Application Process


Fall 2023 Admission

November 1, 2022 — February 1, 2023

Submit Petition for substitution form with accompanying official transcripts, for any prerequisite courses taken outside of College of Marin

  • Prerequisite and corequisite courses completed at other colleges or universities must be equivalent to those offered at College of Marin. Students requesting equivalency for courses must complete the following by the preferred Priority Deadline, January 14th, 2022 (the second Friday of January each year). Transcripts, the Petition for Substitution form and course descriptions will be accepted until the application due date of February 1st, 2022, however, notification equivalency before the application deadline is not guaranteed. Upon receipt of the final transcripts with final grades, course substitutions and pending courses will be approved or denied. The original approved/denied results will be kept in the student file in the Enrollment Services Department and a copy will be mailed to the student via USPS. Please allow 7-10 business days for results. 
  • Download and print Petition for Substitution form
  • Petition for Substitution (for courses taken outside of College of Marin): fill out the form, mail it to Enrollment Services wtih previous institution(s) official transcripts and course descriptions.
  • All transcripts for all academic coursework completed

Send Petition for Substitution form with all official transcripts to:
College of Marin 
Attn: RN Application-Enrollment Services
835 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904

*NOTE: Transcripts from your previous college/university can be sent electronically using the institution selection code for College of Marin. This code is provided by the transcript vendor.

Nursing courses completed at foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated by the California Board of Registered Nursing for consideration of equivalency. More information is available at Refer to Foreign College Transcripts, under “Academic Records” in Section 2 of this catalog for more information. 

Submit an online application with all supporting materials.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Additionally, if you wish to receive points for each criteria, supporting docs from each of those areas must be submitted. Duplicate applications will not be accepted, your first application will be the application reviewed. If you submit more than one application, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registered Nursing Program at and request assistance with ensuring the appropriate application is on file. It is not the responsibility of the Registered Nursing Program nor enrollment services to notify students of duplicate applications. 

First Semester Application: this is a first-year student application

LVN 30-unit application: this is for an LVN who would like to complete 30 units to receive their Registered Nursing education to be able to sit for NCLEX (space available only)

Advanced Placement application: this is for continuing RN students, either from COM or from another Registered Nursing program (space available only) Link to Advanced Placement in the Nursing Program for Military and LVNs

Take the TEAS exam! You must take the TEAS exam and submit the scores with your application. Fall 2022 application deadline is February 1st, 2022.

  • Due to COVID-19 we will NOT be administering the TEAS exam on College of Marin's campus. To schedule an exam please connect with ATI directly to take the test. Either proctored in person or proctored online tests are accepted: Link to ATI website
  • The first passing  (62% or higher) TEAS exam score within the last 365 days of application will be the only exam score that we accept in your application to the program. 
  • A minimum score of 62% is required in order to apply for the Nursing program
  • If you do not receive a minimum of 62% you need to review the remediation plan, if you plan to apply within the next 365 days. If you are going to wait 365 days to retake the exam, you do not need to complete remediation.