Program Application Process
The CVT Program is a limited admission program accepting one cohort annually. Prospective students, who meet program requirements, must have the completed application verified by an academic advisor. The advisor will attach the required degree audit, copies of Healthcare Provider CPR certification and all relevant healthcare certifications or licenses, and endorse the application with an official college date stamp.
Prospective students must assure the completed program application is in the program director’s office at the Airside Center-West by the April 30 Application Deadline. If the application deadline date falls on a weekend, the application is due on the Friday prior to April 30. Any application not in the program director’s office by the stated deadline will not be processed; this includes applications submitted to academic advisors on other campuses. All forms must be in the program director’s office by April 30 and not in transit via the College’s interdepartmental mail. The program will not be responsible for applications not received in the program director’s office by the stated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed by the selection committee.
Please note: Students enrolled in the program pre-requisites, during spring term, may still apply to the program for the subsequent fall term cohort. Appropriate points will be awarded for the application process once spring term grades post.
A selection committee reviews all applications and ranks students per the CVT Program Point Ranking System. The simple point ranking system assigns points for Overall College GPA, Pre-requisite Courses Completed, General Education Courses Completed, Relevant Health Care Experience, and Previous Education Completed. All applicants are ranked based off total points accumulated, with the top thirteen selected into the subsequent cohort; remaining applicants will be ranked as alternates according to total number of points accumulated. Those not admitted in the program must reapply during the limited admission enrollment the following year. The program does not add students to a waiting list.
Letters of acceptance will be mailed to students no later than May 15. The acceptance letter will consist of two pages:
1. “Official Acceptance Letter” welcoming the student to the CVT Program including the date of the mandatory orientation day in the CVT classroom on the Airside Campus.
2. “Verification of Acceptance Letter” which the student must complete, sign, and return to the program director no later than May 30. Students confirming acceptance into the program, are strongly encouraged to return the Verification of Acceptance Letter in person to either the program director or academic advisor on the Airside Center-West Campus. Students may choose to mail the Verification of Acceptance Letter to the program directors office; however, the program is not responsible for letters which may be lost, delayed, or arrive past the May 30 deadline.
Polk State College – Airside-West Campus
3515 Aviation Drive
Station 150 – CVT Program
Lakeland, FL 33811