Letter of Intent Students (LOI)

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 into the College as General Studies with an Intention or “Letter of Intent”.  The goal is to take classes, normally over the course of a year as matriculated students to fulfill the pre-requisites of the intended Academic Program.

Once enrolled at the college, the student is assisted by the Advisement Office and their Advisor as to their plan of studies and preparation to completing the prerequisites.  

Intention Process:

Any student enrolled in a General Studies Program who intends to change majors to the Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Occupational Therapy Assistant, or the Certification in Practical Nursing, must submit their letter of intention with the Director of Advisement prior to the following dates:

Certification in Practical Nursing (LPN): December 15, 2013

Associate’s Degree in Nursing (RN): March 15, 2014

Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant: March 15, 2014

The Letter of Intention Application can be found online or by contacting the Advisement Office.


Students enrolled in general studies, and who intend to enroll in another program, 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 2.3 GPA and acceptable TEAS test score.

The following links will provide you with specific details for certain academic program requirements:

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

Contact Information:

Laurie Gilmore

Director of Advisement