Maine College of Health Professions
70 Middle Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240
phone: (207) 795-2840 email: admissions@mchp.edu

MCHP Admission Requirements

Please download the admissions checklist for your program of interest:

The following admission requirements were developed to prepare students for success in the Health Professions Programs at MCHP:

  • High School transcript or GED/HiSET certificate - Official transcript must be sent directly from the school to MCHP. (Home school students should call MCHP Admissions for more information.)
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable, must be sent directly from the school to MCHP

  • SAT or ACT results or 12 college credits with a grade of C or higher

  • Successful completion of the following high school or college level courses with a grade of "C" or better:
    • Biology *
    • Chemistry *
    • Algebra
    • 2nd Math Course
  • Placement Testing
    • Nursing applicants must take the HESI Nurses Entrance Exam. Please see below for additional details.
    • Radiologic Technology applicants must take the Accuplacer Exam. Please see below for additional details.

*A&P I with a grade of C or higher may satisfy the Biology or Chemistry requirement but not both.  If you have completed both A&P I and II this may satisfy both requirements.

Additional Requirements for the Evening/Weekend Program Only- Click here for additional program details

Completion of all required General Education Courses:

  • College level College Writing with a grade of "C" or higher
  • College level Arts/Humanities with a grade of "C" or higher

  • College level Introduction to Psychology with a grade of "C" or higher

  • College level Developmental Psychology with a grade of "C" or higher

  • College level A&P I and II with a grade of "C" or higher

  • College level Microbiology with a grade of "C" or higher

  • College level Social Science with a grade of "C" or higher


Placement Testing

Radiologic Technology Program

  • Accuplacer entrance examination is required for admission to the Radiologic Technology program.  Applicants must submit documentation of the Accuplacer exam results for consideration as part of the competitive admission review process.

  • Accuplacer testing is also required for placement into college-level courses.

  • Accuplacer score recommendations:
    • Reading - 60
    • WritePlacer - 5
    • Arithmetic - 60
    • Elementary Algebra – 60

Nursing Program

The HESI Nursing Entrance Exam is an admission requirement for the Nursing Program. The entrance exam provides evidence of an applicant's academic skills in the following areas:

  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Applicants for admission to the Nursing Program must submit documentation of the HESI Entrance Exam results for consideration as part of the competitive admission review process.

Additional Requirements- only if accepted into a program

Prior to registration for courses, matriculated students must provide the following:

  1. Immunization history to include:

    • 2 MMRs or laboratory results of positive titers of Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
    • Laboratory results of a positive Hepatitis B surface antibody titer.
    • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the last ten years.
    • 2 Varicella immunizations or laboratory results of a positive titer.
    • Tuberculin Skin Test - Written documentation of a negative PPD within 2 months of  program start   

  2. Students must be able to perform the physical activities inherent in the role of a student in an Associate Degree Health Professions Educational Program as listed below:

    • Communicate clearly (hearing and speaking) in English with patients and other healthcare professionals in the healthcare setting (IE. darkened rooms, operating room with surgical mask in place, in rooms with background noise, around partitions in rooms).
    • See clearly at close proximity, at a distance, in color, peripherally, demonstrate depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Stand/walk for several hours at a time.
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    • Perform CPR
    • Follow Standard Precautions
    • Move/walk/run quickly in emergency situations.
    • Transport patients by wheelchair and stretcher.
    • Transfer patients from wheelchairs to hospital bed, stretchers to bed, and vice versa.
    • Position/move/adjust patients.
    • Reach overhead.
    • Lift or exert a force up to 50 pounds.
    • Tolerate repetitive use of hands, arms, and shoulders.
    • Tolerate frequent stooping and bending.
    • Perform Hand Hygiene

  3. Students with a disabling condition who wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by the College, must register with the Disability Services Coordinator by calling (207)795-2270 to schedule an appointment.

  4. Evidence of current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification: American Heart Association – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider course.  CPR certification must be maintained by the student throughout the educational program.

  5. Students will be required to undergo a criminal background check.  Results of the background check may affect a student's ability to enroll in College Programs. Applicants may also be required to meet additional admission requirements and prerequisites established for the specific program of interest.