Change of Status Students (COS)

Some students who are accepted to Maria College and wish to enter a specific program are lacking prerequisites.  The Office of Admission accepts these students to the College as, General Studies, with an intent to change their status.  The goal is to take classes, normally over the course of a year, as a matriculated student in order to fulfill the pre-requisites of the desired academic program.

Once enrolled at the College, the student is assisted by their assigned academic advisor to prepare a plan of studies and preparation in completing the required prerequisites. 

Change of Status Process:

Any student enrolled in, General Studies, who intends to change majors to the Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or the Practical Nurse Certificate (LPN), must submit a Change of Status (COS) form with the Director of Advisement for Nursing prior to the following dates:

  • Certification in Practical Nursing (LPN): December 15, 2014
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing (RN): March 15, 2015

Please click here to download the Change of Status (COS) form.  Please complete and return to the Registrar's Office.  If you have questions, please contact the Director of Advisement for Nursing or the Registrar’s Office.

Pre-Requisites:

Students enrolled in General Studies who intend to enroll in Nursing or the Practical Nursing, are expected to earn a “C” or better in all course work during the academic year.  Acceptance to the Associate degree nursing Program or Practical nurse Certificate will require minimum of a 2.5 GPA (RN); 2.3 PNC and acceptable TEAS test score.

The following links will provide you with specific details for certain academic program requirements:
Prospective Certificate Program in Nursing Students
Prospective Associate Degree in Nursing Students

For more information or details please contact your current academic advisor or the Director of Advisement for Nursing.

Contact Information:

Laurie Gilmore
Director of Advisement for Nursing
518-861-2518
laurieg@mariacollege.edu