Admission Procedure

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing believes that the nursing profession requires persons with a high sense of integrity and emotional maturity whose interest is in service to others.

Applicants are expected to present evidence of good physical and mental health. All candidates for admission to the college are considered individually on the basis of the qualifications of each. The college admits qualified students of any age, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available through the college.

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school or its equivalent (Graduate Equivalency Diploma [GED]) which is acceptable to the New York State Education Department and the College of Nursing.

An application packet can be obtained at http://www.secon.edu/student/prospective/admissions/ and submitted along with a non-refundable application fee. The fee is $50.00 if application is postmarked by January 31st and $65.00 if postmarked AFTER February 1st.  Deadline to submit an application for early review is January 31st.  All completed applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Starting in February, the Committee will select those applicants who meet our initial criteria for acceptance to the College. Those applicants will be required to attend an advisement meeting with College personnel. As an institution, we believe it is extremely important for your success that you and our nursing program are a good match for each other.

Once the Admissions Committee has finished the advisement process, all applicants will be notified of the final outcome as soon as possible. St. Elizabeth College of Nursing considers many excellent applicants for freshman admission - more than we can possibly admit.  Therefore, applicants may be placed on a wait list. 

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, as a private institution, reserves the right to accept or deny admission, based upon recommendations of the Admissions Committee. Applicants will not be accepted into St. Elizabeth College of Nursing if any of the following conditions exist: (a) application has been denied on two (2) previous occasions, (b) applicant has received a letter grade of less than C on two (2) previous attempts in any of the following science courses: A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, (c) failure of any two (2) nursing courses has occurred at any educational institution, or (d) a nursing clinical failure has occurred at any educational institution. 

In regards to the criteria mentioned above, an applicant can idenify any extenuating circumstances on the admission application.  The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make the final decision if an appeal to this policy is received. Consideration will be given if evidence of marked/sustained improvement is identified in a current college transcript.