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School of Nursing

Application Requirements

CSON accepts applications for fall and spring classes. Applications are only processed during the designated application period. Applicants that are accepted for Fall start in July or September. Applicants that are accepted for Spring start in February or April.

To Apply for Application Period Prerequisites must be completed by
Spring 2023 July 1, 2022 - September 2, 2022 December 2022
Fall 2022 January 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022 May 2022

Applicants are required to have a 2.50 GPA or higher in the required prerequisite courses in order to apply. The most recent grade earned is used to calculate the pre-requisite GPA regardless of the prior grade earned. We highly recommend applicants calculate their GPA prior to submitting their application. Please click here to see an example of how to calculate your GPA.

Step 1: Online Application (The online application can be done at any time during the application period.) click here for detailed instructions on how to apply

Items turned in separately will not be accepted, unless indicated below. Failure to submit all required items will make your application incomplete.

Step 2: Application ChecklistClick here to download Application Checklist form.

Step 3: Acknowledgement Form Click here to download Acknowledgement form.

Step 4: Official High School Transcript or GED Verification Click here for detailed instructions on Step 4 CSON requires an Official sealed high school transcript, verified GED or successful completion of an approved home school program.

Step 5: All Official unopened college/university transcript Click here for detailed instructions on Step 5 Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to date must be submitted with the Application for Admission. If a student applies before all prerequisites are completed, all final official transcripts that reflect any outstanding course work are due by the date stated in the admission packet. Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health will give consideration of credit from other institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for prerequisite courses only. Please make sure that the all official transcripts are recent and are not more than a semester old (please see detailed instructions).

Step 6: HESI A2 Admissions AssessmentClick here on how to register for the HESI Admission Assessment

Step 7: HESI A2 Critical Thinking Scores

Step 8: Immunization Verification Form Click here to download form

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Please be aware that all of our students are required to have completed the bacterial meningitis (if 22 or under) and HEP B series before the start of school. If you have not yet begun to receive this series, or if you will not have it completed before classes begin, you will not be eligible for admission.

Please submit a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine card or a completed exemption application.

Step 9: A photocopy of your valid Driver’s License or government issued ID

Step 10: Application Fee Click here for detailed instructions on Step 10

An application fee of $50 must be turned in along with your application. The application fee must be paid by check, credit/debit card, or money order. Cash is not accepted for this fee.

Step 11 Click here to read the instructions for the following:

Proof of Permanent Residency

Unfortunately Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health is not equipped to accept foreign students. Therefore all applicants must be U.S. Citizens or have established Permanent Residency. If you were born outside the United States you will be asked to provide proof of citizenship or permanent residency. Example of identification accepted would be permanent residency card, certificate of naturalization, or a United States Passport.

Letter of Standing

If you have begun a program of nursing or allied health in the past and not successfully completed it, you will need to request a letter of standing from that program. This letter simply states that you are eligible to apply to their program again in the future. The letter must be mailed directly to the school.

Letter of Eligibility

CSON requires a letter of eligibility from the Texas Board of Nursing if a petition for Declaratory Order is required related to any criminal charges or convictions including misdemeanors (with the exception of simple moving violations). Contact the Board of Nursing for details about submitting a declaratory order to obtain your Letter of Eligibility http://www.bne.state.tx.us/. CSON will not require a background check until the applicant has been accepted for admission.

Submit your application packet

You can deliver your application packet in person. Please note that it is not possible for our office to review your application packet at the time it is submitted. Please make sure to submit your documents in a manila envelope (click here to view an example). If mailing your application packet please be aware it must be received by the deadline (postmark by the deadline will not qualify your application). To ensure we receive it by mail we recommend you send it certified.

Tips for turning in your application packet:

1. Go through your packet one last time to ensure everything on the checklist is included.

2. Please make sure all forms are filled out completely and there are no spaces left blank.

3. Please make sure you have the correct HESI print out that shows the scores for ALL categories.

4. The immunization form needs to be filled out completely. Example is shown. If you do not have your immunizations complete, you will need to have the titer done. (Right side of form.)

5. ALL transcripts including dual credit need to be included in your packet. (ANY and ALL colleges you have ever attended or taken classes.) DO NOT HAVE THEM SENT TO CSON.

6. All items should be placed in a manila envelope.

If you have any questions about the application process email the Admissions Officer at mmilam@covhs.org.

How to submit your application packet

Submit the application packet to our office either by mail or bring it to our office at the address listed below. Please note that it is not possible for our office to review your application packet at the time it is submitted. Please make sure to submit your documents in a manila envelope (click here to view an example). If mailing your application packet please be aware it must be received by the deadline (postmark by the deadline will not qualify your application). To ensure we receive it by mail we recommend you send it certified.

Mailing address:
Covenant School of Nursing,
Attn: Admissions Office
1919 Frankford Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79407

Admission Status

After the application deadline, Covenant School of Nursing will consider all qualified applicants whose application files are complete and up to date. Selected applicants are then sent an email regarding their status as accepted, alternate, disqualified, or declined admission. Notices are sent 4 weeks after the application deadline. We cannot give any admission status updates over the phone or to family members. Accepted and alternate candidates will be required to complete all of the requirements according to the deadlines listed in their admission packet.

How to check your admission status online

Click here to learn How To Create Your Account for your admission status

You will be notified by email and your status will be updated on Empower. Please make sure to check your email and spam mail regularly as well as your status through Empower. Please make sure to type in your email correctly when completing your online application.

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