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Instructions for Health Professions Applicants

Students who are interested in applying to one of the Health Professions Programs should note that admission to these programs is competitive, and all applicants undergo a thorough review of their application, which includes a review of program-specific admissions eligibility requirements and department-specific requirements.

Our Health Professions Programs are:

Dental Hygiene (Fall start only)

Medical Laboratory Technology (Fall start only)

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Fall start only)

Physical Therapy Assistant (Fall start only)

Radiologic Technology (Fall start only)

Nursing (Three options: Fall Day-time program in Middletown; Fall evening program in Middletown; Spring Day-time program in Newburgh) 

All clinical and professional courses in the Health Profession Programs meet during the day at the Middletown campus, with the exception of our Fall Evening Nursing program in which classes meet from 4-10pm in Middletown.

The only program currently offered in Newburgh is a day-time Nursing program that only begins in the Spring Semester

How to apply

  •  All students must submit an online Health Profession application for their program of choice. If the student is a New, Transfer or Re-admit to the college, this application will also be treated as the general application for admission. Students can only submit ONE health professions application each term.

  • All supporting documents must be received by the application deadline.
    • Fall application deadline: February 1
    • Fall LPN - RN deadline: May 1
    • Spring application deadline (Nursing only): October 1

  • All Health Professions Programs require a department-specific pre-admission seminar.
    • Nursing and PTA applicants must submit the seminar paperwork to Student Services Central in Middletown or Newburgh, or email the documents to apply@sunyorange.edu 
    • Dental Hygiene, MLT, OTA, and Radiologic Technology applicants must attend an in-person pre-admission seminar. Dates will be posted on

Students who apply for fall health professions programs will be sent a decision on the status of their application by no later than April 15.

Students who apply for the Spring Nursing program will be sent a decision by no later than November 15.

Health Profession Application Deadlines

Middletown Fall Programs: February 1st
Newburgh Spring Nursing: October 1st
Middletown Spring LPN to RN Program: October 1st
Newburgh Fall LPN to RN Program: May 1st 

*Online Applications for Spring Nursing will open on August 1st

*Online Applications for all of our Fall Health Professions open on October 1st

Spring & Fall 2018 Health Profession Review Process

The Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the Health Profession Departments, review each applicant fairly and equally in the process. 

The Office of Admissions will review applicants based on the Admissions Requirements and the Department Specific Requirements as listed on the departments Resource Page.

 Program GPA: Admission Counselors will evaluate each applicant's academic course work from all colleges attended including SUNY Orange. The courses that will be applicable in the review process will be ones that are listed on the resource page. Please see the link below for a list of our program resource pages:

SUNY Orange Health Profession Application and Information

Transfer students will have their letter grade(s) from the appropriate courses and attended colleges considered when evaluating the program GPA.

For example, if a student received a "C" in English 101 from another school, this would be calculated in the program GPA. Once the counselor has calculated the program GPA, the Program GPA is multiplied by 3.

Additional points will be awarded based on overall program GPA: 

Program GPA Points 

0-1.9 Program GPA: Students would not qualify for the review process
2.0-2.39 Program GPA: 30 points
2.4-2.79: 60 points
2.8-3.39: 90 points
3.4-3.79: 120 points
3.8-4.0: 150 points

Additional points will be awarded based on the number of program credits completed:

Program Credit Points:

0-.99 credits: 0 points
1-5.9 credits: 20 points
6-10.9 credits: 30 points
11-15.9 credits: 40 points
16-20.9 credits: 50 points
21-25.9 credits: 60 points
26-28.9 credits: 70 points
29 or more credits: 80 points

Additional points will be awarded based on the number of program science credits completed:

Program Science Credit Points:

0-2.99 credits: 0 points
3-5.0 credits: 30 Points
6-10.9 credits: 60 points
11-15.9 credits: 90 points
16-20.9 credits: 120 points

Student Example for RAD Tech - Completed Program Science credits:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Intro to Biology

Student would be awarded 90 points

*Only the science courses required in the students health profession program will be counted in this process*


Example of how points are calculated:

Program GPA of 2.75 multiply by 3 = 8.25 points
25 credits complete = 60 additional points
Program GPA of 2.75 = 60 additional Points
7 science credits = 60 additional points

Total Points: 188.25 points


**Nursing students MUST take the TEAS exam and will get additional points based on their overall score**

Basic: 0 additional points
Proficient: 60 additional points
Advanced: 120 additional points
Exemplary: 180 additional points


Students will be ranked based on total points and forwarded to the appropriate department chairs for final review and final decisions.


Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit Database


Students who have competed college level coursework at other institution(s) must submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admission prior to the application deadline. The admissions office will review each transcript individuals to find the relevant coursework completed as detailed on the program Resource Page.

For the Health Professions Review process, only coursework directly applicable to the students intended course of study is recalculated in the review process. The student must have received a grade of "C" or higher, and no clinical coursework can be transferred in.


PLEASE NOTE: The fact that a course appears in this list is no guarantee that the course will transfer in your individual case. Additionally, some courses may not appear on this list, but may be eligible for transfer.

This guide is subject to frequent revision. The catalog dates for each institution reflect the latest revision date for transfer equivalencies from that school. The Registrar's office adds schools and additional courses to the list on a regular basis.

Please also keep in mind that most of the Health Professions programs require specific coursework to have been completed within the last 5 or 10 years of the application deadline as detailed on the Resource Page, so a completed course outside of that specific time frame may not be considered in the review process.

Health Profession Application & Information