Associate Degree Nursing Department
Traditional Track Application Process Checklist

Download the Application Process Checklist: PDF Updated 10/24/11

2014-2015 Degree Tracking Worksheet

Admission to the College

  • Gain admission to Austin Community College; follow instructions/process at
    Visit a campus advisor or counselor to determine need for ACC assessment testing.
  • Associate Degree Nursing requires that the TSI status be complete or exempt.

NOTE: Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to the ADN Program

Applying to the Program

  • FOR STUDENTS REQUESTING AN APPOINTMENT, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE INFORMATION SESSION PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. A meeting is not required to apply to the program. Review the Associate Degree Nursing website and complete a mandatory Information Session and Verification Post Test. The Information Session can be done either online or in person. Information can be found at:

-Retain and submit copy of successful completion of post-test with application.

  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for these five courses only. We accept grades of “C” or better.
    • **ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY COURSE SEQUENCE MUST BE TAKEN TOGETHER, CAN NOT BE MIX MATCHED (eg. BIOL 2401 + BIOL 2402 OR BIOL 2304/2101 + BIOL 2305/2102) please see the Biology website for further information:
    • BIOL 2304/2101 (Human Anatomy)

    *Assessment test is required before permission is given for this course [Biology for BIOL 2304]. Permission is given through the Biology Department.
    See for test details and self prep course.
    *BIOL 2304 must have lab component

    • BIOL 2305/2102 (Human Physiology)

    *Assessment test are required before permission is given for this course [Chemistry for BIOL 2305]. Permission is given through the Biology Department. See for test details and self prep course.
    * Pre-requisite is completion of BIOL 2304/2101.
    *BIOL 2305 must have lab components
    *BIOL 2305 must have been completed within 5 years of application deadline.

    • BIOL 2420 Microbiology

    *Must have been completed within 5 years of application deadline.
    *Pre-requisite is completion of BIOL 2304/2101.
    *BIOL 2420 must have lab component

    • HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions

    *Pre-requisite is completion of BIOL 2304/2101 Anatomy
    *See college catalog for math pre-requisite requirement
    *Must be 3 credit hours and include dosage calculation

    • College Math – any college level math course (Math 1332 or higher)
    • Changes for the Fall 2014 degree plan: all students starting the program Fall 2014 and later will be required to have MATH 1342 Statistics. No other math will be accepted for the degree.
    • Co-requisites are not required to apply but will result in a higher ranking if some/all are complete at time of application.
  • Complete HESI Admission Assessment after completion of your final prerequisite.
  • Submit ADN application only during application periods ( with following:
    • Complete Immunization documentation
    • Information Session Verification Form (Post Test)
    • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in 5 prerequisites
    • Transcripts/course description from colleges other than ACC, if applicable
    • Course work taken at other colleges will not be included unless an official transcript has been submitted.
    • Copy of HESI Test scores, including Critical Thinking component -; printed from / student account.
    • Only students high enough on the ranking list will receive a granted petition via e-mail to register for RNSG 1105 afterthe deadline period closes and ranking is complete.
  • Once applications are submitted students should refer to the “Application Status Update” page for upcoming information:

Selection into the Program

  • New classes start each fall and spring semesters.
  • Competitive ranking based on GPA in prerequisites, co-requisites, HESI score and review points. Bonus points are given to reapplicants.
  • Review Formula and Selection Process

Please note that to be compliant with clinical facility requirements, a mandatory Criminal Background Check (CBC) will be required prior to admission to the ADN Program. Specific timelines must be met, therefore do not submit the CBC until instructed by the program.

Applications may be obtained online ( and submitted to Health Science Admissions Offices:

  • Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. Austin, TX 78702 (Building 8000, Room 8356) or
  • Round Rock Campus, 4400 College Park Dr, Round Rock TX 78665 (Building 3000, room 3105)