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ADN Frequently Asked Questions

If you are new to College of DuPage, you should start by talking to an Admissions Representative at (630) 942-2626.

If you have taken classes here before, you should start by attending an Advising Session; these are posted online

You have to take proof of completion of a CNA program to the Admissions Department by the application deadline, and you have to be in the Health Care Worker Registry (pass the competency exam) by the start of the first clinical course. The nursing department will provide the deadline date.

No, a Certified Medical Assistant with NOT count for the CNA requirement.

This is found in the online ADN Admissions Requirements packet:

  • Math 1102, equivalent or higher with grade C or better
  • Psych 1100, equivalent or higher with grade C or better
  • A&P 1551 and 1552, OR 1571 and 1572, equivalent or higher with grade C or better
  • Chem 1211, equivalent or higher with grade C or better

Only the A&P courses expire as they need to be completed within 5 years. Refer to the Associate Degree Nursing Admission Packet.

 No. You must complete A&P 1551 and 1552 or A&P 1571 and 1572.

Attending an advising session should be the first thing you do whether you are a current or prospective student.  
  • Group session
  • No registration; no fee
  • Plan to attend the entire session

 HESI A2 test scores are valid for two years from the date of the examination. You are allowed to repeat the test every 60 days, for a total of 3 attempts in 1 calendar year. Refer to the Associate Degree Nursing Admission Packet.

You can register online on the Testing Center website. The exam cost is $60, and is non-refundable.

Once you have made the decision to pursue the 3+1 Nursing program with either Benedictine University or Governors State University, you need to fill out the "3+1 Program Application".

  • This form can be found in the office of Admissions and Outreach and soon will be on the Admissions website.
  • This application ensures you are receiving the most up-to-date information for anything related to the 3+1 Nursing programs.

After you have been accepted into College of DuPage's Associate Degree Nursing program and you are approximately a semester away from completing the program, you need to submit an admission application to either Benedictine University or Governors State University for their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, and follow their application process.

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Additional information can be found on the Understanding Your Financial Aid page or you can call the Financial Aid Office at (630) 942-2251.

Program Contacts

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.