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RN to BSN Undergraduate Program

RN to BSN
Admission Requirements

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) are important factors 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 RN BSN 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 FALL 2015, SPRING 2015 and SUMMER 2015
  • Current RN License that is active and in good standing, without any restrictions or stipulations
  • A cumulative GPA is calculated for both prerequisites and nursing courses. Each must meet the minimum cumulative of 2.5. Courses earned must be from an accredited institution.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to beginning the program.
  • A Test Of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required unless a degree has been earned from an accredited university in the U.S.
  • Completion of 36 or more credit hours of Nursing (A.D.N.) courses
  • Completion of 54 credit hours of General Education Prerequisite courses
  • All general education (core curriculum) and prerequisites must be documented on official transcripts prior to enrollment in nursing courses
EFFECTIVE SPRING 2016 — NEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Academic Admission Criteria Non-Academic Admission Considerations
  • Current RN License that is active and in good standing, without any restrictions or stipulations
  • A cumulative GPA is calculated for both prerequisites and nursing courses. Each must meet the minimum cumulative of 2.5. Courses earned must be from an accredited institution.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to beginning the program.
  • Students must have NCLEX results prior to enrollment.
  • A Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required unless a degree has been earned from an accredited university in the U.S.
  • Prior enrollment at Texas Tech University
  • Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • Bilingual
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures or proficiency in other languages.
  • Extenuating circumstances
  • Military service and/or training

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. No student will be allowed to matriculate without a cleared criminal background check.

Transcript Evaluation

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)
  • Name
  • 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.

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