Change of Status Students (COS)

Some students who are accepted to Maria College and wish to enter a specific program are lacking pre-requisites. 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 Academic Registration Manager prior to the following dates:

Practical Nurse Certificate (LPN): December 14th, 2021
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (RN): March 1st, 2022

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); 2.0 PNC and acceptable TEAS test scores.  The following links will provide you with specific details for certain academic program requirements:

Prospective Practical Nurse Certificate Program 
Prospective Associate Degree in Nursing

For more information or details please contact your current academic advisor or
Scott Pilecki
Academic Registration Manager
518-861-2518
spilecki@mariacollege.edu