not accepted for payment of enrollment fees.

4. Accuplacer Exam

All applicants for the Cardiovascular Technology (CVT-AAS), Medical Assistant (MA-AAS), and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-AAS) degree programs are required to take the Accuplacer examination in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics, which is administered at Eastern International College. Applicants who score 69 (or lower) in any or all of the areas must take and pass developmental courses (Developmental Reading or ENG 099, Developmental Writing or ENG 098, and Elementary Algebra or MAT 099) before being allowed to take college level courses in English and math.

The Accuplacer is waived for any of the following reasons:

  1. Combined SAT score of 1100 or better (if applicable) with a minimum of 500 in each section of the verbal and math tests. Scores are valid for five (5) years from date of testing.
  2. Earned Associates degree (or higher) obtained from a nationally or regionally accredited institution with official transcript of record. A degree earned outside the United States must be evaluated using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. for US degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.
  3. Earned credits for college level English and Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a grade of "C" or better (and with official transcript of record) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.
  4. Earned credits for English Composition and College Math through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP score must conform to EIC's transfer policy.
  5. An Advanced Placement (AP) score of "3" or better in both College Math and English

5. For internal applicants (Those who started the MA-AAS in EIC prior to application into the CVT-AAS program or DMS-AAS program) who wish to switch degree program, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 are necessary to qualify for transfer.

6. Essay

Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by Eastern International College.

Entrance Requirements for Nursing Program ONLY (Belleville Campus)

Program

Criteria

Nursing – AAS Degree

HS Diploma/GED

Take the HESI Exam (minimum score of 70%)

Complete Admissions Process

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for AAS Nursing Program:

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. High School Diploma/Transcript

Along with the application, submit a copy of the applicant's high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant's high school send a copy of his/her diploma/transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

3. Application Fee

Submit payment of $125 with the application; checks are not accepted for payment of enrollment fees.

4. HESI (A2) Test

Take the entire HESI test in a single session. The HESI Test is used to assess student competencies and readiness for entry into the nursing program. The exam has been shown to help predict the likelihood of student success in nursing programs. Specifically, the exam tests students across several academic domains, as well as results in a personality profile used to help identify each applicant's learning style. Below is an outline of the exam:

  • Reading Comprehension – Presents reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension; tests for skills such as identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, demonstrating passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge – Posits vocabulary that is commonly used in the English language, as well as that which is specific to the healthcare field.
  • Grammar – Contains a basic grammar assessment, centering on parts of speech, common grammatical errors, etc.
  • Basic Math Skills – Centers on math skills needed for the healthcare field, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc.
  • Biology – Covers basic concepts in biology, namely, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc.
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Includes general medical terminology and anatomical structures and systems.
  • Learning Style – Assesses the preferred learning style of the prospective applicant and offers test-taking and study tips suited to that learning style.

5. Essay
Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by the Chair of the Nursing program.

6. Proof of Citizenship / Legal Status

Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.

7. Criminal Background Check

All students must undergo criminal history background checks and show favorable results.

8. Resume of Work Experience

Submit a current resume. Related work experience will be given preference in the admissions process.

9. Health Requirements

Provide required health and immunization records, including:

  1. Physical Exam
  2. Immunization Records
  3. Proof of Health Insurance

The medical exam must be completed by a physician or other qualified health care provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant). Nursing students are also required to provide:

  • Documentation of two MMR vaccines or proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Documentation of Varicella vaccination or proof of immunity
  • Documentation of Tuberculin testing (PPD) with results less than 3 months prior to the start of the program -OR- Submission of a chest x-ray and TB Questionnaire for students known to be PPD positive
  • Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination or proof of immunity (If the student wishes to decline Hepatitis B vaccination, the student must sign the Hepatitis B Declination Form)
  • Td or Tdap results from within the past 10 years
  • Documentation of drug screening result (must be negative) less than a month prior to start of the program.

10. Interview

All applicants selected for admission based on their entire application package will have a personal interview with the Nursing Admission Committee.

Entrance Requirements for Dental Hygiene Program ONLY (Jersey City Campus)

Program

Criteria

Dental Hygiene DH-AAS

HS Diploma/GED

Take the HESI Exam with a minimum of 70%

Complete Admissions Process

The following steps must be taken to complete the admission process for the AAS Dental Hygiene Program:

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. High School Transcripts ( Or College if applicable)

Along with the application, submit an official sealed copy of the applicant's high school transcript(s), or have the applicant's high school send the transcript(s) directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

3. Application Fee

Submit payment of $125 with the application; checks are not accepted for payment of enrollment fees.

4. HESI (A2) Test

Take the entire HESI test in a single session. The HESI Test is used to assess student competencies and readiness for entry into the Dental Hygiene program. The exam has been shown to help predict the likelihood of student success in Dental Hygiene program. Specifically, the exam tests students across several academic domains, as well as results in a personality profile used to help identify each applicant's learning style. Below is an outline of the exam:

  • Reading Comprehension – Presents reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension; tests for skills such as identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, demonstrating passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge – Posits vocabulary that is commonly used in the English language, as well as that which is specific to the healthcare field.
  • Grammar – Contains a basic grammar assessment, centering on parts of speech, common grammatical errors, etc.
  • Basic Math Skills – Centers on math skills needed for the healthcare field, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc.
  • Biology – Covers basic concepts in biology, namely, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc.
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Includes general medical terminology and anatomical structures and systems.
  • Chemistry –Covers the basic concepts of composition, structure and properties of substances and the transformation they undergo.
  • Learning Style – Assesses the preferred learning style of the prospective applicant and offers test-taking and study tips suited to that learning style.

Foreign-credentialed dentists seeing waiver of the HESI exam must have a course-by-course transcript evaluation conducted using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant. Waiver of the HESI exam for foreign-credentialed dentists is subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee.

5. Essay
Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by the Chair of the Dental Hygiene program.

6. Proof of Citizenship / Legal Status

Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.

7. Criminal Background Check

All students must undergo criminal history background checks and show favorable results. This will be done before the interview for acceptance into the program. www.certifiedbackground.com

8. Resume of Work Experience

Submit a current resume. Related work experience will be given preference in the admissions process.

9. Health Requirements

Provide required health and immunization records, including:

  1. Physical Exam
  2. Immunization Records
  3. Proof of Health Insurance

The medical exam must be completed by physician or other qualified health care provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant). Dental Hygiene students are also required to provide:

  • Documentation of two MMR vaccines or proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Documentation of Varicella vaccination or proof of immunity
  • Documentation of Tuberculin testing (PPD) with results less than months prior to the start of the program -OR- Submission of a chest x-ray and TB Questionnaire for students known to be PPD positive
  • Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination or proof of immunity (If the student wishes to decline Hepatitis B vaccination, the student must sign the Hepatitis B Declination Form)
  • Td or Tdap results from within the past 10 years

10. Interview

All applicants selected for admission based on their entire application package will have a personal interview with the Dental Hygiene Admission Committee.

*Invasive procedures are innate in the dental hygiene program and include and are not limited to digital palpation of a needle tip in a body cavity or the simultaneous presence of the Heath Care Workers (HCW) fingers and a needle or other sharp instrument or object in a poorly visualized or highly confined anatomic site. The performance of exposure prone procedures presents a recognized risk of percutaneous injury to the HCW, and—if such injury occurs—the HCW’s blood is likely to contact the patient’s body cavity, subcutaneous tissues, and /or mucous membranes. This can pose a material risk to patients and students in the program should the HCW have a communicable chronic illness.

Please refer to the following website for the CDC’s MMWR for recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus to Patients During Exposure Prone Invasive Procedures. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00014845.htm