Admission to the nursing major is contingent upon the student being screened and admission being offered by the department. Admission to the university does not constitute or guarantee admission to the major. Students are eligible to apply for admission to the nursing major after they have completed a minimum of 42 undergraduate units, including at least three (3) laboratory science prerequisites and ENGL 102. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required. The screening process takes place during the term prior to the student's anticipated enrollment in the first nursing course.
Selection for admittance is competitive, and is based upon several factors, one of which is the cumulative grade point average. A minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required for admission consideration; however, most applicants maintain higher grade point averages. Students must note that achievement at the 3.00 level in itself does not guarantee admission to the program. Review recent admission statistics (PDF).
Only one grade below a 2.00 (C) is permitted in prerequisite or general education/core curriculum courses; and no more than two courses may be repeated. By University policy, a course may be repeated only once. Please refer to the Individual Admissions Policy should you not meet the admissions criteria.
Completed nursing applications and all required documents are due January 15 for fall admission and August 15 for spring admission.
Late or incomplete nursing applications are not accepted.
Students not enrolled at Towson University must also apply for admission to Towson University. Students may submit the nursing application prior to submitting the University application; however, students will not be accepted to the nursing major without being admitted to Towson University.
NOTE: If the university admissions application is not available online by our deadline, you may still apply for the spring nursing program. You will need to submit the university admissions application as soon as it becomes available.