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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the deadline for applications?

For more information about our application process please click here: Application & Selection Information

The next application period is November 2, 2015-February 1, 2016 for entry in fall 2016 and spring 2017.

How can I find out what my wait list number is?

For students currenly on our wait list, please click here: Wait List Information

Estimated Cost of Program 2015-2016


Do I need to complete my prerequisites and general education courses before I apply?

Yes, all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application. In progress transcripts will not be accepted. For more information about prerequisites and general education, please review the

ADN Program Requirements for Graduation

Can prerequisite courses from other schools be used?

Yes, if the school is accredited and if the course is equivalent to our requirement. Check with a counselor to determine this. Bring transcripts to the counseling appointment. For more information about prerequisites, please review the ADN Program Requirements for Graduation

How do I apply to Cabrillo College?

Visit the New Students area of the cabrillo web site: Apply and Register for Classes

How do I request an application to the Nursing Program?

For detailed information about applying to the Nursing Program, including the printable application forms, and the Application Checklist and Instructions, please go to Application & Selection Information.

When does the program start?

The Nursing Program starts twice a year, every Fall and Spring semester.

Does a student need to meet with a counselor before applying?

It is highly recommended, but not required. Please call the counseling department at 479-6274 to make an appointment with a Cabrillo academic counselor.

Is there an Advanced Placement option in the Nursing Program?

Yes, for current LVN's and students transferring from other ADN programs there are limited opportunities to enter our program as an advanced placement student. Positions are offered to advanced placement students on a space available basis. At this time, we are not accepting applications for placement in Level 2/2nd semester.

Please review the information on our web site about Advanced Placement

How do I apply if I am an LVN ?

Please review the information on our web site about Advanced Placement

Is California residency required for admission to the Nursing Program?


Approximately how much time must one devote to the Nursing Program once enrolled?

Total hours, including study time, is approximately 60-65 hours per week.

Is there a counselor who specializes in assisting nursing students?

Yes, Please call the main counseling office at 831-479-6274 for an appointment with Sally Larter, the designated Nursing Program Counselor.

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