• Application Process

  • The information below is based on the application requirements for Fall term 2023 admission. It is provided as an example to guide potential applicants on the admission process and application requirements which may be subject to change as program criteria can change for each new application year.  

    Prior to applying it is very important that you read the Admission Details for the year you plan to apply since admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisites are subject to change from year to year. The previous year’s application information is posted only as a resource. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines for the application year they are applying.

    Accommodations: People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Accessible Education Services office at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    Approximate Admission Processing Timeline: Fall Term 2023 Entry

    • January 9, 2023: Application opens online
    • May 12, 2023: Application Deadline Extended
      Submit your online application and all required documents. You will receive an application received confirmation email if submitted successfully. Postmark date or online submission timestamp after the stated timeline are not accepted.
    • Week of May 15, 2023: Phase 2 Selection Process for complete applications received by April 28, 2023.
    • Late May/Early June: Phase 2 Selection Process for complete applications received by May 12, 2023
    • June 2023: Notification of Phase 2 results emailed. Up to 20 applicants are accepted to the program. Up to 10 applicants will be placed on the alternate list.
    • June and September 2023: Two mandatory orientations will be held for accepted students. Students will be informed of the orientation dates, time and location in their Surgical Technology acceptance letter.
    • September 25, 2023: Fall term classes begin.

      Admissions processing dates are subject to change. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated online immediately. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application unless you did not receive the automated “application received” email after submitting your online application.

    Admission Disclosures

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Surgical Technology program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification

    Withholding information or giving untruthful answers to questions on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Previous Admission

    Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew will need to re‐apply by submitting a new application to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Updated official transcripts are required only if new courses have been taken.

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