New Admission Procedures


To promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of the student population, Nursing Faculty approved to use a blended combination of random selection and a multicriteria screening process as the selection method to accept nursing students. 

Effective Date

Starting the term of the admission of the Spring 2023 cohort.


  1. All applicants who completed the Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, and English 1A with a GPA of 2.5 or better can apply.  Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology with a grade less than a "C" (2.0) for each course and having more than one repetition of any one of the science courses are not eligible to apply.
  2. Use the multicriteria screening process to determine each applicant's merit points.
  3. Establish Applicants Pool.
  4. Establish Lottery Pool. Two methods to place applicants into the Lottery Pool:
    1. Determine a cut score from the multicriteria screening process. For example, if 70% is the cut score, all applicants who meet 70% of the cut score will be placed in the Lottery Pool. Or 
    2. Select the top 250 applicants, and place them in the Lottery Pool
  5. Randomly select 100 to120 students from the Lottery Pool.
  6. Have these 100 to120 students take the California Community Colleges Chancellor's office required admission/readiness exam. 
  7. Applicants who failed the required admission/readiness exam will be placed in a remediation program. Applicants are allowed to retake the admission/readiness exam after completion of the remediation program. Applicants are allowed to take the required admission/readiness exam once a year.
  8. Applicants who passed the required admission/readiness exam will be advanced to the Counseling Department for transcript verification. 
  9. Applicants who do not complete the Counseling Department transcript verification process will be removed from the application list.
  10. The merit points obtained from the admission/readiness exam will be added to the points of the multicriteria screening process as the final points.
  11. Select the top 60 applicants as admission, and others will be considered as alternates.