admission requirements


Click Information Session Announcement on the left hand side bar to view the Information Session schedule, filing dates, and deadlines.

Click ADN Nursing Program Application on the left hand side bar to access the application for the LACC Registered Nursing Program. Only Students QUALIFIED & APPROVED by the LA City College Nursing Counselor may submit an application. Please attend an Information Session for more information if you have not already.  All documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope with your name, email address, and phone number.

Click Military Personnel Advanced Placement Policy on the left hand side bar to view the LACC Nursing Education Program Military Personnel.

The LACC Nursing Program accepts applications twice a year:

  • During Spring semester to apply for the following Fall semester.
  • During Fall semester to apply for the following Spring semester.

Exact dates are posted in the Information Session Announcement on the left hand side bar.

Required Steps to Apply to the Nursing Program

No Exceptions will be made to the Application Process or to the Application Filing Deadline.

Step 1:  All prerequisites (semester units) have been completed before the application filing period with a grade of “C” or better and grades are posted on transcript

All college courses listed below must be completed before the admitting semesters’ application filing period to qualify for lottery selection. Proof of High School Diploma and/or College Degree is required prior to entering the nursing program.

Anatomy 1 (4 sem. u)

Physiology 1 (4 sem. u)

Microbiology 1 or 20 (4 sem. u)

Chemistry 60 or 68 (5 sem. u) or one-year High School Chemistry (two semesters each with C or higher)

Psychology 1 (3 sem. u)

Psychology 41 (3 sem. u)

English 101 (3 sem. u)

Math 115 (5 sem. u)

The Nursing Faculty strongly encourages students to complete the coursework below prior to entering the nursing program. The following courses are needed to graduate.

Math 125 (5 sem. u)

Communication Studies 101 or 121 (3 sem. u)

3 units of American Institution

3 units of Humanities

1 unit of Physical Education Activity

Refer to LACC Class Schedule’s Graduation Plan B for all classes required for graduation.

Step 2:  You must attend a mandatory Information Session (schedule is posted above under link Orientation Announcement).  Be prepared to submit one official, sealed transcript from each and every college you have attended on day of Information Session. (This includes any/every college within the LACCD.)

The Nursing Counselor will only evaluate official, sealed transcripts once all have been submitted. Once evaluation has been completed, you will be notified by phone if qualified or not for this program.  Please note: The Nursing Counselor will only evaluate official, sealed transcripts during the application filing period, which the applicant submitted no later than the designated deadline.

The ATI TEAS exam, a diagnostic assessment test (basic math, English, reading, and science), must be taken before the application filing period ends.

NOTE:  If you have already passed the ATI TEAS, you must have the official transcript(s) sent by ATI to LACC of all attempts and versions. The official transcript(s) must be received no later than the application filing period. TEAS V will not be accepted for Fall 2017 applicants.

If you pass the Academic Evaluation successfully:

Step 3:  You may submit the Nursing Program application that is posted online (under link ADN Program Application). The application must be submitted complete and in person within the application filing period and no later. Proof of a High School Diploma or College Degree is required.

Only Students QUALIFIED & APPROVED by the LA City College Nursing Counselor may submit a Nursing Program Application.

If a date and a space is available, you may be assigned a date to take the ATI TEAS test at LACC when you submit your application. Your assigned test date cannot be changed or cancelled.

All students who have submitted an application must also pass the ATI TEAS, in addition to meeting other requirements. Prospective students must score a composite score of 62.0% or higher on the ATI TEAS in order to pass.

Those who fail to achieve a passing score will be required to complete a remediation plan within one year of the initial testing date. Once remediation has been completed and approved, the prospective student may retake the ATI TEAS a second time and must pass with a 62.0% or higher in each subject category.

If you completed Steps 1-3 & pass the ATI TEAS test successfully:

Step 4:  Your complete application, essay, ATI TEAS results, and all official transcripts will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. If approved, your application will be placed in the random lottery. We will notify you of your lottery result via USPS Mail.

Regarding Foreign Country Transcripts:

All transcripts outside of the U.S. must be evaluated according to the following procedures:

Must complete 12 units with a “C” average within the LACCD prior to submitting any petition for credit.

Submit foreign transcripts to an LACC-approved foreign transcripts evaluation service to obtain credit recommendations.

Submit to the college’s Petitions Committee a sealed copy of the evaluation service’s credit recommendations along with a petition for approval of credit. Credit approval by the Petitions Committee is NOT automatic (see a counselor for details).