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Admissions Procedure

  1. Submit the following to the College Admission’s office:
    • Completed Application for Admission to the College
    • Official college transcripts
    • High school transcripts or high school equivalency diploma
    • ACT or SAT exam results
  2. Submit the following to the Nursing Office:
    • Completed nursing admission application
    • Copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • ACT/SAT scores
    • Submit the application to:
      • Office of Health Sciences/Nursing Program
      • Columbia State Community College
      • 1665 Hampshire Pike
      • Columbia, TN 38401
    • Forms are available in the Health Sciences/Nursing office or on the Nursing Program Web page (www.columbiastate.edu/nursing). Applications are accepted in February and August. Applications must be received in the Health Sciences/Nursing Office on the Columbia campus before 4:00 p.m. on the last day. Any application received after 4:00 p.m. on the last day will be returned to the person submitting the application. Faxed applications are not accepted.
  3. If an applicant does not meet the admission criteria, he/she will be notified in writing. When eligibility requirements are met, the applicant will have to resubmit his/her application.
  4. Applicants who are admitted will be notified in writing. Applicants are required to respond to the Nursing Program in writing of their desire to accept their position by the deadline date listed in their letter.
  5. Applicants will be removed from consideration for admission if their responses are not received in the Health Sciences/Nursing office by the deadline date. Students are responsible for promptly notifying the Nursing Program office of any change in name, mailing address, phone number, etc., in order to facilitate contact during the application process.
  6. Students seeking admission by transferring from another nursing program are evaluated for transfer credit on an individual basis. Eligible transfer students will be accepted on a space available basis. Applicants who seek to transfer from another nursing program will submit the following:
    • A Nursing Program transfer application
    • Official transcripts with appropriate course descriptions
    • A letter of recommendation from the Dean/Director of the previous Nursing Program stating eligibility to continue or return to that program must be mailed to the Nursing Program Director of Columbia State.
  7. Admissions decisions are currently made based upon final course grades in Anatomy & Physiology I, ACT/SAT composite scores, and cumulative GPA on all attempted college credits.

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