Second Degree BSN Undergraduate Program
All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission.
Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA, grades earned in science courses, and failed/repeated courses) is an important factor in admission consideration, additional non-academic information is also important.
An unofficial transcript evaluation is highly recommended, though not required, prior to submitting your application. You may email or fax unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended to one of the Second Degree Contacts. Include your name, contact phone number and email address on all correspondence.
Note: International students with F1 and F2 status are not eligible to apply to an online program.
|Admission Requirements for ADMISSION SPRING 2015|
|Academic Admission Considerations||Non-Academic Admission Considerations|
|EFFECTIVE SPRING 2016 — NEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS|
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All applicants who receive offers of admission will be required to consent to a criminal background check. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See "Criminal Background Checks" section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the School policy.
In addition, the Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential condidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. See "Eligibility to Take NCLEX-RN Examination" section of the School of Nursing Handbook or access the BON website: www.bon.state.tx.us for declaratory order information.
An unofficial transcript evaluation is highly recommended prior to submitting your application. To receive an evaluation, potential students must submit the following items:
- Transcripts from ALL United States Colleges and Universities you have attended in your lifetime.
- Official transcripts received by the Evaluator will be copied, reviewed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. If submitting an unofficial copy of a transcript, it must be a physical copy of the official transcript. All transcripts must be received by the Evaluator prior to review.
Transcripts may be submitted via mail, email or fax.
Contact information must include the following:
- Program of Interest (BSN, RN-BSN, 2nd Degree BSN)
- Phone Number
- Email Address
Any transcript which does not comply with the above instructions will not be reviewed. This includes a transcript which has been cut and pasted into an email.
Potential students who submit compliant transcripts will receive an evaluation form within 21 days.
Transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. The School of Nursing requires course-by-course evaluation using U.S. letter grades and credit hours. A list of service providers may be found here.