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Associate in Science (with the exception of pre-nursing)

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For admission into the Associate in Science Degree program, applicants must meet the general college admissions requirements found in the Catalog and also submit:

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcript showing evidence of successful completion of the following high school or college level courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher:
    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II
    • Geometry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Standardized test scores:
    • Minimum SAT critical reading score of 430/ Math score of 380
    • Minimum ACT composite score of 18
  • Two (2) Professional References on college Reference Form

Pre-Nursing Track - Admissions

For admission into the Pre-Nursing (AS-PN) program, applicants must meet the general college admission requirements found in the Catalog and submit:

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcript showing evidence of successful completion of the following high school or college level courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher
  • Standardized test scores on the SAT or ACT
  • Two (2) Professional References on college Reference Form from an immediate supervisor, teacher or professor.

Important Notes:

  • The Pre-Nursing track is designed to spread the major courses over a longer period to promote successful completion. The curriculum plan includes 2 semesters (excludes summer sessions) of general coursework.
  • Students admitted to the Pre-Nursing track will be guaranteed a space in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Cabarrus College on a space available basis after the following conditions have been met:
    • All courses in the Pre-Nursing track have been completed by prior transfer credit (for applicable courses) or by completion at Cabarrus College. BIO 100, BIO 210, and BIO 220 must be completed at Cabarrus College (transfer credit is not accepted) with a grade of “87” or higher on the first attempt
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher achieved for all courses taken at Cabarrus College
    • Evidence of completion of a state approved Nurse Aide I course within the last 14 months or be on the current N.C. NA I registry prior to enrolling in the first nursing course. A list of state approved programs is available at
    • Successful completion of BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Students who are not accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program at the completion of the Pre-Nursing track may change to the Life Sciences Track to complete an Associate in Science Degree or request to change their major to another associate degree program at Cabarrus College.
  • Your application will not be reviewed until all application requirements have been received.
  • Science courses must have been taken within the past five years to qualify for transfer credit.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – February 1

Spring Semester – October 1

Applications are accepted after the priority deadline until programs are full

North Carolina Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS):

For students who are North Carolina residents and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina.

  • Full-time students eligible for $3,000 to $10,000 loan, depending on program.
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"During my time at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, I was able to expand not only my knowledge in the medical field, but I was also able to foster my passion of caring for others. My growth professionally, and personally, are highly attributed to the amazing staff and faculty, who allowed me space to excel in my own way and also redirected my path when needed. I couldn't be more thankful for the education, friendship and mentorship I received during my time at Cabarrus and can never speak highly enough of this amazing college I am able to call my alma mater." - Emily Braddom, RN