ADN Admissions Requirements

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To be eligible for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. The applicant must be a high school graduate or submit passing GED scores to apply for regular admission to the college.
  2. The applicant must apply for regular admission and be accepted by the college, and then must apply to the nursing program of the college.    
  3. The applicant must apply to the nursing program by submitting a completed application packet to the nursing program office during the annual admissions cycle. Application packets to the nursing program are accepted January 1 to April 5 each spring. All applications and related paperwork must be complete and on file in the ADN Office by April 5 each year to be considered for a position in the fall nursing class. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application packet is received, accurate, and complete.
  4. All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale for all previous college work attempted AND have an ACT composite score of 18 or higher. Submission of an ACT score is required for this program.
  5. All prerequisite courses (Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, College Algebra, and Microbiology with lab) must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. For an application to be considered, prerequisites must have been taken within eight years of the application year and completed with a minimum grade of C, and the admissions criteria must have been met by the application deadline. The applicant may be enrolled in final prerequisites at the time of applying. An exception can be made for applicants to be admitted into the program pending summer completion of final prerequisites.
  6. If the applicant is not accepted and is interested in reapplying to the program, a new application must be submitted to the ADN Program during the annual admissions cycle. A waiting list is not maintained.
  7. Selection for the ADN Program is based upon the applicant’s cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted, ACT composite score, references, and enrollment at Co-Lin (current or previous). Priority is given to in-district residents, out-of-district Mississippi residents, then out-of-state residents. In-district counties are Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Lawrence, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Simpson. All applications are judged on a competitive basis. All applicants are notified by letter of their acceptance or nonacceptance into the nursing program. The number of applicants accepted each year is limited to available clinical facilities and available faculty.
  8. If accepted, all applicants must participate in drug and alcohol testing and submit to a criminal history background check; criminal history complies with MS Code Section 43-11-13(5)(6)(iii).

Copiah-Lincoln Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices. Employees, students, applicants for admission or employment, or other participants in Copiah-Lincoln Community College programs or activities who believe they have been discriminated against are entitled to seek relief through the Compliance Officer, at (601) 643-8411. Written inquiries may be e-mailed to: or mailed to: Compliance Office, P.O. Box 649, 1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, MS 39191.