Admission Requirements                  Accelerated BSN

The Accelerated BSN option begins each year in the summer and fall. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Review of complete applicant files begins after each priority deadline. The review process requires six to eight weeks.  

Priority Deadline
Summer: September 1
Fall: February 1

Transfer Applicants
Transfer applicants must have a minimum of 25 earned semester hours of college credit, including a minimum of six semester hours of required natural science coursework, prior to admission review.

  • Transfer applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the following courses:  
    • English Composition
    • Oral Communication
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Human Growth & Development*
    • Anatomy and Physiology I*
    • Anatomy and Physiology II*
    • Microbiology*
    • Chemistry*
    • Statistics*
    • *Courses used in GPA for students with a previous baccalaureate degree at the time of application review
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale for all post-secondary coursework is required.
  • Earn grade of C or higher in required prerequisite general education courses.

A minimum of 66 semester hours in required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the required courses.  

Before your application is reviewed, a letter of administrative and academic good standing is required from every previous nursing program attended.

Allen College uses a holistic admission review. The process balances academic achievement, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, community service, diversity, as well as, other applicable life experiences.  

Please note: Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Allen College uses a competitive admission review. The top applicants are accepted each term.