nursing students

Admissions Procedure

To be admitted to the nursing program, please complete the following steps.

  1. Submit the following to the College Admission’s office:
    • Completed Application for Admission to the College
    • Official college transcripts from all previously attended colleges
    • High school transcripts or high school equivalency diploma
    • ACT or SAT exam results

Important Instructions Re: Submission Requirements

  1. Applications will be accepted between August 1 - 31, 2021 for entry into the Spring nursing class and February 1 - 28 for entry into the Fall nursing class. Before beginning the nursing application, be sure to have electronic copies of 1) unofficial transcripts of ALL prior college work including Columbia State Community College and 2) screenshot/copy of best ACT/SAT scores. PDFs or clearly legible images/photos are acceptable. You will upload these documents within the online nursing application form. Each transcript and exam score document must show the applicant’s first and last name to be accepted.
    • Complete this online Nursing Program Application
    • Applications are only accepted in February and August and must be completed electronically before 4 p.m. on the last day of the application period. Applications received before the first day or after 4 p.m. on the last day of the application period will not be accepted. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications are not accepted.
  1. Admissions decisions are made based on applicant’s total earned admission points within the admission period with weighted average cumulative GPA as a tie-breaker for applicants with the same admission score. 
  2. If an applicant does not meet the admission criteria, he/she will be notified in writing. When eligibility requirements are met, the applicant will have to resubmit his/her application.
  3. Applicants who are admitted will be notified in writing. Applicants are required to respond to the Nursing Program in writing of their desire to accept their position by the deadline date listed in their letter.
  4. Applicants will be removed from consideration for admission if their responses are not received in the Health Sciences/Nursing office by the deadline date. Students are responsible for promptly notifying the Nursing Program office of any change in name, mailing address, phone number, etc., in order to facilitate contact during the application process.
  5. Applicants who have previously been enrolled in other nursing programs within the past 3 years are considered transfer applicants. Transfer applicants must:
    • Apply for admission to Columbia State and be eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student OR be admitted/currently enrolled at Columbia State (including official transcripts from all colleges attended).
    • Complete and submit a Nursing Program Admission Application for Transfer Nursing Students (provided upon request by the Nursing Program Director). Copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted with the application.
    • Request a letter to be sent from the Dean/Director of the nursing program in which the student was previously enrolled directly to the Columbia State’s Nursing Program Director, stating that the student is in good standing and eligible to continue in that previous program.
    • Submit transcripts from all colleges attended, including Columbia State, attached with the transfer nursing application.
    • Provide catalog descriptions and syllabi of successfully passed nursing course(s).