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Steps for Applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Generic Program  

There are two application filing periods each year (January 1- March 1 and July 1 - September 1). Applicants can prepare for the filing period by following the seven steps below. 

  1. Get a Mt. SAC ID number (if you don't already have one.) To do this, Apply to Mt. SAC Now! This can take up to two weeks to process. You need a Mt. SAC ID number in order to apply to the RN program. If you are a current or returning student and already have an ID number you do not need to apply again. All communication with the Nursing Department will be via your Mt SAC student email.

  2. Prerequisites and general education requirements. Prerequisites must be completed prior to applying to the Nursing Program. Due to the intensity of the Nursing Program it is highly recommended that all general education requirements also be completed prior to entry.

  3. Review the multicriteria screening. This will help you determine your eligibility to enter the Nursing Program at Mt. SAC.

  4. Take the HESI A2 Assessment test. Students who have taken the HESI at any location other than Mt.SAC must contact Elsevier Customer Services to request that their official HESI A2 results be sent directly to Mt. SAC’s Nursing Program. HESI A2 test taken at other locations than Mt SAC must be completed within one year of applying to the program.

  5. Gather ALL required documents. Using the multicriteria screening form, compile all required supporting documentation. Documents need to be in PDF format or you may use an iPhone/iPAD to upload pictures of documents.
  6. Apply online during the open application filing period. The online link will only be available during the application periods. Applications will only be accepted during the time frames listed above. You will need to upload your supporting documentation. Before submitting your application, you must review all uploaded documents to verify that the documents are legible and clear. Unreadable or inaccurate documents will result in the rejection of your application. Complete unofficial transcripts are scanned into the application (must have applicant name and all pages of transcripts).

  7. Counseling Appointment: If you are selected as a candidate for the Nursing Program, you will need to make an appointment with a designated Nursing Educational Advisor or Counselor. During this appointment you will need to bring your official sealed transcripts for review.