Nursing Applicant

Applications for EMCC’s associate in science in Nursing (Registered Nurse) are accepted between September 1 and December 30 of each year.  All supporting transcripts must be received by the deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time to complete the admission process.

Final file review is held through the Nursing Department and Nursing is not considered rolling admissions. Decisions on applications will be announced in February.

In order to be reviewed by the EMCC Nursing Department, applicants must complete (or be currently enrolled in) all program prerequisites and meet established enrollment criteria (see “Selection Process” described below).

Program Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, all prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to file review.

Final transcripts for students currently enrolled in prerequisite courses are due by December 30th .

Applicants who have not completed program prerequisites or who are not currently enrolled in the below-mentioned courses at the time of the application review, will not be considered for admission to Nursing. (Updated transcripts for courses taken at institutions other than EMCC are required upon course completion in this case.)

The prerequisites required for admission to EMCC’s Nursing Program are:

  • Algebra I (high school level)
  • Biology with Lab (high school level)
  • Transferable college-level Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (EMCC’s BIO127)^
  • Transferable college-level Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (EMCC’s BIO128^)
  • Transferable college-level College Composition (EMCC’s ENG101)^
  • NRG101-Math for Nurses (This course is offered at EMCC online synchronously and can be taken at a distance. While little is accepted in transfer for this course, a challenge exam is available. Note that upper-level math courses such as College Algebra, Statistics, Calculus will NOT fulfill this prerequisite.)

“Desired” but not required academic courses relevant to the Nursing curriculum, include:

    • Transferable college-level Pharmacology (EMCC’s BIO251^)
    • Transferable college-level Pathophysiology (EMCC’s BIO222^)

^Individuals who feel they have transferable credit for any of the college-level prerequisites listed above are urged to confirm course transferability with the Transfer Coordinator prior to submitting an application for admission to the Nursing program. Note that math and science courses more than ten years old at the time of application likely will not transfer and that math courses that may even be at a higher level than NRG101 may not substitute for that prerequisite. 

 It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the final grades from prerequisite courses taken through adult education or at another college mailed or emailed to the Admissions Office. For transcripts to be determined as official they must be sent directly from the institution. (In determining whether an application is “complete” and ready to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, adult education transcripts are not considered if admission personnel are not aware that you are currently enrolled in these courses.) Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow up and ensure that all materials have arrived for your file. Additionally, if you are currently enrolled in prerequisite courses and/or Nursing general education courses, make sure the Admissions Committee is aware of the course name, location, and anticipated completion date.

How to Apply

The following must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to file review:

  • Completed Application for Admission. Apply online here between Sept 1 and Dec 30. Applications for EMCC’s Nursing program are accepted for fall term only, unless otherwise noted.
  • All previous educational transcripts (high school, adult education, and college).
    • Regardless of whether transfer credit is being sought, applicants must disclose all prior colleges attended. Failure to furnish all information on past education may constitute adequate reason for disqualification of your acceptance or subsequent dismissal from the College as well as possible retraction or denial of financial aid funds.
  • Take the TEAS pre-admission exam. Dates for fall TBD.
  • Attend a Nursing Information Session. Attendance at a session is required prior to receiving a final decision.

All applicants to Nursing who are offered admission to the program will be required to submit to a national criminal background screening process at their expense after the offer of acceptance. For more complete details regarding this requirement please see Criminal Background Screening. If after reading this information you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Green, at or 207-974-4679.

Selection Process

The selection process used for the Nursing program involves an objective assessment of each applicant’s academic history including prerequisite and college-level coursework. To be seriously considered, applicants must:

  • Adult Learners: Earn a 3.4 GPA in the four college-level prerequisites as well as any general education course required of EMCC’s Nursing program which the applicant has completed; either when taken at EMCC or transferred in. (Not required for applicants to the extended track.)
  • Current high school seniors: Earn a 3.0 GPA overall in high school coursework with a 3.4 GPA in relevant prerequisite courses.

Personal interviews are not used as part of the selection criteria; therefore, requesting a personal meeting with the Director of Nursing will not have a positive or negative influence on the selection process.

Primary Contacts for Admission Questions

The Admissions Committee respectfully requests that all questions concerning the nursing admission process and transfer credit be directed as follows (e-mail preferred in all instances):

  • Application Documentation Received
    • Refer to the MyEMCC student portal to monitor receipt of required documentation.
  • Selection Process Questions (Stacy Green, Associate Director of Enrollment Operations)
  • Transfer Credit Questions (Elizabeth Castro, Transfer Coordinator)