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Nursing (Associate's Degree) Admission Requirements

Before applying to the program, students are required to attend an informational session in Room 1204 of the Administration Building. Call 636-922-8246 to pre-register or visit www.stchas.edu/rninfo.

The demanding curriculum of the ADN program prepares graduates for the national licensing examination and to perform safe nursing care in clinical situations; therefore, admission is selective.

Applicants must meet with a career-technical counselor once they have completed admission requirements to complete an application (ADM 1204). All admission criteria must be met to apply for the ADN program.

  • Students will be placed onto a wait list in order by application date.
  • Students are expected to pay $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of application.

The following criteria must be met in order to apply for the ADN program:

Assessment

  • Students must complete the assessment test (SC 133) OR submit official transcripts for college level English and Math courses passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form for all official transcripts.
  • Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 091, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.

Grade Point Average

  • Recent high school graduates (within five years or less), may present official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
  • Students with 12 hours of college credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. College credits supersede high school GPA.

ACT Test

  • ACT score requirement is based on current GPA (see sliding scale).
  • ACT must have been taken within five years from program start.
  • Register for the ACT through www.actstudent.org. SCC is a testing center.
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have earned an Associate Degree. 
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have completed 45+transferable college hours, including at least 30 general education hours.

    Sliding Scale ACT/GPA
    ACTGPA
    22 2.80-2.89
    21 2.90-2.99
    20 3.00-4.00

Dosage Calculations Test

  • Must pass Dosage Calculations test with a score of 90% or above.
  • The test can be taken three times per calendar year, not to be taken twice in a 24-hour period.
  • The score is good for two calendar years.
  • For additional information, see "Dosage Tips Sheet."

Admission to the nursing program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screen and criminal background check are reviewed by the nursing department dean. Students who test positive on the drug screen will be denied admission for the current year. Students may be denied entry into the program based on criminal background results.

All transfer and re-admission students must apply for admission through Admissions Committee. The Nursing Admissions Committee meets three times a year as needed. Meetings are held at the end of November, March and early June. The student should apply by meeting with a career-technical counselor and must submit supporting documentation by Nov. 15, March 15 or May 1.

For further information on the Associate Degree Nursing program, consult the St. Charles Community College Catalog.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

Office Location

Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences – NAH 102
(Map)

Office Phone Number

636-922-8280

Office Coordinator

Denise L. Lammers
636-922-8280
dlammers@stchas.edu