Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Multicriteria Selection Process has been implemented. The next application filing period will be from June 8 - June 25, 2020. In the meantime, please review our Multicriteria Selection Process pages for more information.

All applicants who desire to be enrolled in the ADN program (including qualified applicants for Advanced Placement) must apply to the program through the same Multi-criteria Selection process. A new class of 30 students is enrolled each semester, with a total of 60 new students per year. Thirty applicants are chosen each year using the Multi-criteria Selection Process, and 30 applicants are drawn in order from the Wait List (previous selection method), until it is depleted. Each semester's new class (of 30) is made up of 15 students selected through the Multi-criteria Selection process while the other 15 are from the Wait List. Once the Wait List is depleted, selection of students will depend entirely on the Multi-criteria Selection Process.  For specific information, see the Multi-criteria Selection Process tab or call the Division Office at (530) 339-3600. 


The Associate in Science Degree Nursing (ADN) program enrolls students in accordance with cur​rent California Community College Chancellor’s Office guidelines. All applicants who desire to be enrolled in the ADN program (including qualified applicants for Advanced Placement) must apply to the program through the same Multicriteria Selection process.   

Attend an Information Session    

Next scheduled Mu​lticriteria Selection Process Information Sessions are:

​​​Multicriteria Selection Process​​
Information Sessions
​​Day​ ​Multicriteria Selection Process
Filing Period​​
Time & Location​
​​​​These information sessions will focus on information pertaining to the Multicriteria Selection Process. ​​ ​ ​​​​ ​
April 8, 2019 Monday June 10 to June 27, 2019 *
5:30 pm
1400 Market St., Room 8220
Redding, CA 96001​
September 16, 2019 ​Monday N/A (see note*)
March 30, 2020 Monday​ June 8 to June 25, 2020 *
* Note: There is only one application period per year for the Multicriteria Selection Process. 

Obtain an Application Packet 
Program application packets can be obtained during the spring Application Information Session. Otherwise, application packets will be available for pickup at the Health Sciences Division Office, or for download from this web page, the day following the spring Information Session and throughout the application filing period.

NOTE: Application packets will not be available until the spring 2020 information session.

Health Sciences Division Office:
1400 Market St., Room 8204
Redding, CA 96001

Health Sciences Office Phone:
(530) 339-3600

Complete and File an Application Packet  
Application packets may be filed during the application filing periods listed above.

Completed packets must be hand-delivered or sent by mail to the Health Sciences Division Office no later than 4:00 pm on the final date of the application-filing period. Health Sciences personnel will only accept application packets that are in a sealed envelope. Email submissions of the application packet will not be accepted.

A completed Multicriteria Selection Process Application Packet includes ALL of the following:
  • Application for admission to Shasta College (updated annually online, no earlier than January 1). 
  • All completed required forms in the ADN Program Multicriteria Selection Process Application Packet.
  • Official* transcripts of ALL colleges attended.  These will be used to document the successful completion of all prerequisite and graduation requirements courses.
  • Official* high school transcripts showing date of graduation, completion of California High School Proficiency Examination, or verified copy of G.E.D. test results.
  • If applicant has attended another nursing program, a letter from the nursing program director of the previous school, regarding applicant's standing in the program is required.
  • Official transcript of TEAS exam results. (see TEAS Guidelines)
  • Proof of immunity for all non-time sensitive Health and Safety Requirements​​​ (clinical requirements)​.
*Official transcripts are those that have been received from another educational institution in a sealed envelope and remain unopened.  Once an envelope containing a transcript has been opened (seal broken), it cannot be accepted by Shasta College for purposes of application filing to the ADN program.

​Additional information related to the completion of the Multicriteria Selection Process Application Packet:
  • Criteria Items 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (see Multicriteria Selection Process Scoring and Guidelines) are optional. To qualify for points in those areas, submit the required supporting documentation.
  • Shasta College course work will be obtained from the Admissions and Records office and made an official part of the application filing packet. 
  • Failure to include ALL other college and/or high school records will result in the automatic disqualification of the application filing packet.
  • Other college and/or high school records that may already be on file with the Shasta College Admissions and Records office CANNOT be used for this packet.  
  • Documentation showing completion all non-time sensitive clinical requirements must be submitted with your application packet. Failure to submit documentation of all non-time sensitive requirements will result in automatic disqualification of the application packet.
  • If an applicant is not selected for enrollment for the semesters pertaining to the application filing period, the applicant must re-submit all required documentation, including other college and/or high school records, with each new application filing packet.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the ADN Enrollment Practice Policy prior to application.

Invitation to Enroll
As Multicriteria Selection Process application filing packets are submitted, each applicant will receive a receipt. The 30 top-ranking applicants will receive an Enrollment Invitation Letter by the Health Sciences Division Office via email during the fall semester of the year they filed their application packet.

NOTE: Until the current Wait List is depleted, 30 students from the Wait List and 30 students from the Multicriteria Selection Process will be invited to enroll per year. For those currently on the Wait List, updates are sent twice a year, once in July and once in February. ​​

Current Information
It is the applicant’s responsibility to maintain current information (name, address, telephone number, email address) with the Health Sciences & University Programs office. 

Typically emails to AOL and Hotmail accounts from Shasta College are not reliably delivered.  We highly recommend that students & applicants establish e-mail accounts with services such as or, as we have found that emails to these accounts are more reliably delivered.

If you are currently on the Wait List and wish to have your name withdrawn, please notify us by submitting the Nursing Programs Wait List Withdrawal form.


ADN Program Information & Resources
Follow the links below for more information on the following:

​Health & Safety
Clinical Requirements


Contact Information
Change Form