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Nursing Program Admission Information 

Request Steps:

Step One:  Seek advisement from Counseling 
Step Two: Prior to requesting admission into a Nursing Program the following must be done:
  • Complete the required pre-requisite course work for the desired program and/or track.
  • For core prerequisite courses obtain at least a 2.0 grade in each and have a  recorded overall   GPA of 2.50 or higher for ADN tracks  or an overall GPA of  2.00 GPA for the Practical Nursing Program. Numerical rounding is not done with GPA's
Step Three: Meet criteria and request to be reviewed.

The criteria below must be met in order to submit a request to be reviewed.  Please note, having one of these areas missing could result in a declined review.

Nursing Checklist Criteria
  • I have transcripts from other schools on file
  • I have a high school diploma/GED on file
  • I have met with a counselor and reviewed my records for the nursing program I am interested in
  • I have completed all prerequisite courses with a "C" or higher and my grades are posted
  • My overall GPA is 2.5 or higher
If you meet the above criteria, please submit an: Online Request for Review

The Division of Nursing will review the student’s admission and academic record.  Following the Division’s review, the prospective applicant will receive an e-mailed response to their Tri-C email address.   The response will either give the student information about taking the nursing Admission and Assessment (A2) Test or decline the student’s admission request. 

Nursing placement is only offered when all the admissions requirements are met, including the entrance test*.  A background check is required four-six months prior to the start of a program**.  Nursing placement is offered via an emailed communication and is only sent to the students Tri-C email account.  Please ensure that your account is active and accessible.

Acceptance is granted on a first-come space-available basis. For questions, the Division of Nursing may be contacted at 216-987-4067, or e-mailed at  

Reminder: As part of the admission process all students applying for Nursing and Health Career Programs must complete a background check that includes finger printing and court search (BCI). Background Check Information.

Students with a citation will have their record reviewed on an individual basis and this information will be kept confidential. In some instances a citation may preclude a student from being accepted into a health career program. Also, drug screening may be required for some training sites.  

*The entrance test information is provided to the student once a positive review has taken place. It is conducted through an outside vendor and student scores are sent to Tri-C directly from the vendor. The exam has two components, English and Math. The composite scores required for the ADN program are 75% and 70% are required for the PN program. If a second attempt is needed, only the section(s) below what is required needs to be retaken. Only one attempt can be made per month and there is no limit on the number of attempts. A study guide for the entrance test is available to review in the Tri-C libraries or for purchase in the Tri-C bookstores. It is the HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review by Elsevier.

**Conditional/provisional acceptance is defined as allowing a student admission into a program pending the results of their criminal background check. Students with conditional/provisional acceptance will not be allowed to practice their program skills on patients or other students or perform at clinical facilities until the BCI process is complete and the student has been cleared. If the student is not cleared, they must immediately withdraw from the program, associated courses, and will be responsible for any costs incurred until the withdrawal process is complete. Please speak with the program manager for more information.

How to reach us

Phone 216-987-4067 
Fax 216-987-4287 
Cuyahoga Community College
Division of Nursing
2900 Community College Ave
MHCS 337
Cleveland, OH 44115

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