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Standardized Entrance Testing Policy

    • All applicants must take a standardized entrance exam.
    • Applicants who fail the entrance exam may reattempt according to the following schedule:
      • 2nd attempt: a minimum of 1 calendar day
      • 3rd attempt: a minimum of 7 days from the prior attempt
      • 4th attempt: a minimum of 30 days from the prior attempt
      • If applicant fails all four attempts, the applicant can begin the process after a minimum of 1 year from the last attempt.
    • In the case of a student that drops from a program and subsequently returns to the same or different program, the re-entering student may be required to retest in order to meet the current minimum testing requirements.
      • Some programs may have additional or different testing requirements. Please read the information provided for specific programs below.

 

Minimum passing scores for the Wonderlic entrance exam are as follows:

Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam-Quicktest (SLE-Q) or Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) Minimum Score
Dental Assisting 12
Medical Billing and Coding 12
Medical Assistant 12
Optical Technician 12
Pharmacy Technician 12
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing 17
Associate of Occupational Science Occupational Therapy Assistant 21
Associate of Occupational Science Physical Therapist Assistant 21
Associate of Occupational Science in Radiography 21
Associate of Occupational Science in Respiratory Therapy 21
Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology 17
Vocational Nursing 21

 

American Career College will accept the following entrance exams in lieu of the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam-Quicktest (SLE-Q):

Program Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q Timeframe
Dental Assisting SLE score of 12 Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Medical Billing and Coding SLE score of 12 Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Medical Assistant
SLE score of 12
Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Optical Technician SLE score of 12 Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Pharmacy Technician SLE score of 12 Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing SLE score of 17 Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Associate of Occupational Science Occupational Therapy Assistant SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70% Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Associate of Occupational Science Physical Therapist Assistant SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70% Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Associate of Occupational Science in Radiography SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70% Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Associate of Occupational Science in Respiratory Therapy SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70% Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology SLE score of 17 or HESI score of 70% Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Vocational Nursing SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70% Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Dental Assisting
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 12
Timeframe Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Program: Medical Billing and Coding
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 12
Timeframe Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Program: Medical Assistant
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 12
Timeframe Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Program: Optical Technician
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 12
Timeframe Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Program: Pharmacy Technician
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 12
Timeframe Within last 5 years of enrollment date
Program: Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 17
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Associate of Occupational Science Occupational Therapy Assistant
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70%
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Associate of Occupational Science Physical Therapist Assistant
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70%
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Associate of Occupational Science in Radiography
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70%
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Associate of Occupational Science in Respiratory Therapy
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70%
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 17 or HESI score of 70%
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date
Program: Vocational Nursing
Exam and Score Accepted in Lieu of SLE-Q SLE score of 21 or HESI score of 70%
Timeframe Within last 3 years of enrollment date

 

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