Accelerated BSN Selection Process

Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest. Points will be awarded based on criteria completed by the end of the application period (January 15). The top pool of applicants, based on points awarded, will be invited to interview. The final group offered admission will come from these interviews. 

ADMISSION CRITERIA POINTS
Bachelor's Degree GPA 30
Prerequisite GPA 40
Applicable Work Experience 10
Applicable Volunteer Experience 10
Residency 10
POSSIBLE BONUS POINTS: Veteran 5
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 100 - 105

PLEASE NOTE: Courses should not be taken Credit/No Credit. If a course has already been taken and passed for Credit, we will assume a grade of “C” for such course(s) in the calculation of the GPA. If course credit was earned through AP exams taken in high school, those exams with a score of 3 or higher, will be accepted and will not be calculated into the prerequisite courses GPA.

Bachelor's Degree GPA (30 points possible)

GPA POINTS GPA POINTS
< 3.00 0 3.51 - 3.60 20
3.00 - 3.20 4 3.61 - 3.70 22
3.21 - 3.30 8 3.71 - 3.80 26
3.31 - 3.40 12 3.81 - 3.90 28
3.41 - 3.50 16 3.91 - 4.00 30

Prerequisite Course GPA (40 points possible)

GPA POINTS GPA POINTS
< 3.00 0 3.51 - 3.60 20
3.00 - 3.20 4 3.61 - 3.70 25
3.21 - 3.30 8 3.71 - 3.80 30
3.31 - 3.40 10 3.81 - 3.90 35
3.41 - 3.50 15 3.91 - 4.00 40

Applicable Work Experience
(10 points possible)

Work experience will generally only be accepted if you are supervised by a physician or RN, or if completed in an acute care (hospital), long-term care, or clinic setting providing direct patient care.

Work experience at a physical therapy, dentist, optical care, or chiropractic office is not accepted.

Please use the Verification of Employment Hours TemplatePDF File Opens in new window

  • The verification letter is the only documentation that will be accepted for points to be awarded.

You will receive 10 points if you have received a CNA certificate at the time of application.

  • Documentation must be provided for points to be awarded.
Amount of Time Part-time* Points Full-time* Points
Less than 3 months 2 6
3-6 months 4 8
More than 6 months 6 10

*Part-time is based on 20 hours/week or less; Full-time is 21-40 hours/week

Applicable Volunteer Experience
(10 points possible)

Volunteer experience will generally only be accepted if you are supervised by a physician or RN, or it is completed in an acute care (hospital), skilled nursing facility, or hospice facility

Volunteer experience must involve personal interaction with patients or residents.

Volunteer work at private residences is not accepted (unless trained/supervised by physician or RN).

Volunteer work at a physical therapy, dentist, optical care, or chiropractic office is not accepted.

Please use the Verification of Volunteer Hours Letter TemplatePDF File Opens in new window

  • The verification letter is the only documentation that will be accepted for points to be awarded.
50 hours or less 2 points
51 - 100 hours 4 points 
101 - 150 hours 6 points 
151 - 200 hours 8 points
201 or more hours 10 points

Residency (10 points possible)

Residency Location Points
Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties 7
Other California Counties 3
CSUF Alumni 10