This page contains frequently asked questions regarding SBCC's ADN program.
Application and General Information
Applications are currently being accepted via mail only. Please send your completed application to the mailing address below:
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Transcripts can be submitted along with your mailed application as long as they are in the original un-opened envelope you received from your previous school's Admissions & Records or Registrar's Office. Otherwise, you may have your transcripts submitted electronically to SBCC Admissions & Records. They must be received by the deadline of the application cycle.
Application evaluation results from applicants who are not selected for the specified entry cohort will be retained for a period of two (2) years from your original application date.
If you wish for your application to be included during each subsequent application period, the applicant must submit the following information. All forms can be found on this page.
- New ADN Application
- New "Supporting Documentation" form
- "Intent to Be Included in Selection Pool" form
Yes. The dates and times can be found here.
Visit the link below for a list of all prerequisites:
- There are only a few circumstances that may be approved to allow a student to retake a class that they have already earned a "C" or better at SBCC. Please visit the following link for instructions:
- Please click on the pdf link below:
ADN Multi-Criteria PDF
General Education (GE) Requirements
- It is highly recommended to complete all general education (GE) requirements before you apply. If you are offered admittance, you will begin the program the following semester. It is not recommended to complete your general education (GE) requirements during the nursing program. There is no waitlist or deferment.
Please visit the link below for more information.
NOTE: There are some GE courses you can take which are specific to SBCC's ADN program: Soc 101 (Intro to Sociology) or Anth 103 (Cultural Anthropology); Psy 100 (Intro to Psychology); and, Comm 131, Comm 121, or Comm 141 (Oral Communication). Please review the general education information required for the Associate Degree at catalog.sbcc.edu/degrees-certificates-awards/
Please visit ATI's website to sign up for the TEAS Test: atitesting.com/home
Additionally, the SBCC ADN program will also offer a limited number of tests to students applying to the ADN program. Visit sbcc.edu/nursing/adn/teasinfo.php for more information as to when they are offered.
NOTE: You will need to have ATI submit your TEAS Test result electronically to SBCC. TEAS results submitted by the student are not accepted.
No. Results from the first TEAS attempt only are accepted, with an overall score of 62% or higher. If the overall score is below 62%, a remediation plan must be completed prior to retesting. Contact the ADN Program Director for a remediation plan after submitting the TEAS results.
*The SBCC ADN program currently receives a grant from the California Community College Chancellor's Office. The conditions of the grant require the SBCC ADN program to follow these regulations. The grant stipulates that the SBCC ADN program is required to accept the first ATI TEAS attempt only. Therefore, additional TEAS attempts taken with the intent to raise an applicant's score will not be accepted.
- ATI TEAS (sixth version) is the accepted version for the January 2022 application cycle.
- ATI TEAS and TEAS 7 (seventh version) will be accepted starting with the July 2022 application cycle.
- Only TEAS 7 will be accepted starting with the July 2023 application cycle.
NOTE: Applicants will not be allowed to retake with the TEAS 7 test to try to get a higher score if they originally took the ATI TEAS test and passed with a 62%.