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Catalog and Student Handbook 2019-2020

Admission Application and Requirements

Application Requirements for All Programs

  • Completed application for admission with non-refundable application fee
    Applications are available online at www.laboure.edu/admissions
  • Documentation of high school graduation, General Education Degree (GED) completion, or other state-approved equivalency credential
    Waived for RNs applying to the RN-BSN program, and RHIAs, RNs, and MDs applying for the CDI program)
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended (if applicable)
  • Copy of any professional licenses, registrations, or certifications (if applicable)
  • Program-specific requirements or items requested by the Admissions Department (if applicable)

General Admission Criteria for All Programs

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school, completion of a GED with a minimum standard score of 450 for each test, or completion of the HiSET with a minimum standard score of 45
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school or college should achieve no less than 100 (Internet-based exam) or 600 (paper) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination, or achieve a test score of 7 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Test scores must be from tests taken within three years. 

Please contact your admissions counselors with any questions regarding transcripts or admission requirements. 

 

Admission Process

Labouré College accepts students three semesters per year*^, with start dates in Spring (January), Summer (May), and Fall (September).
*Some programs have limited start dates. 
^Each semester has a Session I and Session II. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program accepts students in both Session I and Session II, giving that program six acceptance/start dates per year.

The admissions process at Labouré College operates on a rolling basis for all programs except for the Associate of Science in Nursing program, as outlined below. Rolling admissions means that there are no final deadlines to apply; rather, applications are reviewed as they become complete, and until a program is filled. Programs with limited capacity can fill up quickly. In the event that a program is filled for a particular semester, the completed application will be considered for the next available semester.

Students who apply, but do not complete their application packet for a given semester, will be given the choice to be rolled over and assessed for the next available semester, or withdraw their application from the College if their original application semester becomes full.

Admissions Process for the Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Labouré College’s Associate of Science in Nursing program has limited capacity and historically a large number of applicants. Because this is a limited capacity program, not all applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be offered acceptance to the program. Offers of acceptance will be made to qualified candidates after consideration of both the minimum criteria for admission and the candidate’s overall academic history and progress.

The Associate of Science in Nursing program will only accept applications during the open application period. Open application periods are outlined below, along with review periods. Decisions will be sent based on when a student’s completed application packet was submitted.

Candidates who submit a completed application packet prior to the Priority Date will be reviewed first and sent a decision by the Priority Admissions Decision date.

Candidates whose completed applications are submitted after the Priority Date and before the Regular Admissions Deadline will be sent a decision for their semester of intent. Candidates whose completed application is submitted after a deadline or after the program has been filled may be reviewed on a space available basis. 

The Department of Admissions will extend acceptance offers to qualified candidates until the program has been filled for a particular semester. Qualified candidates who are not initially offered acceptance may be placed on a waitlist. If spots become available, the students on the waitlist will be offered acceptance.

Important Dates for the Associate of Science in Nursing Application

Applications may be submitted from the opening date until the program is filled.

  • Fall 2019 Applications (classes begin September 2019)
    • February 1, 2019: ASN application opens
    • March 18, 2019: Priority Date for applications
      • April 5, 2019: Priority Admission decisions sent
    • August 15, 2019: Regular Deadline for applications  
  • Spring 2020 Applications (classes begin January 2020)
    • July 1, 2019: ASN application opens
    • August 14, 2019: Priority Date for applications
      • September 6, 2019: Priority Admission decisions sent
    • December 15, 2019: Regular Admission Deadline for applications
  • Summer 2020 Applications (classes begin May 2020)
    • November 1, 2019: ASN application opens
    • January 10, 2020: Priority Date for applications
      • January 21, 2020: Priority Admission decisions sent
    • April 15, 2020: Regular Admission Deadline for applications
  • Fall 2020 Applications (classes begin September 2020)
    • February 1, 2020: ASN application opens
    • March 18, 2020: Priority Date for applications
      • April 5, 2020: Priority Admission decisions sent
    • April 29, 2020: Regular Admission Deadline for applications