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New and Transfer Students

Ready to start your journey toward your healthcare career at Baptist Health College Little Rock? Review our application deadlines and requirements below for new and transfer students.

Application Deadlines

January Start Dates

Program of Study Month Classes Enter Application Deadline File Completion Deadline
Practical Nursing January each year December 1 December 1
Nursing Accelerated Track for LPNs and certified paramedics January each year December 1 December 1
Nursing Re-entries January each year December 1 December 1
Nursing Traditional Track plus general education prep January each year December 1 December 1
Nursing Traditional Track January each year December 1 December 1
Surgical Technology January each year October 15 November 1

July and August Start Dates

Program of Study Month Classes Enter Application Deadline File Completion Deadline
Nursing Traditional Track plus general education prep August each year June 1 June 1
Nursing Traditional July each year June 1 June 1
Nursing Re-entries July each year June 1 June 1
Practical Nursing July each year June 1 June 1
Histotechnology July each year March 1 March 15
Medical Laboratory Science July each year March 1 March 15
Nuclear Medicine Technology July each year March 1 March 15
Occupational Therapy Assistant August each year April 15 May 1
Radiography July each year March 1 March 15
Sleep Technology July each year April 1 April 15
Surgical Technology July each year April 15 May 1
  • Application and completion deadlines represent the day that application materials must be received by BHCLR. If applicants are mailing materials, the applicant is responsible for allowing sufficient time for materials to arrive by the published deadline date.
  • If an application or completion deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, materials will be accepted through the following Monday until 5:00 PM.
  • Prospective students may apply to only one program at a time. Submitting multiple applications at once is not permitted. If you have already begun the application process, but wish to change the program of study for which you are applying to, please complete and submit a new application. If you have questions, please contact the Admissions office at 501-202-7460.

Application Requirements

Each of our programs have specific application requirements. Visit our program pages to learn more.

Document Requirements: ALL Programs

  • Official high school transcript OR official GED transcript/scores.
  • Official transcript(s): an official transcript from EVERY higher education  institution you have been enrolled in is required; including a current official “in progress” transcript.
  • Official entrance exam scores

Additional Applicant Requirements

Applicant files will not be considered for entry into BHCLR until the application and all required documents have been received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to turn in all required items for the program application process.

  • The BHCLR- Schools of Allied Health may limit interviews to the top academically qualified applicants.
    • Please note that these are minimum requirements and applicants are ranked according to academic criteria.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants are ranked based on overall academic history. Once all documents have been received, they will be sent to the Registrar for academic audit of transcripts / transfer credits. After approval by the Registrar, applicant files will be evaluated by the appropriate selection committee for overall academic ranking.

Transfer Students

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Prospective students may request an evaluation of transfer credit from the Registrar during the application process. Inquiries should be submitted by email to registrar@bhclr.edu or by scheduling an appointment to meet with the Registrar. The Registrar will also refer students to the Arkansas Course Transfer System for most general education credit inquiries.

Arkansas Course Transfer System

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) is designed to assist in planning the academic progress of students from the high school level through the adult workforce. This system contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admission and degree requirements. Students may complete specified general education courses anywhere in the public system as well as many courses in the degree/major that have been pre-identified for transfer. Because general education courses at BHCLR are taught through Pulaski Technical College, PTC’s course descriptions and credit hours are used as the basis for comparison when evaluating general education coursework from other institutions. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.” Transferability of courses taken prior to January 1, 2007 is at the discretion of BHCLR. The Arkansas Course Transfer System can be accessed at http://acts.adhe.edu/.

The Registrar will evaluate any courses not listed on the Arkansas Course Transfer System to determine transferability, including courses from other institutions in Arkansas as well as out of state. Course descriptions and/or syllabi may be submitted to help determine if a course is comparable to a general education course offered through Pulaski Technical College.

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