ADN CommonAPP Instructions

ADN Nursing CAS Application Instructions

For Winter 2024 cohort, we are using CommonAPP. The application will open Aug 1, 2023 and close Sept 15, 2023.

The Bellevue College ADN Program’s application is available through CommonAPP. CommonAPP has a chat feature and help sections for each application section. Please use this guide to help you fill out your application and ensure that it is complete.

Application Steps

1. Start your CommonAPP

  • Our application is available through CommonAPP.
  • You must create an account in order to find the Bellevue College ADN program in the list.
    • We recommend that you use the email account that you check the most when setting up your CommonAPP account. This will ensure that you do not miss any important notifications.
  • The program will not be listed until the application start date.

2. Fill out the sections.

  • You must complete all required sections of the application completely and honestly.
  • If you have difficulty with CommonAPP, they have help sections and a chat feature to help with filling out your application.
  • Upload all documents as flattened PDFs (submitting a PDF with form fields can lead to loss of information).

CommonAPP Sections

Personal Information

  • Scoring criteria entered here: Military Service
  • Required documents uploaded here: None

  • Some demographic and background information is optional, but filling it out gives us and CommonAPP valuable information so we can continue to work on improving our diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • If you were/are in the Military, make sure you enter your information in the “Other Information” sub-section.

Academic History

  • Scoring criteria entered here:
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Cumulative Science GPA
    • TEAS Score
    • Previous Degree
  • Required documents uploaded here:
    • Unofficial transcripts

  • Fill out your entire academic history accurately.
  • When entering college information, you can list in-progress or planned quarters if you are still finishing up additional prerequisites that are not included in GPA calculations.
  • You must attach unofficial transcripts from all colleges you have attended, or else your application will be marked as incomplete by CommonAPP.
  • Enter all prerequisite courses in the Transcript Entry sub-section.
    • This includes in-progress/planned additional prerequisites.
    • Adding non-prerequisite courses is optional.
  • Enter your TEAS score in the Standardized Test sub-section.

Supporting Information

  • Scoring criteria entered here:
    • NAC state certification
    • NAC work experience
    • LPN/EMT/MA-C licensure
    • LPN/EMT/MA-C experience
    • General work experience (from previous two years)
    • Volunteer experience (from previous two years)
  • Required documents uploaded here: None

  • Experiences subsection
    • Our scoring criteria come from these numbers, so entering your experiences in the correct categories will help us to review your application.
      • Enter any non-healthcare related work from the last two years as Employment.
      • Enter any NAC, MA-C, EMT or LPN experience as Patient/Healthcare experience
      • Enter any unpaid/volunteer work as Volunteer/Community Enrichment (even if healthcare experience)
  • Licensure and Certifications subsection
    • Add your NAC certification and/or LPN/EMT/MA-C license information here.

Program Materials

  • Scoring criteria entered here:
    • Self-report of all scoring criteria (e.g. volunteer and work experience from last two years)
  • Required documents uploaded here:
    • TEAS Score Report
    • NAC training Certificate of Completion
    • Clinical Passport
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • American Heart Association BLS/CPR Certification
    • NAC Certification (or LPN/EMT/MA-C License)
    • Writing Sample (the questions are located in the CommonAPP Documents section)
    • URL for your Video Response (the questions are located in the CommonAPP and you will provide the URL in the Questions section)
  • Optional documents uploaded here
    • Military discharge (honorable) or current paperwork showing status and job/rank

  • Answering questions about your own scores and qualifications allows us to review applications more quickly and accurately.

3. Double check documents and information

  • Look through your CommonAPP to verify all information is correct.
  • Make sure that you have uploaded the correct documents (giving them distinct names helps!)
    • Unofficial transcripts are the only documents uploaded outside of Program Materials. Make sure they are uploaded in Academic History for each college you have attended.
    • Check to make sure that your Clinical Passport was uploaded as a flattened PDF.
  • You can’t remove or change anything after submitting, so check everything!

4. Submit and pay for application

  • When you are sure everything is correct, submit your application.
    • Pay the fee of $40 to submit your CommonAPP application.

5. Check for completeness

  • CommonAPP has different statuses based on the completeness of your application.***
    • If your application has a status of Received it is missing important documents.***
      • Usually this means that you did not attach one or more of your unofficial transcripts in the “Academic History” section.
      • You can add these missing transcripts to your submitted application, as long as you attach them before the application deadline.
    • If your application has a status of Complete then you have submitted a document for all the required documents.
  • ***Note: Some applicants have reported a delay in status changes, and that the application may be marked as “Received” immediately after submitting. If this occurs, please check to make sure that all of your transcripts and other documents are uploaded. If they are, your status should either change later in the day (if just submitted) or within a week (if you opted for NursingCAS to verify your coursework).

Regarding Application Content and Admission Decisions

Your application is your responsibility. Bellevue College Nursing is not responsible for outdated, incorrect, or missing information on the application you submit via CommonAPP. To make sure you have uploaded the correct document(s), be sure to select the “preview” button after attaching each document and review the content. If you have uploaded the wrong document or a change you made is missing, remove it from CommonAPP and upload the correct one.

The admission committee reviews applications based on the information and required documents you provide in the application. The committee does not review documents not submitted through CommonAPP. Bellevue College Nursing will answer application questions as a courtesy. The answers to these questions are not part of the official committee application review and the guidance provided does not guarantee your application will be successful.

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Last Updated May 10, 2023