Steps for Future RN Applicants
General RN Application Timeline:
The general timeline for the RN Application is provided below for your planning purposes only.
Dates are subject to change for future applications. Always refer to the current application instruction packet for the most current dates
- June/July: New Application Instruction Packet posted online
- August 31: Deadline for RN Program Prerequisites to be completed
- October 1- 31: Applications accepted online
- November: ATI-TEAS test offered at Cuesta College. Register for your test date
- December 2: Deadline for October applicants to submit ATI-TEAS scores (if not testing at Cuesta in
current application cycle)
- January: Notification of eligibility and point allocation emailed
- February: Notification of admission status emailed
- February: Intent to Enroll form must be returned by the date stated in the Notification of Admission
status email (typically within 2 weeks).
- June: Mandatory program orientation for admitted students. By invitation only, second week in
- July 31: Deadline for Associate Degree and BRN additional required courses to be completed
- August: RN program begins with the fall semester
Steps for Future Applicants:
1. ATTEND a Nursing Information Session to receive the most current information and overview of the RN program.
2. READ the entire RN Application Instruction Packet* to learn about program eligibility, prerequisites, multi-criteria point allocation (pdf) point allocation, additional required courses, the application process. *Applications are accepted once a year in October. Information and instructions for the previous year are provided for general reference purposes ONLY, and are subject to change from year to year. Be sure to review the instructions for the year you are applying.
3. APPLY for student admission to Cuesta College (if you are a new student to Cuesta or if it has been more than two semesters since you have been enrolled in classes).
4. SUBMIT official, sealed transcripts for all coursework completed at colleges other than Cuesta to Cuesta College Admissions and Records office.
5. CONTACT the Counseling Department to make an appointment to meet with a counselor for questions about program prerequisites, course equivalencies, priority registration, and schedule planning.
6. VISIT the Student Services webpage to learn about assessment testing, financial aid & scholarships, tutoring resources, veteran's services and other student resources.