Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the most common questions asked about applying to a Health Sciences program.

Q. How do I find out what I need to do to get into one of the Health Sciences programs?

A. By following the Program Checklist of requirements contained in the application packet for your program of choice.

Q. How do I obtain an application packet for one of the Health Sciences programs?

A. There are 4 ways to request an application packet.

Come to Room 200 of the Health Sciences building on the main campus
Call (850) 913-3311
Fax your request to (850) 747-3246
email your request to

Q. When should I turn in the Health Sciences application?

A. After you have applied for General Admission to Gulf Coast State College, and are accepted.  Then, each program has its own "application deadline" to complete their application process.

Q. The Checklist in my application packet states I must request "official transcripts" from High School and all previous colleges attended. What is an "official transcript"?

A. An "official transcript" is a document sent from one institution to another. Hand-delivered transcripts or student-mailed transcripts are not considered official transcripts.

Q. Can I turn in my application late?

A. Applications may be accepted past the deadline provided space is available and all requirements are met.

Q. How long is the waiting list to enter the various programs?

A. All of our programs use a competitive admissions process rather than a waiting list. Each selection cycle, all students applying for that particular program compete for the available seats. The top students from that group of applicants are selected to fill the class. Those students not selected should fill out a new program application to be considered for the next cycle where they will compete with any other new applicants to the program. (All programs have slightly different selection criteria, so the program application packet should be consulted for the exact criteria used for selection.)

Q. Will the college call me if my application folder is not complete?

A. No. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their application folder is complete and up-to-date with the current program requirements by the program deadline date.