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Lottery Process

Overview of the Lottery Process

TCC uses a weighted lottery to randomly select qualified students to fill its nursing cohorts.

TCC is committed to a fair and open lottery and to avoid any misinterpretation of results the program has instituted a witnessed verification process.

All students who successfully apply to the nursing program will be awarded a base score. The higher the student’s score, the greater the probability their name will be chosen. Scoring, weighting, and selection are done by a sophisticated mathematical software program that randomly selects students for open program slots. See Lottery Qualification.

  1. Once all applications are processed, qualified applicants and weighted scores will be posted on the website for review.
  2. If your application qualifies, your lottery ID number will be entered into the lottery, including the appropriate weight earned by your application.
  3. Selected applicants will be notified by TCC student email one to two days after the drawing.
  4. If a student is accepted and then declines, the next randomly generated number will be accepted. This can be a lengthy process, so please be patient.

For the fall and winter drawing, even number positions (i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8) will be offered a position in the fall class and odd number positions (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7) will be used to fill the winter class.

Acceptance cannot be deferred to a future quarter.

The lottery process will remain in effect for all future application deadlines until further notice.

If Not Selected

If you are not selected, and wish to be considered for future drawings, you must reapply. You do not need to resubmit transcripts.

You may also wish to explore a Pre-Nursing transfer degree or other allied health program offerings at TCC. Feel free to contact an advisor at 253.566.6091 or by email.

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