New classes begin every 6 months in January and July. The application deadline is 4 months before the class begins. The application deadline is September 1st for classes starting in January and March 1st for classes starting in July. Please note that ALL application materials must be received by the deadline or we will not be able to consider the application for that cycle. Please allow adequate time for your materials to be delivered.
All applicants who apply and meet the minimum requirements (see below) will be invited for an interview. For each class, we are able to accept a maximum of 8 students.
- Application: The application has been created so that you may type directly onto the PDF form from your Internet Browser and save your progress. You may submit your application via postal mail or email.
- Application Fee: The application fee is $150 and may be paid via check or money order. This must be sent via postal mail.
- Photo: We required a passport-sized photo (2 inch by 2 inch) for identification purposes. This must be sent in via postal mail. These photos can be easily obtained at Walgreens, CVS, and other many other locations that offer photo printing.
- Transcripts: We accept both tradition and secure official electronic transcripts. Traditional transcripts must be sent directly from the college/university to us in an official sealed envelope.
- Letters of Reference: May be accepted via email as PDF attachments directly from the source to the school. Letters of reference sent via postal mail or email must include the Reference Request Form included with the application packet. If your referrer does not have the capability to scan and send their letter of reference and reference request form, please ask them to send it in via postal mail. You may choose to provide your referrer with a postage-paid envelope that has already been addressed to the school for their convenience.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The degree must be awarded and visible on an applicant’s transcript at the time of application. An applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale. To calculate a cumulative GPA, all hours attempted and points awarded are used with the exception of pass/fail courses and those courses from which a student has officially withdrawn. Some universities exclude the points and or hours from courses that have been repeated. In order to make a fair comparison of applicants, calculations must be standardized and therefore these courses are re-included when calculating cumulative GPA. The total number of points awarded is divided by the total number of hours.
The following courses are required and must be completed with a letter grade of C or better:
- 8 hours (or 2 classes) – Chemistry (with lab)
- 8 hours (or 2 classes) – Biology (with lab)
- 6 hours (or 2 classes) – Human Anatomy and Physiology
- 3 hours (or 1 class) – Physics
- 3 hours (or 1 class) – College Algebra (or higher-level math)
- 3 hours (or 1 class) – Statistics
Applicants must complete the Prerequisite Memo (included in Application packet) to summarize courses taken. All courses must be complete at the time of application.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that applicants observe as many clinical cases with a Certified Clinical Perfusionist as possible. A log to document an applicant’s’ observation is included in the application packet.
Official transcripts must be submitted for all schools attended.
All students must be United States citizens or permanent residents and be able to provide acceptable documentation with their application. Proof of Citizenship can be in the form of a color copy of a birth certificate or a color copy of a valid US Passport. Permanent Residents must provide a color copy of their Permanent Resident Card (l-551).