Selective Admission Information

ATTENTION: The Application deadline is May 1st of each year!

Take responsibility for your education and selection. Print this form and keep your own selective admission score.

The Surgical Technology program is a selective admission health program. The purpose of the selective admissions process is to create a ranking system that allows us to identify students who are most likely to succeed in Surgical Technology Program. This system has been adopted to increase passage rates, meet accreditation standards, eliminate waiting list and assist students with developmental classes to promote success. This ranking will be used to create a priority admissions list, not an exclusion list. Therefore, all students are eligible to apply to the Surgical Technology program and be ranked by the selective admission criteria.

The first phase of the selective admission process requires that you submit the following:

  1. Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC as a "Surgical technology Pending" student must submit a complete packet of all documents listed here. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission and a complete packet of all documents.
  2. An official high school transcript or official passing GED scores. Transcripts must show a date of graduation. This is also required of students with previous college work.
  3. Official transcripts of all post-secondary education attempted. Transcripts must be submitted from EACH college or university previously attended and must show every period of enrollment. Transcripts from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System do not need to be submitted.
  4. Documentation of the completion of Surgical Technology program prerequisites with a grade of “C” or greater by the start of the program.
  5. ACT and or COMPASS scores above the KCTCS developmental placement level or evidence or completion of prescribed developmental course.
  6. An interview or pre-admission conference is required prior to applying to the surgical technology program.

The second phase of the selective admission process is accomplished with a point system that ranks students according to points earned in the following areas: 

  1. The point system will be based on; Anatomy & Physiology, Computer Lit, Microbiology, Medical terminology grades. The grades in each of these course grades will assigned point values (A = 10, B = 6, C = 2).
  2. Cumulative College GPA will be added to the course points and the selection will be based on the total scores.
  3. If a student completes a per-requisite(s) via a Bypass Exam no points will be awarded in the selective admission process. This is due to the fact Bypass Exam are not being graded like other classes and are evaluated on a pass/fail format. 

As a result of the selective admission score, the top 17 students are accepted into the program. In the event that two or more students have the same point total with only one remaining opening in the program, the tie will be broken using GPA. BCTC will notify students that are accepted upon the completion of the selective admissions process.

Programmatic Admission Information

Programmatic Admission Information regarding the Selective admission process you will need to complete with the Office of Admissions: