Admission Requirements
Traditional BSN

The Traditional BSN option begins each year in the fall and spring. Review of complete applicant files begins after each priority deadline. The admission process requires six to eight weeks.

Priority Deadlines
Fall:
February 1
Spring: July 1

High School Applicants
(EAGER - Exceptional Applicant Guaranteed Early Enrollment)
EAGER requirements allow outstanding high school students to request admission to Allen College. Upon admission, enrollment is guaranteed for a specified spring term. All admission criteria must be maintained, including satisfactory completion of required general education courses and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) state certification prior to beginning coursework at Allen College.

  • EAGER applicants must meet at least two of the following three criteria:
    • 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

Prior to beginning coursework at Allen College, all admission criteria must be maintained, including satisfactory completion of required general education courses and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) state certification.

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

Applicants whose first language is not English must prove English proficiency prior to admission review. Visit http://www.allencollege.edu/future-students-international-student-admission.aspx for details.

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.