b'Thereafter, the applicant MUST read the guidelines carefully.In order to complete and submit the application, college admission and ALL pre-requisite requirements are required. Supplemental Application Deadline Dates:Fall semester - July 1 (If deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or closing, the deadline is 5 p.m. on the next college business day). ALL required test scores, transcripts, and entry items (CBC, pre-orientation, etc.) must be completed with results placed in Banner (MGCCC\'s computer information system) by the appropriate college employee prior to the deadline. In addition, any outstanding college holds must be clear in order for the applicant to complete and submit the supplemental program application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.(MGCCC reserves the right to review additional supplemental applications following the posted deadline). Academic and Entry Requirements Achieve a minimum Composite ACT Score of 18 Have a minimum cumulative (GPA) of 2.5 on college work with no grade less than "C" on any Academic Core* courses in the current PTA curriculum. (Courses may be re-taken and highest score will be used) Complete pre-requisites. Student must complete BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I & BIO 2524 - Anatomy and Physiology II prior to making application. Register for and complete the HESI A2 Exam HESI Exam Dates 2018-2019Review the online mandatory Pre-Health Sciences Orientation Session prior to completing the supplemental application for program ranking.The session can be viewed anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet.The Power Point presentation gives you valuable information on topics common to all health science programs at MGCCC. Even without the ability to speak directly or interact immediately with a health sciences advisor, the session speaks to frequently asked questions from program entrance to completion.In order to receive credit for viewing the session, follow the steps below.The information is approximately one (1) hour in length. Student must complete and document 40 hours of Clinical Observation in the field of Physical Therapy.The following form PTA Clinical Observation Form should be completed by the practitioner under which you observed.Receipt of this form by July 1st is required for applicants to be eligible for admission.Follow instructions on form for submission.To complete this requirement, do the following: 1.Access the college\'s web page mgccc.edu 2.Click on Web Services (top tab) 3.Enter the GCID (M#) and Password 4.Select Student 5.Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application Orientation Session.6.In order to receive credit, you must review the entire session. 7.Click survey complete so that your log-in information will be recorded in the college\'s BANNER system.Comply with Mississippi law requiring a Criminal Background History Check with Fingerprinting through the Mississippi Department of Health. All students making application to a Health Science program at MGCCC are required to obtain a clear or acceptable Criminal Background Check from the MGCCC Campus Police Department at JD, JC, Perkinston, or GC Campus.The criminal background check policy (including testing dates and times) can be viewed at Health Sciences Division Criminal Background Check Policy. Selection Process Program openings are filled based on Selective Admission; applicants are ranked based on their individual achievement test scores and prior college course work. Student ranking for entry into the Physical Therapist Assistant program is based on the GPA, ACT composite, and the HESI Entry Exam. Program enrollment is a floating number which can fluctuate each year based on availability of clinical rotation slots. Students are selected according to the following criteria: Academic Core GPA10% Cumulative GPA30% ACT Composite30% HESI A2 Exam30%Physical Therapist Assistant Program Policies 211'