Nursing Pre Admission Exam (PAX)

The PAX exam is for nursing applicants to Shoreline Community College.


Current Testing Dates: Testing is available throughout the year.

Test Registration: Please register for testing dates using the PAX Registration Guide.

Test length:  Two hours

Format:  Three sections, each 40 minutes in length - verbal, math, and science.

Retake Policy:  Students may take the test twice per application period. Your score must reach the 50th percentile.  

Useful Information:  Shoreline Community College’s Nursing Program will accept PAX test scores from other accredited nursing schools.  For questions, please contact the Nursing Program at 206-533-6778 or by email:

PAX Study Guide There are also study guides when you log into your NLN account underneath the store tab.

Testing Accommodations:  Found on the main NLN web page after you have created an account.