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Admissions Requirements

Admission Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 45 credit hours completed at the time of application to be considered for admissions. The following are the requirements for consideration for admissions into Lakeview College of Nursing: 

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  2. Admission Test Scores (RNs Exempt)

  3. 60 Credit Hours in General Education and Prerequisite Courses with a grade of “C” or better. 

    1. All general education and prerequisites must be completed from a regionally accredited college or university.

    2. Lakeview College of Nursing also accepts CLEP Examination Credit for equivalent general education and prerequisite coursework. Credit may be awarded for CLEP Examinations depending upon the score earned on the examination and other factors, as indicated below.  Please visit The College Board website, http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html

    3. Limitations of credits earned through the CLEP Examinations are as follows: (1) duplicate credit in the same subject is not awarded in any case; (2) the total number of credits that may be awarded is limited to 30 credits.

Lakeview College of Nursing reserves the right to change admission requirements or to make appropriate revisions, amendments, or corrections at any time, with or without notice.

Additional Admission Test Information

If an applicant has a disability and needs to request accommodations for the Admissions Test, contact Vicky Welge at studentsfirst@lakeviewcol.edu or 217-709-0939.

It is highly recommended to prepare for this test by purchasing a study guide and reviewing it in some manner. An internet search for “nursing school entrance exam” will provide the resources needed to prepare.


Additional Requirements for Admission

Applicants admitted under a provisional admit status must submit additional documents for consideration to full admit status:

  • Official transcripts showing completion of prerequisite requirements with a grade of "C" or better. Transcripts are due before the semester drop date.

  • Completed health record requirements

  • Completed background check

International Students


All applicants must have established legal residency within the United States.  Lakeview College of Nursing does not issue I-20s for student visas and therefore requires each student to be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.  Documentation will be required at the time of application.  A naturalization certificate or a green card may be used as documentation for those born outside the United States.