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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 (weighted points):

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.
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