Campus closed Mon., May 28 for Memorial Day

Shoreline’s campus and all College services will be closed on Mon., May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The College will reopen for regular business operating hours on Tues., May 29. 

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Required Tests


Shoreline Community College Nursing Program Applicant Information

If you are interested in applying to the Nursing program, please review the admissions points information.

  • Beginning with the Fall 2018 Nursing Program application all students are required to take the NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing - Pre-Admission Exam.  (the COMPASS and AccuPlacer Exams no longer are required  for applicants to the Nursing Program).  
  • Registration information for the NLN-PAX
  • A Student Guide to NLN Testing Portal can be accessed at the Shoreline Community College Testing Center.    
  • All applications that are submitted by the application deadline will be evaluated.
  • Please check back here regularly as new and updated information will be posted as needed. 

If the usual deadline for application is on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted on the next business day.

For verbal, math and science
must be taken no earlier than 
Fall Quarter  Jan. 15- Apr. 3  January 15th  the previous year  April 3, 4:30 p.m.
Winter Quarter  Aug. 15- Oct. 3  August 15th the previous year  October 3, 4:30 p.m.
Spring Quarter  Nov. 15-Jan. 3  November 15th the previous year  January 3, 4:30 p.m.


The NLN-PAX is a nursing application screening requirement which ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE regardless of  previous degrees or coursework.

  • The Accuplacer test is no longer required for applicants to the Nursing Program.
  • The NLN-PAX has three sections, each 40 minutes in length - verbal, math, and science.
  • The cost of the NLN-PAX at Shoreline Community College is $39.00 (each attempt).
  • Students may take the test twice per application period.  Your score must reach the 50th percentile with a Composite Test Score of at least 103.
  • The Nursing Program will accept PAX test scores from other accredited nursing schools.
  • There are also study guides available 
  • If you need testing accommodations information can be found on the main NLN web page after you have created an account.

REQUIRED NLN-PAX TEST SCORES: always keep a copy of your results for your own records

NLN-PAX Test Scores Requirements





Test Score Accepted

Taken within 1 year of the 1st  day of the application

period of the quarter that you are applying for




Shoreline Testing Center Schedule