Application Process

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Caroline Center offers its scholarship-based program to women living in Baltimore City. Click here to review the qualifications for admission.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Click here to complete the brief online application. You may apply for one program only.

CHECK YOUR EMAIL

About a week before the Information Sessions are held (see dates below), we will send you an important email with information about the next steps in your application process. Please bring an electronic or hard copy of this email with you to your scheduled Information Session.

ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

During your Information Session, you will learn more about Caroline Center and how you can successfully pursue your goal of becoming a certified nursing assistant/geriatric nursing assistant (CNA/GNA) or certified pharmacy technician/nationally certified pharmacy technician (PT/CPhT).

You will also complete a more detailed application form, take a basic test (TABE Locator) that will help assess your current math and reading levels, and schedule your Personal Interview.

Please allow 2-3 hours for your Information Session day.

YOUR PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early on the day of your Personal Interview.

During your Information Session, we will let you know about the important documents you will need to bring with you to your Personal Interview. Gather your important documents and place them in a folder to bring with you.

Before your interview, take some time to read about and review the role of a CNA/GNA or PT and be prepared to share why you would like to prepare for this particular healthcare career and why you believe the Caroline Center program would be a good fit for your education and career skills training.

Many applicants ask what they should wear to their interview. We recommend dark slacks or skirt, a simple blouse or top, or medical scrubs. Your interview clothing and accessories should be sensible and modest – reflecting the requirements of the medical and healthcare professions.

ACCEPTANCE LETTERS

Caroline Center mails acceptance letters to successful applicants 7 – 10 days after the Personal Interview.

If you are not admitted, please do not be discouraged. Admission to Caroline Center is competitive and committing to a 15-week education and career skills training program while balancing a lot of other demands on one’s life is a big consideration. A number of applicants to Caroline Center achieve admission on their second or even third applications to the program.