RN Program Admissions
General Admissions Requirements
To become a student in one of Jersey College's nursing programs, prospective applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Be at least eighteen (18) year of age.
- Present proof of high school education or its equivalent (as defined by the US DOE)* The high school education can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma.* Jersey College does not offer admission based on Ability to Benefit (ATB).
- Present proof of U.S. citizenship or a permanent resident card (aka green card).*
- Complete an application for admissions.
- Participate in interviews with administration and/or faculty members and obtain a recommendation for admission, based on information received during the application process
- Make an advance program deposit for tuition and fees. The deposit will be applied against the total tuition and fees of the program that is in effect on the date of enrollment.*
*Under limited circumstances as approved by the Academic Standards Committee and allowable by federal and state law, an applicant who is unable to produce the required proof of high school education or its equivalent, may attest to high school education or its equivalent by completing a self-attestation form.
*Jersey College may require students with foreign diplomas to verify the diploma and education. Such verification may include, but is not limited to, requests for high school transcripts, proof of equivalency and authentication and notarization of the diploma by the issuing body, and evaluation of the diploma and/or transcript by an approved third-party evaluation company.
*Applicants with asylum status in the United States pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act must submit a completed Form I-94 as proof of granting of asylum. The completed Form I-94 will serve as an alternative to a green card for purposes of admission.
*The minimum deposit is $500.00 (subject to financial considerations). The deposit funds are applied against a student’s account and the total cost of the program.
In addition to meeting the US DOE definition for high school education, applicants must meet the following: For a Florida campus-based program “evidence of a high school graduation diploma, general equivalency diploma, or its equivalent” (Florida Statutes Rule 6E-2.004(4)(m)3, Fla. Admin. Code).
Students in enrolling in a nursing program in the State of Indiana must provide “a complete high school transcript” and applicants providing a GED must provide “a copy of the test results listing individual and total scores on the GED test ...” with satisfactory test scores (848 IAC 1-2-11(e),(f)).
Applicants shall have completed work equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including 4 units of English, 3 units of Social Studies, 2 units of Mathematics (one of which is Algebra) and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory or the equivalent. Title 49 Pa.C.S. §21.101(c)
school of nursing standards for admission
In order to be considered for admission into the School of Nursing at Jersey College, applicants must meet the general standards of admission for the College and meet the minimum skill levels in one of the following academic aptitude tests.
|Aptitude Test||minimum Score|
|American College Test (ACT)||19 Composite Score|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||990 CR-M (taken on or after March 5, 2016)
910 CR-M (taken before March 5, 2016)
|Jersey College Entrance Exam||Combined score of 165 in reading and mathematics (with a minimum of 80 on the reading section)|
In lieu of demonstrating minimum skills through an aptitude test, applicants may seek admission into the Professional Nursing program by submitting proof of successful completion of prior nursing education from an approved/accredited Practical Nursing program and proof of a current, active, unencumbered LPN license.,Students admitted based on prior education and licensure may be provided with advanced placement in the Professional Nursing program.
 Graduates of any of Jersey College’s Practical Nursing programs may seek advanced placement into the Professional Nursing program without a LPN license; however, such students may not enroll in and register for nursing courses with clinical and practicum experiences without providing proof of a current, active, unencumbered LPN license.
 An unofficial copy of a transcript and/or an official notification from a state agency that the applicant has graduated from an approved/accredited Practical Nursing program may be utilized in lieu of an official transcript in limited circumstances. Such use is at the sole discretion of Jersey College.