Admission Requirements (Traditional BSN)

The Traditional BSN option begins each year in the fall and spring.  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 Deadlines
February 1
Spring: June 1

High School Applicants
(EAGER - Exceptional Applicant Guaranteed Early Enrollment)
The EAGER admission process allows outstanding high school students, or college students with fewer than 25 semester hours of academic credit, to request admission to Allen College.  If an EAGER applicant is admitted, enrollment is guaranteed for a specified spring term.  All admission criteria must be maintained, including satisfactory completion of, at the minimum, 45 semester hours of required general education courses prior to matriculation at Allen College.

  • EAGER applicants must meet at least two of the following three criteria:
    **EAGER students are guaranteed admission for the spring start only
    • ACT composite score of 25 or above or another equivalent standardized college entrance test score
    • Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
    • High school rank in the upper 20% of their graduating class

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 2.9 (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
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for all post-secondary coursework is required
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in all of the following courses:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Microbiology
    • Chemistry
    • Lifespan Human Growth & Development
    • General Psychology
    • Nutrition
  • Earn grade of C- or higher in all other required prerequisite general education courses

A minimum of 57 semester hours in general education is required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Allen College. A minimum of 45 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 general education courses.

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.