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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.  In the event there are multiple applications in one day, students will be placed on the list by GPA.
  • 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:


  • 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.
  • Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology I, earning a B or better, within five years of entering the program. 

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.  GPA's 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 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 completed a Bachelor's Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their last 30 hours of coursework.
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have earned an Associate Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have 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
    22 2.80-2.89
    21 2.90-2.99
    20 3.00-4.00

HESI A2 Exam

  • Students must complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 75% on each subsection: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • 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.
  • Tuition for HESI A2 Entrance Exam is non refundable. 

   ** All HESI A2 requirements and procedures are subject to change.

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.

*** These admission criteria are subject to change.

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

Office Phone Number


Office Coordinator

Denise L. Lammers