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Welcome to the Office of Admissions for Eastern International College. Whether your ultimate goal is a degree in medical assisting, nursing, dental hygiene, cardiovascular technology or a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography, the programs at our college can help you earn your degree and go on to pursue a career in your desired healthcare field. The admissions team at our school is ready and willing to help you with any questions or concerns you might have. They can also help you with the application process, or clarify any confusion about curricula. You can get in touch with someone at the admissions department by calling the Jersey City campus at 201-942-0640 or by calling the Belleville campus at 973-302-9546. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Whether you are a freshman, transfer, or international student, contact the Office of Admissions if you need any assistance with either your application or registration

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Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion Program 

Program

Criteria

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion Program- Online
  • Completion of an Associate degree in Nursing from a school accredited by the Department of Education with a minimum of 65 semester credits.
  • Complete Admissions Process
  • Completion of self assessment technology survey
  • RN License

The following steps must be taken to complete the admission process for the RN to BSN Completion Program:

1.  Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. Official transcript of records that include proof of a conferred Associate degree in Nursing from a school accredited by the Department of Education. Official e-transcripts are accepted

A minimum of 65 semester credits is required and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.00 scale)

3. Completion of the self assessment technology survey, including a signed waiver that states understating of online learning requirements.

As the essence of an online delivery program is the ability to participate virtually, there are certain technological requirements that are prerequisites for students’ participation in online coursework. Students need to confirm their ability to have access to specific hardware, software, and network requirements to enroll in online classes. Students not able to fulfill these requirements will not be able to succeed in an online format.

4. Copy of RN license

5. Proof of Citizenship/Legal Status

Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.

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Admissions Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Health Leadership Online Completion

Program

Criteria

Admissions Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Health Leadership Completion Program- Online

Completed an Associate degree in a health-related program or allied health field from an accredited institution

Complete Admissions Process

 

  1. High School Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
  2. Completed an Associate degree in a health-related program or allied health field from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Health-related programs include, but are not limited to, the following fields: Cardiovascular Technology, Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assistant, Audiology, Athletic Training, Cytotechnology, Sleep Technology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Office Administration, Emergency Medical Science, Nutrition and Dietetics,  Health Care Administration/Leadership/Management, Health Information Management, Health Informatics,  Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology,Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiography,  Rehabilitation Counseling,  Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology,  Laboratory Science,  Surgical Technology,  Medical Records and Health Information Technology, Neuro-Diagnostic Technology, Allied Health Science, Health Sciences, Nursing
  3. The completion of a course in oral communication (e.g. Interpersonal Communications, Public Speaking, Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Small Group Communication, Argumentation and Debate, Online Communication and Presence, Effective Communication) or a technical/professional course that emphasizes oral presentation and/or communication (e.g. Business and Professional Communication, Effective Business Presentations, Healthcare Communication Strategies, Medical Communications and Presentations) as shown in the applicant’s official transcript of records will be a requirement for admission.

The following steps must be taken to complete the admission process for the Health Leadership BSHL Completion Program:

  1. Admissions Application, Complete and submit the official Admissions application.
  2. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of his/her diploma/transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside of the U.S. must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using one of the approved evaluating companies, such as WES, ECE, etc.

  1. Official transcript of records that include proof of graduation from an associate degree program in an allied health or health-related field from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Official e-transcripts are accepted.

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Online students are required to meet technology prerequisites.

As the essence of an online delivery program is the ability to participate virtually, there are certain technological requirements that are prerequisites for students’ participation in online coursework. Students need to confirm their ability to have access to specific hardwaresoftware, and network requirements to enroll in online classes. Students not able to fulfill these requirements will not be able to succeed in an online format. Requirements include:

  •  Desktop or laptop computer (Surface, iPads and other tablets are not acceptable)
  •  Broadband Internet access (above 5 Mbps required)
  •  Up-to-date virus protection software
  •  Webcam (most laptops have built-in webcams)
  •  Headset with microphone

Important Note: Students must have full administrator access to their computer. This means that students may not be able to use a company provided computer as they often restrict some aspect of the computer system necessary for online operations.

In addition to the above requirements, it is strongly recommended to follow the guidelines below:

Minimum Hardware Recommendations

  •  Intel processor i5 or higher or similar
  •  14.1″ Widescreen Display
  •  Memory – 8.0GB
  •  1 GB Video
  •  160GB+ Hard Drive
  •  802.11a/g/– Wireless

Minimum Software Recommendations

  •  Operating system – Windows 10 or higher – (English Language Version)
  •  Fully Functioning Anti-Virus Defense
  •  MS Office
  •  Google Suite (course dependent)

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Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Three-Year CODA Accredited Degree

Criteria
Minimum high school Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
Complete Admissions Process
Take the HESI Exam with a minimum score of 70%
Social Security Card

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the AAS Dental Hygiene Program:

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application. Any fraudulent response in the application form will result in automatic disqualification, acceptance will be revoked, and dismissal from the Program.

2. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of their diploma or official transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the United States must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.

3. HESI (A2) Test

Take the entire HESI test in a single session. The HESI Test is used to assess student competencies and readiness for entry into the Dental Hygiene program. The exam has been shown to help predict the likelihood of student success in the Dental Hygiene program. Specifically, the exam tests students across several academic domains, and shows a personality profile used to help identify each applicant’s learning style. Below is an outline of the exam:

  • Reading Comprehension – Presents reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension; tests for skills such as identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, demonstrating passage comprehension, and making logical inferences.
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge – Contains vocabulary that is commonly used in the English language, as well as that of which is specific to the healthcare field.
  • Basic Math Skills – Centers on math skills needed for the healthcare field, including: basic addition; subtraction; multiplication; fractions; decimals; ratio and proportion; household measures; and general math facts.
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Includes general medical terminology and anatomical structures and systems.
  • Learning Style – Assesses the preferred learning style of the prospective applicant and offers test – taking and study tips suited to that learning style.
  • Chemistry – Covers the basic concepts of composition, structure and properties of substances and the transformations they undergo.

A $60.00 fee is charged per attempt for the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment. This is paid by the applicant prior to enrollment.

4. Essay

Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by the Chair of the Dental Hygiene program.

5. Proof of Citizenship/Legal Status

Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.

6. Criminal Background Check

Certified verification of a negative criminal background check through Castle Branch.

7. Drug Screen

Students must undergo drug screening that verifies negative results.

8. Interview

All applicants selected for admission based on their entire application package will have a personal interview with the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee.

Health Requirements

Students admitted to the program must have a physical examination and health clearance done by their Healthcare Provider. Complete physical examinations are required prior to registration for Introduction to Dental Hygiene (DH 100) and subsequent classes.

 

The student will be given a physical examination form to be completed. This form requires:

  • Physical examination with complete medical history
  • Two-step tuberculosis test (An additional single step tuberculosis test will need to be repeated prior to commencing second year clinical activities.)
  • Lab tests
  • Current titers for:
  • Rubella
  • Rubeola
  • Varicella
  • Updated immunization for tetanus (within ten years)
  • Hepatitis B immunization or written declination (signed waiver on file)
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria
  • Flu Vaccine

In order to meet the mandatory requirements of our affiliate agencies, all dental hygiene students must annually document proof of medical/health insurance. Insurance may be obtained through the College. An updated Mantoux test will also be required yearly.  Malpractice insurance is required to take your licensing boards and is available through the College. Appropriate fees are charged upon registration for dental hygiene courses. All  Dental Hygiene students must hold a valid CPR healthcare provider card throughout the entire period of the program.

 

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Admission Requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program (ADN)

Applicants to all programs must follow program-specific criteria listed below. Each applicant will be interviewed and given a tour of the College by his/her assigned admissions representative. Information gathered during this meeting will be presented to the Campus Director for review. If said review results in a positive recommendation, the applicant is encouraged to proceed with the appropriate application process.

Criteria
Minimum high school Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
Complete Admissions Process
Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam with a minimum composite score of 60%. The composite score is the combination of scores in all four sections of the TEAS.
Social Security Card

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the AAS Nursing Program:

  1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application. Any fraudulent response in the application form will result in automatic disqualification, acceptance will be revoked, and dismissal from the Program.

  1. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of their diploma or official transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the United States must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.

  1. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Take the entire TEAS in a single session. The TEAS is a comprehensive standardized test used to assess student competencies and academic preparedness for entry into the nursing program. The TEAS covers science, reading, math, and English and language usage.

A $75.00 fee is charged per attempt for the TEAS examination. This is paid by the applicant prior to enrollment.

  1. Proof of Citizenship/Legal Status

Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.

  1. Certified verification of a negative criminal background check through Castle Branch.
  2. Drug Screen

Students must undergo drug screening that verifies negative results.

A student who failed a nursing course or was dismissed from another nursing school within the last 10 years will NOT be accepted in the Nursing program. EIC ADN students are not permitted to transfer into the EIC BSN program. BSN students who want to transfer to the ADN Program must re-apply but acceptance is not guaranteed.

 

Students who took and passed the HESI prior to June 12, 2021 will be grandfathered in the HESI policy (refer to January 2021 catalog)

 

 

 

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Admissions Requirements for BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-BS)

Applicants to this program must follow program-specific criteria listed below. Each applicant will be interviewed and given a tour of the College by his/her assigned admissions representative. Information gathered during this meeting will be presented to the Campus Director for review. If said review results in a positive recommendation, the applicant is encouraged to proceed with the appropriate application process

Criteria
Proof of Identification (State-issued or passport)
Complete Admissions Process
Proof of Identification (State-issued or passport)
Social Security Card

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-BS):

  1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application. Any fraudulent response in the application form will result in automatic disqualification, acceptance will be revoked, and dismissal from the Program.

  1. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of their diploma or official transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the United States must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.

  1. Accuplacer Exam

All applicants for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program (DMS-BS) are required to take the Next-Generation Accuplacer placement tests in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics which is administered at Eastern International College.EIC utilizes the Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning for math and the Next-Generation Reading for the English part.

Applicants who score lower than 244 in Reading and Writing and lower than 260 in Mathematics must take and pass developmental English courses (Developmental Reading or ENG 099, Developmental Writing or ENG 098), and Elementary Algebra (MAT 099) while enrolled in the college.

The Accuplacer is waived for any of the following reasons:

  1. Combined SAT score of 1100 or better (if applicable)
  2. Earned Associates degree (or higher) obtained from a nationally or regionally accredited institution with an official transcript of record. A degree earned outside the United States which must be evaluated using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), for a United States degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.
  3. Earned credits for college level English and Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a grade of “C” or better (with an official transcript of record) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.
  4. Earned credits for English Composition and College Math through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP score must conform to EIC’s transfer policy.
  5. An Advanced Placement (AP) score of “3” or better in both College Math and English.
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Admissions Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Program 

Program

Criteria

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Program- Online
  • Graduate of an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from a college/university accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Active license as a Dental Hygienist
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

1. Admissions Application, Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. Transcripts that include proof of graduation from a CODA accredited associates degree program in Dental Hygiene from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.

3. Copy of Registered Dental Hygienist License (RDH)

4. Proof of Citizenship/Legal Status Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States



Online students are required to meet technology prerequisites.

As the essence of an online delivery program is the ability to participate virtually, there are certain technological requirements that are prerequisites for students’ participation in online coursework. Students need to confirm their ability to have access to specific hardwaresoftware, and network requirements to enroll in online classes. Students not able to fulfill these requirements will not be able to succeed in an online format. Requirements include:

  •  Desktop or laptop computer (Surface, iPads and other tablets are not acceptable)
  •  Broadband Internet access (above 5 Mbps required)
  •  Up-to-date virus protection software
  •  Webcam (most laptops have built-in webcams)
  •  Headset with microphone

Important Note: Students must have full administrator access to their computer. This means that students may not be able to use a company provided computer as they often restrict some aspect of the computer system necessary for online operations.

In addition to the above requirements, it is strongly recommended to follow the guidelines below:

Minimum Hardware Recommendations

  •  Intel processor i5 or higher or similar
  •  14.1″ Widescreen Display
  •  Memory – 8.0GB
  •  1 GB Video
  •  160GB+ Hard Drive
  •  802.11a/g/– Wireless

Minimum Software Recommendations

  •  Operating system – Windows 10 or higher – (English Language Version)
  •  Fully Functioning Anti-Virus Defense
  •  MS Office
  •  Google Suite (course dependent)

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Admission Requirements for Dental Hygiene Degree Program (DH-AAS) - Jersey City Campus

Program Archived May 2021

EIC IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM

  • Minimum high school Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
  • Complete Admissions Process
  • Take the HESI Exam with a minimum score of 70%

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the AAS Dental Hygiene Program:

1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application.

2. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of their diploma or official transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the United States must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.

3.  HESI (A2) Test

Take the entire HESI test in a single session. The HESI Test is used to assess student competencies and readiness for entry into the Dental Hygiene program. The exam has been shown to help predict the likelihood of student success in the Dental Hygiene program. Specifically, the exam tests students across several academic domains, and shows a personality profile used to help identify each applicant’s learning style. Below is an outline of the exam:

  • Reading Comprehension – Presents reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension; tests for skills such as identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, demonstrating passage comprehension, and making logical inferences.
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge – Contains vocabulary that is commonly used in the English language, as well as that of which is specific to the healthcare field.
  • Basic Math Skills – Centers on math skills needed for the healthcare field, including: basic addition; subtraction; multiplication; fractions; decimals; ratio and proportion; household measures; and general math facts.
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Includes general medical terminology and anatomical structures and systems.
  • Learning Style – Assesses the preferred learning style of the prospective applicant and offers test – taking and study tips suited to that learning style.
  • Chemistry – Covers the basic concepts of composition, structure and properties of substances and the transformations they undergo.

A $60.00 fee is charged per attempt for the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment. This is paid by the applicant prior to enrollment.

4. Essay

Submit a personal statement in response to an essay question drafted by the Chair of the Dental Hygiene program.

5. Proof of Citizenship/Legal Status

Submit documentation of legal United States citizenship status

6. Criminal Background Check

Certified verification of a negative criminal background check through Castle Branch.

7. Drug Screen

Students must undergo drug screening that verifies negative results.

8. Interview

All applicants selected for admission based on their entire application package will have a personal interview with the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee.

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Admission Requirements for AAS in Cardiovascular Technology Degree Program (CVT-AAS)

Applicants to all programs must follow program-specific criteria listed below. Each applicant will be interviewed and given a tour of the College by his/her assigned admissions representative. Information gathered during this meeting will be presented to the Campus Director for review. If said review results in a positive recommendation, the applicant is encouraged to proceed with the appropriate application process.

Criteria
Minimum HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
Complete Admissions Process
Social Security Card

The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the Cardiovascular Technology Degree Program (CVT-AAS).

  1. Admissions Application

Complete and submit the official admissions application. Any fraudulent response in the application form will result in automatic disqualification, acceptance will be revoked, and dismissal from the Program.

 

  1. High School Diploma or GED

Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of their diploma or official transcript directly to Eastern International College.

Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the United States must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.

  1. Accuplacer Exam

All applicants for the Cardiovascular Technology degree program (CVT-AAS) are required to take the Next-Generation Accuplacer placement tests in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics which is administered at Eastern International College. Applicants who score lower than 244 in Reading and Writing and lower than 260 in Mathematics must take and pass developmental English courses (Developmental Reading or ENG 099, Developmental Writing or ENG 098), and Elementary Algebra (MAT 099) while enrolled in the college.

The Accuplacer is waived for any of the following reasons:

  1. Combined SAT score of 1100 or better (if applicable)
  2. Earned Associates degree (or higher) obtained from a nationally or regionally accredited institution with an official transcript of record. A degree earned outside the United States which must be evaluated using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), for a United States degree equivalency. Transcript evaluation is the responsibility of the applicant.
  3. Earned credits for college level English and Elementary Algebra (or higher) with a grade of “C” or better (with an official transcript of record) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.
  4. Earned credits for English Composition and College Math through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP score must conform to EIC’s transfer policy.
  5. An Advanced Placement (AP) score of “3” or better in both College Math and English.

 

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