The October 2018 application period is now closed.

Information about the October 2018 application is provided below for reference purposes only.  While no major changes to the 2019 application are expected at this time, please note that the following information pertains only to the October 2018 RN application and is subject to change in future application cycles.

2018 RN Program Eligibility and Requirements

2018 RN Application Instructions

Contains complete eligibility, application, and admission information for the October 2018 RN application, provided for reference purposes only. The 2019 application instructions will be posted in June.

Checklist for the October 2018 RN Application:

  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).  

  4. SUBMIT official, sealed transcripts, for all coursework completed at colleges other than Cuesta, to the 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 optional supplemental documents to upload with your online application (refer the Multi-Criteria Point Allocation (pdf) for details):
     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
     d. Documentation for Life Experiences or Special Circumstances
     e. Foreign Language Proficiency Verification form

  6. COMPLETE the 2018 RN Online Application and click the Submit Application button at the bottom of the form between October 1 - October 31, 2018 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 completed 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: