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

There are two application filing periods each year (December 1- February 1 and June 1 - August 1). Applicants can prepare for the filing period by following the 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.

      Update contact information through Admission and Records by following this link prior to starting the application. 

      All communication with the Nursing Department will be via your Mt. SAC student email. Always check your portal for your Mt. SAC email. Forwarding your email to your phone, personal email, or other electronic devices is not recommended.

    • 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.

      Starting the term of the admission of the Spring 2023 cohort, a blended combination of random selection and a multicriteria screening process as the selection method to accept nursing students. 

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    • 4Preparation of Required Documents

      Using the multicriteria screening form as a guide, compile all required supporting documentation. All documentation must be uploaded in PDF format.

    • 5Prepare to take the standardized Admission/Readiness Test

      Starting January 1, 2022, the ATI TEAS test will be used as the standardized admission/readiness test for the admission of the Nursing Program. The top-scoring applicants from the Multi-Criteria Screening process will be sent via their Mt. SAC email with the ATI TEAS test instructions. A composite score of 62 % or greater is passed.  After successfully completing ATI TEAS test, points will be added to your overall Multi-Criteria Screening points.

      Admission Assessment Test

    • 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. Applications cannot be reopened once submitted.  Prior to  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 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.

    • 7Counseling Verification Appointment

      Once the application period closes, the top applicants will be notified via e-mail 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
      • Application link open December 1 through February 1
      • ATI TEAS testing is by invitation only. Invitations to the top applicants will be sent out the  during the March.
      • Emails to candidates chosen for Counseling Verification Appointments will be sent during March or April.
      • Nursing Admission Committee Review occurs March through May.
      • E-mails to candidates chosen for Fall semester sent in May.
      • Nursing orientation for Fall Semester will be scheduled in June

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

    • 9Time line for Spring Semester application period 
      • Application link open June 1 through August 1
      • ATI TEAS testing is by invitation only. Invitations to the top applicants will be sent out during the September.
      • E-mails to candidates chosen for Counseling Verification Appointments will be sent during September or October.
      • Nursing Admission Committee Review occurs in September through November.
      • E-mails to candidates chosen for Spring semester sent in November.
      • Nursing orientation for Spring Semester will be scheduled in January.

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