Admissions - USF Crown Point

Admissions

Get a University of Saint Francis education close to home.

If you live in northwest Indiana or northeast Illinois, health care-focused programs are available right in your backyard. Applying is easy, so check out our admission requirements and get started on your application today! It’s quick, easy and best of all, free!

Don’t let cost stand between you and an education. Financial aid is available and we’re here to help you navigate your options.

USF Crown Point Nursing Student working with a patient simulator

How to Apply

  1. Choose an Application
  2. Submit an application, along with:
    • Transcripts – USF Crown Point requires a 2.3 GPA (on a scale of 4.0)
      High School Students: High School Transcripts
      Transfer Applicants: College and High School Transcripts
      Adult Applicants: High School Transcripts
  3. Test Scores — USF Crown Point requires a combined SAT score of 1,000 or greater or an ACT composite score of 21 or greater
    • ACT – USF Code: 1238
    • SAT – USF Code: 1693
  4. If you are required to submit an admissions essay, please elaborate on the following prompt:
    Keeping in mind our Franciscan values, please describe why you want to attend USF, the reasons for choosing your major, what you know about the profession, and how you plan to be successful at USF.
  5. Once all material is submitted, check your email for information on how to log in to My Cougar Connection and take the next step.
  6. Academic Skills Testing
    All incoming undergraduate students must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). You must call USF Crown Point to set up an appointment to take this test.

Transcript Request

To request an official transcript from a high school or college, use our Transcript Request Form.

All forms may be submitted electronically to cpadm@sf.edu or mailed to:

University of Saint Francis Crown Point
12800 Mississippi Parkway, Pavilion U
Crown Point, IN 46307

To find out more or to schedule your test, contact USF Crown Point Admissions at 219-488-8888, 877-803-8879 or cpadm@sf.edu.

Program-Specific Information & Requirements

If you are applying the following programs, you will have additional requirements.

Applied Science

In order to be admitted to our Applied Science degree program, incoming students must be a graduate of an accredited Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.

Certified Nurses Aide

To be considered for admission to the CNA course at USF Crown Point, you must:

  • Complete a criminal background check (prior to starting clinical experience)
  • Complete a drug screen (prior to starting clinical experience)
  • Receive a physical exam
  • Obtain up-to-date titers and necessary vaccines
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, or have a GED of 600 with no category less then
  • 150 after 2014; prior to 2014, a subscore of 500 is required
  • Complete the clinical packet requirements
  • Pay course tuition of $800 in full by noon the Friday prior to the start date

In addition, you will need to obtain:

  • Textbook
  • Stethoscope
  • Uniform (white scrub top and pants, white nurse shoes)
  • Watch with second hand

Program Requirements

In the CNA course, you’ll receive an introduction to the health care delivery system and learn the specific requirements of the CNA in accordance with the Indiana State Department of Health.

Through classroom coursework, skills laboratories, hands-on experience in USF Crown Point’s simulation laboratory, and supervised clinical experiences in a long-term care facility, you will obtain a complete understanding of your role as a CNA.

In addition, you will gain basic knowledge and skills related to:

  • The aging process
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Residents’ rights
  • Patient care procedures
  • Hygiene
  • Mobility
  • Restorative services

Licensed Practical Nurse to RN (LPN-RN)

In addition to meeting all USF entry requirements, candidates must:

  • Submit a current active LPN license
  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher from the LPN program attended
    • If you graduated from a non-accredited LPN program and meet all other minimum admission requirements, you will be eligible for admission as a Pre-Nursing student.
  • Have completed the TEAS

Medical Laboratory Technician, Associate of Science

All students are admitted to the University as Pre-MLT majors. During year one, students complete general education and basic science coursework. In year two (the clinical year), up to 12 students transition into the MLT program to complete clinical classes, labs, and clinical rotations.Requirements for the clinical year include:

  • Minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all college work attempted
  • Minimum college science GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Grade of “C” (or greater) in all general education and basic science courses
  • Completion of all courses general education and basic science courses or equivalent before the start of the fall semester of the clinical year
  • Ability to meet the non-academic Essential Functions of the program

Nursing, Associate of Science (ASN)

In addition to meeting all USF entry requirements, candidates must:

  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher from an accredited high school or university
    • If you graduated from a non-accredited school and meet all other admission requirements, you could be eligible for admission as a Pre-Nursing student.
  • Have completed the TEAS

Phlebotomy Course

To be considered for admission to the Phlebotomy course at USF Crown Point, you must:

  • Complete a criminal background check (prior to starting clinical experience)
  • Complete a drug screen (prior to starting clinical experience)
  • Have a current CPR card
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a High School GPA of 2.0 or higher, or have a GED of 600 with no category less than 150 after 2014; prior to 2014, a subscore of 500 is required
  • Pay course tuition of $1,735.00 in full by noon the Friday prior to the start date which includes National Certification Exam Fee.

RN-BSN

RN-BSN applicants (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) must also submit

  • Proof of a current, active RN license.
  • An official transcript from an associate or diploma degree nursing program.
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale is required.