Application Requirements

All applicants to Harcum College should submit the following:

  • A completed Harcum College application form
  • Official high school transcript and/or official GED transcript (Request transcripts online)
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable) (Request transcripts online)
  • A writing sample or personal essay
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from an employer, teacher, or guidance counselor
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for all students for whom English is a second language
  • $50 Application Fee
  • SAT or ACT Scores

Additional Requirements for Selected Programs

Nursing Program (All Track Options)

  • Professional Resume
  • Essay - "Why I Chose Nursing As My Career" (typed;1.5 inch spacing; 2 page max)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation on professional letterhead

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Essay - "Why I Want to Enroll in Harcum’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program"
  • Proof of at least ten (10) hours of volunteer hours or work experience in an Occupational Therapy setting

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Essay - A typed essay describing how the applicant would define physical therapy, how the applicant decided to become a physical therapist assistant, and how the applicant sees his/herself practicing in the field of physical therapy in the future.
  • Proof of at least twenty (20) hours of volunteer hours or work experience in a Physical Therapy department. 

Radiologic Technology

  • Proof of Shadowing Experience (all applicants are required to shadow a Radiologic Technologist in a hospital setting for 8 hours) 

Prerequisites for Admission to Select Programs

Allied Health Sciences (All Track Options)

Completion of the following courses with a “C” or better on a high school level or college equivalency (if applicable):

  • Algebra I & II
  • Biology with Lab
  • Chemistry 

Dental Assisting

Completion of the following courses with a “C” or better on a high school level or college equivalency (if applicable):

  • College Preparatory Math
  • Biology

Dental Hygiene

Completion of the following courses with a “B” or better on a high school level or college equivalency (if applicable):

  • Algebra I & II
  • Biology with Lab
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry 

Nursing Program (All Track Options)

ALL General Education courses must be completed PRIOR to admission:
 
BIO103 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO104 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO205 Microbiology
ENG101 English Composition I
ENG102 English Composition II
MTH113 College Mathematics
PSY111 Introductory Psychology
PSY156 Human Development
SOC109 Introduction to Sociology
HUM Humanities Elective
   
Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Completion of Biology with a “C” or better on a high school level or college equivalency (if applicable).
 
Physical Therapist Assistant

Interviews with Program Director are required.