Admissions Process For Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The RN-BSN program begins twice each year, the Spring and Fall terms.  Although specific application deadlines are not scheduled, application review begins February 1 for the Fall term and June 1 for the Spring term.  Admission will continue until the program is full. 

Applications will not be reviewed until all required materials are received.

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

Application Materials Required:

  • Completed Application
  • One official copy of final High School Transcript with ACT scores sent directly from school to Allen College (EAGER students only)
  • One official copy of all College Transcripts sent directly from the school(s) to Allen College
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is required of foreign students whose first language is not English. A minimum score of 550 is required on TOEFL or 5 on IELTS or its equivalent is required.

An application form is available on the Allen College web site or one may be secured by contacting the Student Services office at (319) 226-2014 or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To help speed up your application process we have made it possible for you to access the reference form, and Essential Functions  requirements online. (The recommendation form is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you are unable to view this file, you can download the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web page.)