Sbcc Nursing Program Acceptance Rate

Last Updated on December 25, 2022

Application Requirements
Please read all of the information on this entire page – scroll down for the “How to Apply” section.
Please check this website periodically as information is subject to change.
Important: If you were previously enrolled in a nursing program. A letter describing the reason for withdrawal/dismissal written by the program director must accompany your application.

Selection process: The SBCC ADN program uses a multi-criteria points admission selection process. The current multi criteria points can be found HERE. Each cohort will be filled as follows: 80% of the seats will be filled by the highest-points applicants, and 20% will be filled using a random selection. No waitlist is maintained, if you are not offered a seat, you can re-apply.

Beginning with the January 2022 application cycle, there are some changes to the multi-criteria points, please click HERE to review those changes.

The application cycle for Fall entry is: January 15 – January 31.

The application cycle for Spring entry is: July 1 through July 15.

If the final application date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will extend to the next business day.

LVN to ADN applicants: LVN to ADN applications will be accepted during the application cycles shown above, and an LVN to ADN cohort will begin each fall and spring semesters along with the generic ADN cohorts.

Re-applicants: If you have applied to the program during the previous two years, you only need to submit a new program application, the Intent to Be Included in Selection Pool form, and the Supporting Documentation form if applicable.

How to submit applications by mail: SBCC, School of Nursing, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Applications and all requirements must be postmarked by the final day of the application cycle.

How to submit applications in person: May be brought to the Health Technologies Office, (building A on the map) A218 Campus map

It is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure that all required application documents are included. Incomplete applications will not be included in the selection cycle. Read both the “How to Apply” and “Application Checklist” sheets carefully. Your applications will not be reviewed a at the time of submission nor will applicants be notified during the application cycle of missing items.

Please do not use staples, paperclips, or special folders when submitting the application.

Deadlines are subject to change. Please check website periodically.

Program Prerequisites
All Prerequisites must be completed and the grades included on transcripts at the time of application.

Each of the following must be a college course completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Courses taken pass/no pass will be calculated as a “C”.

English Composition and Reading: at SBCC English 110

Anatomy with lab: (at SBCC BMS 107) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units

Physiology with lab: (at SBCC BMS 108) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units

Microbiology with lab: (at SBCC BMS 127) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units

English prerequisite: For English not taken at SBCC, please submit this form to have English course evaluated. If instructions are needed, click here.

Note: The student may submit the application materials while the English review is ongoing; you do NOT need to wait for the English review process to be complete.

If English prerequisite was met with an AP score of 3 or higher, AP Score card must be included at the time of application. CLICK HERE for how to submit your AP score.

Electronic transcripts are accepted, and are to be submitted from the college attended to the Admissions & Records Office:

Course descriptions for prerequisite courses completed at a non-California Community College. Course descriptions must come from the specific catalog year in which the course was taken.

TEAS: TEAS test results must have been submitted to the Health Technologies Office PRIOR to application submission. The TEAS results must be submitted to SBCC directly from ATI; copies from students are NOT accepted. If the TEAS test is taken at SBCC, results are available to us on the day of testing. The TEAS is offered at SBCC as a courtesy for students who are applying to SBCC’s ADN program prior to each application cycle. Check the TEAS page for the scheduled dates.

Only the first TEAS attempt results are accepted if taken multiple times. For LVN to ADN applicants, the first attempt after completion of your LVN program.

SBCC will accept a TEAS test given by Protoctorio via website. You can contact Lorraine Michalak for further information: [email protected]

Please read TEAS Info for complete TEAS information

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How To Apply information sheet – please read and follow instructions

Required Forms:

Program Application

Application checklist – this form must be filled out and included with application; if not, application will be considered incomplete

Supporting Documentation Form, if applicable

Please use the Points Distribution Information Sheet as a reference when filling out the Supporting Documentation form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure that all required application documents are included. Incomplete applications will not be included in the selection cycle, nor will the applicant be notified of missing items during the application cycle.

Note: Due to the high number of applications received, the Nursing Program cannot review an application for completion with each applicant at the time of submission, nor provide confirmation that a specific document will be accepted toward points. Please follow the checklist and the application instructions thoroughly. The first communication will be sent via the applicant’s email address that is provided on the nursing application at the end of the application cycle.

Please do not contact the Nursing Program for status of admission.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

Students who are not selected for admission have the option to reapply during subsequent application cycles. During an application cycle, submit a new ADN program application and a “Intent to Be Included in Selection Pool” form, and, if applicable, a Supporting Documentation Form. This will reactivate the student’s application and will be included in that application selection cycle. Applications will remain on file for two years from the date that the initial application was received, but are not considered active unless the applicant submits the Intent to Remain in Selection Pool form during the application cycle.

sbcc nursing program cost


1st Semester costsApprox. $16332nd Semester costsApprox. $10683rd Semester costsApprox. $1433
   Tuition              $713  Health Fee       $22  Transportation Fee  $32  Books              $250   ATI CARP         $400  Lab/clinical     $240   Tuition              $713  Health Fee       $22 Transportation Fee  $32  Books              $100  ATI Products   $200  Lab/clinical     $35     Tuition              $713  Health Fee       $22 Transportation Fee  $32  ATI products    $100  Licensure        $600  

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