Cabrillo College Nursing Program Wait List will be posted to our web site once a year on March 1st. Wait List Intent Forms are also posted only once a year on March 1st. Postmark due date will be on the Wait List Intent Form.
The Nursing Program currently admits 30 students every semester, in February and August. Cabrillo’s Nursing program has an Application/Selection Process that allows students to submit an application during the designated application period, once all prerequisites have been completed. Students who have received written notice of aceptance into our program will be added to our waitlist, in order, based on the certified mail postmark date of their application packet. We rigorously control the wait list based exclusively on your application postmark. Students on the waitlist are guaranteed placement into the program.
Wait list positions cannot be given out over the telephone or via email
In order to maintain your position on our wait list, every March all waitlisted students must print a Wait List Intent Form from the web page, complete it and mail it to our office via certified mail postmarked by the date specified on the form. Wait List Intent Forms are posted to the web site on the first day of March. The required post mark date for the Wait List Intent Forms is noted specifically on the Wait List Intent Form. Once the postmark due date has past, the Wait List Intent forms and the Wait List will be removed from the web site.
Failure to submit Wait List Intent Forms by the required postmark date, via certified mail, will result in your removal from the wait list.
While on the wait list, maintaining accurate contact information is essential. It is extremely important that you notify the Nursing Program Office, in writing, of any changes to your mailing address, phone number, and email. Contact update info may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail to Cabrillo College Nursing Program, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003. You may also bring your contact info updates to our office which is located in room 1550 on the lower campus. Contact info updates will not be accepted over the phone! We will use the contact information you provide to communicate with you. If we are unable to reach you by phone, email or postal mail, you will be removed from the waitlist.
While we can guarantee placement into the program, we cannot guarantee when students will begin the program, given the variables of the waitlist. Given normal life events (moves, jobs, pregnancy, changes in priorities), not all of those on our waitlist will actually start our program. An average of 25% of the waitlisted students drop-off the list for various reasons. This allows others on the waitlist to move up the list. This is one of the most difficult variables of the waitlist to predict.
Given the number of students on the waitlist and the program’s experience with the variables inherent with such a waitlist, we estimate a wait of five years from the postmark date of application for those currently applying to the program. Your wait could be less than this, or more than this, given the many variables involved. We strongly encourage qualified students to apply to the program.
The length of the waitlist can fluctuate greatly over time, and should not deter committed students from pursuing their goals. Please check the Cabrillo Nursing Program web page regularly for information about how to use your time on the wait list productively. We post valuable information about professional certificates, educational opportunities, financial aid, program requirements and other information pertinent to students pursuing a career in health care. The web site is an invaluable link to our program and the health care education opportunities in our area.