Students who complete the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Shasta College are eligible to apply for an Associate of Science Degree.  Students must meet all of the requirements for graduation as indicated in the catalog to which they have "catalog rights​". Catalog rights are determined based on when a student initially took courses at Shasta College.  As long as a student maintains continuous attendance at Shasta College, catalog rights are protected.  If there has been an interruption in classes for more than two semesters, the student will be held responsible for the graduation requirements in effect at the time they re-enter Shasta College.

** Graduation requirements will be changing in the 2025 filing period to include Ethnic Studies. Please see a Health Science Counselor for more information. 

Required for Application

To be eligible to apply through the Multicriteria Selection Process, applicants must meet all graduation requirements, in addition to program prerequisites. No in-progress courses will be accepted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the Health Sciences counselor prior to filing their application packet, to make sure that the graduation requirements are completed. 

Note: Effective starting with students added to the Wait List Fall 2017 through Spring 2018, all graduation requirements must be completed prior to being authorized to enroll in the 1st semester of the ADN program. 

Degree Filing​

In addition to program prerequisites​ and identified course work, the student must have completed the general education courses for an Associate Degree (Shasta College Catalog).

These include:

Category 1 - Natural Sciences are met with nursing prerequisites ANAT 1, PHYS 1; and MICR 1

Category 2 - Social and Behavioral Sciences are met with prerequisites ANTH 2 or SOC 1 

Category 3 - Humanities - choose from one of the selections in the Shasta College Catalog.  

Category 4 - Language and Rationality - Contains three parts

                   Part A - English Composition met with ENGL 1A

                   Part B - Oral Communication - choose one of CMST 54 or 60 

                   Part C - Analytical Thinking - choose one from category 4 

Category 5 - Multicultural/Living Skills - Choose one from category 5. 

Note:  Third and fourth semester nursing program courses may also count for this requirement.

Category 6 - Multicultural Requirement - Choose one from category 6.  

Note:  ANTH 2 will also count for this requirement and Category 2.

It is the student’s responsibility to file an application for the degree.  The application should be filed in the Admissions & Records Office during the applicable degree filing period as announced through the Admissions & Records Office.

Note: Any applicant who has already earned a Baccalaureate Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from these graduation requirements. Exemptions do not apply to program prerequisites (only graduation requirements).  Additionally, this regulation does not apply to previously earned Associate Degrees.