Jul 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Admissions



Admissions Requirements

The admission requirements outlined below apply to all Harrison College programs of study. Some programs have additional requirements as outlined in the section titled “Program-Specific Admission Requirements” below. Students enrolled as non-degree seeking students are required to provide acceptable documentation verifying that they have graduated from high school, have earned a GED by the end of their first quarter or have otherwise met their state’s requirements.

To qualify for admission to Harrison College programs of study that do not require program-specific admission requirements, an applicant must:

  1. Participate in an admissions appointment with an admissions representative.
  2. Complete and submit required admissions documents.
  3. Have graduated from high school or have earned a recognized equivalency certificate prior to starting classes. At time of application, students must attest to being a high school graduate or holder of a GED-equivalent. Students must provide acceptable documentation verifying that they have graduated from high school, have earned a GED by the end of their first quarter or have otherwise met their state’s requirements. High school diplomas/transcripts from other countries are acceptable toward the student eligibility requirement, as long as the diploma is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Harrison College requires all international transcripts to be evaluated by a company that offers such a service. Students who hold a college degree from an accredited postsecondary institution are not required to provide proof of high school graduation. To have the college degree(s) considered for admission, official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended will need to be sent by the institutions directly to Harrison College.
  4. Earn a “Pass” or “College Prep” designation on the placement assessments. Details about required assessments may be found in the Placement Assessments section  below. Applicants who are designated as “Not Qualified” on a placement assessment will not be enrolled but can request to meet with the Dean or Program Chair to discuss ways to prepare for college, if desired. “Not Qualified” applicants may re-test immediately and again every twelve weeks thereafter.
  5. Participate in a required orientation session, including online readiness preparation.
  6. All applicants to Harrison College programs must be able to read, speak and write in English. To document that potential students have the required mastery of the English language, Harrison College requires applicants for whom English is not the first language to demonstrate mastery of English through either the placement test process or the completion of at least one year of full-time enrollment at a university or college in a country where English is the official language. Applicants to Harrison College programs that reside outside of the United States, for which English is not the primary language, must submit acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores in order to be accepted to Harrison College.

TOEFL: Applicants must have completed the Internet-based version of the test (TOEFL iBT) within the past 10 years and have achieved a total score of 65, with a minimum writing score of 18. Applicants should use code number 4441 to indicate Harrison College as a score recipient for their TOEFL.

IELTS: Applicants may submit IELTS scores, which have been taken in the past 2 years and achieved a minimum score of 5.0. Applicants must contact the test center directly where they took the IELTS test and request that the official test scores be sent directly to the address below. An institutional code is NOT required.

TOEFL and IELTS score reports should be submitted to:
International Operations
Harrison College
550 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
USA
Email: Internationalapp@harrison.edu

Alternative assessment measures to the TOEFL or IELTS score may apply to cohort groups in which other assessments are approved and/or in which required, non-credit English Language programming complements the cohort course work, with permission of the senior vice president for academic affairs and the international department.

Students admitted based upon the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or an approved alternative measure scores outlined in the Admission section of this catalog are not required to complete the English Composition assessment and will be exempt from COM 0900  as these alternatives effectively measure an applicant’s mastery of English.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Applicants enrolled in the following programs of study are required to meet the following program-specific admission requirements.

Associate of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing program is competitive. Completion of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admittance into the program. Graduates from the program are required to pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam to be eligible for employment in the nursing field.

Individuals wishing to make application to the Associate of Science in Nursing Program must meet the admissions requirements as outlined below.

  1. Have graduated from high school, homeschool, or have earned a recognized equivalency certificate prior to interviewing with the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member.) Students must provide acceptable documentation verifying that they have graduated from high-school or have earned a GED before starting classes.
  2. Participate in an informational seminar with the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member).
  3. Pass the Health Education Systems Inc. Admissions Assessment (HESI A2). The assessment must have been completed within the past 12 months. At Harrison College, applicants failing to meet the minimum score requirement of 80% in one or more areas will be eligible to repeat the HESI A2 test at the next available scheduled testing session. Applicants who do not pass with the required scores on the second attempt must wait a minimum of six months before retesting. Students may use the highest score from each section of the HESI A2 or a super score from the combination of their first and second attempts. Only HESI A2 scores from Harrison College will be considered. Applicants who successfully pass the HESI A2 do not have to take the Mathematics and English Composition placement exams.
  4. Submit a background check through castlebranch.com which must be completed before interviewing with the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member).
  5. After successful completion of the HESI A2 test, the applicant will be required to interview with the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member). This meeting should be regarded as a formal interview and is part of the applicant selection process for the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  6. Submit two letters of recommendation on letterhead from an employer, teacher and/or guidance counselor.
  7. Answer and submit two short answer essay questions provided by the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member).
  8. Once admitted to the program, students are required to provide proof of vaccination or titer for the following immunizations: 2 doses Mumps/Measles/Rubella, tetanus (Tdap) within the last 10 years, 2 step tuberculin skin test, flu vaccine, Hepatitis B series, Hepatitis C titer and varicella series.
  9. Proof of CPR Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.
  10. Proof of private health insurance.
  11. Health physical assessment and drug screen.

    Nursing students are also required to participate in an informational seminar with the Nursing Program Chair/Director for orientation to the program. This mandatory appointment provides students with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, clinical requirements, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in this program of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement.

Business Bachelor of Science Completion Program Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the Business, Bachelor of Science degree program, an applicant must provide acceptable documentation of:

  1. An Associate degree with a major in a business-related field from an postsecondary educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  2. Completion of the equivalent of a minimum of 34 quarter credit hours in professional curriculum coursework and 22 quarter credit hours in general education coursework in the Associate degree program. In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Business, all students must complete a minimum of the equivalent of 90 quarter credit hours in professional curriculum, 54 quarter credit hours in general education, and 180 quarter credit hours combined in their Associate degree and Bachelor degree programs. Note: Applicant may be required to take additional elective courses in order to meet the total credit hour, general education, professional, and prerequisite requirements of the courses included in the Business, Bachelor of Science program.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sent by the institution directly to Harrison College.

Dental Assistant Admission Requirements

Dental Assistant students are required to participate in an informational seminar with the Health Sciences Program Chair/Director regarding the Orientation and Health Screen requirements outlined in the Admissions section of the catalog. This mandatory appointment provides students in this program with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, externship hours, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in this program of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement. 

Information Technology Admission Requirements

All students wishing to enroll in an Information Technology program must complete an information technology placement assessment prior to being enrolled in the program. Applicants scoring below 22 will be required to take an information technology foundation course (ITS 0950 ).

LPN to ASN Associate of Science Admission Requirements

Admission to the LPN to ASN program is competitive. Completion of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admittance into the program. Graduates from the program are required to pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam to be eligible for employment in the nursing field.

To qualify for admission to the LPN to ASN program, an applicant must provide acceptable documentation of:

  1. A credential with a Major in Practical Nursing from an accredited postsecondary educational institution. In order to receive the associate degree, all students must complete a minimum of the equivalent of 90 quarter credit hours combined in their Practical Nursing and LPN to ASN programs.
  2. Completing the National Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE1), with a score of 68% or better. Applicants failing to meet the minimum score requirement on the first attempt must wait a minimum of 30 days before the next attempt. Applicants, who do not pass with the required scores on the second attempt, must wait a minimum of six months before retesting.
  3. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 5 quarter credit hours in core curriculum counted for admission to the program.
    Note: Applicant may be required to take additional elective courses in order to meet the total credit hour, professional, and prerequisite requirements of the courses included in the LPN to ASN program.
  4. Proof of current, unencumbered LPN license.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sent by the institution directly to Harrison College.
  6. Submit a drug screen and background check through castlebranch.com which must be completed before interview with dean of nursing (or designated faculty member).
  7. After successful completion of the NACE test, the applicant will be required to interview with the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member). This meeting should be regarded as a formal interview and is part of the applicant selection process for the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  8. Submit two letters of recommendation on letterhead from an employer, teacher and/or guidance counselor.
  9. Once admitted to the program, students are required to provide proof of vaccination or titer for the following immunizations: 2 doses Mumps/Measles/Rubella, tetanus (Tdap) within the last 10 years, 2 step tuberculin skin test, flu vaccine, Hepatitis B series, Hepatitis C titer and varicella series.
  10. Proof of CPR Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.
  11. Proof of private health insurance.
  12. Health physical assessment.
  13. Course Requirements - Before being admitted into the program, students must meet the following additional course requirements:

Applicant must have taken an Anatomy and Physiology 1 course and earned a grade of B- or better or they will be required to take ANP 1040 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I.

Applicant must have taken an Anatomy and Physiology 2 course and earned a grade of B- or better or they will be required to take ANP 1050 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

Applicant must have taken a Pharmacology course and earned a grade of B- or better or they will be required to take PHM 1360 - Vital Pharmacology.

Applicant must have taken an introductory Psychology course and earned a grade of C or better or they will be required to take PSY 1060 - Psychology.

Applicant must have taken a 100 level math course and earned a grade of C or better or they will be required to take MAT 1500 - Introductory Algebra.        

Because the Nursing applicants are required to take the NACE entrance exam, they are not required to take the Math and English placement exams.

Nursing students are also required to participate in an informational seminar with the Nursing program chair for orientation to the program. This mandatory appointment provides students with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, clinical requirements, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in this program of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement.

Medical Assisting Diploma and Associate of Applied Science Admission Requirements

Medical Assisting students are required to participate in an informational seminar with the Health Sciences Program Chair/Director regarding the Orientation and Health Screen requirements outlined later in the Admissions section of the catalog. This mandatory appointment provides students in these programs with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, externship hours, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in these programs of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement.

The Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science degree program has been developed as a completion program for the Medical Assisting Diploma program. Applicants to the Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science degree program must complete the Medical Assisting Diploma program first, with all 62 credits from the Diploma program applying to the 90 credit Associate of Applied Science program. Consideration of credits earned from previous college coursework taken through other institutions will be given in accordance with the Transfer of Credit from Other Colleges section of the catalog.

Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science Admission Requirements

Medical Laboratory Technology students are also required to participate in an informational seminar with the Health Sciences Program Chair/Director regarding the Orientation and Health Screen requirements outlined later in the Admissions section of the catalog. This mandatory appointment provides students in this program with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, externship hours, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in this program of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement.

Practical Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission to the Practical Nursing program is competitive. Completion of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admittance into the program. Graduates from the program are required to pass the NCLEX-PN licensing exam to be eligible for employment in the nursing field.

Individuals wishing to make application to the Practical Nursing program must meet the admissions requirements as outlined below.

  1. Have graduated from high school, homeschool, or have earned a recognized equivalency certificate prior to interviewing with the Dean of Nursing (or designated faculty member.) Students must provide acceptable documentation verifying that they have graduated from high-school or have earned a GED before starting classes.
  2. Participate in an informational seminar with the Dean of Nursing (or designated faculty member).
  3. Pass the Health Education Systems Inc. Admissions Assessment (HESI A2). The assessment must have been completed within the past 12 months. At Harrison College, applicants failing to meet the minimum score requirement of 70% for Practical Nursing in one or more areas will be eligible to repeat the HESI A2 test at the next available scheduled testing session. Applicants, who do not pass with the required scores on the second attempt, must wait a minimum of six months before retesting. Students may use the highest score from each section of the HESI A2 or a super score from the combination of their first and second attempts. Only HESI A2 scores from Harrison College will be considered. Applicants who successfully pass the HESI A2 do not have to take the Navigate Mathematics and English placement exams.
  4. Submit a background check through castlebranch.com which must be completed before interviewing with the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member).
  5. After successful completion of the HESI A2 test, the applicant will be required to interview with the Dean of Nursing (or designated faculty member). This meeting should be regarded as a formal interview and is part of the applicant selection process for the Practical Nursing program.
  6. Submit two letters of recommendation on letterhead from an employer, teacher and/or guidance counselor.
  7. Answer and submit two short answer essay questions provided by the dean of nursing (or designated faculty member).
  8. Once admitted to the program, students are required to provide proof of vaccination or titer for the following immunizations: 2 doses Mumps/Measles/Rubella, tetanus (Tdap) within the last 10 years, 2 step tuberculin skin test, flu vaccine, Hepatitis B series, and varicella series.
  9. Provide proof of CPR Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.
  10. Provide proof of private health insurance.
  11. Provide proof of health physical assessment and drug screen.

    Nursing students are also required to participate in an informational seminar with the Nursing Program Chair/Director for orientation to the program. This mandatory appointment provides students with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, clinical requirements, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in this program of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement.

RN to BSN Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the RN to BSN program, an applicant must provide acceptable documentation of:

  1. An Associate Degree with a Major in Nursing with at least 60 semester credit-hours or 90 quarter-credit-hours from an accredited postsecondary educational institution or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited hospital school of nursing.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 54 quarter credit hours in core curriculum counted for admission to the program.
    Completion of a minimum of 22 quarter credit-hours in General Education Studies. Note: Applicant may be required to take additional elective courses in order to meet the total credit hour, professional, general education and prerequisite requirements of the courses included in the RN to BSN program.
  3. Proof of current, unencumbered RN license.
  4. Graduation from a nursing program with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sent by the institution directly to Harrison College.
  6. Registered Nurses who are graduates of Harrison College’s Associate of Science in Nursing program are deemed to have met course and degree requirements for admission into the Bachelor degree program.
  7. In order to receive the Bachelor degree, all students must complete the equivalent of 180 quarter credit hours combined in their Associate and Bachelor degree programs.

Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science Admission Requirements

Admission to the Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is competitive. Completion of minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admittance into the program. A decision regarding acceptance will be made no less than 30 days prior to the scheduled start date.

To qualify for admission, an applicant must also:

  1. Have graduated from high-school or have earned a recognized equivalency certificate prior to starting classes. Applicants must provide acceptable documentation verifying that they have graduated from high school, have earned a GED, or have otherwise met their state’s requirements. Applicants to the Surgical Technology program must submit an official copy of their high-school diploma or GED and official copies of all college transcripts to the registrar before beginning classes.
  2. Complete a questionnaire and satisfactorily complete an interview with the Surgical Technology Program Chair/Director, if such an interview is requested.

Surgical Technology students are required to participate in an informational seminar with the Surgical Technology Program Chair/Director on Orientation and Health Screen requirements outlined later in the Admissions section of the catalog. This mandatory appointment provides students in this program with information on the expectations and requirements of the program, career opportunities, dress code, externship hours, health screening and the essential functions and technical standards of the program. Students enrolled in this program of study who do not participate in this session will not receive a second quarter schedule until completing this requirement.

Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science Admission Requirements

Admission to the Associate of Applied Science degree of Veterinary Technology program is competitive. Completion of minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admittance into the program.

To qualify for admission the Veterinary Technology program, an applicant must also:

  1. Have graduated from high school or have earned a recognized equivalency certificate prior to starting classes. Applicants must provide acceptable documentation verifying that they have graduated from high-school, have earned a GED or have otherwise met their state’s requirements before being admitted into the program.
  2. Complete a questionnaire and satisfactorily complete an interview with a faculty or staff member of the Veterinary Technology program if such an interview is requested.
  3. Must be able to satisfy, with or without reasonable accommodation, the physical, mental, and sensory requirements to perform the essential duties and responsibilities typically associated with a Veterinary Technician; including the ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, and/or sit for long periods of time in one location with minimal or no breaks. Additionally, the applicant must be able to exert sufficient force to push, pull, and lift up to 30 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally.

A decision regarding acceptance will be made within 10 business days of submission of all required admission documents, including the Enrollment Agreement.

Additional Health Science Program Requirements

Health Screen Requirements

Central Sterile Processing, Dental Assistant, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing and Surgical Technology students are required to provide health screen documentation of immunization vaccination or titer and proof of a recent physical exam. The health screen must be current (within six months prior to performing invasive procedures and within one year prior to the externship or clinical practicum courses):

  • Negative TB skin test or proof of negative chest x-ray.
  • Measles/Mumps/ Rubella vaccine or proof of positive titer for each.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Surgical Technology programs requires two documented MMR immunizations or proof of positive titer.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis vaccine or proof of positive titers with Td booster at least every 10 years.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series, positive titer or signed informed waiver.

The following may also be required by clinical practicum facility policy:

  • Negative second step TB skin test. (Surgical Technology program requires second step TB skin test or proof of negative chest x-ray)
  • Annual Influenza vaccine (MLT and Surgical Technology).
  • Meningococcal vaccine or proof of positive titer (MLT program).
  • Varicella vaccine or proof of positive titer (MLT program requires two documented immunizations unless has positive titer).
  • Hepatitis C proof of negative titer. (Required for Surgical Technology)

Note: Immunization requirements may change based on State Board of Health, CDC guidelines and/or clinical facility policies.

Placement Assessments

All applicants will be required to complete placement assessments in the areas of Math and English prior to acceptance, unless outlined otherwise in the program-specific admissions requirements above.

  • Mathematics Assessment. Administered to determine the appropriate course placement of students for applied and general education mathematics courses. Students who achieve the “College Prep” designation will be required to complete MAT 0950 - Fundamentals of Math. The Chef’s Academy applicants have different requirements for those who achieve the “College Prep” designation.
  • English Composition Assessment. Administered to determine the appropriate course placement of students based on demonstrated written communication skills. Students who achieve the “College Prep” designation will be required to complete COM 0900 - Fundamentals of Communication. The Chef’s Academy applicants have different requirements for those who achieve the “College Prep” designation.

Placement test scores are valid for 18 months. Students who do not begin a program of study at Harrison College prior to the expiration of the placement test scores must retest.

Applicants earning a “Pass” designation will be exempted from the corresponding Fundamentals course(s) and will receive a grade of ‘E’ on their transcripts.

If a Fundamentals course is a direct prerequisite for a course, the student will have to demonstrate mastery through the placement assessment process by receiving the minimum required score in order to receive credit for any Fundamentals course.

Programmatic Employment Requirements

The State of Indiana has established licensure and/or certification requirements for individuals seeking employment in the following career fields. Students who plan to seek employment opportunities outside of Indiana are encouraged to contact state licensure and certification boards prior to enrolling in a Harrison College program of study.

Massage Program Certification Requirements

The State of Indiana requires individuals to be certified for employment in the field of Massage Therapy. The Therapeutic and Clinical Massage Therapy program and the Clinical Massage Therapy program meet the educational requirements to qualify students as eligible to take a certification exam accepted by the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy.

Note: On July 1, 2017, House Enrolled Act No. 1289 went into effect in the State of Indiana transitioning the practice of massage therapy from certification to required licensure. An individual will not be required to hold a license to practice massage therapy in Indiana until 183 days after the effective date of additional rules to be promulgated and adopted by the Board of Massage Therapy, which has not occurred to date. Until this time, the Board of Massage Therapy will continue to issue and renew state certification for massage therapists.

Nursing Program Licensure Requirements

The State of Indiana requires individuals to hold a valid nursing license for employment as a registered nurse. The accredited Associate of Science in Nursing program meets the educational requirements to qualify students as eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) required for licensure in Indiana.

Practical Nursing Program Licensure Requirements

The State of Indiana requires individuals to hold a valid nursing license for employment as a practical nurse. The accredited Practical Nursing program meets the educational requirements to qualify students as eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) required for licensure in Indiana.

Surgical Technology Program Certification Requirements

The State of Indiana requires individuals to hold and maintain the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential for employment performing surgical technology functions in health care facility settings. The Surgical Technology program meets the educational requirements to qualify students as eligible to take the state-required certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Veterinary Technology Program Certification Requirements

The State of Indiana, per the Indiana Veterinary Practice Act, requires individuals to hold and maintain the Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) credential for employment performing the veterinary technician prescribed scope of practice. Upon graduation from Harrison College Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program, students will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and state specific exams to acquire the Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) credential.

Admissions Test Requirements

Program ACT SAT NACE1 HESI A2 TOEFL
Critical Reading Math

Vocabulary/

General Knowledge

Math Grammar Reading Comprehension
Business
Accounting-AAS 17 400 400           651
Business-AAS 17 400 400           651
Culinary and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts-AAS 17 400 400           651
Pastry Arts-AAS 17 400 400           651
Dental Services
Dental Assistant-Diploma 17 400 400           651
Electronics
Electronics Engineering Technology-AAS 17 400 400           651
Health Care Services
Health Care Management-BS 17 400 400           651
Medical Assisting-AAS 17 400 400           651
Medical Assisting-Diploma 17 400 400           651
Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma 17 400 400           651
Medical Office Assistant-Certificate 17 400 400           651
Information Technology
Information Technology-AAS 17 400 400           651
Technology Support Professional-Diploma 17 400 400           651
Massage
Clinical Massage Therapy-Certificate 17 400 400           651
Nursing
Associate of Science in Nursing         80% 80% 80% 80%  
LPN to ASN       68%          
Practical Nursing-Diploma         70% 70% 70% 70%  
RN to BSN Admission Exam not required. Please see “Program-Specific Admission” requirements
Surgical & Lab Services
Central Sterile Processing-Certificate 17 400 400           651
Medical Laboratory Technology-AAS 20 500 500           651
Surgical Technology-AAS 20 500 500           651
Veterinary Technology
Veterinary Technology-AAS 17 400 400           651

1 A total score of 65 with a minimum score of 18 on the Writing Test taken within the past 10 years is required for admission to this program of study.