Nursing

Early Admission Program

*Not available for RN to BS Completion

Early Admission Program

The qualifications to be designated as a First Year Early Admission Nursing Program Student are as follows:

  1. Cumulative ACT score of 26 or higher-score must be submitted to St. Cloud State no later than January of the student’s senior year in high school
  2. High School cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

The requirements to remain a First Year Early Admission Nursing Program Student are as follows:

  1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout preadmission coursework
  2. Receive a C or better in all preadmission coursework
  3. Have not withdrawn (“W”) from any nursing preadmission courses

Students will be notified by mail if they have been selected as one of the First Year Early Admission Nursing Program students in February or March of their senior year in high school.

If a student were to not uphold the requirements for the First Year Early Admission Nursing Program they would no longer be eligible to be a part of the First Year Early Admission Nursing Program and would have to compete for one of the 40 spots in the program.

Preadmission Courses

Early Admission students are subject to the same preadmission and liberal education course requirements as found in the University Catalog.

Please note, due to placement exams and prerequisite courses, a student who is enrolled in the First Year Early Admission Nursing Program is not guaranteed to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing in four years.

If you have questions please contact the Nursing Student Services Coordinator at (320) 308-4064 or by email at rlament@stcloudstate.edu.