Application Process

Registered Nursing Program Application Period:
January 7-February 4, 2022

Selected students will be placed to start the program in Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Important Dates to Follow:

DATE DESCRIPTION
November 2021 or before (recommended timeframe, allows for processing of petition and receiving results by application deadline) Courses taken outside SCCCD should be reviewed by a FCC counselor for possible Course Substitution Petition
December 2021 or before All pre-requisite courses must be complete before applying
January 2022 Attend an Application Process Workshop or Q&A (optional - see Step 3 below for dates and times)
January 2022 or before Send all college/university transcripts to FCC Admissions & Records Office
January 7-February 4, 2022 Complete online program application and email required documentation
January 28, 2022 or before (recommended timeframe, allows sufficient time to complete before the application deadline) Complete TEAS Exam (and transfer score to FCC if not taken at FCC Assessment Center)
Week of April 18, 2022 Log into online program application to view lottery results
No later than April 29, 2022 Respond to lottery results
April 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm Access to the RN Program Application Closes

LVN to RN Articulation Program Application Period: October 4-November 2, 2021

Selected students will be placed to start the program in Summer 2022

Important Dates to Follow:

DATE Description
August 2021 or before (recommended timeframe, allows for processing of petition and receiving results by application deadline) Courses taken outside SCCCD should be reviewed by a FCC counselor for possible Course Substitution Petition
July 2021 or before All pre-requisite courses must be complete before applying
October 2021 Attend an Application Process Workshop or Q&A (optional - see Step 3 below for dates and times)
October 2021 or before Send all college/university transcripts to FCC Admissions & Records Office
October 4-November 2, 2021 Complete online Program Application and email required documentation
October 26, 2021 or before (Recommended timeframe, allows sufficient time to complete before the application deadline) Complete TEAS Exam (and transfer score to FCC if not taken at FCC)
Friday, December 10, 2021 Log into the Program Application to view lottery results
No later than December 17, 2021 If selected, respond to lottery results.
December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM Access to online Program Application Closes

Application Steps

Complete each step below in order to apply to the Registered Nursing Program.

Complete online Fresno City College application.

All applicants to the Nursing programs must apply for admission to Fresno City College to obtain a SCCCD Student ID number prior to applying to the Registered Nursing programs. When applying you will be asked to declare a major, please select Pre-Allied Health.  Once accepted into the program your major will be changed to Registered Nursing.

  • Pass ATI TEAS with 62% or higher
    • No more than 2 attempts
    • 90 days required between attempts
  • If ATI TEAS not taken at the FCC Assessment Center,
    • Transfer ATI TEAS Individual Performance Profile to FCC through www.ATItesting.com "Transcripts"
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
    • A cumulative GPA calculation will be done using all college coursework documented on all college/university transcripts
    • Application requirements include the completion of all eight (8) prerequisite requirements and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
    • “In Progress” prerequisite courses are not accepted
    • Grade points and units will be tallied from all college work attempted
  • Completion of science prerequisites with C or better 
    • BIO 31-Microbiology
    • CHEM 3A- Introduction to General Chemistry
    • BIO 20-Human Anatomy and BIO 22-Human Physiology OR  
      BIOL 21A-Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL 21B-Human Anatomy & Physiology II 
  • Completion of non-science prerequisites with C or better
    • ENGL 1A-Reading and Comprehension
    • MATH 103-Foundations of Algebra or higher 
    • PSY 2-General Psychology 
    • SOC 1A-Introduction to Sociology or 
      ANTH 2-Cultural Anthropology or 
      SOC 1B-Critical Thinking About Social Problems


Applicants with courses from outside SCCCD

Applicants who would like to use pre-requisite or general education courses completed from outside of SCCCD should meet with a Fresno City College Counselor.  The counselor will assist in determining whether the Course Substitution Petition process needs to be completed.  This process should be completed before applying to the Registered Nursing Programs or any Allied Health Program.  Students with courses from a California public community college or university may use the follow links to determine equivalency of courses from outside institutions with Fresno City College:

C-ID

ASSIST

If a Course Substitution Petition is needed, courses must be evaluated by each department for possible approval.  The required documents to initiate the review of a course are a copy of the official transcript and the course syllabus.  This is a lengthy process and must be done at least 2-3 months prior to submitting an application.  All approved FCC course substitutions must be submitted with application.


Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Appropriate credit for AP scores recognized by Fresno City College may be applied to meet an application requirement. Please submit with your RN program application an unofficial copy of the AP College Board scores for any course you would like considered to meet program course requirements. Students must submit an official copy of their AP College Board scores to Fresno City College in order to receive college credit. 


Applicants using Foreign Education courses

Students who have completed courses outside of the United States must have foreign transcripts evaluated by an evaluation service approved by Fresno City College.  Please meet with a Fresno City College Counselor/Allied Health and Nursing Counselor.

Complete the Registered Nursing Online Program Application

The program application is accessible only during the Application Period:

Traditional RN - January 7-February 4, 2022 (until 4 p.m.)
LVN-RN Articulation - October 4-November 2, 2021 (until 4 p.m.)

All applicants and reapplicants must complete the online Registered Nursing Program Application along with all required supporting documentation (see step 4).  All applicants who applied prior to 2021 are considered new applicants and must follow requirements for new applicants.

Reapplicants (those who applied in 2021) will not be required to submit previously submitted college/university transcripts or ATI TEAS results. 
Reapplicants will be required to submit ALL updated supporting documents, including but not limited to, results from ATI TEAS retakes not previously submitted and transcripts from outside institutions showing courses completed between application periods (see step 4).

For an overview and assistance with completing the online Program Application, workshops are available via Zoom during the application period.  These sessions will not provide a review of your application for completeness.  Please read all information on Step 3 to review your application for completeness.  

RN Application Workshop Dates and Times:

Drop-In Q&A sessions are available to answer questions about the application and the supporting documentation.  These sessions will not provide a review of your application for completeness.  Please read all information on Step 3 to review your application for completeness.  

During the Q&A times listed, students will be admitted individually to the Zoom meeting room.  Until you are admitted you will remain in the waiting room.  Students will be admitted on a first come first serve basis.  

RN Drop-In Application Q&A Dates and Times

Submission of Supporting Documents is a two (2) part process:

1.  College/University Transcripts (outside of State Center Community College District)

Submit college/university transcripts to the Transcripts Department at Fresno City College on or before the posted application deadline.  Applicants must submit ONE (1) official College/University transcript from each school attended OUTSIDE of State Center Community College District (Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, Madera Community College).  State Center Community College District transcripts do not need to be submitted.    

Transcripts may be sent in one of two ways:

E-Transcripts must be sent by the institution, not the student, to transcripts@fresnocitycollege.edu 

OR

Sealed official transcripts may be mailed by the institution or the student to the following address: 
Fresno City College
Attn: Transcripts Department
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

2.  Supporting Documents

Complete RN Application and upload supporting documents by February 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

After submitting your application you will receive a confirmation to your student email that will include a checklist and a link to upload your supporting documents. 

It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete the two part application process (online application and uploading of supporting documents). Processing of applications will be terminated if the applicant does not complete the two part application process. 

Below is a list of the supporting documents to be submitted:

  • ATI TEAS Information:

    • Copy of ATI TEAS Individual Performance Profile.  Include all attempts.  

    • If multiple attempts at the TEAS have been completed, you must include a copy of ATI TEAS transcript showing all attempts.

    • If ATI TEAS Exam completed outside of Fresno City College Assessment Center, you must include a copy of receipt showing ATI TEAS Individual Performance Profile was transferred to Fresno City College.  Email confirmation from ATI Testing will be accepted as well. 

  • One (1) unofficial copy of your high school transcripts, or diploma, or GED certificate.

  • If applicable, copy of approved Fresno City College Course Substitution(s) for prerequisite and General Education courses.

  • If applicable, any supporting documentation for Optional Criteria (see below).

 


Optional Criteria

Verified supporting documentation may be awarded points. Students may submit all that apply.

Relevant Health Care Certification

  • Copy of Relevant Healthcare Certification/License. At this time First Aid and Safety/CPR will not be awarded points.

Life Experiences or Special Circumstances

  • Documentation showing student is receiving college Disability Services.
  • Proof of eligibility or proof of Financial Aid (BOGG fee waiver, Cal Grant, Pell Grant or other federal grant, or CalWorks).
  • Submit Life Experiences/Special Circumstances Formfor First Generation to Attend College Criteria.
  • Proof of participation or eligibility for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S).
  • Proof of Veteran Status/Eligible Spouse.
    Veteran or a spouse of a veteran must submit a copy of the DD214 form.
  • If you speak a second language, submit the Language Proficiency Verification Form.

If you have any technical issues with the online application, contact the APA Division office at (559) 244-2604 or apa@fresnocitycollege.edu or attend an application Q&A session (dates and times listed in Step 3 above).

 

  1. Check Application for status updates.
    • Log back into your Online Program Application by selecting applicable "Continue Application" option to view your lottery status.
    • All Students are Pending before lottery results are posted.  
    • After the lottery has been conducted, if your status states "Selected"or "Alternate", you must accept or decline your placement within a week of the date results are posted.
  2. Check "Important Dates to Follow" for response deadlines.
  3. Check SCCCD Student Email for any information from the Registered Nursing Program.  

Selection Process

The Traditional Registered Nursing program begins in the Fall & Spring semester each year.

The LVN-RN Articulation Program begins in the Summer Session each year.  

FCC utilizes a Multiple Criteria Selection (MCS) process for admission into the Registered Nursing Programs. The MCS process is a point based system. The points earned from the criteria determine a student’s eligibility to participate in the lottery selection process.

Students will be required to reapply each year. The number of times a student has participated in the lottery will not be counted.

This process is student driven, which means applicants are responsible for supplying all transcripts and supplemental documentation required, as well as keeping the Registered Nursing Department informed of any changes in applicant name, address, and/or phone number. To be eligible for the Registered Nursing programs the online Program Application must be completed and all transcripts and supplemental documents submitted to the Registered Nursing Department.

In 2021, over 1,100 students applied to the Fresno City College Registered Nursing program. Fresno City College's internal lottery process had some changes based on the volume of applications to our Registered Nursing Program. Our internal changes in no way impacted the chances for any student to be selected for the program. A preliminary lottery is held based on the information that students provide on their applications. Students are determined to be "eligible" for the lottery based on self-reported GPA, grades, scores, and other information. Our staff then verifies that those selected meet the program application requirements. An applicant status will be "pending" until the verification process is complete. Results posted will indicate if an applicant is "selected", "alternate", or "unselected." Please note - our lottery is a strictly random process from all eligible applicants regardless of the number of times students apply. 

We encourage all unselected students to meet with a counselor to discuss options for achieving academic goals. 

Application dates and policies subject to change.

Documents

Check our Catalog for recommended sequence of courses.  To see upcoming classes, visit the Schedule of Classes.