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Application Process



Step 1                                                                                                                                                                  

 Review the application and application process very carefully.

 Review tuition and fees sheet and financial commitments.

 Review for ATI TEAS test.

Step 2                                                                                                                                                                  

Turn in application to the CTC office. The following items must be submitted at one time:

 Complete application forms (pages 9-18)

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Official High School Transcript/High School Equivalency Certificate

 Birth Certificate for office to copy

 Photo ID for office to copy

 Social Security Card for office to copy

 $65 ATI TEAS pre-entrance exam testing fee

 Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at for 2018-2019 using school code 041522.

*Refer to for additional financial aid information. FAFSA must be completed by August 31, 2018.


Step 3                                                                                                                                                                  

 Schedule ATI TEAS by calling the CTC office at 417-359-7095.

  • View the TEAS testing calendar on our website for specific dates.
  • The $65 testing fee is due at the time of registration. No test will be schedule until fee is paid.
  • An ATI account must be created before testing date. Go to to register.
  • If you need to cancel, the CTC must be notified at least 24 hours in advance in order to qualify for a refund. 


Step 4                                                                                                                                                                  

References (pages 19-21)

 Deliver reference forms to individuals (at least two supervisor references required).  Do not include relatives, family physicians (unless work related) or friends. These references will not be considered. 

*Three letters of reference must be in process when application is submitted.  The references must be received to Admissions by September 28, 2018.  

Step 5                                                                                                                                                                  

 Register for the Family Care Safety Registry. This is to be completed online and paid with debit/credit card. To complete the registration online go to If you are already registered in the FCSR database, please notify the CTC office.


Step 6                                                                                                                                                                  

 Complete a criminal background check through Validity Screening Solutions.

  • Contact the CTC office at 417-359-7095 for more information. This must be paid online with a debit/credit card. Background check must be in progress by September 28, 2018.

Step 7                                                                                                                                                                  

Informational Packet

 All applicants must receive an informational packet. Please pick this packet up in the CTC office if one was not given to you at the time your application was submitted.



All applicants applying must schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer prior to September 28, 2018, even if they are not planning on using financial aid monies to pay for the program.


*Carthage Technical Center Practical Nursing Program reserves the right to change the application process as necessary. Applicants may be required to complete additional documentation for application.