ATTENTION:  Due to the recent changes on campus, we will NOT accept applications until further notice.  Continue to look at this site for updates.

For students interested in applying to the Vocational Nursing (LVN) program, follow these steps:

Step 1

Read entire Vocational Nursing Application Handbook, CAREFULLY.  Outdated applications/forms will NOT be accepted!  Applications are revised periodically and have a "revised [Month, YEAR]" footer. 

Step 2

Request from other schools, if applicable Official Transcripts to ensure course equivalency.

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain a copy of course descriptions or college catalogs, descriping courses completed at other colleges to assist in establishing equivalencies.

Step 3

If necessary, contact (209) 381-6478 or email to make an appointment to see an Allied Health Counselor.  Bring with you to that appointment:

  1. LVN Application HB
  2. Transcript(s)
  3. Copy of your HS Diploma or High School Transcript or GED or Equivalent
  4. Other college catalogs, course descriptions
  5. Foreign transcripts - Formal Evaluation
  6. Military Credits

Step 4

After you have met with an Allied Health Counselor (if applicable), prepare and submit a COMPLETED application to the Allied Health Division Office (room 126) .   Mailed applications will not be accepted.  Application forms are contained in the back of the Program's  Application handbook (link above).


Update 2/2/2021 - You can now print your Merced College Unofficial Transcript from your student portal. Instructions are found here.  For assistance obtaining obtaining a copy of an Unofficial MC Transcript, email:

Application Tip

Read the Vocational Nursing Application Handbook carefully for an application submission checklist, about the student selection process and other important information.