Frequently Asked Questions

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I applied to COTC. Is that the same as applying to the LPN to ADN program?

No. The LPN to ADN program is a competitive, selective healthcare program. Students first apply to COTC (the college) and indicate interest in a health technologies program (or apply to a pre-health track). Then students complete a separate application to apply to the LPN to ADN program.

How do I learn about the application process for the LPN to ADN program?

Students interested in the LPN to ADN program must register and attend an information meeting

What are the requirements to apply to the LPN to ADN program?

Pre-requisite classes must be completed

There are classes students must take, have taken or can be awarded transfer credit for – before they can apply to the LPN to ADN program:

  • MATH 130: Introduction to Statistics
  • BIO 130: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology

Students who have taken the courses or receive transfer credit for the courses must have received a grade C or higher. 

ATI TEAS

Students must complete an ATI TEAS exam before applying to the LPN to ADN program.  Students must create an account to register. 

There is also a fee students must pay to take the ATI TEAS test, so we highly recommend students prepare for the exam and take advantage of test prep materials. Students can re-test if they choose. 

ATI TEAS exam scores are good for 12 months, and the most recent score will be the one considered as part of a student’s LPN to ADN application.

LPN license

A student applying to the LPN to ADN program must have the unencumbered Ohio LPN license with meds approval. If an applicant is a recent practical nursing graduate, or are practicing under a temporary license in accordance with HB 197 and HB 404, they must be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and must show evidence of confirmed NCLEX test date. Results showing licensure must be submitted prior to first day of the semester of admission.

When are applications for the LPN to ADN program available/due?

Applications are typically available for completion 4-6 weeks before the due date or deadline to submit.

Applications due dates based on campus location:
Newark:
  • February 1 (Summer semester start — typically late May)
  • June 1 (Autumn semester start — typically late August)
  • October 1 (Spring semester start — typically early January)
Coshocton:
  • February 1 (Summer semester start — typically late May)
Knox
  • June 1 (Autumn semester start — typically late August)

Are there additional requirements if I’m accepted into the LPN to ADN program?

CPR

Students must have a CPR—American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certificate for clinical sites upon being selected into the program.

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students will be required to take classes on campus for the LPN to ADN program. Some general education courses may be available online, but students should plan to be on campus to use equipment and engage in hands-on learning.

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete the LPN to ADN program?

Yes. Students interested in continuing on to pursue a bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has a transfer agreement with:

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.