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Please be aware that only complete applications will be processed. The instructions below will help you to submit a complete application.

Before you get started, we recommend attending a virtual information session.

This is not an admission requirement; however, it is strongly encouraged that you attend a campus visit day or schedule a private one-on-one meeting.

There are 5 easy steps to apply:

1. Apply

Apply online at Within the online application, two essays will need to be completed:

One essay should provide a clear and concise explanation of your interest in Cabarrus College,and your career in healthcare.  The other essay will assess your level of critical thinking.

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $50

If you are an Atrium Health Employee, or a graduate of Cabarrus College or Carolinas College, fill out our Fast Track Application (NO application fee, NO essay, NO references).  You will choose "Fast Track Application" from the drop down menu.  Enter FASTTRACK to waive the application fee.

2. Send your transcripts and proof of an Associate Degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above

To complete your admission file, we require official transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended.

Official transcripts can be sent via mail or electronically to

ATTN: Office of Admissions
Cabarrus College of Health Science
401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, NC 28025
Fax: 704-403-2077

3. Submit a copy of a current unencumbered, active license or certification in a healthcare field to

4. Submit 2 professional references

Submit two professional references using the reference form.

Forms can be sent to us via mail, email or fax.

5. Log in to view application status

Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed. 

Once the application has been processed by the admissions team, the applicant will receive a welcome email. This will instruct you on how to log into the applicant portal to review application status and checklist for admissions.

For more information about the HSLD program, contact:

Lyric Whitener