BSN Admission Requirements | College of Nursing | Kent State University

BSN Admission Requirements

Nursing Major Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Admission to the Nursing major is selective; the process is competitive, and acceptance is never guaranteed. Prospective applicants must have completed high school mathematics, biology and chemistry. In addition, students must have achieved one of the following:

  • 2.7 overall high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 22 ACT composite/1100 new SAT total score (1020 combined critical reading and mathematics score old SAT);
  • Applicants with a 21 ACT composite score/1060 new SAT total score (or 980 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score old SAT) need a 3.0 high school grade point average.
  • Applicants with a 20 ACT composite score/1020 new SAT total score (or 940 SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score old SAT) need a 3.3 high school grade point average.

Transfer Students are required to request all official transcripts from each college or university attended other than Kent State University. Transfer students are required to apply to Kent State University and be accepted prior to acceptance into the Nursing program. Call the Office of Student Services at 330-672-7911 for additional information.

Transfer Requirements & Application

Professional Nursing Sequence Requirements

Students can apply for admission to the professional nursing sequence upon meeting these requirements:

  • 30 semester hours of college-level coursework, including in-progress
  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • An overall average 2.75 GPA in the required science courses, with a 2.0 (C) or better in each of those courses
  • Completion of the required math course with a 2.0 (C) or better

Admission into the professional nursing sequence is highly competitive and is not guaranteed.