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Q: How do I apply to Labouré College? Can I apply online?

A: Applications are only accepted via our online application portal. Interested applicants can apply online here.

Q: What are your admissions criteria?

A: Minimum Academic Expecations

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or completion or a GED with a minimum standard score of 450 for each test
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A strong foundation in reading, writing, math, and science
  • First-time college students may submit SAT scores

High School Students (applicants who are currently in high school or have graduated high school within the last five years):

  • Mathematics: two years with a grade of C or higher
  • Science: one year of laboratory sciences (Biology or Chemistry) with a grade of C or higher

Transfer Students (applicants with some college background)

  • Mathematics: one college-level mathematics class (such as College Algebra, or Statistics) with a grade of C or higher
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science with a laboratory section with a final grade of C or higher

Check our Criteria & Requirements page for more and program specific information.

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school should achieve no less than 100 (Internet-based exam), 600 (paper), or 250 (computer) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.

Q: What is the deadline to apply?

A: Labouré College accepts students three semesters per year, with start dates in Spring (January), Summer (May), and Fall (September).

The admissions process at Labouré College is run on a rolling basis. Rolling admissions means that there are no final deadlines to apply; rather, applications are reviewed as they become complete, and until a program is filled. Please be aware that programs with limited capacity can fill up quickly. In the event that a program is filled for a particular semester, the completed application will be considered for the next available semester.

The Office of Admissions encourages all applicants to submit their materials in a reasonable time frame prior to their desired semester.

 

Q: I was accepted into your Nursing program. Can I start nursing classes my first semester?

A: While you have been accepted into our Nursing program, you will begin with your General Education courses. Typically, new students take two or three semesters of General Education courses before they begin their professional Nursing courses.

 

Q: Does Labouré College offer an LPN-RN bridge program?

A: Yes. Labouré College offers an Advanced Placement LPN-RN Program that is designed for current LPNs wishing to attain an Associate in Science degree in Nursing and qualify for RN licensure.

To be eligible for advanced placement, the candidate must complete the application procedure through the Admissions Department:

  • Application and Application Fee
  • Documentation of high school graduation or GED completion, official transcripts from colleges you’ve attended, and your LPN school
  • Provide Admissions with a copy of your current LPN license, clearly indicating license number and expiration date
  • Placement testing (if applicable)

Advanced Placement applicants may be eligible for professional course transfer credits. Please contact the Office of Admissions to learn more.

 

Q: Do you have a placement test?

A: Yes. Labouré College requires the following Accuplacer Assessments: Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Arithmetic.These tests are used to match students with appropriate courses and academic support services. Applicants applying to the RN-BSN program or a certificate program are not required to take the Accuplacer Assessment. All qualified applicants who hold an Associate’s degree or higher may not be required to complete the Accuplacer Assessment.

 

Q: I took Accuplacer at my other school. Can I use my old scores?

A: Yes. You may use your previous test scores if they have been taken within the past year.

 

Q: I have a prior degree. Do you really need my high school transcript?

A: Yes. We require all applicants to submit copies of their high school transcript or a copy of their diploma.

 

Q: I took English, Math, Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, etc. already. Can I transfer those classes in and just start with professional Nursing classes?

A: At Labouré College we require at least 40 in-house credits in order to graduate. Below is a list of classes that are easily transferable. To receive transfer credit for these classes, they must have been taken at an accredited college or university, and you must have received a grade of C or higher.

  • English Composition
  • English Literature
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development or Behavior (must cover lifespan)
  • Theology (with a Judeo-Christian perspective)
  • Ethics (with a Judeo-Christian perspective)

To receive transfer credit for Anatomy & Phyiology I and II or Microbiology, courses must have been successfully completed at an accredited college with a final grade of C or higher. Courses must have a laboratory component and has to have been completed in the last five (5) years.

Typcially new students take one, two or 3 semesters of general education courses before they begin professional nursing courses.

 

Q: How much is the tuition, and do you have Financial Aid?

A: Please refer to our tuition and fees page for tuition information. Financial aid is available. There is a variety of financial aid available to students who enroll in the Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and Certificate programs. Financial aid may consist of federal and state aid such as loans and grants, and private aid such as discounts, vouchers, and scholarships.

 

Q: I want a Bachelor’s Degree, not an Associate’s Degree; can I enroll directly into the BSN program?

A: Registered Nurses (RNs) who have passed their NCLEX examination are eligible to apply for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Labouré. If you do not have your RN licensure, you need to start with the Associate of Science in Nursing program first, which will prepare you to seamlessly transition into the BSN component. If you have completed an Associate in Nursing program, and are awaiting your NCLEX examination, you may apply to the BSN program, but can only take the general education courses within the RN-BSN program until you have obtained your RN license.

 

Q: Do you have different pre-requisites for different programs?

A: Yes. Generally, for applicants seeking to be accepted into the Associate Degree programs at the high school level, you must have two years of math having received a grade of C or higher, and one year of laboratory sciences ( Biology or Chemistry). Transfer students must have one college level math class with a grade of C or higher, and one 4-credit college level life science with a lab, having received a grade of C or higher.

For Certificate programs, pre-requisites do differ depending upon program major chosen. Interested candidates can make all inquiries directly to Admission Department counselors who will be happy to explain specific pre-requisites on individual basis. Call (617) 322-3575 or visit the College in person.

 

Q: Where are you located? How do I get there?

A: Labouré is located at 303 Adams Street in Milton, MA. The campus is situated between East Milton Square and Dorchester’s Lower Mills (an approximate 3 minute drive from either direction). If taking public transportation, Labouré can be reached by taking the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line from either the Ashmont or Mattapan MBTA station. Take the trolley to Milton station and walk (approximately 15 minutes) up Adams Street to the Campus.

 

Q: Can I make an appointment to meet with an Admissions Counselor?

A: Yes. For individual appointments, call (617) 322-3575. If you prefer, you can simply walk-in and speak with an Admissions Counselor during regular operating hours. You can walk-in on Monday-Thursday 9am – 5:30pm, and Friday 11:30am – 5pm.


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