Preclinical Track Admission Criteria

The first step in the admission process for all nursing students is to be admitted to the preclinical track. Such admission does not guarantee enrollment in the clinical track of any BSN Option, unless a student qualifies for guaranteed clinical admission. To be considered for the nursing major, students must meet the following admission criteria:

First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable college credit hours:

  • Admissible to UMSL (the university's admission criteria for freshmen can be found by clicking here)

Note: Some first-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable college credit hours may qualify for a guaranteed clinical space in the Traditional Full-Time Option. Please click here for more information.

Transfer students with 24 or more transferable college credit hours:

  • Admissible to UMSL (the university's admission criteria for transfer students can be found by clicking here)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (calculated on all attempts of all transferable undergraduate courses--excluding pluses and minuses)


Clinical Track Admission Criteria

Clinical track spaces are limited, and are awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Only students who submit the required clinical application by the appropriate deadline will be considered. Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria in order to be considered for clinical admission. Please note that meeting the following minimum criteria does not guarantee that a student will earn a clinical space in either the Traditional Full-Time Option or Traditional Part-Time Option.

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (calculated on all attempts of all transferable undergraduate courses--excluding pluses and minuses)
  • Minimum 2.5 science GPA (calculated on first attempts only of Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II and Microbiology--excluding pluses and minuses)
  • Satisfactory completion of all general education course requirements
  • Required science courses (Chemistry, A&P I & II, and Microbiology) completed within 10 years of enrollment