Procedure for Obtaining Coursework Substitution Waivers for the Registered Nursing Program

(If your coursework is found on the Nursing Articulation GRID on page 3 of the Nursing application, you do not need a substitution/waiver processed.)

How to have your out of state or private coursework evaluated and obtain a substitution/waiver:

Students who are using coursework (English, Math, Nutrition, Lifespan Psychology, Speech, Anatomy, Physiology and/or Microbiology) from a private or out of state college must meet with any one of our counselors to get assistance with filling out a substitution waiver form in order to have the course evaluated.

The student can call the Fremont campus at (510) 659-6110 or the Newark campus at (510) 742- 2340 to schedule the appointment.

For this appointment, the student will need a copy of an official transcript showing the course completed, a description of the course from the semester or quarter and year taken and grade received. The counselor will assist the student in filling out the form and will send the paperwork to the various deans (depending on the subject) for evaluation and approval. Once a decision has been made, the student will be notified and a copy of the substitution waiver will be provided to the student.  The student then needs to make sure to include a copy of the approved waiver with their nursing application.

Allow plenty of time for this as it can take several weeks to get the results back from the various deans at Ohlone. The first week of the semester is typically a very busy time and it might take longer to process your waiver.

(If your coursework is found on the Nursing Articulation GRID you do not need a substitution/waiver processed.)