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.*
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.