Limited Entry Programs

“Limited entry” means that space in programs is limited, and acceptance into them may be based on a competitive admission process.  While you may be admitted to GTCC,  you have to meet additional requirements to be considered for admission into a limited entry program. Each program has a specific program application deadline date.  A student applying for a limited entry program may transfer in credit hours from other colleges or will need to enroll in classes that will help them meet the minimum requirements for their specific program of choice.  Once the minimum requirements are met, you are eligible to submit an application to that program.

The application process, requirements, and acceptance process are explained in the program information packets.  If you wish to apply for a Health Sciences program, you should complete the following as soon as possible:

  1. Print a Program Admission Packet, available on this page, by clicking on the program name below. Read it carefully, and refer to it when meeting with your assigned advisor, as it will indicate the courses needed for your selected program. It will also outline the required steps you must complete in order to meet the minimum requirements to apply to the program.
  2. Attend a required Program Information Session for your program of interest as early as possible in the process.  Session dates, times, and locations are included in the Admission Packet. This session will review the Admission Packet and discuss the application and selection process. Faculty from the specific program will also be in attendance to answer your questions.
  3. Once you have completed the Minimum Admission Requirements for your selected Program, then you are ready to make an appointment to meet with the Limited Entry Programs Office to review your requirements and prepare to submit your Health Sciences Program Application by the posted application deadline.

Each program has a deadline date.  The application process, information sessions (if applicable), requirements, and acceptance process are explained in the program information packets.  Program information packets for all programs are available in the Enrollment Services Center, the Limited Entry Programs Office (for Cosmetology and all health programs, excluding EMS), or by clicking on the program name below.

Program Requirements

Once Applicant has met the Minimum Admission Requirements (MAR) for Selected Program of Study, please contact the following office to make an appointment for a MAR review:

Limited Entry Programs Office
(Cosmetology and all Health Programs, except Emergency Medical Science)
By appointment only: 
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
Hassell Health Building, Room 140
336-334-4822 Ext. 50439
Limited Entry Programs Office Email:

Frequently Asked Questions

The Limited Entry Programs office will review application from applicants who have satisfied the minimum admission criteria. Limited entry programs vary in the process of ranking applicants. Applicants will be selected for program admission or ranked as alternates based on one or more of the following components:
  • Placement test scores
  • College coursework
  • High school coursework
  • Attendance at a Program Information Session
  • Related job experience
  • Prior application to the program
  • Employment experience
  • Course Requirements

The admission criteria and course requirements for GTCC Limited Entry programs are subject to change.

Students in limited entry programs are expected to complete the curriculum within the designated time-frame for the program.

Students who are unable to maintain satisfactory progress may, through a process of review, be removed from a program. This is especially true for those programs that have clinical education.

Please see the link for the current schedule of Health Sciences Program Information sessions.

Information Sessions

Due to staffing at other locations, TEAS testing is only available at the GTCC Jamestown Assessment Center. Located at 601 E. Main St Jamestown, NC 27282. Phone: 336-334-4822 Ext. 50574.

More Information

Limited Entry Programs (in alphabetical order)