ADN: How to Apply

If you are a new student to LLCC, visit our Earning a Credit Degree or Certificate page first to learn more about these general steps to enrollment.

If you are a current or returning student, proceed to the next steps listed below.

Be aware of ADN program application dates and deadlines. Please note that there are designated application windows to apply.

Applications for the fall admission cycle are accepted the first Monday in November through the last Friday in March. Applications for the spring admission cycle are accepted the first Monday in June through the last Friday in September. No late applications are accepted.

Carefully review and be familiar with the admission requirements.

All items below must be completed in order to apply to the program by the designated application deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Success office when requirements have been met and to apply by the application deadline.

Candidates are chosen based upon a selective admission process. Please refer to the ADN selective admission point procedure listed in step 2b for additional information regarding how points are awarded.

Please note that these requirements are subject to change at any time.

  1. High school transcript with proof of graduation or GED certificate on file in Admissions & Records Office
  2. **TEAS score of Proficient or higher (TEAS scores are valid for 5 years and may be accepted from any location offering the TEAS testing)
  3. Chemistry 100 or 101 with C or above within the last 5 years OR high school Chemistry with C or above within the last 5 years
  4. Place into MAT 141 or any other college level math within the last 5 years
  5. Complete placement test to demonstrate placement into EGL 101
  6. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better for all previous college courses or high school GPA of 2.8 (on 4pt scale). High school GPA will be considered until the student has completed 9 hours of program specific courses
  7. Be a current Certified Nursing Assistant
  8. Official transcripts from all colleges ever attended evaluated by Admissions & Records Office. Students that neglect to do this, or delay doing this, may jeopardize their ability to apply to, be accepted to, or remain enrolled in a health professions program at LLCC
  9. Submit the ADN Program Application with a Nursing Student Success Coach
  10. *Students must be eligible to take BIO 175 or must have taken BIO 175 within the past 5 years upon entering the ADN program. See BIO 175 prerequisite requirements on below.

**View criminal background and physical health program requirements.

Program-specific courses required for ADN

  • EGL 101 Composition I
  • EGL 102 Composition II
  • *BIO 175 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 176 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 220 Microbiology
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Nursing courses once admitted

  • 1st Semester: ADN 114
  • 2nd Semester: ADN 120, ADN 121
  • 3rd Semester: ADN 232
  • 4th Semester: ADN 244

*Requires one year of high school Biology with a grade of "B" or higher within the past 5 years or Biology 101, 107 or 111 with a grade of "C" or higher within the past 5 years or a passing score on the Biology 175 prerequisite waiver exam within the past 5 years.

All science and math courses as well as the ATI TEAS exam must have been taken within 5 years of the application date.

Residency criteria

Chapter 112, Section 103-17, of the Illinois Public Community College Act requires that whenever enrollment in a program must be restricted because of space limitations, a college must give preference to district residents. Consequently, admission to Health Professions programs for students who live outside of LLCC District #526 vary per program based on space available and qualified applicant pools.

Qualified applicants (those who have met all the admission criteria from the checklist) will be placed in rank order based on the number of points received in the evaluation. Applicant's points will be evaluated at the time of application only; point total will not be recalculated once the application is submitted.

Points will be awarded based on:

  1. GPA on a 4-point scale (example: A GPA of 3.25 is equivalent to 3.25 points). Maximum points = 4
  2. TEAS scores (scores valid for five years)
    • Exemplary = 4 points
    • Advanced = 3 points
    • Proficient = 2 points
  3. Prior academic achievement: Maximum points = 1.50
    • Written documentation required from employer validating work in one of the following areas: Certified Nursing Assistant for a minimum of one year = 0.50 points
    • Emergency Medical Technician Basic = 0.25 point
    • Paramedic = 0.75 point
    • Military corpsman/medic = 0.50 point
    • Completion of accredited Surgical Technology, Radiography, Medical Assistant, OT/PT, Respiratory or Neurodiagnostic Technology Associate degree program certificate with national certification = 1.0 point
    • Associate Degree = 0.50 point
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher = 1 point
  4. Completion and grade in each of the core science coursed for the ADN program (BIO 175, 176 and 220). Maximum points = 2.25
    • Grade A = 0.75 point
    • Grade B = 0.50 point
    • Grade C = 0.25 point
  5. Previous application to the ADN program. Each application = 0.25 point. Maximum points = 1.

Applicant with the same number of points will be selected at random for available seats. It is important for the applicant to maintain accurate contact information through LLCC Admission and Registration. If all seats are filled for the current admissions cycle, students who wish to re-apply must meet with a nursing success coach to complete an application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform the success coach of any changes that could increase awarded points.

To ensure that you stay on the right path towards your goal, we require all potential nursing applicants to meet with a nursing student success coach. Your student success coach will provide a detailed review of the admission requirements as well as the selective admission procedures. Once you have successfully completed all of the program admission requirements, your student success coach will provide you with the program application. Nursing student success coaches are only available at the main campus in Springfield. For information regarding their office hours and appointment scheduling, visit the LLCC Student Success page.