Direct Admission Criteria

For exceptional high school seniors who exceed the Bethel School of Nursing admission criteria, a Direct Admission option is available.  If the criteria listed below are met, students can be granted admission into the Bethel University School of Nursing with their college acceptance.  Students must continue to meet all admission standards during their college freshman year (C or better in all courses, cumulative GPA ≥ 2.7, and complete all pre-requisites) to remain eligible for admission. Nursing courses begin the sophomore year after completion of general education and cognate classes that provide foundational knowledge for the nursing courses.

Nursing Direct Admission Criteria
  • Available to students within 1 year of high school completion
  • High school GPA ≥ 3.5/4.0 scale
  • ACT Composite ≥ 24 (while meeting individual scores of R 21/W 21/ M 19)
  • SAT Composite ≥ 1180 (while meeting individual scores of EBR 540/M 510)
  • Successfully completing:
    • 2 years Biology
    • 1 year Chemistry
    • 4 years English
    • 3 years Math
Up to 50 percent of available seats in each entering cohort will be dedicated towards students who meet these criteria.

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