The Freshman Advantage

The Freshman Advantage Pre-Nursing program gives first-time freshmen* an edge on their path to a nursing degree. Even though BSN coursework does not begin until junior year, Freshman Advantage students begin working on foundational chemistry and biology coursework – and building relationships with nursing program advisors and professors – beginning during freshman year. Plus, Freshman Advantage students get all the benefits of campus life – from living on campus, to activities like music, athletics, and student government. Those who meet the BSN program expectations will continue directly into the BSN cohort beginning their junior year. In a time when hundreds of people apply for a few spaces in nursing schools, this is a huge benefit.

Application Priority

All Freshmen Advantage Pre-Nursing program applications will be reviewed on the below Freshman Advantage review dates. December 1st applications will be given first priority, February 1st applications second priority, and third priority will be given to applications received by March 1st.

Fall Semester Freshman Advantage Priority Deadlines

Early Action Deadline: November 15
1st Freshman Advantage Review: December 1
2nd Freshman Advantage Review: February 1
3rd Freshman Advantage Review: March 1
Rolling Admission begins: April 1

All Freshmen Advantage Pre-Nursing program applications will be reviewed on the below Freshman Advantage review dates. December 1st applications will be given first priority, February 1st applications second priority and third priority will be given to applications received by March 1st.

Ready to Apply? Please submit the following:

  1. Application: Apply online for free. Indicate Nursing as your area of study.
  2. Official Transcripts: Request official transcripts of academic coursework completed to date.
  3. Test scores: Submit ether SAT-I or ACT scores. The college code numbers for the tests are: SAT 4079; ACT 3458.

Supplemental materials

After an initial review of your application is conducted, any students who do not meet our minimum criteria for admission will be asked to fulfill these additional requirements:

  1. Written Essay: Submit a one page, typed essay on "Why I want to become a Nurse."
  2. Letters of Recommendation:
  3. You may choose up to two references to send letters of recommendation on your behalf, using this downloadable recommendation form (PDF)

Questions? Please contact your admission counselor for more information.

*Freshman students are high school graduates and college transfer students with fewer than 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of transferable credits.

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