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Nursing Program Admission, Selection and Enrollment of Students: Education Verification Policy

The purpose of the Nursing Program Admission, Selection and Enrollment of Students: Education Verification Policy is to inform nursing applicants of the educational requirement of the Nursing Program.

Eligibility to Apply for Admission

Applicants to each Nursing Program Option (Day, Evening/Weekend, LPN to RN) must be high school graduates or have earned a General Education Diploma (GED) certificate. Evidence of secondary school graduation or its equivalency must be documented in one of the following ways.

  • If secondary school education was completed in the United States, submit official high school or GED transcripts in a sealed envelope to the Admissions Office.
  • If secondary school education was completed outside of the United States, submit a notarized official high school courses transcript or foreign equivalent, as originals OR certified copies in a sealed envelope to the Admissions Office. If documents are not in English, an official translation must be submitted along with your documents. Foreign documents must be evaluated and translated by a US evaluation company like the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) www.cedevaluations.com or World Education Services (WES): www.wes.org
  • All home-schooled students, without a high school diploma or GED, are eligible to apply for admission provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state. To determine whether a student has participated in an approved home school program, the student shall submit, with the application for admission (paper copy only; online application submissions will not be accepted), evidence that the home school program was approved by the student's school district's superintendent or school committee. Additionally, if the home-schooled student is under the age of compulsory attendance, which is 16 years old in Massachusetts, a letter from the student's school district's superintendent or school committee is required stating that the student is not considered truant and would not be required to attend further schooling or continue to be home-schooled if the student has completed his/her home school program before the age of 16.