After submitting my application and paperwork to the nursing program, how will I know if I am accepted or not?
Letters will be sent out to all applicants approximately six weeks after the deadline.
Can I substitute a different entrance exam for the Compass test?
No. The Vocational Nursing program accepts only the modified version of the Compass test.
Can I take the Compass test at another college?
No, since the vocational nursing program uses the modified version of the test, it must be taken at the Weatherford College Testing Center in Weatherford, Texas.
How long is the waiting list for the nursing program?
Weatherford College Nursing Department does not keep a waiting list. The class is selected on a point system. If applicant does not have enough points to be selected, applicant may need to take courses and/or retake Compass test to increase selection points; and then reapply to the nursing program.
How many points does it take to be selected to the vocational nursing program?
Every year is different.
How many times can I take the entrance exams for the nursing program?
You are allowed to take the Compass test twice within a six-month period as long as there is a minimum of one week between test dates.
What if there is a tie in cumulative points, what is the tiebreaker?
The tiebreaker for the vocational nursing program is the date and time the completed application is submitted.
What is the difference between the college Compass test and the modified version of the Compass that the vocational nursing program requires?
The modified version of the Compass test is pre-algebra math and reading comprehension. The college Compass test is reading, writing, and higher levels of math. However, the reading section is the same, and the vocational nursing program will accept your reading scores from the college Compass test if test was taken within two years of application. However, you must take the pre-algebra math section of the Compass test for the vocational nursing program.