Application Process & FAQs
The Admissions Process at Platt College is simple and can be completed in 5 steps. We are here to guide you along every step of the way.
Attend a mandatory Information Session by scheduling a campus visit.
Complete online application and pay $75.00 application charge online before taking a scheduled entrance test or submitting official SAT or ACT scores.
Submit official SAT or ACT scores or schedule and complete ATI TEAS entrance test. All fees related to this step are paid for by the applicant.
(To be deemed official, ACT and SAT test scores are to be submitted to Platt College directly from the testing agency and the official scores expire after three years from the test date. The TEAS is paid online directly to ATI testing services via credit/debit card only. Scores are expire after one year from the testing date.)
SAT: The Platt College SAT Code is 3012.
ACT: The Platt College ACT Code is 7037.
If an applicant is a Non-Native English Speaker and has not graduated from an accredited US High School and/or received a GED the following admission requirements must also be met:
- Submit English Proficiency Exam for Non-Native English Speakers who are U. S. citizens or nationals or a U.S. permanent resident or eligible noncitizen.
- A student must be one of the following to be eligible for admission: U.S. citizen or national or U.S. permanent resident or eligible noncitizen. A person is a United States citizen by birth or by naturalization. Persons (except for the children of foreign diplomatic staff) born in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in most cases, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands are U.S. Citizens, as are most persons born abroad to parents (or a parent) who are citizens. All U.S. Citizens are considered to be U.S. nationals, but not all nationals are citizens. Persons whose only connection to the United States is through birth on American Samoa, Swain's Island, or the United States Minor Outlying Islands are not U.S. Citizens but are nationals and therefore may be eligible for admission.
- English Proficiency: If English is not an applicant's native/first language (including, but not limited to, Non-Native English speaker; English as a Second Language (ESL)) and the applicant has not graduated from an accredited US High School and/or received a GED, the applicant is required to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores and meet Platt College's minimum requirement prior to taking the TEAS test. Platt College does not have English as a Second Language (ESL) programs available. Any fees related to this requirement are to be paid by the applicant.
(To be deemed official, TOEFL test scores are to be submitted to Platt College directly from the testing agency and the official scores expire after two years from the test date.)
Platt College's TOEFL code is 8791.
Acceptable English Proficiency Scores/TOEFL (minimum score):
- 80 internet-based (iBT)
- 550 paper-based (PBT)
- 213 computer-based
Undergo admissions interview process with an Admissions Representative.
All potential applicants must also submit the following additional application items:
- Admissions Essay. (Essay guidelines are written by the Admissions Committee and provided to applicant upon the completion of an entrance exam.)
- Official high school transcript from an accredited high school, official GED, and/or Home Study certificate or transcript*. Applicants who are unable to meet the requirement of having graduated from an accredited high school within the United States must provide a GED to satisfy this step. Potential applicants from foreign, non-English speaking countries must provide a translated and certified document that is the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma in order to satisfy this step (Please see Step 3).
- Submit official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended, if applicable**.
International high school transcripts must be evaluated and reviewed for eligibility as part of the admission process. The evaluation is not a guarantee of admission. Applicants must have high school transcripts evaluated and certified by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, which will assess for a fee. The certifying organization's report must be sent directly to Platt College at 3100 S. Parker Road, Suite 200, Aurora, CO 80014 or emailed directly to the College. For applicants who are unable or unwilling to provide this translated and certified documentation, only an official copy of a GED will be used to satisfy the requirement for an official high school transcript. Any fees related to this requirement are to be paid by the applicant.
*Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by your home state, and be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state
**According to Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit, students must be accepted into the BSN program at Platt College before transfer credit is evaluated. Official transcripts are evaluated and transfer credit is reviewed by the Registrar. Unofficial transcripts may be used for advising and course selection but are not acceptable for transfer of credit. As the Registrar reviews the official transcript, the student may be asked to provide the course description(s) from the catalog under which he/she was enrolled.
After the student has completed all college and program admission requirements, the student’s application file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Acceptance is not automatic and continuation after admission is not guaranteed. Acceptance into the BSN program is contingent upon the completion and approval of a complete 7 year criminal background check (Please use Policy 03:06:00 Background Checks for Students for reference). Student progress is continually evaluated.
What program does Platt College offer?
The School of Nursing at Platt College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and it is a 36 month program, this is the only program offered. Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Following successful completion of the BSN curriculum, graduates apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN®) through the State Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, a graduate of Platt College is then qualified to seek employment as a Registered Nurse (RN).
How do I begin the application process?
To begin the application process, contact the Office of Admissions at 303.369.5151 or email an admissions representative to sign up for a free information session.
How is admission decided?
After the applicant has completed all college and program admission requirements, the student’s application file is reviewed, in accordance with the BSN Admission Screening Tool, by the Admissions Committee for The School of Nursing by the designated application cut-off date.
When should I complete the admissions application?
The School of Nursing has four starts a year. Potential applicants should apply as soon as possible before the quarter start date. Applying early gives potential applicants time to complete the School of Nursing’s Five Steps for Admissions.
What are your start dates?
We have four starts each year: January, March, June and September. The next available start date is September 11, 2017 and the application cut-off date is July 21, 2017. For upcoming start dates, click here.
Do I need any prerequisites for the BSN program before attending Platt College?
No. Prerequisites, certifications, licensures or degrees are not needed to apply. An official high school transcript from an accredited high school and/or official GED is required to start the application process.
Does Platt College accept transfer credits?
Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at accredited institutions of higher education approved by the US Department of Education. Decisions concerning transfer credit are based on (1) equivalence of course content and level of instruction to that provided by Platt College and (2) appropriateness and applicability of credit to the student’s program at Platt College. While receiving transfer credit might make your class load lighter from quarter to quarter, the program will be three years in length regardless of previous education. For more information about transfer credit, see Policy 02:14:00 Transfer Credit.
Will I need a computer to attend Platt College?
Yes. Students are able to select and purchase their own laptops. Platt College has computer software and hardware requirements that must be met in order to enroll as a student. Students are required to have a lap top that meets the College's: