Admissions Requirements

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.

Step 1

Attend a mandatory Information Session by scheduling a campus visit.

Step 2

Complete online application and pay a non-refundable $75.00 application charge online before taking a scheduled entrance test or submitting official SAT or ACT scores. 

Step 3

Schedule and complete the ATI TEAS entrance test at Platt College or other proctored facility. You may also submit official SAT or ACT scores, if still valid. 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

Step 4

Respond to an essay prompt in a proctored environment. This step is to be completed on the same day as the ATI TEAS; however, it may be scheduled separately if ATI TEAS, ACT, or SAT scores have been officially submitted.

Step 5

All potential applicants must also submit the following additional application items:

  • 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.