Traditional BSN (Freshmen Pathway) Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program will only be considered if they have met all of the below requirements. Due to impaction,
the  Traditional BSN (Freshman Pathway) major will only accept California Residents for admission.  

Please note that for  the Fall 2021 admission cycle, this program will use an approved holistic admission process.

Complete High School A-G Courses

Complete required high school A-G coursework. Find out more about a-g coursesPDF File Opens in new window  (page 6).

Complete SAT or ACT Exam

Due to COVID-19, CSUF will not be requiring SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2021 admission. The School of Nursing will look at high school GPA, rather than Eligibility Index, for Fall 2021 admissions. 
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Eligibility Index is used for admission. The Eligibility Index is the combination of test scores and grade point averages.

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

Complete Cal State Apply Application

The application to the Traditional BSN program at CSUF is through Cal State ApplyOpens in new window   Opens in new window  and is open between October 1 - November 30. 

Impaction

The Traditional BSN (Freshman Pathway) 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 this program is highly competitive.

Local freshmen

Due to COVID-19, CSUF will not be requiring SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2021 admission. The School of Nursing will look at high school GPA, rather than Eligibility Index, for Fall 2021 admissions. 
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First priority admission preference will be given to local freshmen in the form of a 25 point Eligibility Index increase (bump).

sSN or iTIN

A Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is required for background checks during the Nursing program and for applying for license as a Registered Nurse in the state of California. Students without an SSN or ITIN cannot be admitted to the program.