Application Process - How to Apply​


It is required that interested prospects attend an Information Session. Program overview, eligibility requirements, application process, and more will be discussed. Find dates at (Prospective Students).


We highly recommend that you meet with a college counselor to ensure you meet the requirements to apply. Contact (310) 233-4229.


Course Name



Pre-requisites (LACCD Course)

Must be completed prior to applying (no recency requirement)

Anatomy 1 with lab*

Introduction to Human Anatomy



Physiology 1 with lab*

Introduction to Human Physiology



Microbiology 20 with lab*

General Microbiology



*Sciences: An overall GPA ≥ 2.5 for above science courses, with no grade less than a “C” (not “C-”), and no more than ONE repetition of any one of these courses.

English 101

College Reading & Composition



Psychology 1

General Psychology



Psychology 41

Life-Span Psychology



Chemistry with lab OR
One year High School Chemistry

Introductory General Chemistry



Math 123C OR 125 or higher

Intermediate Algebra




Highly recommended to complete before applying (no recency requirement)

Communication Studies 101 or 121

Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication



Sociology 1 or Anthropology 102

Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology



American Institutions**

Minimum 3 semester units




Minimum 3 semester units



LVN-RN Transition


Must be taken during application period


Nursing 329A/329B, 311, 321 / Current CA LVN license

Role Transition, Communication, Nursing Process



“C” or better (not “C-”) in all pre-requisite coursework AND overall GPA ≥ 2.5 on all coursework.

**See “LAHC Nursing Program Checklist” for applicable courses. Also consult the LAHC College Catalog for graduation requirements.

It is your responsibility to meet with a college counselor to verify equivalency of courses taken at other institutions outside LAHC. This is includes, but is not limited to, foreign, out-of-state and private institutions. Petitions must be approved prior to submitting your application. Please allow adequate time for processing petitions. Approved courses must be listed on the LAHC transcript memorandum, or a copy of the signed petition(s) must be included with the application.

Apply to Harbor College at to obtain an LACCD student ID (88-) and email (@email). These will be required on the application.

Visit the LAHC Nursing website to obtain an Application Form at (Prospective Students).

Follow application instructions. Type—do not write on this application except for signature.

Order two (2) copies of transcripts. One copy is submitted with your application. The other copy is mailed directly to LAHC Admissions and Records. Important points to follow:

  • All transcripts from all institutions attended must be attached to this application. They become property of the college.
  • Transcripts must be official (sealed, unopened). Exception is LACCD schools, which may be unofficial.
  • Foreign transcripts must include evaluations; these too must be official. Visit Counseling for a list for evaluation agencies.
    • High school transcripts (or equivalent e.g. GED) are required if: no previous degree (Associate’s or higher) OR using for High School Chemistry (even with higher degree).
  • Do not mail transcripts separately to the Nursing Department. They will not be matched up with your application.

Application period dates will also be available online. Applications will not be accepted before or after these dates; nor will they be accepted on weekends or holidays.

Drop off your application in-person at the Nursing building in designated areas. Observe current operating hours.

Your application will be processed as-is. Any missing/incomplete information or transcripts will make your application ineligible.

Check your LACCD student email (@email) for updates. This will be the sole means of communication regarding your application. The Nursing department will not attempt to correct any misspelled email addresses and will be marked as ineligible.

Visit for study guide information.

Requirement for eligibility: An overall cut score of 62%on the first attemptis required to advance in the application process.

Starting August, 31, 2016, the new ATI TEASwill be used for the nursing entrance exam. Version 5 will no longer be used.

Eligible applicants will be invited to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). If the number of eligible applicants exceed number of vacancies, a random lottery will be conducted to select applicants for invitation.

The ATI TEAS is a computerized multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes. If you have taken the ATI TEAS previously, do not include or send your score until requested to do so.

Please note: Effective July 1, 2017, the nursing programs in the LACCD will only accept scores from the new TEAS Version (ATI TEAS). Version 5 will no longer be accepted.

This is a computerized exam taken on-campus (not open to the public).

Contact the Nursing department if testing accommodations are required.

If you pass the ATI TEAS, you will forward to the final lottery selection.

If the number of eligible applicants still exceed number of vacancies, a random lottery will be conducted to determine the incoming class.

Eligible LVNs who have successfully completed 329A/329B, 311, and 321 are accepted into the program based on space availability.

Check your LACCD student email (@email) for final letters of decision.


Incoming 1st semester and LVN students must attend a mandatory orientation session.

During orientation, students will be informed of program requirements such as personal background checks and all health requirements, as well as LAHC student support services. Here are some tips for success.

  • Attend Family Night | Look for a special invitation prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Make sure members of your support system (family, significant other, friends, etc.) understand your need to be totally committed to the program from your first day as a nursing student until your graduation.
  • If you work over 20 hours per week your chances of success are greatly reduced. Approximately 24-36 hours per week of studying outside of class and clinic hours is to be expected in order to be successful.
  • The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) will not allow any student without a social security number to take the NCLEX exam.
  • Contact the BRN at or to see if any past legal problems will prevent licensure.


Were you eligible? If you were not selected, you are welcome to re-apply next semester. Fill out the same application form, but be sure to specify the “RE-APPLY” option.

Were you ineligible? Did you not meet the minimum eligibility requirements? Use the following resources to your benefit.


If you did not achieve an “Adjusted Individual Total Score” of 62% or greater, remediation may be available. Remediation is an individualized plan to strengthen deficient concepts. Once remediation is completed in the determined timeframe, candidates may re-take the ATI TEAS test and achieve a score of 62% or greater in all four areas. Please contact the Division of Nursing & Health Sciences at (310) 233-4638 or 4262 for more information.​