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Multi-Criteria Screening


Effective Date: Starting the term of the admission of the Spring 2023 cohort

Criteria Points Required Supporting Documentation
Special Attributes
1. Previous Academic Degrees, diplomas or relevant certificates – Maximum Points = 20 Please note points in this section can not be combined. 
BA/BS Degree 20  Unofficial 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  15  AA/AS - Unofficial transcript with degree posted. Licensed healthcare worker requires a copy of your current license with your license number and date of expiration

All licenses/certificates must be current to receive points
Certificated healthcare worker e.g. CNA, HHA, EMT  10 Certificated healthcare worker requires a copy of your current California certificate including your certificate number and date of expiration

All licenses/certificates must be current to receive points
2. Work or volunteer experience in healthcare- Maximum Points = 20
Recent work experience with direct human patient care within the past 5 years. Must have verification from human resources or employer verifying the number of hours worked and job title.  20

Current Licensure as LVN, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist assistant, Occupational Therapy Aide: All with work experience greater than 1000 hours.

Phlebotomist, Psychiatric Technician, Current Allied Health Certification such as Paramedic, EMT, CNA, IHSS, Caregiver, Corpsman: All with work experience greater than 1000 hours.

All licenses/certificates must be current to receive points

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. For private duty caregivers, please provide duties related to patient care (i.e. taking vital signs, assisting with ADL’s). For IHSS workers, in addition to the letter from the employer, please provide the contract from the CDSS.

(Occupations listed are examples only and are not an exhaustive list of certifications/licenses that may be accepted. The admissions committee will make the final determination of acceptance of work experience.) 

Recent volunteer experience with direct human patient care within the past 5 years. 

12

Relevant health care volunteer experience in a healthcare setting (300 hours within past 5 years) 

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 related to patient care (i.e. taking vital signs, assisting with ADL’s)

The term healthcare setting represents a broad array of services and places where healthcare occurs, including acute care hospitals, urgent care centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, specialized outpatient services (e.g., hemodialysis, dentistry, podiatry, chemotherapy, endoscopy, and pain management clinics), community health center, and outpatient surgery centers. In addition, some healthcare services are provided in private offices or homes.

(Healthcare settings listed are examples only and are not an exhaustive list that may be accepted. The admissions committee will make the final determination of acceptance of Volunteer experience.) 

3. Life experiences or special circumstances – Maximum Points = 4 Applicant may have one or more in this category but maximum points awarded are 4. Documentation will only be required for areas that may apply 
Disabilities: (Same meaning used in Section 2626 of the Unemployment Insurance Code)  1 Documented disability from college ACCESS Formerly DSPS 
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 
First generation to attend college  1 Letter from school authority (EOPS, Upward Bound/Trios. HS counselor, teacher) or clergy verifying 1st generation status 
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 
Disadvantaged social or educational environment  1 Participation or eligibility for Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) 
Difficult personal and family situation/circumstances  1 Personal statement with supporting documents 
Refugee status  1 Documentation or letter from USCIS 
4. Veteran Status – Maximum Points = 8
Veteran status   8 Copy of DD-214 
5. Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English – Maximum Points = 2 Credit for high-frequency languages as identified by the Chancellor’s Office but not limited to: 
American Sign Language Arabic Chinese (including various dialects) Farsi Russian Spanish Tagalog Languages of Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia  2 Letter from professor, clergy, or supervisor, if it is a native language (must speak, read and write in the language) or 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 or AP (score of 3, 4, or 5) or SAT II subject test score in language 
 Grades
6A. GPA in science prerequisites – Maximum Points = 26
6A. Minimum 2.5 GPA in Science prerequisites 
(Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology) 
4.0 
3.5 – 3.99 
3.0 – 3.49 
2.5 – 2.99 
26
25
20
15
6A. Unofficial transcripts for all courses completed at any and all regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities, regardless of applicability to nursing requirements need to be uploaded for the application. 

Official transcripts will be required for your Counseling Appointment. 
6B. GPA in all course work– Maximum Points = 20 
6C. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for all completed college/ university academic transcripts:  
4.0 
3.5 – 3.99 
3.0 – 3.49 
2.5 – 2.99 
20
19
14
7

6C. Unofficial transcripts for all courses completed at any and all regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities, regardless of applicability to nursing requirements need to be uploaded for the application. Including Mt. SAC transcript.

Official transcripts will be required for your Counseling Appointment. 
Falsification of any documentation will disqualify applicants from entering the program. 
Total Maximum Points = 100