At the nursing department of our college, we introduced in 1993 a system of admitting students on the recommendation of their high school principals, by which about 20 % of the full quota are to be admitted. Since then, our department has graduated students for 3 years. To evaluate the usefulness of this system, students admitted by this system were compared with those admitted by general entrance examination in terms of their college record and the during learning. The college record in the students admitted on recommendation was similar to or slightly better than that in the students admitted by general entrance examination. However, these results were obtained only by comparing the college record, and this system has been used only 3 years. To confirm the usefulness of this recommendation-admission system, further studies are necessary.