Entrance Assessment Requirements

Effective: 08/13/2021

Prospective students applying for admission who are high school graduates or hold a GED must meet the minimum assessment scores as follows:

 

Wonderlic SLE

HESI A2

Cardiovascular Sonography

21

75

Dental Assistant

8

N/A

Dental Hygiene

20

75

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

21

75

Medical Assistant

8

N/A

Medical Office Administration

8

N/A

Physical Therapist Assistant

18

70

Respiratory Therapy

17

70

Surgical Technology

17

65

Vocational Nursing

17

70

Applicants for all programs may attempt the Wonderlic a total of three times and, when required, the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) A2 entrance assessment a total of two times. If the minimum score is not met, the applicant must wait six (6) months before retesting.

Nursing Program Candidates must meet the minimum overall HESI A2 assessment score listed above. In addition, any candidate who does not meet the minimum overall score on their first attempt must repeat the entire exam. Attempt of individual HESI exam sections is not permitted for Nursing Program Candidates. A candidate is permitted a total of three attempts to successfully complete the HESI A2 exam at no cost. Each additional attempt at the exam will be charged to the candidate at $50 per attempt.

All previously completed HESI assessments from Concorde or another institution will be accepted at Concorde’s approved acceptable minimum scores if completed within two years of enrollment. In addition, assessments from other institutions must not have been taken within 30 days of enrollment.

The Wonderlic SLE requirement may be waived upon receipt of documentation of any of the following:

  • SAT score of 1000 or above achieved within five years of the date of application to Concorde.
  • ACT score of 19 or above achieved within five years of the date of application to Concorde.
  • All applicants, including reentry students and former graduates, are exempt from Wonderlic SLE testing if they can provide official proof of earning an Associate’s or higher degree that was taught in the English language. Applicants will still be required to take the ORA and HESI if applicable.
  • Official proof of successfully passing the Wonderlic SLE within the last two years at the current required score.

Clinical Programs

Prospective clinical students will sit for the Wonderlic SLE. Prospective students applying for clinical programs that lead to board exams and/or licensure who meet the initial Wonderlic SLE acceptable minimum score will be required to take the HESI. Candidates for these programs must achieve the minimum composite score to move forward in the admissions process.

Those meeting the Wonderlic SLE minimum score requirement and HESI minimum score requirement will be placed on a waitlist, if applicable. The list will be sorted high to low based on the current waitlist criteria. Students will be selected from the waitlist and notified at least two weeks to the start of the program.

Core Programs

Prospective students will be allowed to attempt the Wonderlic SLE three times in a six-month period for a total of three attempts. All students who meet the initial Wonderlic SLE acceptable minimum score will be eligible for enrollment. After two unsuccessful attempts on the Wonderlic SLE, the student may attempt a third time, but this may not be on the same day, in a six-month period. All students who subsequently meet the acceptable minimum score will be eligible for enrollment.

Cardiovascular Sonography

Candidates must meet the minimum overall HESI A2 assessment score listed above. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum assessment score on each of the three individual sections of the assessment. The minimum assessment score for each section is 10 points lower than the required HESI A2 overall score listed above.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Candidates must meet the minimum overall HESI A2 assessment score listed above. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum assessment score on each of the three individual sections of the assessment. The minimum assessment score for each section is 10 points lower than the required HESI A2 overall score listed above.