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 several ways to obtain an application packet.

Click on this link: 

OR come to the second floor of the Health Sciences building on the main campus 

OR call (850) 913-3311 to request an application packet

OR e-mail 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.  From that point, we would love to receive your program application and meet with you personally to help develop a plan for taking classes to prepare you for the program you are interested in.

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 will continuously be accepted; however, there may not be spaces available for every students who applies.  Those who have prepared for the program by taking required college courses will have the  best chance of being selected for program participation.

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.