Special Advisement: Prior to registering for classes, it is strongly recommended that nursing and allied health program petitioners meet with an advisor to review special admissions procedures. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission into any of the health science clinical programs. The programs listed below have limited enrollment capacity and rigorous academic standards. Each requires additional procedures for selective admission, initial enrollment and continuation in the program. Therefore, there is a special process, called petitioning associated with admission into each program. Students who are interested in selective admissions programs are first enrolled in prerequisite courses and are designated as "petitioners" for their program of choice. The majority of students spend at least one or more semesters taking prerequisites, or preparatory courses, to become eligible for admission to the program. Program courses are open to those students who have completed the selective admission process and are officially admitted to the program. Students officially admitted to the program will be notified by letter from the Admission Office. For additional information about the selective admission process, please refer to chapter one of the current PGCC Catalog (available on-line). Students attending the college on a non-domiciliary visa , including F-1, will not be considered for admission in any of the Health Sciences programs listed below. Selective, or limited enrollment, programs are: Nursing Health Information Management Medical Assisting Nuclear Medicine Technology Paramedic Radiography Respiratory Therapy Please contact Advising Services for more information. Advisors are available on a walk-in basis. For a check list of the entrance requirements to the Allied Health and Nursing Programs,click here.