The information below is provided for applicants who submitted an online application in October 2017 and may be used by future applicants for general reference only. Application instructions, program requirements, and due dates are subject to change in future applications. Information regarding the next application cycle will be posted here in summer 2018.

2017 RN Application Information and Instructions:

(Provided for reference only - subject to change in future application cycles)

RN Application Instruction Packet (pdf) 
 - Read carefully before you apply for complete application, eligibility, and admission information. Includes supplemental forms to submit with your online application

Multiple Criteria Point Allocation (pdf)

RN Application Important Dates

2017 RN Application Eligibility Requirements:

(Provided for reference only - subject to change in future application cycles)

RN Program Prerequisites
 - Must be completed by August 31, 2017

Assessment Testing (ATI TEAS) Information (pdf)
 - Minimum Adjusted Individual Score of 62%, submitted by December 2, 2017
 - Free testing at Cuesta College offered to eligible program applicants only

Official transcripts from ALL colleges attended - Must be submitted by October 31, 2017 at 4pm.

  - Refer to the Application Instruction Packet, "Submitting Transcripts" page for details

Additional Required Courses 
- Must be completed by June 1, 2018, with official transcripts submitted by June 30 ,2018 to remain eligible for program admission

2017 Application Checklist:

(Provided for reference only - subject to change in future application cycles)

1. READ the entire RN Application Instruction Packet (pdf) before you apply for detailed application instructions and due dates.

2. APPLY for student admission to Cuesta College.

3. CONTACT the Counseling Department for questions about prerequisites, course equivalencies from other colleges, and/or to find out if you need to submit a Pre-RN Course Equivalency form (pdf).

4SUBMIT official, sealed transcripts, for all coursework completed at colleges other than Cuesta, to Cuesta College Admissions and Records by the application due date.  NOTE: Foreign Transcripts must be officially submitted no later than two weeks before the application deadline to allow sufficient time for processing.

5. PREPARE the following supplemental documents to upload with your online application (only if applicable to you):

 a.  A copy of your current California health care license or certificate.
 b.  A written statement to appeal your ineligible status or waive point deductions for course repeats.
 c.  Work or Volunteer Experience in Healthcare form (pdf) Submit this form together with the 
      required cover letter when submitting your application. Experience must be completed between October 1, 2015 -
      October 31, 2017.
 d. Documentation for Life Experiences or Special Circumstances. (Refer to the Multi-Criteria Point Allocation (pdf))
 e. Verification of Proficiency in a Foreign Language form (pdf)

6. COMPLETE the 2017 RN Online Application (link at top of this page) and click the Submit Application button at the bottom of the form between October 1 - October 31 by 4:00 p.m.  All supporting documentation must be submitted at the same time you submit your application and by the application deadline. Plan ahead to submit early! The link to the online application will be deactivated on October 31st at 4:00pm and no late or in progress applications will be accepted. Be sure to print a copy of your application for your records!

7.  REFER to the RN Application Instruction Packet for important and time-sensitive information and notification dates regarding eligibility, appeal decisions, points, and admission status.


For questions about webpage content or general program information, contact Claudia Ferriday at: or call (805) 546-3100, ext 2391. 

For questions about the ONLINE RN application, RN admissions, or RN Points Calculator, contact Adrienne Smith at:,  or call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2555.