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Admission Criteria

Associate Degree in Nursing

  1. Complete all admission requirements for Moberly Area Community College.
  2. A composite ACT score of 20 is required to apply. The ACT must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the ADN program. Test dates are available from Student Services.
  3. If the ACT math sub-score is 17 or below, an applicant must have taken and completed Fundamentals of Math successfully prior to admission into the program.
  4. Submit official transcripts of high school, GED transcript, previous college and/or LPN education, if applicable, to Student Services. It is the student’s responsibility to check on the status of their transcripts.
  5. Each prospective student must complete and return a notarized MO Nurse Practice Act 335.066 form to the Allied Health Office prior to or on Dec 1 or March 15 of each year.
  6. Each prospective student must complete and return a notarized Essential Qualifications form to the Allied Health Office prior to or on Dec 1 or March 15 of each year.
  7. Submit to and pass a criminal background check, Employee Disqualification List, and a Caregiver Screening. The Employee Disqualification will be checked by the Allied health Office.
  8. Each prospective student must complete and mail the notarized Caregiver Background Screening form to the Jefferson City, MO address on the back of the form prior to December 1 or March 15 of each year.
  9. Consideration is given for prior experience in the health field.
  10. Three completed reference forms must be submitted. The individual score on each category must be no higher than a 2.0. These may not be completed by a personal friend, or relative. The reference forms will not be accepted if hand delivered. Reference forms should be mailed or faxed from the person providing the reference to the Allied Health office. Obtain forms from the Allied Health office. If the student has attended the MACC Associate Degree Nursing program within the last two years, one of the reference forms must be obtained from the Director of Nursing and Allied Health.
  11. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 from high school or college. All university or college coursework attempted will be considered when determining a student’s cumulative grade point average unless the student requests a waiver of up to 12 credit hours of coursework that is older than five years for grades that are "D" or lower by filling out a Waiver Request form. Credit hours for general education coursework required for the ADN program cannot be waived from the GPA calculation. College transcript supersedes high school transcript.
  12. Once accepted in the program, students must maintain a 2.70 cumulative grade point average.
  13. A TOEFL score of 560 on the written exam or 86 on the TOEFL internet base test (IBT), or an ACT English score of 20 or greater, or a “C” or better in Composition I for students for whom English is a second language.

These are minimum application criteria for this program and do not guarantee admission. A weighted admission process is utilized to select the best qualified candidates.