ADN Application Information

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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. 

    • 1Get 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. Always check your portal for your Mt. SAC email. It is not recommended that you forward your email to your phone/ personal email/ or other electronic devises.

    • 2Review Prerequisites and General Education Requirements

      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.

    • 3Review the Multicriteria Screening

      Multicriteria Screening -- This will help you determine your eligibility to enter the Nursing Program at Mt. SAC.

    • 4Take 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.

      HESI testing dates and times are posted about one month before the open online application period.

      HESI A2 Assessment Test Schedule

    • 5Gather 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.

    • 6Apply 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).

      Submitted application information must be complete, correct, and not withholding any facts or circumstances. All information given is subject to verification. At any time during the application process or during enrollment in the nursing program, discovery of falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of facts are sufficient reason for dismissal.

    • 7Schedule Counseling Appointment

      The top 100 applicants will be chosen to schedule an appointment with the Counseling Department.  During this appointment you will need to bring your official sealed transcripts for review.

    • 8Time line for Fall Semester application period

      First week in December, HESI testing dates and times posted.

      Application link opened January 1 to March 1

      Emails to applicants chosen for Counseling Appointments March 11-14

      Counseling appointments March 14-April 19

      Nursing Admission Committee Review April 19-May 1

      Emails to applicants chosen for Fall Semester May 1-May 15

      Nursing orientation for Fall Semester between June 15 to July 1

      Note these are approximate dates and may vary slightly with each application cycle. 

    • 9Time line for Spring Semester application period 

      First week in June, HESI testing dates and times posted. 

      Application link opened July 1 to September 1

      Emails to applicants chosen for Counseling Appointments September 1-5

      Counseling appointments September 5 to October 1

      Nursing Admission Committee Review October 1-November 1

      Emails to applicants chosen for Spring Semester November 1-November 15

      Nursing orientation for Spring Semester between January 5 and January  20

      Note these are approximate dates and may vary slightly with each application cycle