Application Procedure


Applications are accepted from September 1st through November 1st each year.

Preferred method of submission: Submit all required documents in person to the Nursing Department located at: CTE Building 1081 16th Street, San Diego at the corner of Broadway and 16th St. 3rd floor Nursing Department The Nursing Department is not responsible for any lost or late applications delivered by mail, FedEx, UPS, or any other mail delivery system. Students may choose to mail applications to: Attention Nursing Education: Applications 1313 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101-4787 

Complete steps 1-7 BEFORE applying to the nursing program

  1. Apply to the college
    Submit an application to the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) online at:

  2. Transcripts and Evaluation
    *Transcript evaluation deadline: August 1st (every year)
    *Provide your SDCC Student ID
    *Request the evaluation for the City College Nursing Program

    Submit ALL official college transcripts to the DISTRICT Transcript Office by mail or in person to:

    San Diego Community College District (SDCCD)
    Attn: Transcript Office Rm. 100
    3375 Camino Del Rio South
    San Diego, CA 92108

    *Please note: No transcript is required for classes taken within the SDCCD. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited US company. See list of US Companies in the counseling office. Submit the evaluation to the transcript office.

  3. Academic Counselor
    Two weeks after official transcripts have been sent to District Evaluations (address above) call counseling at 619 388-3540 to see if they have been received. If so, request an evaluation. This does not automatically happen without a request. After the evaluation has been completed you will receive an email from District evaluations. You may then contact the counseling office in the E building and make an appointment with a counselor by calling 619 388-3540. All counselors are trained in nursing. If you have specific questions or are ready to apply to the nursing program contact Laura Renker at Include your student ID.

  4. Review Multi-Criteria Point System
    Applications are reviewed using the San Diego City College Nursing Education Multi-Criteria Point System

  5. Prerequisites
    Complete prerequisites with a minimum grade of “C” or better and a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required.***
    a. Biology 205, Microbiology, 5 semester units or equivalent.*
    b. Biology 230, Human Anatomy, 4 semester units or equivalent.**
    c. Biology 235, Human Physiology, 4 semester units or equivalent.*

    * Must have been completed within seven years of application.
    ** Must have been completed within ten years of application.
    *** Only one repeat of one science prerequisite is allowed within a 5 year period.
    Please note: a withdrawal (W) will be counted as a repeat.
    Students taking the Biology prerequisites in the SDCCD (City, Mesa, and Miramar) may be required to complete Biology 107 and Chemistry 100/100L as prerequisites to BIOL 205, 230 and 235.

    Request all ATI TEAS transcript results to be sent electronically to SDCC Nursing Education Department to:

  7. Immunizations
    American Data Bank/Complio is the immunization tracking system used by the program. Students purchase a subscription and upload results into the system. Student results are shared with the Clinical Hospital Agencies per the San Diego Nursing Service-Education Consortium (SDNSEC).

    A copy of the immunizations and titres received with the dates clearly printed should be included with the application. Please note the Hepatitis B immunizations take nine months to complete. If the titre is negative the series must be repeated.