In order to be accepted, all applicants are required to complete the following:
- Application form
- Complete and pass AMSC test (attempts to measure the applicant’s aptitude to successfully complete the educational program)
- Complete an oral interview with the admission representative of the school
AMSC does not discriminate towards an applicant based on sex, religion, race, ethnic origin, age, natural origin or handicap. A handicapped applicant will be assessed according to his or her ability to perform the essential functions required of a graduate of any particular program of study, with or without reasonable accommodations. AMSC reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant who does not meet the school’s established criteria for admission.
The general provisions for admission to the American Medical Sciences Center are as follows:
High school diploma or an equivalent is required
Take and pass the standardized admissions test
Take part in mandatory school orientation
The following procedures are established for admission to AMSC
- The applicant will make an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
- The prospective student will be given a copy of this catalog.
- Prior to meeting with the admission representative, the applicant will;
- a) Complete an admissions application.
- b) Take the admissions entrance test.
- c) If passing score is achieved 21 or better, the student will be scheduled for a personal interview. The interview will include disclosure of the completion and placement rates, tour of the facility, and discussion of tuition payment plans and the applicant’s professional, educational and personal goals. The applicant will be asked to submit a high school diploma, or equivalency certificate, a transcript or other necessary documentation.
- d) Refer to Vocational Nursing Admission Policy (for VN Program only)
M1 Visa Students
AMSC is approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program(SEVP) authorized under Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and Department of State as an institution of higher learning for nonimmigrant M-1 visa students. AMSC is not Internationally accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). However, M-1 Visa students are welcome to apply for our programs from the US and abroad. At present, the institution offers a Diagnostic Medical Sonography 1980 hours, 78 weeks, 78.5 Semester Credit Program.
For more information about applying for M-1 visa and visa procedures download our catalog.
M1 Visa Students
AMSC is approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program(SEVP) authorized under Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and Department of State as an institution of higher learning for nonimmigrant M-1 visa students. Students attending another institution in the United States on an M-1 visa may enroll in AMSC by completing the admissions process filing a Form I-539. It is also possible for prospective students in the United States on some other type of visa to apply to the Immigration and Naturalization Service for change to an M-1 visa. Most classes of nonimmigrants can begin studying while their application is pending. The exceptions are currently in B-1, B-2, or F-2 status. These nonimmigrants cannot begin a program of study prior to approval of their change of status. Before international students may be considered for admission, they must:
- Complete the application form; enclose a $75.00 processing fee.
- Provide evidence of completion of high school or equivalent diploma.
- Take the admissions entrance SLE test with a score of least 21
Applicants not currently in the U.S. may demonstrate proficiency reading, writing, and speaking English in several ways and should include the documentation with their application.
- a TOFEL score of at least 450 or
- High school or college transcripts documenting English language skills or
- Completion of an appropriate English as a Second Language (ESL) course or
- Other equivalent verification of communication skills.
Applying for a Student M-1 Visa
Prospective nonimmigrant students who are not in the U.S. must apply to the local U.S. consulate for an M-1 visa. This requires a visa interview. The student must bring several items to the interview. The consular officer will need to verify the student’s I-20 record electronically in order to process the student visa application. The potential student must pay a SEVIS I-901 fee to the Department of Homeland Security prior to applying for a visa and may prove payment of the fee through the internet at http://www.fmjfee.com with a credit card and printed receipt as an evidence that the fee has been paid. For this case, you need the information from your I-20 form to fill out the Form I-901. All applicants should be prepared to provide:
- Form I-20, signed by the Designated School Official (DSO);
- Receipt as a evidence that the fee for Form I-901 has been paid;
- Diploma of completion of high school or the equivalent;
- Scores from standardized SLE test and documentation of English language skills;
- Program Outline with starting and ending date
- Financial evidence that shows the student or parents who are sponsoring have sufficient funds;
- Completed Form(s) for the Application for Nonimmigrant Visa;
- Valid Passport for travel and admission to the United States with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant’s intended period of stay in the United States;
After the application process has been completed and all relevant materials have been submitted, the file is reviewed by the admissions committee. If the student fully meets the criteria for admission and has adequate funds to meet the expenses of the program of study, the school obtains specific biographical and financial information about the student which will be necessary to issue a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student.” Applicants will be notified in a timely manner and will be mailed a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) along with further information regarding registration and helpful visa information.
Download an Application for Admission