Admission Checklist

Applicants seeking admission in to the Emergency Medical Science Associate Degree program must complete steps 1 through 4 between October 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered for acceptance for the Fall Semester 2020.

Print this admission procedure for your records and to track completion of all steps.

Step 1: Application __________ (date completed)

  • Submit a completed application electronically for the Emergency Medical Science program (A45340) of the Fall you wish to enroll by visiting the SCC homepage,, and clicking the link "New Students Start Here". Application submissions are free of charge.
  • If you wish to take general education courses for the EMS program prior to admission, then an additional application must be completed as an Associate in General Education (AGE) with Emergency Medical Science Interest applicant for the term and year you plan to begin general education courses. Please note this does not take the place of an application for the Emergency Medical Science program, nor is it required to be enrolled in the Emergency Medical Science.
  • For questions on completing an application, contact the Eagle's One Stop at 704-991-0123 or by emailing

Step 2: Transcripts __________ (date completed)

  • Submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript and official post-secondary transcripts for all institutions attended. Applicants who obtained a GED/Adult High School diploma must submit an official GED/AHS transcript and a high school transcript even if you did not complete high school.
  • To track your transcripts for processing view your WebAdvisor. For questions related to transfer credits call the records department at 704-991-0331.

Step 3: Complete one course of high school (or better) Biology and Algebra, with a grade of C or higher. __________ (date completed)

  • Submit evidence of one unit of high school biology and algebra with a grade of C or higher or the equivalent at a post-secondary institution (BIO 090 or higher, MAT 070/DMA 040 or higher). Applicants wishing to complete these credits at other colleges should contact the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College to ensure that the credits are acceptable.
  • To determine if you received credit for these courses (biology and algebra), please contact your success coach.

Step 4: Prove college readiness

Step 5: Maintain 2.0 GPA (ongoing)

  • For the applicant who has completed any college level courses taken with SCC prior to admission into the Emergency Medical Science program, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required.

Step 6: Submit a properly completed SCC Medical Form. The medical form is to be completed by a licensed physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner by the given on the conditional acceptance letter.

Step 7: Submit current CPR certification for healthcare providers that is endorsed by the American Heart Association. Current CPR certification is required throughout the student's attendance in the EMS program.

Acceptance Procedure

  • The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program accepts a maximum of 12 students each year. Applicants are conditionally accepted based upon their completion of steps 1 through 4 of the admission requirements. The applicants will be ranked in order by the date applied and by their completion of these steps.
  • Applicants who apply to the EMS program after the 12 seats are filled will be placed on an alternate list in the order in which they completed all admission requirements. If any of the applicants who have been accepted to the program should forfeit their acceptance, those applicants on the alternate list will be contacted in the order in which their names appear on the list and will be given an opportunity to enroll.
  • If an applicant whose name appears on the alternate list is not afforded an opportunity to begin classes during the year in which he or she has made application, that applicant will need to submit another application in order to be considered for admission the following year. (Admission requirements may change from year to year).
  • Any applicant who forfeits his or her acceptance will not be guaranteed acceptance in any subsequent year. The applicant must reapply if he or she wishes to be considered for acceptance at a later date.
  • Readmission to the EMS program requires a waiting period of one full school year if you withdraw from the EMS program during the fall semester.
  • Readmission to the SCC EMS program has a time limit of 3 years from the semester of withdrawal for any continuing student*. (Example - if you withdraw in March, 2017, you must be readmitted by January, 2020 in order to attempt completion of the program**)

*student must successfully pass any reentry competencies

**any new admission guidelines will apply

Background Checks / Drug Screening

Applicants accepted for admission to health services programs at Stanly Community College are required to complete a criminal background check, drug screening, and possibly a finger print check after notification of acceptance and prior to participation in on-site clinical training.

Based on the results of the checks, hospitals or clinical affiliates where the student will participate in on-site training, may deny access to their facility, resulting in the student's inability to complete the clinical portion of training. Students unable to complete the clinical portion of his or her training will be unable to progress in the program. Students are responsible for paying all costs associated with this requirement.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Stanly Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. The College does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1992.

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