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General Information/Getting Started

ADN Information Session
This session is offered 2-3 times a month at the Regional Academic Center. The Nursing Director and /or Nursing Advisor explains all the required steps in the admission process and course completion. Attendance to one session is a mandatory requirement for admission to the program.  To sign-up for an Information Session, please visit or call 330-888-6400.

ADN Application
Applications are available at the ADN Information Sessions.

ADN Admission Process
Apply as a Pre-ADN to and pay the application fee. Request official sealed transcripts from your High School, and all Technical Schools and Colleges that you have attended and send to the Geauga Campus Registrar 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd. Burton, OH 44021.

 Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible by obtaining a PIN at and then completing the FAFSA.application. The application may be obtained online at . Once the FAFSA application is completed, call (330) 888-6400 to schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Advisor.

You will receive a letter from the Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services that will inform you of your acceptance at Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center.

Schedule and take the COMPASS test (330) 888-6400. 

Schedule an appointment with the Pre-ADN Advisor (330) 888-6400.

Complete and submit the Nursing Application and Data Sheet to the Nursing Office at the Regional Academic Center prior to Feb 1st of the year you plan to enter in the Fall semester. These forms are located in the Nursing Office at the Regional Academic Center. Admission is selective. Students must complete any developmental coursework prescribed by the COMPASS test and complete high school or college-level courses in algebra, chemistry and biology. A cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher is required for admission.

Notification of admission/denial is usually no later than May.