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Nursing Application Instructions - Spring 2020

In response to the current COVID-19 situation and closure of LMC campuses to the public, the Health Sciences Department is making the following changes for the Fall 2020 Nursing application period only:

  1. The Fall 2020 application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.
    Download the Nursing Application (pdf)
  2. HESI A2 testing will be available online through the Testing Center using Zoom webconferencing technology.
    Review the updated HESI A2 instructions

Below you will find some specific information related to these changes. If you have additional questions related to the Fall 2020 extended due date or the HESI A2 that are not answered here, please contact:

Erin McGuire
Administrative Assistant, Health Sciences
Lake Michigan College

When is the application deadline? When will I know if I am accepted or denied?

You have until 11:59pm on Monday, June 1 to submit your application to the Fall 2020 Nursing application. You may submit your application anytime before the deadline. Applications will not be processed until after the deadline. Applicants will learn if they are accepted or denied admission to the Nursing program VIA E-MAIL no later than Wednesday, July 15.

How do I submit my application to Lake Michigan College if the campus is closed?

You may submit your application and any supporting documentation through one of the following methods:

A fillable PDF is also available from Erin if you are unable to print and complete the application document. Contact her via e-mail for a copy, and instructions on how to complete a fillable PDF form. While not encouraged at this time due to potential COVID-19-related delays, you may also mail your application. Please retain a copy for your records, and in case of mail delays.

Lake Michigan College
ATTN: Health Sciences Office, C-103
2755 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Applicants will receive an e-mail once their application has been logged in our files. Please note that due to the circumstances and a large influx of messages, there may be a delay. If you wish to confirm that your application is on file and that we have all submitted documentation, you may e-mail Erin at her contact information above.

How do I schedule an appointment to take the HESI A2 exam online?

Please follow the updated HESI A2 instructions carefully. These are included with this letter or available from Erin in the Health Sciences Office at her contact information above.

I already paid for the HESI A2 earlier this year – do I need to pay for it again?

No – contact the Testing Center at to set up your appointment to test. You may need to provide your order number or other information regarding your HESI A2 purchase.

I need to take the HESI A2 for a second time – is there anything special I should keep in mind?

You will purchase the exam a second time, but you will need a new Test ID Code from the Testing Center. Contact the Testing Center at for a Test ID Code or see the updated HESI A2 instructions.

When is the last day to take the HESI A2 exam for Fall 2020 application?

By the time the Testing Center closes on Monday, June 1. They will inform you of available test days and times when you make your appointment to test.

How many attempts do I have at the HESI A2 exam?

Applicants have two (2) attempts at the HESI A2 exam total. This includes previous attempts.

Does taking the HESI A2 exam online cost more?

No. The Testing Center will utilize Zoom to proctor the exam. No additional cost to the student outside of the cost of the exam itself is required. A webcam and microphone are required. Internet access is required. See the updated HESI A2 purchase instructions for more information on cost and signing-up.

I don’t have a computer and/or internet at home. What do I do?

LMC can loan you a laptop. E-mail to request a laptop (availability is not guaranteed). Access to a computer with internet and a microphone/webcam is required to take the HESI A2 online.

What if I took the HESI A2 last year?

If you took and successfully passed the HESI A2 in one or two attempts in 2019 or prior, you only need to take the math portion required for Fall 2020 admission. The two portions of the HESI A2 are scored separately. See the Fall 2020 Nursing Program Application for more details.

I learned English as a second language and I need to take the TOEFL iBT. Is this test available at LMC?

LMC does not offer the TOEFL iBT test, but the TOEFL iBT is currently available online. It is still required for ALL Non-Native English Speakers (NNES) who learned English as a second language.

Setting up the TOEFL iBT requires a computer with a Windows Operating System. You will download and install software to run the TOEFL iBT. For information on how to set up the TOEFL iBT, NNES applicants are strongly advised to e-mail Daniela Ortiz, ESL Program Administrator, at

NNES applicants MUST complete the TOEFL iBT Test with a score of 84 or higher, with a speaking subscore of 26 or higher, BEFORE taking the HESI A2.

How many students do you accept each year?

The Nursing Program has recently completed a curriculum revision. The program will admit two groups of students per academic year. We will admit 48 students in the Fall, and 48 students in the Spring.

When are Spring 2021 Nursing program applications due?

Applications to the Spring 2021 cohort (January program start) are due by September 12, 2020. The Spring 2021 program application will be available on the LMC website in May.

If I am not admitted to the Fall 2020 cohort, does my application automatically roll over to Spring 2021? Do you use a waiting list?

No. LMC does not use a waiting list for admission. Students who are not admitted for Fall 2020 must submit a new program application. Your application will not automatically roll over to Spring.

If you have additional questions related to the Fall 2020 extended due date or the HESI A2 that are not answered here, please contact:

Erin McGuire
Administrative Assistant, Health Sciences
Lake Michigan College

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