Application Procedure


1. Submit an application to SDCCD via online.

2. Submit ALL your official college transcripts to the transcript office by mail or in person to: (No transcript is required for classes taken at 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.

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

3. Request an evaluation of your transcripts by the Evaluations Office: 619-388-3466 (evaluation can take up to 4 weeks).  When you are notified that your transcripts have been evaluated, make an appointment with a counselor in A-110 by calling 619-388-3540.  After you have received your educational plan and attended a nursing workshop, if you still have nursing program related questions, please contact  Laura Renker at: .   

4. Submit a Nursing Application and all supporting documentation (including checklist), to the Nursing Department office between September 1st and December 1st. Applications must be IN the Nursing Department office no later than December 1st, at  3 pm.  No applications will be accepted after December 1st (an application postmarked 12/1 that arrives via mail AFTER 12/1 will NOT be accepted). Applications MUST be complete at the time of submission, or will not be considered for admission. No further paperwork will be accepted once applications are submitted. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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 (see attachment)

  • Application check list (see attachment).

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 their application materials.

5. Submit all required documents by mail or in person to:

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


The San Diego City College Nursing Education program has instituted a policy to assist students in preparation for a rigorous academic nursing program. 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 on the San Diego City College wait list or who are applying to San Diego City College are eligible to take the TEAS at San Diego City College. The student is permitted to take the TEAS examination only twice (only the first TEAS score may be used for admission criteria). Therefore, 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 Upon completion of prerequisites, the prospective nursing student must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) at a designated testing center. The prospective nursing student who achieves a passing composite score (62%) is ready for application. The prospective student who achieves less than a passing composite score (<62%) must meet with the Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative, within 30 days, to develop a remediation plan.
Free resource/review for TEAS preparation:


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 TEAS results to San Diego City College Math Center for evaluation and placement in the appropriate 15 A, B or C refresher course.
4. Take TEAS results to the San Diego City College English Center for evaluation and placement in appropriate English course 12A, 43, 51 or 56.
5. Self remediate in Science with TEAS study manual and review Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology course materials.
6. Present documentation of course completions to the Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative.
7. Retake TEAS and achieve (62%) composite score no sooner than one year after the first TEAS examination.

Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC provides the TEAS exam. They also have resources available to help students prepare and remediate for the TEAS. Please go to  for information on how to obtain study materials for the test.
Free resource/review for TEAS preparation:


last updated: 05/27/2016