The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
The Fall 2019 application period is now closed.
Notice to Current Applicants: Please continue to
monitor your email accounts for updates and notifications regarding
your application status and any outstanding items that may be
needed to complete your student file. Admission/denial letters will
be sent via email initially by April 22nd. Formal letters will also
be sent via postal mail and may arrive shortly thereafter.
LPN-RN Transition (NUR 130/140):
Allegheny Campus (day &
Allegheny Campus (day & eve/wknd)
Boyce Campus (Fast Track eve/wknd)
Campus (Day only, no Fast Track)
North Campus (day &
CCAC @ CAL U (day only)
South Campus (day & eve/wknd)
Applying to the Nursing Program is a two-step process. Interested individuals must first apply to CCAC via the general application.
Students will then be required to provide official transcripts to the college, take placement tests as required, meet with an academic advisor and then complete the appropriate coursework. Once all admission criteria have been met, students may submit a nursing program application during one of the two designated application periods.
Get started today by contacting one of our enrollment services offices.
Applicants must submit a completed application package no later than 11:59 pm on the date of the deadline. Use the application checklist for assistance. Completed applications will be evaluated for the following:
All prerequisites must be met successfully prior to the application deadline for the semester in which the student is applying. Coursework that has not been completed by the application deadline will not be considered during the evaluation process. Biology - Applicants must have completed a COLLEGE LEVEL biology/lab course with a grade of "C" or better prior to applying to the nursing program.
Chemistry - Applicants must have completed chemistry/lab course with a grade of "C" or better prior to applying to the nursing program.
English/Reading - Applicants must be eligible to register for English-101 by the application deadline in order to be considered for admission. Eligibility may be established by any one of the following:
*Please note that SAT/ACT and CLEP exam scores must be submitted to the college prior to the application deadline order to be used in the nursing program evaluation process.
Mathematics - Applicants must be eligible to register for MAT-108 -Intermediate Algebra or MAT-106 – Mathematics for Health Science in order to be considered for admission. Eligibility may be established by any one of the following:
Having completed a college level math course. Please note that mathematics courses are not
SAT/ACT mathematics scores of 520/21, respectively;
Having completed all prescribed developmental mathematics coursework with a grade of "C" or better.
LPN - RN Transition: In addition to the aforementioned prerequisites, LPN-RN Transition applicants must ALSO have successfully completed:
All applicants must meet the following GPA requirements:
Beginning with the Fall 2016 admission period, all students applying for entry into NUR-110/120 must pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with an Adjusted Individual Total Score of 58.7%. The TEAS is a pre-admission exam used throughout the U.S. and Canada designed to determine the readiness of students to enter nursing and allied health fields.
As of June 2016, LPN-RN Transition applicants planning to enter NUR 130/140 are required to take the TEAS exam.
must register for the TEAS exam via www.atitesting.com. TEAS exam scores are good for two years from
the date the exam was taken.
TEAS exam scores are good for two years from the date the exam was taken.
Important FAQs about the TEAS
CCAC @ CAL U Campus (California, PA)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PMSaturday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Preliminary admission decisions are made on the basis of academic
merit as described by our admission policies. However, all of the
admission decisions are contingent on the satisfactory and timely
completion of criminal background checks, immunizations, physicals,
drug testing, and other requirements. After confirming their seat,
accepted students will receive a package with detailed instructions
on how and when to complete registration processes, clearances,
medical information, etc. approximately 3 weeks after the initial
offer letter. Please do not begin this process prior to receiving
an official packet from your campus.
An unsatisfactory background check, inability to complete the
requirements by the designated deadline, or the failure to report
to mandatory registration and orientation meetings will result in
the revocation of the admission offer. Students will be notified of
the decision and will be instructed on whether or not they are
eligible to re-apply at a later point in time.