Mount Carmel College of Nursing requires that you take the ACT or SAT unless you have been graduated from high school for more the five years or you have 30 hours or more of college credit. Below you will find the codes for Mount Carmel when taking either standarized test.

  • ACT Code: 3297
  • SAT Code: 1503

The ability to understand, read, speak and write English effectively is essential for all MCCN students. For students whom English is not the native language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required.

A score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 79-80 on the internet-based test (IBT) is required for admission. The MCCN test code is 1502.

Please note that TOEFL scores are valid two (2) years from the test date. To learn more about the TOEFL, please visit

  1. Application
  2. Application Fee ($30)
  3. Essay (Select a topic from below. Content, grammar and punctuation will be evaluated.)
    • Share your plans or future goals after you graduate from MCCN.
    • Elaborate on characteristics you see in an excellent health care professional.
    • What is the greatest risk you have taken and what did you learn as a result of it?
  4. Essay 2 (only if applicable)†
  5. Activities/Interest Resume
  6. High School Transcript
  7. College Transcript(s)
  8. TOEFL Scores*
  9. WES Evaluation**
  10. GED***
  11. Copy of Visa or Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

† Some students experience personal or professional hardships or other extenuating circumstances which negatively impact academic performance. If you choose to do so, you may submit a 150 word or less essay that addresses any downtrends or drops in your academic history.

* Advanced Placement applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required score is 79 for internet-based, 213 on computer-based and 550 on paper-based. TOEFL scores are valid two (2) years from the test date. To learn more about the TOEFL, please visit

** Transfer or Advanced Placement applicants who have taken course work or earned a degree abroad are required to have foreign credit evaluated by World Education Services (WES). To learn more about how to have international college credit evaluated, please visit

*** Prospective students who have not completed high school are required to submit documentation that they have earned their GED. Please note that MCCN requires that students with a GED must successfully complete the required college preparatory course work with a grade of “C” or better. These courses can be taken at the college level.

The highly competitive Advanced Placement Program (APP) enables students with the right coursework to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in five semesters. Approximately forty students are selected each year for the program.

In order to be eligible for APP, a student must:

  • Successful completion of the following college-preparatory course work while in high school or the college equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. A ‘C-’ will not be accepted.
    • 4 Units English
    • 3 Units Mathematics (including Algebra II)
    • 3 Units Laboratory Science (including Biology & Chemistry)
    • 3 Units Social Science
    • 2 Units Foreign Language (sign language accepted)
    • 1 Unit Visual or Performing Art
  • Possess a minimum cumulative college GPA, based on all coursework taken, of a 3.0
  • Successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, the entire Mount Carmel freshman and sophomore curriculum. Exceptions to this requirement are Nursing 204, 205, and 206.

Required Freshman Courses

  • *SCIE 123: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • *SCIE 124: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • *SCIE 103: Organic Biochemistry
  • *SCIE 125: Microbiology
  • English Composition
  • PSY 101: General Psychology
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • HUMN 110: Comparative Religions

Required Sophomore Courses

  • *SCIE 220: Nutrition
  • PSY 225: Human Growth & Development
  • *SCIE 230 & 231: Physiologic Alterations I & II

*Credit will not be granted for science courses completed at another institution which are more than five years old.

**Science course taken 5 or more years ago will not be accepted as transfer credit.