All applicants, including those with a previous baccalaureate or higher degree, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale with a grade of “C” or better in all CON general education prerequisite courses. Entering GPA is calculated using every general education prerequisite course grade excluding elective hours. Grade replacement policy is in effect. All 58 prerequisite hours must be successfully completed with a “C” or better prior to enrollment.

An applicant must complete and successfully pass the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essentials Academic Skills (TEAS). This exam must be completed at the applicant’s personal expense prior to April 1 of the year of application, and an official score report from ATI is required at the time of application. Minimum passing score on the adjusted individual total score must be 65% or greater (rounding does not apply) to be considered for admission.  Students must have completed the exam within two (2) years prior to the application date, with the highest exam score considered for application purposes. Scores older than two (2) years will not be considered. (Licensed RNs returning for a BSN degree are exempt from this test.)

Students may register for the exam at  Choose ATI TEAS and follow the information given.

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