Traditional BSN (Freshmen Pathway) Admission Requirements

Applicants to this pathway 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 this pathway is approved by the CSU Chancellor's office to use an approved holistic admission process.

An online information session about this program was held on 10/15/2020, please click here Opens in new window to view the recording.

Complete High School A-G Courses

Complete required high school A-G coursework.

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Complete SAT or ACT Exam

Due to COVID-19, CSUF will not be requiring SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2022 admission. The School of Nursing will look at high school GPA, rather than Eligibility Index, for Fall 2022 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 Index.

Complete Cal State Apply Application

The application for the Traditional BSN major 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 major and therefore, admission to this major is highly competitive.

Local freshmen

Due to COVID-19, CSUF will not be requiring SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2022 admission. The School of Nursing will look at high school GPA, rather than Eligibility Index, for Fall 2022 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 major 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 major.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.