Admissions Information

Southside College of Health Sciences is a coeducational institution open to any individual 18 years of age or older. Students must meet the required program prerequisites and have graduated from a regionally accredited high school; state recognized home school or the equivalent.

Entrance requirements will vary for individual programs. See program descriptions in the catalog for prerequisites and entrance requirements. Students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Officer in Student Services for more information about a program of interest.

Information Sessions

Southside College of Health Sciences hosts information sessions for prospective applicants in one of our three health care programs (Diagnostic Sonography, Radiation Sciences and Registered Nursing). Sessions begin promptly at 4 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Presenters will discuss topics such as admissions process, application process, financial aid, and program information.

Information sessions are mandatory for all applicants. Applicants must attend an information session to prior application deadline.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020

Information sessions are held at:
Southside College of Health Sciences
430 Clairmont Court, Suite 200
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Space is limited and registration is required. To register please contact us at or 804-765-5800.

Application Information

Applicants are required to submit a completed application by the appropriate application deadline. Please use the Applicant Checklist, located below, to ensure all documents are submitted.  An application will not be reviewed for acceptance if you are missing documents from your application packet.

Associate Degrees

Southside College of Health Sciences is accredited by ABHES to offer associate degree curriculums. Please read the Southside College of Health Sciences FAQ & ADMISSION REQ

TEAS Testing - for nursing applicants only

Application deadlines:

  • March 1st: Nursing and Radiation Sciences
  • August 1st: Nursing and Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Application will be accepted during the following schedule: 

  • Applications for the fall semester are accepted December 1 through March 1.
  • Applications for the spring semester are accepted May 1 through August 1. 

Bachelor Degrees

Application Deadline

June 1

There is a $70 non-refundable application fee due when submitting your application. The application fee may be waived if one of the following applies to you:

  • Active duty and retired military members and dependents
  • Alumni of the Southside College of Health Sciences and dependents
  • SRMC or parent-company employees and dependents

You will need to submit a completed Application Fee Waiver Form, located below, and proper documentation as listed on the fee waiver form in order to waive the application fee with your completed application.

Drug Free Zone

Southside College of Health Sciences is committed to providing a healthy and drug-free environment that protects the safety and welfare of its students and employees. The unauthorized manufacture, possession, consumption, distribution or being "under the influence" of alcohol or illegal drugs in the educational facility, on medical center-owned premises or at school-sponsored functions is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy shall result in appropriate action which may include referral to an employee/student assistance program/rehabilitation program and/or disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal.

Local, state and federal laws prohibit the unlawful use, possession, consumption or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol. Any student or employee suspected of violating these laws is subject to severe legal penalties, including fines, imprisonment and loss of federal benefits.

The use of alcohol and illegal drugs is known to cause harmful physical, mental and psychosocial effects and may result in the inability to perform the essential functions of a professional student or employee.

Southside College of Health Sciences has a drug-free awareness program which includes educational programs and general information on the following:

  • Annual mandated impaired professional seminar
  • The dangers of drug or alcohol abuse in the school/workplace
  • The availability of drug/alcohol counseling and rehabilitation programs

For more information, please call 804-765-5800.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Southside College of Health Sciences is dedicated to equality of opportunity for its staff and students. Southside College of Health Sciences does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Southside College of Health Sciences is committed to this policy. Southside College of Health Sciences supports the protection of citizens by all applicable Federal Laws including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Executive Order 11246 as amended by 11375 Title VII (Section 799A) and Title VII (Section 845) of the Public Health Service Act, Age Discrimination Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. Sexual harassment shall be deemed a form of discrimination based on sex as prohibited by Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Chapter 10, Title 2.1 Code of Virginia (in the case of employees) and Title VI of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (in the case of students). Sexual harassment is defined as deliberate, unsolicited, unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature or with sexual implications.

Any member of the Southside College of Health Sciences believing he or she has been discriminated against or desiring more information concerning these provisions should contact:

Irene Buskey
Director of Human Resources, Southside Regional Medical Center


Cynthia Swineford
Vice President Southside College of Health Sciences