The University of Saint Francis accepts a limited number of applicants into the Surgical Technology program. You will be considered for admission into the program after meeting the admission criteria. We recommend you have four years of college preparatory English, three years each of college preparatory math and laboratory science, two years of social sciences, and another 14 credit hours in foreign language, fine arts and elective or vocational courses.

If you do not have previous college experience, you must meet two of the following criteria:

  • Rank in the upper half of your high school graduating class.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Earn a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1,000 on Verbal/Critical Reading and Math combined or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.
    • If you took the SAT prior to April 1995, a score of 800 is required.
  • Possess a General Educational Development (GED) total score of 2,500, with no subscore below 500.
    • If you earned your GED prior to 2002, a composite score of at least 50 and no subscore below 40 is required.

Previous healthcare experience is helpful, but not required.

Final consideration for acceptance will be made by the Surgical Technology Admissions Committee. Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis. Exceptions to the stated requirements may be made at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended an accredited college or university, you must submit official college transcripts with a GPA of 2.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale in 12 credit hours of academic courses.