Nursing Program

Multi-Criteria Screening

Criteria Points Required Supporting Documentation
1. Previous Academic Degrees, diplomas or relevant certificates – Maximum Points = 10
BA/BS Degree 10 Official transcript from regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities with degree posted
AA/AS Degree – OR –
Licensed healthcare worker e.g. LVN, Psychiatric Technician, Radiologic Technician, Paramedic
8 AA/AS - Official transcript with degree posted. Licensed healthcare worker requires a copy of your current license with your license number and date of expiration
Certificated healthcare worker e.g. CNA, HHA, EMT 5 Certificated healthcare worker requires a copy of your current California certificate including your certificate number and date of expiration
2. GPA in relevant coursework – Maximum Points = 50

2 A. Minimum 2.5 GPA in Science prerequisites
(Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology)

3.5 – 3.99
3.0 – 3.49
2.5 – 2.99

2 A. Official transcripts (in original sealed/unopened envelope) for all lower and upper division courses completed at any and all regionally accredited U.S. institutions, regardless of applicability to nursing requirements will be required for your Counseling Appointment . Official transcripts will not be required for courses completed at Mt. San Antonio College.
Failure to submit transcripts with all grades posted will result in disqualification for admission.
2 B. Minimum 2.5 GPA in cumulative GPA for all college course work completed: Writing Composition (ENGL 1A) and other college work
3.5 – 3.99
3.0 – 3.49
2.5 – 2.99
The same documentation listed in 2 A will be required for 2 B.
3. Work or volunteer experience in healthcare – Maximum Points = 5
More than 200 hours working in healthcare. 5 Work: Letter from current/former employer verifying employment. The letter must be on organization letterhead with an original signature and must include the applicant’s name (must match name on application), start date and end date (if applicable), employment status (full-time/part-time), number of hours worked per week (or total hours worked from/to date), job title, department if applicable, and examples of duties including patient interaction.
More than 200 hours volunteering in healthcare. 2.5 Volunteer: Letter from current/former organization verifying volunteer service. The letter must be on organization letterhead with an original signature and must include the applicant’s name (must match name on application), start date and end date (if applicable), total number of hours volunteered, and examples of duties including patient interaction.
4.1 Life experiences or special circumstance – Maximum Points = 2
Applicant may have one or more in this category but maximum points awarded are 2.
Documentation will only be required for areas that may apply
4.1A. Disabilities: (Same meaning used in Section 2626 of the Unemployment Insurance Code) 1 Documented disability from college Learning Disability Program or Disability Support Programs & Services
4.1B. Low family income:(Eligibility for , or receipt of, financial aid under a program that may include, but not limited to, a fee waiver from the Board of Governors, the Cal Grant Program, the federal Pell Grant program or CalWORKs) 1 Proof of eligibility or proof of receipt of financial aid e.g. BOG fee waiver, Cal Grant, Pell Grant or other federal grant, CalWORKs
4.1C. First generation to attend college 1 Letter from school authority (EOPS, Upward Bound/ Trios. HS counselor, teacher) or clergy verifying 1st generation status
4.1D. Need to work (Need to work means student is working at least part-time while completing academic work that is prerequisite for the Nursing Program) 1

Paycheck stub during period of time enrolled in prerequisite courses or letter from employer (must be on organization letterhead) verifying employment was at least part-time while completing prerequisite courses

4.1E. Disadvantaged social or educational environment 1

Participation or eligibility for Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

4.1F. Difficult personal and family situation/circumstances 1 Personal statement with any supporting documents
4.1G. Refugee status 1 Documentation or letter from USCIS
4.2 Veteran Status – Maximum Points = 2
4.2 Veteran status     2 Copy of DD-214
5. Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English – Maximum Points = 1
Credit for high-frequency languages as identified by the Chancellor’s Office but not limited to:
American Sign Language
Chinese (including various dialects)
Languages of Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia
1 Letter from professor, clergy, or supervisor, if it is a native language (must speak, read and write in the language).
Transcripts showing completion of 3 years of high school in the same language with a “C” or better, or 2 semesters of college-level foreign language.
AP or SAT II subject test score in the language
6. Approved diagnostic assessment tool, HESI A2 Assessment Test – Maximum Points = 30

HESI A2 Assessment Test (minimum adjusted individual score of 70% needed on test for admission)
90 – 100
82 – 89.99
75 – 81.99
70 – 74.99

HESI A2 Assessment test taken at Mt. San Antonio College – Applicants do not need to submit any documentation; your results will be on file.
HESI A2 Assessment test taken at any other location – Students need to contact the Elsevier Customer Services to request that their official HESI A2 results are sent to Nursing Program at Mt. San Antonio College.
Falsification of any documentation will disqualify applicants from entering the program.
Total Maximum Points = 100



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