Placement into college level English or Math courses will be based on placement scores from Accuplacer*, ACT, SAT, MCA and/or high school GPA.
*Due to COVID-19 Ridgewater College has suspended Accuplacer testing until further notice.
Ridgewater’s Veterinary Technology program is academically rigorous, and it takes a highly motivated individual to succeed. Students must have better than average ability to master a sizeable course load of scientific and medical material in a relatively short time.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for acceptance into Ridgewater College, in addition, Veterinary Technology students are required to have
- One year of high school Biology with a C grade or higher
- One year of high school Chemistry with a C grade or higher
Students who have already graduated from high school may complete one semester of approved college-level Biology and Chemistry with a C grade or above.
Students who have taken the ACT must score at or above
- Reading – 21
- Math – 22
Students who have taken the SAT must score at or above
- Reading – 480
- Math – 530
Students who have taken the Next Gen ACCUPLACER must score at or above
- Reading – 250 or take English 0980 and English 1209
- Advanced Algebra & Functions – 220 or take Math 0970 or Math 0990 with a “C” or higher
Applicants not meeting these specific requirements are encouraged to talk to a Ridgewater academic advisor.
Although not an admissions requirement, we strongly encourage students to spend at least one week in a veterinary environment shadowing a veterinary technician.