Validation for Health Programs

Some programs require you to complete prerequisites and submit a validation application before you can register for courses in restricted enrollment programs.

Programs requiring validation

    • Dental Hygiene
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Nursing RN
    • Nursing Transition Track (Licensed Paramedic or Licensed Practical Nurse to RN)
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Practical Nurse
    • Radiography
    • Respiratory Care
    • Surgical Technology

Current Validation Chart

Application and validation process

Step 1: Complete all prerequisite courses as specified in this catalog
All waivers and incomplete course work must be posted on your transcript prior to applying for validation. Transcripts from transfer institutions must be received within two weeks after the semester in which you apply ends.

Step 2: Complete and submit the validation application to the Registration Office
The validation application (PDF) form can be found in the Registrar's Office or online. Other documents may be required, such as observation forms as defined by the particular program. Check for these requirements by contacting your program coordinator. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students must follow different requirements.

This application may be submitted any time during the semester in which you will complete your prerequisites. You may be validated and eligible for one program only.

Step 3: Registration Office personnel will process your completed validation application
After submitting the validation application and any other documentation, you will receive the results of your application through your Delta email. Validation applications will be validated only by Registrar's Of­fice staff and processed no later than 30 days after the application deadline.

    • Qualified students will be assigned a semester and year of validation which will be entered into the student's record.
    • Non-qualified students must submit another validation appli­cation after successfully completing all required prerequisites and other qualifications.

The semester and year of validation will be valid for three years if renewed each year by waitlisting during the special clinical registration period.

You need to attempt to gain entrance into a program within three years to be maintained on the validation list. If the wait to enter a program exceeds three years, you must gain entry within the earliest possible time frame by attempting to register for program entry in order to be maintained on the validation list. Notifica­tion will be sent indicating when you will be dropped from the validation list.

After your validation eligibility expires, a new validation application must be submitted prior to attempting to register for the clinical sequence. You must have successfully completed all prerequisites and qualifications required at the time the new application is submitted and may require you to take additional or repeat course work to meet the defined requirements of the program.

Delta College reserves the right to modify validation and registration proce­dures for programs based on demand for enrollment.

Information Sessions:

Dental Hygiene Validation Changes:  TBD


A special clinical registration will be held for validated students to enter the restricted enrollment courses of these programs. Special registrations are held in June for the fall semester and in October for the winter semester. Every student will waitlist themselves. At the end of the registration period, the computerized system will rank order students based on several criteria. A cumulative score will be obtained by ranking the semester of validation, grades earned in selected courses as required in your program, residency status, total credits taken at Delta College and overall GPA. If a tie exists, the higher overall GPA will break the tie.

Each validation program semester and registration must be certified before being considered official. Students who fail to make payments by the due date or who voluntarily withdraw will be deleted from courses. Open positions that result from deletions or cancellations will be filled by students on the registration waiting list.

Students will retain their validation through the first week of class and may not validate for another program during this time. After the first week of class, students who remain in the program, as well as students who drop, lose their validation and must resubmit a new validation application form.

Special health program procedures

    1. Repeat students will be admitted in compliance with program re-entry procedures as outlined in specific program handbooks.
    2. After completion of the special registration, registered students may be required to attend clinical orientation sessions. Alternates may be invited to these sessions. 
    3. You are responsible for completing all clinical courses and requirements in effect on the day the clinical sequence begins.

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