Mount Saint Mary's



Lower division preparation:
Psych 7          Dev. Psych.- childhood and adolescence     CAN FCS 14
SOC 1            Intro to Soc.                  CAN SOC 2
SP 1               Communications Fundamentals        CAN SPCH 4 
Traditional Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Pre-Nursing Only)
Associate Degree in Nursing

Programs Associate Degree in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Who is this program for?  First-Year and Transfer students 2nd-Year MSMC students* or transfer students Must have Bachelor's degree in another field
Approx $546.00 per unit Approx 20,500 per year Approx 37,000 per year
Transfer Prerequisites
(all prerequisites must be completed with a "C" or better)
Chemistry**, General Psychology, English 101 Chemistry or Physics, Anatomy**, Physiology**, Microbiology**, Psychology, Sociology, English 1A & 1B, Public Speaking, Developmental Psychology
Minimum of 27 units
Chemistry or Physics, Anatomy**, Physiology**, Microbiology**, Human Nutrition,  Psychology, Sociology,  Developmental Psychology, Written & Oral Communication, Philosophy (3 units), Religious Studies (6 units), upper division Bioethics (3 units)
Length of Program Freshman 3 Transfer 2  3 (this does not include 1 year prerequisites) 1 year 
begins in May 
priority dates
(all application components must be received by these dates)
March 1 Fall
October 1 Spring
(Students encouraged to Apply Online.)
February 1 Fall

* For Fall 2007, we will only be accepting Online Applications *
November 1 Summer
(Only Accepting
 Online Applications)
Plans & Other
ADN Curriculum

LVN Mobility
BSN Curriculum

RN to BSN Curriculum
AccBSN Curriculum
Class and Clinical Days  classes-evenings
weekdays Summer-weekdays
Spring & Fall-weekdays & Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun
Frequently Asked Questions ADN FAQs BSN FAQs Accelerated BSN FAQs
G.P.A. 2.5 overall
2.5 in the sciences
2.7 overall
2.5 in the sciences
3.0 overall
SAT or ACT & high school transcript  Required if fewer than 15 transferable college units Required if fewer than 24 transferable college units None
Nursing Info Sessions Dates
Powerpoint Presentation
Powerpoint Presentation
Powerpoint Presentation
Defer Application 
to another
start term
Reactivation Form Reactivation form Reactivation form
On-Campus Housing Not Available Available Not Available
Clinical Sites
(this is not an all inclusive list)
UCLA/NPI, Kaiser Permanente, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, California Medical Center, St. Vincent's   Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, VA of West L.A., Huntington Memorial
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, Kaiser Agencies, Culver City School District, St. John's Hospital, Harbor/UCLA 
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, Harbor/UCLA, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Northridge Hospital, St. John's Medical Center, Public Health Department

Who can apply to the undergraduate degree programs?

Admission to Bachelor Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science degree programs are offered on the Chalon campus. All undergraduate majors are open to women; men may be admitted only to the Music and Nursing programs.
Admission to Associate Degree Programs
The Associate Degree Program at Mount St. Mary's College is offered on the Doheny Campus. Students may seek a traditional Associate of Arts degree or a specialized A.A. degree in a professional program. Students are offered the opportunity to transfer to the baccalaureate program (see intercampus transfers). All programs are open to women; men are admitted only to the Associate Degree in Nursing program.

Required Documents

Candidates' files for admission will be evaluated when the following documents have been received.
  • Application, completed and signed
  • $40 application fee or fee waiver from your school - $20 application fee online, payable by check or credit card.
  • Application essay
  • Official high school transcript, including at least six semesters’ grades, sent from the high school (if you have not been educated in English language, official transcripts must be translated)
  • Official record of the SAT or ACT, which may be printed on your school transcript or sent directly from the testing service
  • Academic Reference (form is provided in the application and should be mailed by the person completing the reference)
  • Admissions interview (while not required, strongly encouraged)
  • TOEFL. Official score of at least 550 must be sent from the testing service if you have not been educated in the English language
Note: A personal statement describing a special situation may be included with the application if the statement includes information supporting the applicant that would help the Admission Committee reach a decision.
All documents should be sent to the Admissions Office, Mount St. Mary's College, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

After Applying

Once the applicationdocuments have been received, the file will be evaluated and a decision made by the Admission Committee. Approximately two after the Committee's decision, the student will be notified by mail and via our website. Several decisions may be made.
  1. The student is admitted and if she is appying for financial aid, the OfficeofStudent Financing is notified.
  2. If thestudent applied for admission to the Baccalaureate Program at Chalon and the Committee believes that her record shows the need for further preparation, the student may be admitted under the Alternative Access Program to the Doheny Associate of Arts Degree Program.
  3. The student may be admitted on a conditional basis if extraordinary circumstances call for this decision. If so, the student will be required to meet conditions set in her letter of admission, inclding earning"C's" or better and finishing a contractsent by the Learning Center staff.
  4. The student may be denied and directed to another college to fulfill requirements before reapplying for admission to Mount St. Mary's College. Admitted students will be required to submit a $100 tuition deposit to hold their places in the entering classes. For students entering the Fall semester, this tuition deposit is due by May 1 or within two weeks of the receipt of a financial aid package, whichever is later. For Spring semester, this deposit is due in early January. The tuition deposit is not refundable under any circumstances and will be credited directly to the student's account in the Business Office.

Early Action Program

First Year Applicants to Undergraduate Degree Programs
First year applicants to the BA/BS program (Chalon) have the option to apply under the early action program. To participate, the Admission Office must receive all application documents by December 1, and you will receive your admission decision by January 1. This decision is non-binding, and admitted students have until May 1 to accept the offer of admission.
Mount St. Mary's College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age or handicap in the administration of its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs or in its educational programs. The College complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
Mount St. Mary's College is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The California State Board of Education, The Commission on Teacher Credentialing, The California Board of Registered Nursing, The National League of Nursing, The National Association of Schools of Music, The American Physical Therapy Association, The American Occupational Therapy Association and the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.



Nursing Program Definition

To determine whether or not you should apply to Mount St. Mary's College as a Pre-Requisite Nursing Student or Direct Program Student, check out the list below.  This should help you as you make your choice.
Apply as a Direct Program Nursing Student, if you have taken the courses below and your science gpa is at least a 2.5 and your overall gpa is at least a 2.7.

Chemistry or Physics, Anatomy**
English 1A & 1B
Public Speaking
Developmental Psychology
Most Direct Program Nursing Students apply and are accepted with Sophomore status.  Anything other than this status is determined by the Nursing Department.

Apply as a Pre-Requisite Nursing Student, if you have not yet met the above requirements.
Apply online