Before applying to the program, students are required to attend an informational session in Room 1204 of the Administration Building. Call 636-922-8241 to pre-register or visit RN Information Nights section above.
The demanding curriculum of the A.D.N. program prepares graduates for the national licensing examination and to perform safe nursing care in clinical situations; therefore, admission is selective.
To complete the A.D.N. application, students must meet with a Career-Technical Counselor upon completion of the admission requirements listed below. To make an appointment with a Career-Technical Counselor, visit www.stchas.edu/appointment.
At the time of application:
- Students will be placed in an applicant pool.
- Students are expected to pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
- Payments can be made at the Cashier's window (ADM 1117). If after hours, please pay with cash or check at the Welcome Desk in the main lobby of the Administration building.
Step I - 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.
- Students must have all official transcripts on file and submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form PRIOR to application.
- Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.
Step 2 - Grade Point Average
- Recent high school graduates within five years, may present official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. GPAs for high school students with 12 or more dual credit hours will be based solely on college-level coursework.
- Students with 12 hours of college-level credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
- College credits supersede high school GPA.
Step 3 - 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.
- St. Charles Community College is a testing site, but the ACT can be taken at any location.
- The ACT will be waived for students who meet the following criteria:
- Completed a Bachelor's Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Completed an associate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Completed 45+ transferable college-level credit hours, 30 of which must be in general education courses, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Sliding Scale ACT/GPA
Required ACT score correlates to a student's GPA range.
Step 4 - HESI A2 Exam
- Students must complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam and earn a 75% on each of the 4 academic subject areas. The academic areas included are: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
- Chemistry and Physics are not currently included on the HESI A2 for St. Charles Community College.
- HESI A2 Entrance Exam must be taken within two years from program start.
- Students may take the HESI A2 up to three times per calendar year not to exceed one time in a six-week period.
- Testing fee for HESI A2 Entrance Exam is non-refundable.
** All HESI A2 requirements and procedures are subject to change.
Admission to the Associate Degree of 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.
*** The admission criteria and process are subject to change.
Associate Degree of Nursing Admission Process
For entry into the Associate Degree of Nursing program at St. Charles Community College, students are ranked for admission by a point system associated with their HESI A2 scores, GPAs, ACTs (if applicable), and Anatomy & Physiology I grades. Admission is selective.
Beginning fall 2017, SCC will admit students to the Associate Degree of Nursing program in the fall and spring semesters. Students meeting minimum eligibility requirements for application are not guaranteed admission to the nursing program.
For further information on the Associate Degree of Nursing program, consult the College Catalog.