Instructions for Applying to Chamberlain’s Undergraduate Degree Program

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your nursing education at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Please follow the instructions below to submit an application for admission. Make sure to review the admission requirements before you apply.

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admission. Apply online or download the Application for Admission Form (PDF). Admission documents may be mailed or faxed to the address indicated on the application.
  2. Submit a $95 ($60 for RN to BSN option) non-refundable* application fee payable to Chamberlain College of Nursing (major credit cards, personal check or money order accepted).
  3. Schedule an interview with the admission representative.
  4. Request an official transcript documenting proof of graduation, California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) Examination. This may come from a state-approved high school, the College Board, or the college or university where diploma, associate or bachelor’s degree was earned.
  5. Schedule the A2 Admissions Assessment. (See Admission Requirements if applicable).
  6. Provide proof of a current LPN, LVN, or RN license from the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). (See Admission Requirements if applicable).
  7. Request a copy of ACT or SAT scores to be sent directly to the College. Please request the ACT and/or SAT code(s) from an admission representative. Codes vary for each campus. (See Admission Requirements if applicable).
  8. For pre-licensure programs, complete a criminal background check and drug screen.
  9. Official foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency.
  10. All instruction and services are provided in English. English language services are not provided. Applicants must prove English proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:
  • Having received the degree required for admission to Chamberlain in which the language of instruction was English
  • Having scored at least 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); having scored at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL; or having scored at least 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL
  • Having successfully completed four consecutive years of a secondary education, (i.e., high school) or higher (i.e., post-secondary, bachelor’s or master’s), in which the language of instruction was English
  • Having completed at least the equivalent of 48 semester credit hours with a CGPA of 2.75 for the undergraduate programs or 2.0 undergraduate post-licensure programs and 3.0 for the graduate programs, at a post-secondary institution in which the language of instruction was English (excluding Remedial, Developmental and English-As-A-Second-Language [ESL] courses)
  • Having achieved an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no lower than 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination
  • Having honorably served a minimum of three years of active military service in any branch of the Armed Forces
  • Having honorably served a minimum of three years in any reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, to include the Air National Guard
  • Having successfully completed secondary or post-secondary education from a country where English is identified as the official/native language of the country listed in the CIA World Factbook

*Application fee is refundable if the applicant cancels the agreement in writing prior to midnight of the tenth business day after the date of transaction. The application fee is waived for Chamberlain alumni, qualified military personnel (active duty, veterans, retired military, spouses and dependents), Department of Defense employees and non-degree seeking students enrolled at Chamberlain who are applying to a matriculating program. It is Chamberlain’s policy to waive the application fee for applicants to the BSN program who have demonstrated a family financial hardship to their high school counselor may qualify for a waiver through an income qualified college application waiver program from ACT, The College Board and NACAC. Applicants must provide required documentation signed by the student’s high school counselor or another designated high school official. Applicants who are utilizing the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Centralized Application System (e.g., AACN Nursing CAS) and have submitted a Chamberlain application for admission via this service will have their Chamberlain application fee waived.