Application Procedure


1. Submit an online application to any college in the San Diego Community College District. Click here to apply if not already enrolled.

2. Submit ALL your official college transcripts to the transcript office by mail or in person to:

Attn: Transcript Office Rm. 100
3375 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA. 92108

No transcript is required for classes taken at any college in the San Diego Community College District.

Please note all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited U.S. company, submit the evaluation to the transcript office.

3. Request an evaluation of your transcripts by the Evaluation Office: 619-388-3466 (evaluation can take up to 4 weeks).  When notified that transcripts have been evaluated, make an appointment with a counselor in Admissions by calling 619-388-3540.  After creating an educational plan, attend a nursing workshop if you still have nursing program related questions. If you have questions, please contact  Laura Renker at:   

4. Applications must be IN the Nursing Department office no later than November 1st, at  3 pm.  No applications will be accepted after November 1st (even if post-marked by November 1). Applications MUST be complete at the time of submission or will not be considered. No further paperwork will be accepted once applications are submitted. Applicants will not be notified after submission of applications are found to be incomplete.

Documents to be submitted with application must include, but are not limited to:

  • ALL TEAS results (ONLY official TEAS results, sent electronically, by ATI to the San Diego City College Nursing Education Department, will be accepted)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Immunization form
  • Application check list.
LVN – RN Step-Up Applicants must submit a copy (back and front) of a current and active California Vocational Nursing License and transcripts from their Vocational Nursing Education with the application materials.

5. Submit all required documents by mail to:

Disclaimer and Liability Statement: The Nursing Program is not responsible for applications getting lost in the mail.

San Diego City College Nursing Department
Attn: Nursing Program Application Review
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

or in person to:

Nursing Education Department
Career Technology Center Bldg V-312
1081 16th Street
San Diego, CA 92101


Prospective nursing students must pass a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to program admission. This test assesses basic skills in Math, English, Reading, and Science. Only students who are applying to San Diego City College are eligible to take the TEAS at San Diego City College. If a student does not achieve the designated pass score on the first TEAS attempt, the test may be repeated one time after remediation. Preparation for this assessment is essential. Use of the study manual and the online practice exam is highly recommended. These test preparation materials may be purchased at Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the TEAS AFTER completion of required prerequisites.The prospective student who achieves less than a passing composite score (<62%) on the first attempt are directed to meet with the Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative, within 30 days, to develop a remediation plan.


1. Schedule an appointment with the Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative to develop the remediation plan that may include but is not limited to the following:
2. Obtain a TEAS study manual and online practice exams.
3. Take a review class for TEAS preparation.
4. Present documentation of review class completion to the Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative.
5. Retake TEAS and achieve passing (62%) composite score within one year after the first TEAS examination.

Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC provides  resources to help students prepare and remediate for the TEAS. Please go to  for information on how to obtain study materials for the test.


last updated: 10/2/2017