ASN Admission Requirements

A point system is used to evaluate applications of qualified candidates in order to accept applicants into the program as either a pre-nursing or nursing major. The point system used by the Nursing Program Admissions Committee will be provided to an applicant upon request.

Traditional Students (up to age 24)

  • Graduate from an accredited high school.
  • Have a 2.7 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores from high school that would be equivalent to the current requirement of 1000 SAT or 21 ACT.
  • Have successfully completed (“C” or better) one year of high school algebra and biology and one year of high school chemistry with a grade of “B-” or better.
  • Take the nursing entrance examination TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).

Adult Students (25 years and older)

  • Graduate from an accredited high school.
  • Have a 2.7 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students who did not graduate from high school must have completed the General Education Development (GED) tests with a combined total battery GED score of 2500 with no sub-test score below 500.
  • Have successfully completed (“C” or better) one year of high school algebra and biology and one year of high school chemistry with a “B-” or better.
  • Take the nursing entrance examination TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).

Transfer Students

  • Meet university entrance requirements for transfer students.
  • Have a minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  • Have successfully completed (“C” or better) one year of high school algebra and biology and one year of high school chemistry with a grade of “B-” or better or one semester of college level algebra, chemistry and biology with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Only nursing courses with a grade of “B-” or better can be considered for transfer credit.
  • A minimum of 26 credit hours in nursing must be taken at the University of Saint Francis to be awarded an associate degree in nursing.
  • Take the nursing entrance examination TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).