Nursing (ADN)/Nursing Transition (LVN to ADN)

Upcoming Application Periods

ADN 2-Year Program
Application open March 1-31, 2023

LVN to ADN Transition Program
Application Open February 1-28, 2023

We’re glad you're interested in the Alvin Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or LVN-to-ADN Transition program! ACC has educated individuals to enter the nursing profession for over 50 years and our ADN program has an outstanding reputation.

Minimum Requirements for all ACC ADN programs

You must meet the following minimum requirements by the nursing application deadline to be eligible to apply to the 2-year ADN program or the LVN-to-ADN Transition program. If you do not meet these minimum requirements your application will not be considered.

  • GPA = 3.0 or higher: If at the time you apply, you have grades in any courses that are part of our ADN degree, the GPA of those grades must be at least 3.0. Courses in-progress at the time you apply do NOT count in the GPA. Grades posted after the deadline will NOT count in the GPA. Grades that are not part of the ADN degree will NOT count in the GPA.
  • HESI A2 test scores = 78 or higher: You must make at least 78 for both the reading section and cumulative score. You can make less on other sections (except for reading) as long as the cumulative score is at least 78. Read the instructions on sending your official HESI transcript to us. Allow time for receipt of the transcript.

An applicant is ineligible if:

  • GPA on nursing curriculum general education classes is less than 3.0
  • HESI Reading Comprehension score is less than 78
  • HESI Cumulative score is less than 78 (Average of Reading, Math, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Grammar, and Anatomy and Physiology)
  • More than one D or F in a nursing (RNSG and/or VNSG) or biology (BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420 or the equivalent) course within the past five years of the application deadline, regardless of whether courses were repeated for a higher grade.

How to Apply

Instructions to complete the two-year ADN application are in the information packet that can be downloaded at this link: ADN 2-Year Information Packet.

The Policy Consent and Release of Information form must be returned for your application to be considered. A copy may be downloaded at Release Form. The release may be emailed to as a pdf or an image.

Attend an Applicant Meeting


Two-Year ADN Program

The Applicant Meeting Schedule and Registration Form are on the Applicant Meetings page.

March 1 - March 31, 2023 March 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm
August 2023
September 1 - September 30, 2023 September 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm January 2024


Admission is competitive. On average, 40 students are admitted to the ADN program each fall (August) and spring (January) semester.

Instructions to complete the LVN to ADN Transition application are in the information packet that can be downloaded at this link: LVN-ADN Transition Information Packet.

LVN-to-ADN Transition Program


February 1 - February 28, 2023

February 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm June 2023


Admission is competitive. On average, 10-20 students are admitted to the LVN-to-ADN Transition program beginning each June.

Check Your Application Status

After submitting your application, regularly check your application's status at the View Nursing Application Status link. Please allow 7-10 business days for your status screen to update, after submitting an application or completing an application step. The status screen is your way to make sure you have completed all your application steps by the deadline. We will not contact you unless we need to discuss a specific issue with you.

Acceptance Notifications

Applicants are notified whether they are accepted into a nursing program approximately 6 weeks after the nursing application deadline.

Notifications are sent by email, so keep your email address current with the Nursing office. Make sure that emails from Alvin Community College go to your inbox and not to your spam or junk folder. Email is the official means of communication between ACC and students.

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