Application Periods & Deadlines
Applications are only available during our application period. Complete the fillable application form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. We accept applications during the following times:
- April 1 - April 30 for admission to the Fall semester program
- October 1 - October 31 for admission to the Spring semester program
All materials must be received in the Division office (B-6 of the Foothill Campus) by April 30 or October 31 at 3 pm. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following business day.
Effective January 1, 2020, the application period for the PCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program will be changing. The new application periods will be April 1 - April 30, 2020 for Fall Admissions and July 1 - July 30, 2020 for Spring Admissions.
General Admission Information
Before applying to the Registered Nursing Program, please review the following admission requirements and recommendations.
Selection to the program is based on the following criteria:
- GPA in English, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, (minimum GPA 2.5).
- Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tool TEAS score (minimum score 62)
- Completion of relevant course work with C or better: Introduction to Sociology, Human Nutrition, Elementary Statistics, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication, and Critical Thinking (Eng 1c, Ph 25, 30,33, Ph Sc 2, Sp 6,12)
- Relevant healthcare certificates, veteran status, previous bachelor's degree or above
- Life experiences or special circumstances of an applicant (3 points awarded to all
Applicant may have one or more special circumstances, but the maximum points awarded to each applicant. Documentation not required.
- Proficiency reading, writing and speaking or college level coursework in languages other than English
How to Apply
If you are not currently enrolled at PCC, you need to apply for admission to the college, in addition to applying to the Registered Nursing Program. Apply now to PCC .
To apply to the Registered Nursing Program, you need to submit a complete application packet which includes:
3 Submit Your Application Packet
You must submit your application in a sealed envelope to the Health Sciences Division office by 3pm on the final day of the application period (April 30th for Fall admission or October 31st for spring admission). If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following business day.
Pasadena City College Foothill Campus
Registered Nursing Program
Health Sciences Division B-6
3035 East Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
We will notify applicants to the Registered Nursing Program by email approximately 8 weeks after the close of the application period.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to:
If you are a student with foreign transcripts, you must have your transcripts evaluated by one of the following three companies before applying. A detailed/comprehensive report with the breakdown of upper and lower division courses is required. Credit from foreign schools can only be recognized for math, humanities, and the physical education requirements:
International Research Foundation (IERF)
(310)-258-9451 | www.ierf.org
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
(310)-275-3530 | http://www.acei-global.org/application-for-evaluation
American Education Research Center (AERC)
(626)-339-4404 | www.aerc-eval.com
This program is designed to be completed in months.
This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: www.collegescorecard.ed.gov.
This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.