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Admissions Requirements

Admission/Application Requirements

All documents submitted to the college as required to complete the admission process remain the property of Labouré College.

Applicants are responsible for submitting the following:

  1. Application for admission, with non-refundable application fee of $50.
  2. Official transcript of secondary school or official copy of GED.
  3. Any and ALL official college transcript(s).
  4. All applicants who meet the minimum admission’s requirements are required to complete the Accuplacer exam. Those that hold a bachelors degree or higher are exempt. Accuplacer scores must be submitted by application deadlines, with no exceptions. Accuplacer testing only applies to degree programs. Applicants for certificate programs and the RN-BSN program are exempt from taking the Accuplacer test. Applicants eligible to sit for the Accuplacer test will be notified by Admissions to schedule a testing appointment.
  5. Notification letters will be issued on a rolling basis. A $200.00 enrollment deposit is due according to the date on the acceptance letter. 
  6. To indicate acceptance of the offer of admission, the applicant must complete the Acceptance Form and submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $200.00 by the deadline identified within the acceptance letter.
  7. Program Specific Requirements

    Nursing Advanced Placement Program for LPNs applicants must provide proof of a current, valid Massachusetts license as a practical nurse.

    Neurodiagnostic Technology (Online NDT Certificate) applicants are required to visit a clinical site and complete a “Motor Function Skills and Abilities” self-assessment sheet. All applicants must meet with Jean Farley, R EEG T, Chairperson and Associate Professor of the Division of Neurodiagnostic Technology, attend an information session and a clinical visit as a part of the admission requirement. Applicants to the Online NDT Certificate are required to submit an essay. For more information, please visit

    Radiation Therapy applicants must meet with a department chairperson, complete a “Motor Function Skills and Abilities” self-assessment sheet, attend an information session and visit a clinical site.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Requirements: 

    • Completed application
    • $50 application fee
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher(if your GPA is lower than 2.5, please contact admissions to discuss your options)
    • Copy of a current RN license required to enroll in professional nursing courses.
    • Download a BSN Transfer Template

    Admission is competitive. Each program is a limited enrollment program.

Admission Testing

All qualified applicants who do not hold a bachelors degree or higher are required to complete a computer based assessment known as the Accuplacer Tests. These tests are used by the Admissions Committee as part of the admissions process, as well as to evaluate basic skills in the areas of sentence skills, reading comprehension and mathematics. If the applicant is admitted, they are also used to match students with appropriate courses and academic support services. Labouré College Accuplacer testing appointments are scheduled weekly in the morning and afternoon.             

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled testing appointment.  Late arrivals will not be allowed in the designated testing area and will need to reschedule their testing appointment.
  • A photo ID is required in order to sit for the Accuplacer test.
  • Applicants normally complete Accuplacer testing within a three hour time block.  An applicant requiring special testing accommodations must make their requirements known to the Admissions Office when scheduling their examination appointment.  Written documentation from a medical professional describing the suggested accommodations must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the Accuplacer test.

Accuplacer Scoring

Raw or scaled scores will be used for acceptance and placement purposes.

Students scoring below 60 in Reading Comprehension, 70 in Sentence Skills, or 35 in Arithmetic will not be accepted to the college.
The following minimum scores will be required for acceptance and placement into general education courses: Reading Comprehension- 80, Sentence Skills- 90, and Arithmetic- 55. 
The following minimum scores will be required for acceptance and placement into HCOP courses: Reading Comprehension- 60, Sentence Skills- 70, and Arithmetic- 35. HCOP or the Health Careers Opportunity Program focuses on teaching the skills necessary for success in nursing and allied health courses. learn more about HCOP

Students who have taken the Accuplacer test in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and arithmetic at another institution, within the last calendar year, may submit official proof of their scores, in lieu of sitting for testing. Scores from all three sections of the test must be received in order for the scores to be considered.

Scores must be received by the Admissions Office in order for the file to be complete. Scores must come in a sealed envelope, signed by another institution’s authorizing party. 

The college will allow one retest within a three month period. A two week waiting period between the initial test and the retest is required. 



Online Neurodiagnostic Technology
January 31 at 10:00am EST
February 27 at 3:00pm EST
Please contact Patrick Orciani at

January 27
February 24
March 24
April 28
May 19
June 23
Sessions are held at 11:00am & 5:30pm
Please RSVP by calling Carolyn Bird at 617.322.3575

Radiation Therapy
Feb 13 at 9:00am
March 6 at 2:30pm
Please contact Carolyn Bird at or 617.322.3575  

Health Information Technology
By appointment. Please call HIT Chairperson, Elise Belanger at 617.322.3511 

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