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Nursing Admissions Criteria

Completed applications for Spring 2018 will only be accepted by Nursing between August 1 & October 15, 2017

Criteria for Admission into the Nursing Program

I. Matriculated Student

Students must be matriculated at Rockland Community College. To become matriculated, a student must have an active application on file with the College. To apply for admission to the College, please go online to

II. College Level Placement in English and Mathematics

Students must be placed by the College at the ENG 101 and MAT 101 or higher levels in order to apply to the Nursing Program.

Establishment of placement levels may take place through any of the following methods:

Transfer Credits

Students who wish credits to be evaluated, must have an official copy of the college transcripts sent to:

Rockland Community College

Attention: Records and Registration

145 College Road

Suffern, NY 10901

Rockland Community College accepts eTranscripts from participating colleges and universities. All college eTranscripts should be emailed to


Students who DO NOT receive transfer credits for English and/or Mathematics, must take an assessment test. A schedule of test dates and study information can be found at

If the placement results for math are MAT 065, MAT 100 or MAT 101E, this course(s) must be completed before applying to the Nursing Program.

If the placement results for English are ESL, ENG 082 or ENG 101 with ENG 098, this course(s) must be completed before applying to the Nursing Program.

III. Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (ATI TEAS)

Students must receive Proficient or higher scores in all categories (Reading, English and Language Usage, Mathematics, Science) in order to submit their Nursing application. Allocation of available seats in the Nursing Program is on a competitive basis based upon ATI TEAS exam results.

Please go to and select a test location. Students must register for exams at least 24 hours before start time of the exam. Students may choose to take the exam at any location where the ATI TEAS is offered.

Students who have taken the ATI TEAS exam for entry to another nursing program may submit examination results to Nursing at Rockland Community College. Exam results must be dated within one year of application deadline date.