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Admission Criteria For Freshmen

The freshman applicant with 0-30 hours of college level credit must:

  1. Graduate from an accredited high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete the following high school courses with a grade of "C" or above in each course:
    1. English: 4 credits required
    2. College Preparatory Math (from algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry): 2 credits required
    3. Laboratory Science (from biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology): 2 credits required
  3. Earn an ACT composite score of 20 or higher or the equivalent SAT score (950).
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale on all college work (not just transfer hours accepted) from an accredited college or university. Transfer students must be in good standing and eligible to return to any institution previously attended.
  5. Students who are transferring from another nursing or allied health program must submit a letter stating that they are eligible to return or continue in that professional program from the dean or director. Licensed health professionals must also submit proof of licensure.
  6. Earn a minimum score of 60 on both the mathematics and reading sections of the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET).
  7. Submit three completed recommendation forms.
  8. Meet General Performance and Technical Standards.
  9. All applicants whose native tongue is not English must submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or above.
  10. Submit a background check prior to registration for classes. For more information see the section on Criminal Background Checks on page 16..