Admission Requirements

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.

screening process

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.

All students, including those currently enrolled at Towson University, transfer and second bachelor applicants, are considered on a competitive and space available basis for the Nursing Major. Decisions regarding acceptance to begin the nursing program are made according to an overall cumulative GPA from all institutions attended, science prerequisite GPA, and TEAS test results as well as consideration of the overall academic record.

Selection for admittance is highly competitive due to the number of applicants and the overall strength of the applicant pool. A minimum of a 3.00 Cumulative GPA is required; however, students must note that achievement at the 3.00 level does not guarantee admission to the program. A grade equivalent of 2.00 is required in all nursing prerequisite 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 within the application 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 applying for admission to the nursing major must either have been admitted to the university or be currently seeking admission to the university. Admitted nursing major students must complete a few steps to finalize enrollment, including the submission of a Towson University Enrollment Contract and Fee.

Spring semester nursing applicants should wait to apply to the university until the spring university application is available typically in August. It is acceptable to submit your nursing application first and then apply to the university once their application is available online.