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Lottery Qualification

Weighted Points

After submitting an application, all documents will be evaluated. Each applicant will be awarded a score that is comprised of the following areas:

Effective Until April 2, 2016

Effective June 1, 2016

Base Points (50 points)
50 base points are awarded to all students who meet the basic nursing program requirements by the published deadline.

  • Completion of the six prerequisites with a B (3.0) or higher
    (within two attempts, see Prerequisite information for details on retakes, withdrawals, etc)
  • Cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5 or higher
    (all courses, all colleges).
  • ATI TEAS exam score of 59% or greater
    (two attempts allowed per year)
  • Submission of nursing application and transcripts from outside institutions by deadline.

Weighted Plus Points (max 50 points)
Additional points are awarded for the following:

  • Biology Prerequisites (max 15 points)
    Each grade of B+ or higher in the biology prerequisites (BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, and BIOL& 260) weighted as follows: B+ (3.3)=1 pt,
    A- (3.7)=3 pts, A (4.0)=5 pts
  • TEAS V Score (max 10 points)
    Students receiving an ATI V TEAS score 91% or greater are awarded
    10 additional points and a score 78% or greater earns 5 additional points. Two attempts are allowed per year. Scores expire after five years.
  • Healthcare License (max 10 points)
    Students with a license or certificate in healthcare (past or present, national or international) involving direct patient care are awarded 10 additional points (ie: NAC, EMT, RC, etc.)
  • Military Service (max 10 points)
    Students with military service (past or present) are awarded 10 additional points. Does not apply to spouses or family members.
  • TCC Credits (max 5 points)
    Students who have taken college-level credit courses at TCC are awarded the following additional points: 30 or more college-level credits taken at TCC are awarded 5 points; 15-29 college-level credits taken at TCC are awarded 3 points.

Weighted Points (max -15 points)
Points will be subtracted from the 50 base points for the following:

  • Each course retake in BIOL& 241, 242 or 260 will subtract 5 points.
  • Retakes more than five years old will not be penalized.

 

Base Points (40 points)
40 base points are awarded to all students who meet the basic nursing program requirements by the published deadline.

  • Completion of the six prerequisites with a “B” (3.0) or higher (within two attempts, see “Prerequisite” information for details on retakes, withdrawals, etc)
  • Cumulative college-level GPA of 2.5 or higher (all courses, all colleges).
  • ATI TEAS V minimum score 70%, with minimum scores in each category as follows:
    • Reading 75%
    • Science 63%
    • Math 72%
    • English 70%
  • Submission of nursing application and transcripts from outside institutions by the deadline.

Weighted Plus Points (max 60 points)

Additional points are awarded for the following:

  • Biology Prerequisites (max 30 points) Each grade of “A-” or higher in the biology prerequisites (BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, and BIOL& 260) is weighted as follows: A- (3.7) = 10 pts.
  • Healthcare License (max 10 points)Students with a license or certificate in healthcare (ie: NAC, EMT, RC, etc.) involving direct patient care (past or present, national or international) are awarded 10 additional points.
  • Military Service (max 10 points)Students with military service (past or present) are awarded 10 additional points. Does not apply to spouses or family members. Minimum of 90 days services and honorable discharge.
  • TCC Credits (max 10 points)
    Students who have taken college-level credit courses at TCC are awarded the following additional points:
    ≈ 30 or more college-level credits taken at TCC are awarded 10 points.
    ≈ 15-29 college-level credits taken at TCC are awarded 5 points.

Weighted Points (max -15 points)
Points will be subtracted from the 40 base points for the following:

  • Each course retake in BIOL& 241, 242 or 260 will subtract 5 points.
  • Retakes more than five years old will not be penalized.

 

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