Selection Process for the Registered Nursing Program

Important Admissions Selection Criteria Change for Registered Nursing Program

A new admission criteria for the Ohlone College Registered Nursing Program will be implemented in 2017-2018 academic year. Students seeking admission in 2017-2018 will have to submit application and documentations based on these criteria. The current random selection (lottery) process will change to a multi-criteria screening process. Learn more about the new Multi-criteria Screening Process for Admission to the Registered Nursing Program.

A combination of multicriteria screening and random selection (lottery) will be used to admit students to the nursing program. All qualified applicants will be ranked from high to low according to the number of points received using the multicriteria screening tool. The top 44 applicants will then be randomized; #1- #22 will start in the fall semester; #23- #44 will start in the spring semester. All odd numbers from 45 and below (45, 47, 49, etc) will be designated as the fall wait list; all even numbers (46, 48, 50, etc) will be designated as the spring wait list. Example: If a student slated for admission in the fall declines the position, #45 in the fall wait list moves up. Likewise, if a student slated for spring admission declines the position, #46 in the spring wait list moves up.

We do not keep a wait list. Students who don’t get selected for Fall or Spring admission must reapply the following application cycle.