Application Questions

Q: How do I apply to Labouré College? Can I apply online?

A: Applications are only accepted via our online application portal. Interested applicants can select one of the following applications and apply online here. 

  1. Transfer Applicants: Associate in Science in Nursing Application

                        Spring Applications:                Open August 1 at 9am until full

                        Fall Applications:                     Open February 1 at 9am until full

                        Summer Applications:             Pending availability. Check our website for updates

  1. High School Applicants: Associate in Science in Nursing Application
  1. Any Applicant: RN-to-BSN and All Other Health Sciences Programs Application

 

Q: Which application do I fill out?

A: Identify which program you would like to apply for, and select the appropriate application below:

  1. Transfer Applicants: Associate in Science in Nursing Application
    • Fill out this application if you have any college level background, and would like to apply for the Associate in Science in Nursing program to become a Registered Nurse (RN)
  1. High School Applicants: Associate in Science in Nursing Application
    • Fill out this application if you are currently enrolled in high school, and would like to apply for the Associate in Science in Nursing program to become a Registered Nurse (RN)
  1. Any Applicant: RN-to-BSN and All Other Health Sciences Programs Application
    • This application does NOT include the Associate in Science in Nursing program.
    • Fill out this application if you would like to apply to any of the following programs:
      1. Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy
      2. BSN for RNs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for Current Registered Nurses
      3. Certificate in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)
      4. Certificate in Medical Auditing
      5. Certificate in Medical Coding
      6. Certificate in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)
      7. Certificate in Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT)

Candidates interested in the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician program or Vascular Sonography program should contact Admissions for more information.

Q: What do I need to submit with my application?

A: All applicants are responsible for submitting the following items:

  1. Completed application
  2. $50 non-refundable application fee
  3. Documentation of high school graduation, GED completion, or other state approved equivalency credential (waived for RN-BSN applicants)
  4. Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) 

Please review the Program Specific Requirements on our Criteria and Requirements page for additional items that may be required for your program.

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school will be required to have their transcripts translated and evaluated by a professional evaluation company. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam may also be required.

Any and all documentation from schools attended in a foreign country must be translated into English, and converted into the American grading system.

 

Q: How and when do I submit my application materials?

A: Application materials can be submitted via regular mail, email, fax, or in person.

Application materials for transfer applications to the Associate in Science in Nursing program are only accepted during the application open period.

Official transcripts can be either hard copy, or electronic:

  • Hard copy: Transcripts must be in their originally sealed, never-before-opened envelopes.
  • Electronic: Delivered by your school directly to admissions@laboure.edu using a verified electronic transcript service.

 

Q: Why do you need my high school transcript or diploma? 

A: Labouré College’s policy requires all applicants to submit copies of their high school transcript or a copy of their diploma, regardless of their college experience.

 

Q: What is the deadline to apply?

A: The admissions process at Labouré College is run on a rolling basis. Rolling admissions means that there are no final deadlines to apply; rather, applications are reviewed as they become complete, and until a program is filled. Please be aware that programs with limited capacity can fill up quickly. In the event that a program is filled for a particular semester, the completed application will be considered for the next available semester.

The Office of Admissions encourages all applicants to submit their materials in a reasonable time frame prior to their desired semester.

 

Q: Can I apply directly into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN-to-BSN) without completing the Associate in Science in Nursing first?

A: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Labouré College is an RN-to-BSN program, which means that applicants must already have their RN licensure, or be awaiting their NCLEX examination date for RN licensure.

Registered Nurses (RNs) who have passed their NCLEX examination are eligible to apply for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Labouré.

If you have completed an Associate in Science in Nursing program, and are awaiting your NCLEX examination, you may apply to the BSN program, but may only take the general education courses within the RN-BSN program until you have obtained your RN license.

If you do not have your RN licensure, you will need to start with the Associate in Science in Nursing program first, which will prepare you to seamlessly transition into the BSN component.

 

Q: Does Labouré College offer an LPN-RN bridge program?

A: Yes. Labouré College offers an Advanced Placement LPN-RN Program that is designed for current LPNs wishing to attain an Associate in Science degree in Nursing and qualify for RN licensure.

To be eligible for advanced placement, the candidate must complete the Transfer Application: Associate in Science in Nursing Application procedure through the Admissions Department.

Advanced Placement applicants must supply a copy of their current LPN license with their application, and may be eligible for professional course transfer credit via Credit by Examination. Please contact the Office of Admissions to learn more.

 

Admissions Criteria Questions

Q: What are your general admissions criteria?

A: Minimum academic expectations for ALL applicants are:

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or completion of a GED with a minimum standard score of 450 for each test
  • Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Strong foundation in reading, writing, math, and science

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school should achieve no less than 100 (Internet-based exam), 600 (paper), or 250 (computer) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.

Please review the Program Specific Requirements on our Criteria and Requirements page for details.

Q: What prerequisites do I need to apply?

A: The following programs have prerequisites. Prerequisites are specific courses that must be completed with a C or better before a student can be accepted to Labouré College.

 Associate Degree Prerequisites

Applicants to our Associate in Science programs (Nursing and Radiation Therapy) must have the following prerequisite courses completed with a grade of C or higher:

 High School Applicants (applicants currently enrolled in high school, or have graduated high school within the last five years and have no college experience)

  • Mathematics: two years
  • Science: one year of laboratory sciences (Biology or Chemistry)
  • SAT scores may be submitted, but are not required

Transfer Applicants (applicants with some college background)

  • Mathematics: one college-level mathematics class (such as College Algebra, or Statistics)
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science with a laboratory section

Vascular Sonography Prerequisites

  • Please contact Admissions for more information

Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Prerequisites

  • Please contact Admissions for more information

Candidates interested in all other programs should make all inquiries directly to counselors in the Office of Admissions. Call (617) 322-3575, email admissions@laboure.edu, or visit the College in person.

Please review the Program Specific Requirements on our Criteria and Requirements page for additional criteria per program.

 

Q: Can I transfer in my prior college coursework?

A: Students enrolled in degree programs (associate or bachelor) at Labouré College may transfer in some prior coursework, as long as the courses meet the criteria outlined in our Transfer Credit Policy. We do not grant transfer credit for life experience or prior professional/clinical coursework.

Students enrolled in degree programs at Labouré College must take at least 40 in-house credits in order to graduate.

Transfer credit is not available for certificate programs.

 

Q: Will I take clinical courses in my first semester?

A: Each program at Labouré College has different clinical requirements, so clinical start dates do vary.

Degree programs that include a general education core typically see clinical courses begin once the student completes the general education core classes.

Certificate programs typically see clinical courses begin in the student’s first or second semester.

For clinical questions about a specific program, please contact the Office of Admissions at (617) 322-3575 or admissions@laboure.edu.

 

Q: Do you have a placement test?

A: Yes. Labouré College currently requires associate degree candidates to complete the following Accuplacer Assessments: Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Arithmetic. These tests are used to match students with appropriate courses and academic support services. All qualified applicants who hold an Associate's degree or higher may not be required to complete the Accuplacer Assessment.

Applicants applying to the RN-BSN program or a certificate program are not required to take the Accuplacer Assessment.

 

Q: I have already taken an Accuplacer assessment. Can I use my old scores?

A: Yes. You may use your previous test scores if they have been taken within the past year.

 

Tuition and Fees Questions

Q: How much is tuition?

A: Each program is priced differently. Please refer to our tuition and fees page for tuition information.

Books, supplies, uniforms, and professional association membership fees vary per program.

 

Q: Do you have Financial Aid?

A: Yes. Financial aid is available. There is a variety of financial aid available to students who enroll in the Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and Certificate programs. Financial aid may consist of federal and state aid such as loans and grants, and private aid such as discounts, vouchers, and scholarships.

Please contact financialaid@laboure.edu for assistance.

 

General Questions

Q: Where are you located? How do I get there? 

A: Labouré College is located at 303 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts. The campus is situated between East Milton Square and Dorchester's Lower Mills (an approximate 3 minute drive from either direction). If taking public transportation, Labouré can be reached by taking the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line from either the Ashmont or Mattapan MBTA station. Take the trolley to Milton station and walk (approximately 15 minutes) up Adams Street to the campus.

 

Q: Do you have on-campus housing or dorms?

A: Labouré College does not have on-campus housing or dorms. Our students are commuters.

 

Q: Can I make an appointment to meet with an Admissions Counselor?

A: Yes. For individual appointments, call (617) 322-3575. If you prefer, you can simply walk-in and speak with an Admissions Counselor during regular operating hours.

Counselors are available Monday-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm, and Friday 11:30am - 5pm.