• Application Process

  • The information below is based on the application requirements for Fall term 2023/Winter term 2024 admission. It is provided as an example to guide potential applicants on the admission process and application requirements which may be subject to change as program criteria can change for each new application year.

    Prior to applying it is very important that you read the Admission Details for the year you plan to apply since admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisites, are subject to change from year to year. The previous year’s application information is posted only as a resource. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines for the application year they are applying.


    People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Accessible Education Services office at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    The application must be submitted online and supporting documents sent to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records office.

    Approximate Admission Processing Timeline:

    Fall term 2023/Winter term 2024 Entry:

    • November 1, 2022: Application opens online
    • January 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m PST*: Early application deadline
      Submit your online application and all required documents (including official transcripts with Fall 2022 grades) to receive discretionary points.
    • February 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST*: Application deadline
      Submit your online application and all required documents. You will receive an application received confirmation email if submitted successfully.
    • Late March/early April 2023: Applicants are notified if they are moving on to Phase 2.
    • April 2023: Phase 2 Selection Process
    • May 2023: Notification of Phase 2 results emailed. Up to 72 applicants will be placed into the Fall or Winter start cohort. Up to 45 applicants will be placed on an alternate list.
    • June 2023: Required orientation held for all accepted and alternate students. More information about the required drug screen, background check and immunizations will be given at the orientation.

    *Postmark date or online submission timestamp after the stated timeline are not accepted.

    Admissions processing dates are subject to change. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated online immediately. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application unless you did not receive the automated “application received” email after submitting your online application.

    Demands of the Program

    It is important to understand the mental and physical demands of the Nursing program and the career of the nurse. Please read through the Essential Functions of Nursing before applying. Applicants to the Nursing program must be able to cope with the rigors of the curriculum and the demanding nature of the health professions with or without reasonable accommodations. Nursing students must be able to grasp scientific concepts, set up and answer basic math and algebra problems, and communicate well verbally and in writing.

    Professional Licensing

    Successful completion of the Nursing program allows the student to apply for authorization to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Positive results of the exam do not guarantee licensure. Professional licensure is granted by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), who by statutory authority, has rules limiting eligibility of licensure. Some of these limits include lack of a social security number, a major physical or mental condition that could affect the applicant's ability to practice nursing safely and/or if an applicant has been arrested, charged, or convicted of a criminal offense that bears a demonstrable relationship to the practice of nursing. Contact OSBN for more information at 971-673-0685.

    Admission Disclosures

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification

    Withholding information or giving untruthful answers to questions on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    Previous Admission

    Applicants who were previously accepted into the program (or as alternates) and then declined acceptance or withdrew will need to re‐apply by submitting a new application to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. No alternate points will be awarded. Updated official transcripts are required only if new courses have been taken.

    Application Stats

    Year 2022 2021 2020

    Total Applicants












    Most common reasons for incomplete applications:

    • Missing Transcripts
    • Pre-req GPA below a 3.0
    • Didn't have 30 credits of pre-requisites
    • Missing Transcripts
    • Pre-req GPA below a 3.0
    • Didn't have 30 credits of pre-reqs on form
      • Missing Transcripts
      • Pre-req GPA Below a 3.0
      • Didn't have 30 credits of pre-reqs on form

    Average pre-req GPA of the accepted students:




    Minimum points needed to be invited to Phase 2*:




    *This does not mean all applicants with this number of points received an invite to Phase 2. Tiebreakers are used during most application years due to the large number of applications.