Admissions Procedures & Requirements
Students are asked to meet the following requirements and procedures:
1. Contact an admissions representative at the school to schedule an appointment for a personal interview and tour of the school facilities.
2. Submit a completed Admission Application, a state issued photo ID or passport and required educational documentation (see High School Diploma Policy below). Persons interested in enrolling in the Home Health Aide program that cannot provide the educational documentation and intend to pay cash for the program, must be at least 16 years of age and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training being offered (see Ability-To-Benefit Policy below).
The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm. At the time of the interview, the prospective student will receive a tour of the facility, a complete explanation of the program, and the opportunity to meet the Distinct Health Educational Center staff. The prospective student may also attend a class for the day if he or she desires. A bound copy of the school catalog may be furnished prior to the student starting classes. A copy of the school catalog can also be downloaded from the school website, http://www.distincthealthedu.com/
High School Diploma Policy
Persons seeking admittance to Distinct Health Educational Center must submit one of the following in order to satisfy the educational documentation requirement for admission:
1. A standard high school diploma from a U.S. high school.
2. A state-issued General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
3. A home-study certificate or transcript from a home-study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the student’s home state.
4. Educational documentation from a non-U.S. school certified by a third party evaluation service to be equivalent or greater to a standard high school diploma from a U.S. high school.
Prospective students for the Home Health Aide program, who cannot provide the educational documentation above must demonstrate the ability to benefit with passing scores on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST).
Ability to Benefit (ATB) Policy
Applicants who are at least 16 years of age and do not meet the education requirements noted above in the Admissions Procedures & Requirements section must demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training being offered at the school.
ATB applicants for admission are required to pass the WBST with passing scores that achieve a minimum 8th grade level standard. The WBST consists of two 20-minute timed tests. Minimum acceptable scores are 200 on the Verbal & 210 on the Quantitative section.
The test is administered by an independent tester by appointment only at the school facility for the sole purpose of admission to Distinct Health Educational Center. If an applicant fails to pass the WBST, they may retake the entire test again immediately. After a second failing score, the applicant must wait at least six (6) months to re-test. The cost of each WBST is $40.00, paid in advance. The fee is forfeited if applicant fails to appear on their scheduled date of exam for any reason.