Student Catalog

Admission and Registration

General Admission Requirements

Acceptance to Hondros College of Nursing is based on the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The applicant must submit official, un-expired government-issued documentation needed for admission (driver’s license, state ID, passport, or proof of citizenship or permanent residency if not a U.S. citizen);
  2. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time he or she starts the program
  3. The applicant must complete and sign the application for admission and pay the applicable application fee;
  4. The applicant must complete the Student Online Readiness Survey. For technology requirements, refer to the “Technology Requirements and Acceptable Use Policy” on page 23. There are no additional costs to enroll in courses offered only via distance education
  5. The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. The applicant must provide documentation of graduation from high school in the form of a valid high school diploma, transcript, or other acceptable documentation issued by an authorized state education agency (e.g., General Education Development (GED)). International transcripts/documents need to be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE); and
  6. The applicant must complete and sign the enrollment agreement and pay any applicable enrollment agreement fees.  

Hondros College of Nursing determines each applicant’s physical location using the address provided on the enrollment agreement. Students must process changes to their address using the CAMS Student Portal, by clicking the “Edit Profile” link. Residing in a state in which Hondros College of Nursing is not approved to operate may adversely impact the student’s ability to complete the program. Further, moving to a state where Hondros College of Nursing has not determined that the program will lead to licensure may impact the student’s ability to become licensed within the state. More information can be found under the Professional Licensure Disclosure on the Consumer Information area of the Hondros College of Nursing website.

Applicants may be admitted to the Associate Degree in Nursing program by meeting the criteria of either having completed an approved practical nursing program or through the direct entry option.

1. The applicant must complete an interview with an admissions representative; 

2. The applicant must complete a criminal background check via electronic fingerprint check with National Background Check, Inc. (NBCI), or Viewpoint, for an Ohio [BCI] and FBI check, and pay the applicable fee (certain convictions and/or pending charges may result in an adverse admissions decision).


Program Admission Requirements

Registration Information

Students are responsible for their own academic planning and scheduling to meet graduation requirements. Students are required to register for courses via the Student Portal during open registration. Students who have an outstanding balance or have not submitted all required documentation will not be able to register for upcoming quarters. Students are expected to complete the courses in an uninterrupted pattern as indicated on the curriculum listing page in this catalog.

Students not registered for an upcoming quarter will be withdrawn from the college. Students who need to change their program track, if multiple tracks are available at their campus, must request a change prior to the end of week 1 of the quarter in which they need to change tracks. All change requests must be approved by the Campus Dean/Director of Nursing. No section or track changes will occur after the end of week 1 of the quarter.

Students who need to repeat a course must complete academic advising with their Campus Dean/Director of Nursing or designee before being registered for the repeat course. Please refer to the Repeat Policy for additional information.

Pre-dispute Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosures

A student who enrolls at Hondros College of Nursing (“College”) agrees, as a condition of enrollment, to resolve any legal disputes with the College through arbitration. Specifically, the student and College enter into a “pre-dispute arbitration agreement” which means that the student and the College are agreeing to resolve through arbitration any disputes that may arise in the future between the student and the College. Because arbitration is a way to resolve a dispute without filing a lawsuit and going to court, both the College and the student waive any rights to jury trial as part of the pre-dispute arbitration agreement. As an additional condition of enrollment, students agree to waive their right to bring their claims together through a class action lawsuit or class arbitration against the College. These conditions of enrollment apply to all students and all of their legal claims, regardless of whether the student receives financial assistance or loans from the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”). An arbitrator’s decision and any award are final and binding on the student and the College.

ED requires the following disclosures related to how the above pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers affect students who receive federal student aid, including students who obtain Federal Direct Loan Program loans. With respect to such students:

The College cannot require the student borrower to participate in arbitration or any other internal dispute resolution process prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment claim with ED. Student borrowers may file borrower defense to repayment claims at any time.

The College cannot require students to limit, relinquish, or waive their ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim at any time.

All arbitration proceedings conducted under any pre-dispute arbitration agreement toll the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment claim with ED. Students going through arbitration therefore will receive an extension on their deadline to file a borrower defense claim with ED.

Descriptions of the arbitration process are provided in the College’s enrollment agreement. As noted in the enrollment agreement, if any of the provisions of the dispute resolution section of the enrollment agreement conflict with the applicable law of the jurisdiction in which a student is located, then conflicts are resolved in favor of the applicable law of that jurisdiction.

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