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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements | Los Angeles, OC & Ontario, CA

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Our first rule about asking questions, is, never hesitate to ask a question. Your Admissions Advisor will have all the details about each career college program and will talk you through the admissions requirements and college application process.

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Admissions Information

The College seeks to admit students who possess the appropriate credentials and have demonstrated capacity or potential that indicates a reasonable probability of success in completing the educational programs offered by the College. To accomplish this, the College evaluates all students and makes admissions decisions on an individual basis following the admission policies set forth in this catalog.

Students are encouraged to apply for admission as soon as possible for a specific program and start date. Applicants’ families are encouraged to participate in the enrollment process so that they may have an opportunity to ask questions.

Students must complete the entire admissions process on or before the first day of class for all programs. Students who fail to complete the admissions process prior to the first day of class may be required to reschedule to another start date.


General College Admission Requirements

Listed below are the requirements and procedures that the College has established for admission to the College. For programs with specific admission requirements, please see section Additional Admission Requirements for Programs.

  1. Students are required to visit the College prior to enrollment to obtain a clear understanding of the College, view the facilities and equipment and may meet with staff and instructors.
  2. All applicants are required to meet with an Admissions Advisor.
  3. All applicants must take and pass a standardized entrance exam or participate in the College’s Professional Readiness Program.
  4. All applicants must complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age).
  5. All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee upon enrollment.
  6. Applicants enrolling in the College who have a misdemeanor conviction should be aware that they may not meet applicable licensure or certification requirements and may not be able to secure employment in the field. Certain misdemeanor convictions may prevent a student from successfully completing the desired program due to the inability to place students on externship or clinical sites; therefore, in these instances, the College reserves the right to deny admission. Be sure to discuss licensing eligibility concerns and the effects of a criminal background on your program goals with your Admissions Advisor, in consultation with Program Director.
  7. An applicant for enrollment at the College is required to possess a diploma from an accredited high school or the recognized equivalent or meet the requirements of the Ability-to-Benefit section of the Catalog. High school documentation from a country other than the United States must be translated and certified to be at least the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Applicants must provide a copy of their high school diploma, transcripts, or a copy of their GED/HSE. Also see Ability-to-Benefit section of the catalog.
    Please see Additional Admission Requirements for Programs section for acceptable proof of high school graduation or equivalency specific to the following programs:
    1. Pharmacy Technician Programs
    2. Vocational Nursing Programs
    3. Associate Degree Programs 



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Here’s how the process works:

  • Visit a career college campus and meet with an Admissions Advisor. This is an important first step. We encourage you to bring your family and involve them in the process.
  • Fill out an American Career College Admissions Form.
  • If you have your High School diploma or equivalent, you'll need to take the Wonderlic SLE entrance evaluation exam as one of the college entrance requirements. The Wonderlic SLE covers topics like basic math and English, and the required scores vary by program.
  • If you're interested in either the Vocational Nursing program or Respiratory Therapy program, you'll need to take the HESI exam in addition to the Wonderlic SLE. The HESI exam covers subjects relevant to health care training, and applicants must earn a score of 70% or higher.

Set up an appointment with your American Career College Admissions Advisor right away to get all of the details—that’s all it takes to start your path to a new career at American Career College!

Tuition and Fees vary by program. For the most up-to-date school tuition information, please call 1-877-693-4912 to speak to a school admissions advisor, or view our school's course catalog.

High School Equivalency

HSE stands for High School Equivalency, and is a nationally recognized certificate of high school equivalency. The High School Equivalency (HSE) exam consists of five tests over two days: Writing, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Reading.

At ACC, we want to do everything we can to help you succeed. We partnered up with the HSE Academy which offers a no-cost High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Program that is designed to help you do your best on your High School Equivalency (HSE) exam. HSE Academy offers High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation and practice testing in a comfortable, safe, classroom environment.

HSE Academy will work with you to set up an individualized schedule to help you prepare.

HSE Academy will also supply teaching, tutoring and take-home study materials, all at no cost. If necessary, we will refer you to a public adult school for added help. Click here to learn more.

No high school diploma or GED? Learn more about earning your high school equivalency.

  • HSE Academy preparation program is not offered by or taught by American Career College.
  • HSE Academy is not accredited by ABHES.
  • While HSE Academy does offer no-cost HSE Test preparation program, choosing the HSE Academy program to fulfill the high school equivalency admissions requirement is in no way required to enroll at American Career College.
  • There are many HSE Test preparation programs in the State of California. Be sure to research and compare different programs before making a final decision.


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