Admission Requirements

Eligibility for Admission

In order to enroll or gain acceptance into one of the certificate programs at AIMS Education, students must meet certain requirements. These requirements are designed to ensure students are capable of completing the coursework successfully and excelling in their chosen careers.

The minimum eligibility requirements for admission include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attend a counseling session with the Admissions Department
  • Submit FAFSA prior to enrollment (financial aid students only)
  • Fill out an application for enrollment
  • Submit two forms of identification
  • Submit proof of high school graduation or higher (diploma, transcripts, degree)
  • Submit all required admission documents for program of interest
  • Pass the required entrance exam
  • Complete a personal interview with a school official
  • Finalize loan and payment options with the Financial Aid and/or Accounts Department
  • Pay the administrative fee
  • Sign enrollment contract and complete all necessary enrollment documents

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency and are required to meet additional admission requirements.

Entrance Exam

All prospective students are required to take the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam prior to enrollment. This is a general aptitude test that will test your basic math and English knowledge. Students who are unable to meet the minimum requirements on the exam will not be eligible for enrollment. Students are eligible for two retakes if they do not achieve an acceptable score on their first attempt.


All programs require applicants to complete an interview with a school official prior to enrollment. For programs with selective enrollment, the interviews will be administered by the program director, assistant director of education, or school director, and may have a direct influence on the student's enrollment. The interviews will typically be held after the applicant has passed the entrance exam. Upon successful completion of both the interview and entrance exam, applicants may be able to move forward with the enrollment process.

Physical Examination and Immunizations

Students are given a student health packet at the time of enrollment which includes a physical examination form, tuberculosis (TB) screening form, and immunizations checklist. The physical form must be submitted by the first day of class. All other student health documents must be submitted by the deadlines provided in the packet. Students who do not submit the required documentation may face suspension or termination from their program.

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

Students enrolled in the Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy, and EKG/Phlebotomy programs are required to submit the TB screening by the first day of class. In all other non-exempt programs, the TB screening must be submitted prior to starting the internship. Students may submit previous test results if the test was conducted no more than 12 months prior to the given deadline.

Immunizations Checklist

Students are required to show proof of the following immunizations – COVID-19, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. The medical records, immunization cards, and/or blood titer results must be submitted with the immunizations checklist. The checklist serves as a guide but will not be accepted as proof of immunization.

Some clinical sites will only accept blood titers as proof of immunization. Therefore, blood titer results are recommended in lieu of medical records.

Exempt Programs

The student health packet is not required for students enrolled in the Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, and Cardiac Monitor Technician programs. This exemption does not apply to the COVID-19 vaccine which is required for all programs.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccination for COVID-19 is mandatory for all new students. Proof of vaccination must be submitted by the first day of class. Students who have completed a full series of the original COVID-19 vaccine, or 1 dose of the updated (bivalent) vaccine, meet the vaccination requirement for admission.

Per NJ state regulations, the majority of healthcare workers are required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination. Therefore, students must have at least 1 dose of the updated vaccine prior to starting their clinical internship.

Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines include all FDA approved vaccines and all vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). Students who have not received a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO will be required to get revaccinated.

Background Check and Drug Screening

A criminal background check and drug screening are required for all students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program. Students will be given instructions on the day of enrollment. The background check and drug screening must be completed by the first day of class.

Distance Education Requirements

There are additional admissions requirements related to distance education. Please visit the Hybrid Learning page to learn more.

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