Admissions Requirements

Traditional Associate of Science in Nursing program (ASN)

The best-qualified applicants are selected from those who apply to the Hunt School of Nursing. Waiting lists for acceptance are established as necessary. The Hunt School of Nursing Admissions Committee considers academic performance, courses completed, and other factors in determining qualified applicants. Minimum criteria for admission to the ASN and BSN programs are as follows:

  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than 64 hours of college credit will have the cumulative GPA evaluated. Students with more than 64 hours of college credit will have the last 64 hours of college credit evaluated for GPA.
  • Submission of one of the following standardized test scores*:
    • SAT scores (if taken before 3/1/2016) of at least 1050 (minimum of 500 Reading and 500 Math) OR SAT scores (if taken after 3/1/2016) of at least 1130 (minimum of 530 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Math). Scores must be within the last five years. 

    • ACT composite scores of at least 22 (minimum of 21 English, 18 Math, 20 Reading). Scores must be within the last five years. 

    • TEAS (Version V) overall scores of proficient level at minimum. Scores must be within the last twelve months of admission review.

*Students with an earned bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university are not required to submit test scores.

  • Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with a minimum of “C” in high school or college. These grades must be reflected in the transcripts the applicant provides with the application. The most recent course attempt will be evaluated.

  • Satisfactory criminal background history results for all states of residence for the past ten years. Criminal background history must be conducted within past 12 months of admission. All background checks are to be completed through CastleBranch using code: ga96

In addition, the following criteria must be met before beginning nursing courses:

  • NA I - Certification is not a prerequisite to applying, but a student must be listed on a state's nurse aid registry prior to beginning nursing courses in the Fall semester for ASN and BSN students.
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association: Must be completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the Fall semester for ASN and BSN students. American Red Cross certification will NOT be accepted. Please send a copy of your certification.

Advanced Placement into the Associate of Science in Nursing program (ASN) for LPNs

  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than 64 hours of college credit will have the cumulative GPA evaluated. Students with more than 64 hours of college credit will have the last 64 hours of college credit evaluated for GPA.
  • Submission of one of the following standardized test scores*:
    • SAT scores (if taken before 3/1/2016) of at least 1050 (minimum of 500 Reading and 500 Math) OR SAT scores (if taken after 3/1/2016) of at least 1130 (minimum of 530 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Math). Scores must be within the last five years. 

    • ACT composite scores of at least 22 (minimum of 21 English, 18 Math, 20 Reading). Scores must be within the last five years. 

    • TEAS (Version V) overall scores of proficient level at minimum. Scores must be within the last twelve months of admission review.

*Students with an earned bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university are not required to submit test scores.

  • Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with a minimum of “C” in high school or college. These grades must be reflected in the transcripts the applicant provides with the application. The most recent course attempt will be evaluated.

  • Satisfactory criminal background history results for all states of residence for the past ten years. Criminal background history must be conducted within past 12 months of admission. All background checks are to be completed through CastleBranch using code: ga96.
  • LPN- must have a current unrestricted licensed practical nurse license. LPN'S are NOT required to have a NA I certification.
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association: Must be completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the Fall semester for ASN and BSN students. American Red Cross certification will NOT be accepted. Please send a copy of your certification.

All Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who meet these requirements may be accepted into the second semester of the ASN program based on available space. Students will take Basic Concepts of Health Assessment (NURS 109) and Health Assessment Experiential Lab (NURS 110), while concurrently enrolled in the regular nursing sequence of courses scheduled for a second semester first year ASN student.