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

Application Deadlines           January 15th-    Fall Semester start

                                                 August 15th-     Spring Semester start

Application Eligibility

Students are eligible to apply for admission to the nursing major only after completing a minimum of 42 undergraduate units, including at least three (3) equivalent laboratory science prerequisites and an equivalent English Composition course. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to apply are considered ineligible and will not be reviewed for admission.

Admission Criteria

  • Overall cumulative GPA of a 3.00 or higher
  • Grades of C (2.00) or higher in all nursing prerequisite courses
  • Limit of two (2) repeated courses
  • All college level courses completed within 10 years

Students who do not meet the admissions criteria may apply for consideration under the Individual Admissions Policy.

Admission Competitiveness

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.

Campus Locations

The Department of Nursing welcomes nursing applications for the Nursing Major at the Main Campus to begin in the fall or spring semester. The University System of Maryland Hagerstown Center (USMH) location is available for a fall semester start only.

Applicants applying for fall admission will select a first choice location. Selecting a second choice location is optional and should only be selected if you are willing to accept admission to that location. The university reserves the right to cancel admission to either campus location if not enough students accept admission to the site. Applicants admitted to the nursing major at the University System of Maryland Hagerstown Center (USMH) must agree to attend clinical experiences in the Baltimore/Washington region in the event appropriate quality experiences are not available in the Western Maryland region.