Instructions for Applying to Chamberlain College of Nursing

Instructions for Applying to Chamberlain's Undergraduate Degree Program

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your nursing education at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Please follow the instructions below to submit an application for admission. Make sure to review the admission requirements before you apply.

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admission. Apply online or download the Application for Admission Form (PDF). Admission documents may be mailed or faxed to the address indicated on the application.

  2.  Submit a $95 ($60 for RN to BSN option) non-refundable* application fee payable to Chamberlain College of Nursing (major credit cards, personal check or money order accepted).

  3. Schedule an interview with the admission representative.

  4. Request an official transcript documenting proof of graduation, California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) Examination. This may come from a state-approved high school, the College Board, or the college or university where diploma, associate or bachelor’s degree was earned.

  5. Schedule the A2 Admissions Assessment. (See Admission Requirements if applicable).

  6. Provide proof of a current LPN, LVN, or RN license from the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). (See Admission Requirements if applicable).

  7. Request a copy of ACT or SAT scores to be sent directly to the College. Please request the ACT and/or SAT code(s) from an admission representative. Codes vary for each campus. (See Admission Requirements if applicable).

  8. For pre-licensure programs, complete a criminal background check and drug screen.

  9. Official foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency.

  10. Applicants must prove English proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:
    • Having received the degree required for admission to Chamberlain at an institution where the language of instruction was English.
    • Having scored at least 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), having scored at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or having scored at least 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL.
    • Having successfully completed four consecutive years of a secondary education or higher in which the language of instruction was English.
    • Having completed at least two consecutive years of full-time study (12 or more semester hours per semester) with a CGPA of 2.75 or higher at a post-secondary institution at which English was the language of instruction. 
    • Having an overall band score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.

* Application fee is refundable if the applicant cancels the agreement in writing prior to midnight of the tenth business day after the date of transaction. The application fee is waived for alumni and students currently attending Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management who apply to Chamberlain as well as for qualified military personnel (DOD employees, active, retired, veteran, spouse of active duty, spouses of veteran and spouses of retired military). It is Chamberlain’s policy to waive the application fee for applicants to the BSN program who have demonstrated a family financial hardship to their high school counselor may qualify for a waiver through an income qualified college application waiver program from ACT, The College Board and NACAC. Applicants must provide required documentation signed by the student’s high school counselor or another designated high school official. No application fee is required for current Chamberlain students enrolled in the RN-BSN to MSN option. Applicants who are utilizing the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Centralized Application System (e.g., AACN Nursing CAS) and have submitted a Chamberlain application for admission via this service will have their Chamberlain application fee waived.