Nursing FAQs

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You can start off by reviewing the information on the Nursing website (Prospective Students).
If you haven’t already done so, you are required to attend an Information Session which discusses program requirements and the overall application process. They are usually held at the Nursing Building. Please visit the Nursing website for scheduled dates.
We also highly recommend that you meet with a college counselor to ensure you meet the requirements to apply.

No reservation is required to attend.

We recommend making an appointment with a college counselor to determine transferable courses and equivalency. Courses, including those taken at another country, out-of-state or at a private institution, may require a petition for equivalency to be submitted.

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation agency. Official copies of the transcripts and the evaluation results must be included with your application. We recommend that you meet with a college counselor regarding course equivalencies.

Effective for the Fall 2019 application period, W's will not count towards the repeat policy.

A combined science course such as Anatomy and Physiology will count as one attempt.

A repeat of both lecture and lab within the same science course will be considered one repetition.

In this case, only the grades from your earlier attempt will be used towards eligibility. However, the recent attempts will be calculated towards your overall GPA.

No it is not.

Yes, one year of high school Chemistry is acceptable. However, we encourage students to consider transfer to a 4-year institution, in which college-level Chemistry is required. We recommend that you meet with a college counselor regarding transfer requirements.

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation agency. Official copies of the transcripts and the evaluation results must be included with your application.

No we do not.

No. You may submit an unofficial transcript which will include all coursework taken within the LACCD. It is not required to send LACCD transcripts to LAHC Admissions and Records.

Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions attended, even if the coursework will not apply towards program requirements. Your coursework will be counted towards your overall GPA.

You will find the Application Form on our website. Fill out the required information as completely as possible and print it out to submit to our office. Along with your application, you are required to attach official transcripts of all institutions you have attended (exception is LAHC, which may be unofficial).

You may submit application during posted application filing periods. Please call us or visit the website for this information.

No, you are required to provide your student ID and email on your application.

We understand the anticipation from each applicant during this process. Please check your LACCD student email ( for any correspondence.

We will use your LACCD student email ( as the sole method of communication regarding your application. Please ensure if it correct on your application, as the Nursing department will not attempt to correct a misspelled email address and will simply mark your application as ineligible.

Eligible candidates will receive an email containing instructions for the ATI TEAS. If you have not taken the exam previously you will reply to an invitation. If you have taken the ATI TEAS previously, you will be instructed to send your scores through the ATI website. Any scores sent outside of that will not be considered.

Our policy states that we only look at the first attempt/score.

Remediation may be available, as available. Once remediation is completed in the determined timeframe, candidates may re-take the ATI TEAS and must achieve a score of 62% or greater in all content areas. Please contact the Division of Nursing & Health Sciences at (310) 233-4638 or 4262 for more information.

No. Please check with the institution you took the exam and see if remediation is available there.

No. The ATI TEAS exam is only offered to eligible candidates who have applied to our program.

You are recommended to start studying for the ATI TEAS as soon as you can, just in case of the event you are invited to take it. Everyone has their own learning style and pace and should take the necessary steps to prepare for this exam.

Starting with the Spring 2020 application period, the Los Angeles Harbor College Associate Degree Nursing Program will be utilizing a multi-criteria admission process to select applicants. Qualified applicants will be selected as follows: 50% selected using multi-criteria admission; 50% selected using random lottery.

Twice a year: one for the Fall semester and one for the Spring semester. Visit the website for available application filing dates.

When we send out an initial batch of invitations, the application process is still not yet done. Depending on applicant responses, we may find it necessary to select more eligible candidates. Regardless, all applicants will receive a letter of decision, acceptance or otherwise, through their student email.

In no particular order, reasons include but are not limited to incomplete application information (of any kind), excessive science repeats, science or overall GPA below 2.5, need to petition coursework for equivalency, missing pre-requisites, incomplete transcript submissions, or providing untruthful information.

We recommend that you make an appointment with a college counselor to review program requirements. We also recommend that you attend an Information Session to receive an overview of the program and the application process.

In addition to the program requirements, you will need to enroll in four Nursing courses: 329A, 329B, 321, and 311. This should be done at the time you are applying. You also need to provide a copy of your active LVN license.

Eligible candidates who successfully complete the four Nursing courses and pass the ATI TEAS will be admitted based on space availability.

Please contact the division of Nursing and Health Sciences at (310) 233-4368 or 4262 for more information.