Nursing & Health Sciences

Screening Criteria for Admission BSN Basic Track

Admission is based on GPA, and patterns of grades earned in prerequisite coursework. The strongest candidates for our program are those who complete courses on the first attempt with better than average grades. 

    • Admission to the BSN Program is based upon a complex set of criteria and is competitive. Only 45 students are selected each semester. Students who meet the minimum standards as listed in the eligibility criteria are considered as candidates for admission.
    • Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.
    • Alternates are not notified of their ranking.

The following information is used as criteria for selecting applicants into the BSN program.

  Screening Criteria Explanation

Max Points


Cumulative College GPA (all courses, all colleges attended) Minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Academic achievement is judged by a strong cumulative GPA and the patterns of grades earned.


Science/Statistics GPA

Minimum required cumulative GPA in these courses is 2.75. Use our GPA calculator.

Science and Math Courses that must be completed at time of application:

  • Organic and Biochemistry + lab
  • Microbiology + lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology series + lab (8 semester credits)
  • Statistics

Only the most recent grade is counted with repeated coursework. Please work with an advisor to ensure transfer courses are equivalent. 



No Repeated Science/Stats grades (same courses listed above)

Points are only awarded if you have not repeated your required Chem, Microbiology, Anatomy/Physiology series, Statistics and Pathophysiology. A repeat in ANY one of those courses makes you unable to recieve these desginated points.  5
 4 Previous BS/MS/PhD (not required)  Prior academic success is valued.  5
 5  LCSC Students

At least 32 credits completed from LCSC at time of application.


6  Priority Deadline

NursingCAS application fully submitted by Feb. 2nd (for Fall entrance)

and Sept. 15th (for Spring entrance.)