Polysomnographic [Sleep] Technology (Online) Admission Requirements
New Admission Requirements for students beginning Fall 2012
To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science in Polysomnographic Technology Program, applicants must be admitted to Mercy College (See Admissions section) and meet the criteria listed below. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to a professional program. Upon being granted general College admission, students may enroll in Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students are encouraged to take LAS courses at Mercy College to meet any unmet program requirements below:
- Demonstrate the stated level of achievement in one of the following areas:
- Earned a cumulative high school GPA of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
- Earned a GED score of 450 or higher; or
- Earned an ACT score of 19 or higher.
- If the above criteria are not met, students may be admitted if they:
- Earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
- Completed nine (9) college credit hours specific to the Mercy College PSGT Curriculum, achieved a grade of “C” or higher in each course, and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale; or
Completed the Mercy College Polysomnographic Technology Certificate Program with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate completion of one year of high school or one semester of college-level coursework with a grade of at least a 2.0 ("C" not "C-") on a 4.0 scale in each of the required courses:
- Algebra I
- Provide documentation of a twelve-hour overnight observation in an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited lab under the supervision of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). The program chair reviews completed files and sends information and forms for the observation experience. The observation must be completed prior to the applicant being scheduled for an interview.
- An interview will be scheduled with the polysomnographic Technology Program Committee once observation documentation is received. The applicant must achieve an interview score of 80% or higher with the Selection Committee.
- Once a student has been accepted into the program, students must submit a clinical affiliation request form that will be sent to the student with their acceptance letter. This form will inform the program chair of the student’s clinical site where the student will attend all clinical hours associated with their study in the Polysomnographic Technology Program. All clinical sites must be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the student must be directly under the supervision of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). The program chair will then contact the clinical site and send a clinical affiliation agreement to site. All clinical affiliation agreements must be signed by the clinical sites prior to the students beginning program courses.
- Additional admissions requirements may be applicable, depending on the specific practice laws and regulations of the state in which the applicant resides.