Admissions/Applications Process:

Students are encouraged to begin the application process early to allow adequate time to complete the Student Readiness Checklist before the application due date (see page 2 of this document).

Potential applicants should read the information contained in the Student Readiness Checklist carefully and complete the checklist on the second page of the document before meeting with the Director of Nursing and Health Technologies to complete and sign the Formal Application. Listed below are the steps required for application to the Associate Degree Nursing program at Southeastern Community College. The steps are provided as a guideline and, in all cases, the applicant should work closely with his/her assigned nursing advisor during the application process.

  1. Complete and return the Southeastern Community College Admissions Application.
  2. Take the college placement assessments in the Student Services Center. Placement assessment dates and times are available in the Student Services Center (extension 363), or online at Please note that SAT or ACT scores will not substitute for math competency. Students seeking admission to the nursing programs must take the math competency exams (see below)
  3. Request official high school and college transcripts to be sent to SCC. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. (Copies of all these documents must be attached to the formal application.)
  4. Applicants must have successfully completed the following requirements with a grade of “C” or better, or test out (TO) through the placement assessment:
    • DRE 096, 097, and 098 – TO or equivalent (Higher level English will substitute).
    • Test out of DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, and 065 (Must be current within 3 years of the application deadline – higher level math will not substitute).
  5. Applicants who have taken Biology (168/169) and Psychology (241) before the application deadline must have achieved a grade of “C” or better and the courses must be current within 10 years of the application deadline.
  6. Applicants must hold a valid certificate of CNA training and current listing on the North Carolina CNA registry, or a current unencumbered license to practice as an LPN in North Carolina. Applicants who challenged the CNA exam and have never attended a formal training class with scheduled clinical hours are not eligible to apply.

Once all requirements for application have been met, the applicant must meet with the Director of Nursing and Health Technologies to complete and sign the formal application. (Students must apply each year, and may apply for admission to only one program at a time). Current admission, readmission, and continuation in the program guidelines are outlined in the Southeastern Community College Catalog.

Applicants are chosen for admission to the nursing program using a points system that is based on completion of a student readiness checklist, a comparison of SCC GPA, grades in NUR 117, success in previously completed core courses, and a review of all documents by the nursing admissions committee. Acceptance into the ADN program will be announced as soon as applications are received and processed. Admission to the nursing program is competitive; meeting the requirements to complete the formal application does not guarantee admission to the program. The number of applicants chosen will be determined by the nursing admissions committee based on space and resources available.