Traditional BSN (Entry-Level Freshmen) Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program will only be considered if they have met all of the below requirements.

Complete High School Courses

Complete the required high school A-G coursework.

Find out more about a-g coursesPDF File Opens in new window  (page 6).

Complete H.S. Chem and Bio

Complete high school level Chemistry and Biology each with a grade of “B” or higher (if AP then “C” or higher) by end of junior year in high school (11 grade).


Complete SAT or ACT Exam

The minimum eligibility index for the program is: 4500 (SAT) or 1082 (ACT).

The eligibility index is the combination of test scores and grade point averages.

Calculate your Eligibility IndexPDF File Opens in new window  or Learn More about Eligibility IndexPDF File  (Page 8).

PLEASE NOTE: The Entry-Level Freshman major will only accept California Residents for admission.
For Fall 2018 admission, the Nursing program will waitlist all top qualified applicants. Admission will be offered to the top 20-30 students from the waitlist pool.

The Entry-Level Freshman major has “impacted” status by the CSU Chancellor’s Office. This means that we receive more applications than spaces available in the program and therefore, admission to the Entry Level Freshman program is highly competitive.