Application Periods & Deadlines
Applications are only available during our application period. We accept applications
during the following times:
- April 1 - April 30 for admission to the Fall semester program
- Starting 2018, October 1 - October 31 for admission to the Spring semester program
All materials must be received in the Division office (B-6 of the CEC) by Mar. 1 or
July 1 at 3 pm. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is
the following business day.
General Admission Information
Before applying to the Registered Nursing Program, please review the following admission
requirements and recommendations.
- You must have the ability to communicate safely, accurately, and effectively in both
written and spoken English.
- An Assessment/readiness test (TEAS) is required for all applicants including those
who have an Associate, Bachelor or Master's degree effective for Spring 2018 admissions.
This is a basic test of reading, vocabulary, math and science that we have determined
to be linked with success in a nursing program. A minimum score of 62 for TEAS VI is
required to apply to the nursing program. You can purchase study materials from the
ATI website, www.atitesting.com. Register and pay the test fee through ATI and take the proctored exam at an ATI approved site. You must request to have the
official results sent to PCC Nursing for consideration in admission.
- We do not keep transcripts or applications on file. We shred prior applications and
transcripts after the completion of the selection process. Therefore, if you are reapplying,
you must resubmit transcripts and applications each application period.
- Nursing prerequisites (English, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology) must be complete
with a minimum 2.5 GPA before you can enroll in RN courses. We strongly recommend
that you complete non-nursing courses prior to beginning the RN program. The program
is very rigorous and students will generally not be able to manage additional classes
or work during the semesters they are in the program. View Prerequisites.
- We highly recommend that basic science courses (microbiology, anatomy, and physiology)
are completed within the past five years with a grade of “C” or higher. The BRN requires
a C or better in all BRN coursework in order to be considered for licensure.
- A Social Security number is required to be admitted to the program as it required
to be eligible to take the licensing exam. In addition, most of the clinical sites
require you to have a social security number in order to use their facility as the
clinical portion of your nursing education.
- Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance.
Selection to the program is based on the following criteria:
- Previous Academic degrees (from a U.S. accredited college), or relevant health care
certificates held by an applicant (maximum 15 points)
- Grade point average in relevant course work (maximum 50 points)
- Life experiences or special circumstances of an applicant (maximum 3 points)
Applicant may have one or more in this category but maximum points awarded are 3.
Documentation will only be required for the one that may apply.
- Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English (maximum
- Approved diagnostic assessment tool (maximum 30 points)
Please used the following resources for further information on how we evaluate applications
and select applicants to the RN program.
How to Apply
1 Apply for admission to PCC
If you are not currently enrolled at PCC, you need to apply for admission to the college
in addition to applying to the Radiologic Technology Program. Apply now to PCC .
2 Complete Your Application Packet
To apply to the Vocational Nursing Program you need to submit a complete application
packet which includes:
- A completed Registered Nursing program application. Download Application.
- RN Program Admission Supporting Documentation Form. Download Form.
- One official U.S. high school transcript or GED certificate or Equivalency Report
from one of the college’s acceptable companies
This is not required if an Associate or higher degree is posted on U.S. college transcripts.
- One official transcript of ALL U.S. colleges and universities attended, including
Pasadena City College*
*If you have foreign transcripts, please read our information on how to have your
- Printout of TEAS V transcript with an Adjusted Individual Total score of 62 or higher
- Documentation of all applicable criteria for awarding points.
Be aware that unofficial transcripts and photocopies of diplomas are not acceptable,
and incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. If you
are accepted into the program, the college’s Records Office will also require transcripts.
3 Submit Your Application Packet
You must submit your application to the Health Sciences Division office by 3pm on
the final day of the application period (March 1st for Fall admission or August 1st
for spring admission ). If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline
is the following business day.
Pasadena City College
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
10 weeks after the close of the application period.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to:
- Complete a Health Clearance (forms will be provided)
- Complete a criminal background check in order to be able to attend clinical experiences.
Details regarding these clearances will be provided with the acceptance packet upon
If you have questions or concerns about the background check, we encourage you to
make an appointment to discuss these concerns with the nursing program director. You
can also view some of the issues on the BRN website at www.rn.ca.gov.
If you are a student with foreign transcripts, you must have your transcripts evaluated
by one of the following three companies before applying:
International Research Foundation (IERF)
(310)-258-9451 | www.ierf.org
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
(310)-275-3530 | www.aceil.com
American Education Research Center (AERC)
(626)-339-4404 | www.aerc-eval.com