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Traditional BSN Admission Information

Admission criteria

  • A minimum ACT® super-score of 21 (scores on transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted);
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (The GPA in required prerequisite coursework will also be considered in the admission process.);
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university by the time the nursing program begins in the summer semester, with a minimum "C" grade in each course;
  • If an applicant has been dismissed from any nursing program, one year must pass from date of dismissal to date of eligibility into any UMMC School of Nursing program.

Please note that the admission requirements for the Freshman Early-Entry program are separate from the Traditional BSN program.


The Traditional BSN program is a "2+2" program. You complete your prerequisites at the college, university or community college of your choice. The prerequisites for the UMMC program typically take students two years to complete. You may apply for admission when the number of prerequisites courses completed, plus those on the application plan of study, equals 62 credit hours. All required prerequisites courses (62 hours) must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. If you have questions regarding prerequisites or your application's status, please call (601) 984-1080 or (601) 815-0124.

Additional academic policies and regulations (.pdf) (including those pertaining to admission compliance, orientation, registration and examinations)

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation (.pdf)