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Application Requirements

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We only accept applications twice per year.

February 1st through March 15th and

August 1st through September 15th

(Applications must be received before the deadline. Applications submitted outside of this time frame will not be accepted)  Application materials may be mailed to the address listed below, or brought in person to the Health Technologies Office, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 I.  PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

Each of the following must be a college course completed with a grade of “C” or higher*. Courses taken pass/no pass will be calculated as a “C”. 

  1. Intermediate Algebra: at SBCC Math 107 or 111 or assessment into Math 117 or higher *
  2. English Composition and Reading: at SBCC English 110*
  3. Anatomy with lab: (at SBCC BMS 107) must at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units
  4. Physiology with lab: (at SBCC BMS 108) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units
  5. Microbiology with lab: (at SBCC BMS 127 or BMS 157) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units
  6. Overall GPA of 2.0 in all college coursework (this meets graduation requirements). 

 

*If English and Math courses have been completed at another college, a Prerequisite Challenge Form A must be submitted to determine equivalency to SBCC courses. Print the form and read the instructions carefully at http://www.sbcc.edu/prerequisitepolicy For English coursework, include the course description, the course description of literature courses and the general education requirements for the college attended.

 

A Health Technologies counselor can determine if courses taken at other colleges will meet SBCC pre-requisites and requirements for graduation, and assist you in planning your SBCC coursework. You must have a SBCC application on file to meet with a Counselor in person, online or by phone. To speak to a Health Technologies Counselor, contact the Academic Counseling Center at 805-965-0581, ext 2285. You may also email your questions to the Health Technologies Counselors, using the following webform: http://sbcc.edu/studentservices/files/question/index.html

 

 

II.  APPLICATION PROCESS

If you have never attended Santa Barbara City College, you must submit an SBCC Application; apply online at www.sbcc.edu/apply or in the Admissions Office at SBCC.

After college application is submitted, you must submit the following to:

SBCC Health Technologies Office, 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

  1. Completed Associate Degree Nursing application (attached).
  2. Official high school transcript (in the original sealed enveloped) or proof of GED, unless you have an AA/AS or BA/BS from a regionally accredited US institution.
  3. Official transcripts (in the original sealed enveloped) from all colleges attended other than SBCC  OR a print-out from your SBCC Pipeline account showing that all official transcripts have been received. http://www.sbcc.edu/admissions/files/IncomingTranscriptsReceived.pdf
  4. International students only: An official evaluation report of high school and college coursework is required. Two acceptable evaluation agencies are International Research Foundation, Inc., (http://www.ierf.org) or World Education Services, Inc. (http://www.wes.org). For high school coursework, a general report is needed showing equivalency to high school graduation in the U.S. For college coursework, a detailed, course-by-course evaluation with grades is required.
  5. For the LVN-RN program, copy of a current LVN license.
  6. Not required at time of applicationTest of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) A minimum score 62% on TEAS Version V (five) is required for admittance to our program. When your entry date is within two to three semesters, you will be invited to take the TEAS at SBCC. If you have taken the TEAS test elsewhere, we required that ATI submit results from your first attempt. We will not accept a copy from the student. Students whose results do not meet the minimum score will be required to complete remediation prior to re-testing and admission.
  7. IMPORTANT:  TEAS exam result must be completed at least one full semester prior to your entry date. For fall entrants, results must be submitted by December 31st. For spring entrants, results must be submitted by May 31st.  Note:  The TEAS results do not "expire". 

~Incomplete applications will be returned to the student~ 

III. EVALUATION OF PRE-REQUISITES & CUT SCORE

Coursework from other colleges will be evaluated for equivalency to SBCC prerequisite courses. Due to the volume of applications received, the results of the evaluation can take up to three  months.

How Applicant Transcripts will be Evaluated

Toward Admission to the SBCC ADN Program

The Cut Score is obtained using a formula designed by researchers in the California Community College Chancellor’s Office which predicts student success in two year RN programs.  In other words, a student with a Cut Score of 89 would have an 89% predicted chance of success in the RN program.  The formula does not take into account motivation, dedication to studies and life experiences.

Those factors  the Chancellor’s office found to have the most influence on student success include:

  1. Overall College GPA
  2. College GPA in the Core Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology)
  3. College GPA in English
  4. Any repeats in the Core Sciences (includes W’s, D’s, or F’s)

The SBCC ADN Program has determined that applicants must get a Cut Score of 72% or higher to be placed on the wait list.

The cut score of 72% was arrived at by the following student profile:

 

Overall College GPA

College GPA in Core Sciences

College GPA in

English

Withdrawals or Repeats in Core Sciences

2.5 (C+)

2.5 (C+)

2.5 (C+)

0

Here are seven profiles that would result in an eligible score of 72% or above: 

Overall College GPA

College GPA in Core Sciences

College GPA in

English

Withdrawals or Repeats in Core Sciences

2.2

2.0

3.5

0

2.5

2.0

3.0

0

2.5

2.0

4.0

1

3.0

2.67

3.0

1

3.0

4.0

2.0

1

3.2

3.0

3.5

2

2.89

2.89

4.0

2

 

*Please remember that you need to carefully plan your class schedule(s) so that you can devote all of your time to successfully completing your college courses the first time around.

 

RECONFIRMATION LETTER

Once it has been determined that all application requirements and prerequisites have been met, all wait list applicants are mailed Reconfirmation Letters twice per year – at the beginning of the college’s fall and spring semesters. The response portion of the letter must be signed and returned to the Health Technologies Office within the timeframe indicated on the letter in order to retain the entry date.  Failure to respond to this letter will result in removal from the wait list.

 

Important – To remain on the wait list and retain your entry date:

1.           Respond to every Reconfirmation Letter received within the timeframe indicated on the letter.

              Failure to respond will result in removal from the wait list.

2.           Notify the Health Technologies Office of address and phone number changes.

3.           Complete any required remediation, and re-test to meet required State composite score of 62% on Version V TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).

 

DEFERRAL POLICY

 

Due to extenuating circumstances, any student accepted into the nursing program may defer entry one time. To request a deferral, a student must submit a request, in writing, to the ADN Director. Deferrals are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and all decisions will be final.

Examples of what would not be considered an extenuating circumstance are a positive background or drug screen, a missing TEAS test score, or failure to complete a required remediation plan.

 

    WHILE ON THE WAIT LIST

  • Complete General Education requirements.*
  • Explore transfer requirements for BSN.  English 111: Critical Thinking or Philosophy 111, and a statistics course (Math 117 or Psychology 150) are recommended.  In addition, students are advised to take Sociology 101 rather than Sociology 113.* 

*See a Health Technologies Cluster Counselor for assistance with items #2 & #3.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT REQUIRED, BUT MAY BE HELPFUL

  • Complete a medical terminology course - SBCC AH 120 or HIT 135 (online course).
  • Complete SBCC Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program. 

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