Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Admission

Program Entrance Requirements: Attain a 16 composite score on the ACT; or score a 71 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 61 or above on the Arithmetic Section; or complete 15 hours or more with a “C’ average or above at an accredited college or university.

In addition, the prospective applicant must have a cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 2.00 (“C” average on all previous college coursework), attend a MET Information Session (See Health Education Advisor for session registration), as well as having a High School diploma or GED on file. Prerequisites that must be completed before admission into the MET program with a grade of “C” or higher is as follows: Anatomy and Physiology I and II/lab, Computer Applications and CPR Health Provider Card.

The MET Admissions Committee will select each class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. No applicant will be considered unless the minimum admissions criteria are met. Program admission is a competitive process. Check with the Admissions Office and/or Health Education Advisor for selection detail and deadlines.

*Students will be notified by letter from the Registrar’s Office about scheduling an information session after other requirements have been met. Admission is competitive and specific admission requirements must be met. All requirements and required application materials are due by May 1, preceding the fall admission desired. The deadline will be extended, if needed, until maximum enrollment is met.

The MET Admissions Committee will select each year’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission. The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows:

  1. In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC;
  2. Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC;
  3. Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere;
  4. Out-of-state students. Check with the Health Education advisor for selection details and deadlines.

After program admission and prior to classes beginning, students must present a CPR Healthcare Provider certification and proof of immunization for MMR. A background check, a Mantoux Two- Step TB Skin Test, and a random drug  screening will be scheduled after enrollment. All students admitted into the Program will be required to pay for  fingerprinting and a background check, which will be performed after admission and prior to clinical laboratories. These fees will be attached as registration fees. There are certain convictions that will prevent an individual being eligible to participate in clinical experiences. If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she will be dismissed from the Program.

For additional information, contact the Health Education Advisor.