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Application Processes

Degree-Seeking Students

Application Procedure

Degree-Seeking College Students
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applicants are advised to submit application materials by the dates listed below.

Fall Semester Start: April 1st
Spring Semester Start: September 1st

Degree-Seeking High School Students
Guaranteed BSN Admission is offered exclusively to degree-seeking high school seniors. This allows the student to reserve a seat in Lakeview's BSN program for a future semester following the completion of all general education and prerequisite requirements.

Admission decisions are emailed approximately 30 days after the admission deadline.

To complete a full admission application, the applicant must submit all of the following:  

  • A completed online application.
    "Bachelor of Nursing" if Degree-Seeking College Student
    "Pre-Nursing (HS Students)" if Degree-Seeking HS Senior
  • Respond to a list of essay questions included in application.
  • Admission Test Score (RNs Exempt)
  • A current course schedule along with a plan for completing any remaining prerequisite coursework, if currently enrolled. The official transcript evaluation will reflect plans for completing the required prerequisites.
  • Official transcripts from each college institution attended. Paper and electronic transcripts are accepted. A foreign evaluation service must translate international transcripts and credentials into English with letter grades. All transcripts must come directly from the College attended or the foreign evaluation service.
  • A current copy of the Illinois nursing license, if licensed LPNs or RN.
  • A naturalization certificate or a green card may be used as documentation for those born outside the United States. 
  • $30 non-refundable fee is payable to Lakeview College of Nursing.

After the application has been processed, applicants will receive an email confirmation that contains additional information about the program and an evaluation of official transcripts, if applicable. This email will be sent to the email address provided on the application for admission.

All application documents submitted to Lakeview College of Nursing for admission or transfer purposes become the property of the College and will not be released to the student or third parties. Transcripts from other institutions will not be forwarded to other educational institutions or agencies unless specified by state or federal regulation.  A student who needs copies of documents from other institutions must contact those institutions directly.

Transferring from another Nursing Program

Applicants that have attended another nursing program need to provide this additional information at the time of application: 

  1. One (1) reference must be from the Dean/Director/Chair or faculty member of the program from which was attended.
  2. Course syllabi for any nursing course the student is seeking to transfer. Only nursing courses with a "B" or better grade will be considered for transfer.
  3. Copies of results from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) testing, or Kaplan (KAP), if applicable.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student is defined as a student not admitted to the nursing program and enrolled in Chemistry or Statistics course. 

Application Process
Students applying to take Chemistry or Statistics can fill out the non-degree application indicating exactly which class(es) they want to enroll as listed on the application. Students must submit transcripts verifying prerequisites have been met for the non-degree courses in which they are enrolling in. Once the non-degree application has been processed, the student has been registered; an email will be sent to the email address provided on the application. Students enrolled as non-degree seeking will not be eligible for financial aid (including Lakeview scholarships). Enrollment as a non-degree student does not constitute admission into the nursing program. Non-degree students must apply for admission to be considered for degree status.

Student Progress
Students must know their academic standing in all courses in which they are enrolled.  Feedback is provided regularly and given in the form of exam and assignment scores. Midterm grades entered in SONIS are based on exam average only and do not include supplemental course work. Academic improvement plans are not required to be completed for students in non-degree courses.

Grading Scale for Non-Degree Seeking Students
The content and subject matter determine each course's work and will be described in each syllabus. Grades are calculated using the scores compiled from class, i.e., exams, labs, papers, assignments, etc. The grading scale is as follows:

Grade Description Scale Grade Point Value
A Excellent 97-100 4
A-   93-96 3.7
B+ Good 90-92 3.3
B   87-89 3
B-   85-86 2.7
C+ Average 82-84 2.3
C   79-81 2
C-   77-78 1.7
D+ Poor/Failure 74-76 1.3
D   72-73 1
D-   70-71 0.7
F Failure 0-69 0

Students are expected to attend all meetings of classes and scheduled laboratory sessions in which they have enrolled. Attendance at lab sessions is required. Attendance will be recorded for each scheduled class and laboratory. The student must attend all classes, arrive on time, and stay for the entire designated time.

Testing and Test-Taking Policy
Exams are administered at regularly in all courses and are expected to be taken as scheduled.  If an exam is missed, it must be made up as soon as possible and no later than the next class session. No smartwatch, fitness trackers, hand-held technology, ball caps, sunglasses, food, drinks, candy, cough drops, earplugs, earbuds, or calculators brought in by students are allowed while testing.  Examination/Test Review will be managed by the instructor and addressed in the course syllabus.

Non-degree seeking students should review the Policies and Standards of Behavior.