ENTER program | Undergraduate Admissions

student nursesENTER is a criterion based, early admission program for nursing students. The program is available for first year students at The College of St. Scholastica. Students who upon admission to the College, declare their intent to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing will be guaranteed admission to that program after two years of undergraduate work if they meet the plan criteria.

Guaranteed admission criteria include the following:

  • Make application to the ENTER program by the end of fall semester of your freshman year. The application will be posted online Friday, September 4, 2015.
  • Complete 48 semester credits at CSS prior to taking spring nursing courses.
  • Complete or have a plan for completing all prerequisite courses for the nursing program.
  • At the time of application to the major (fall, sophomore year), have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher.  
  • Obtain no grade lower than a C in any prerequisite course.
  • Obtain a minimum grade of B on the first year English composition course.
  • Complete 2 year Healthcare Provider CPR certification prior to the start of the nursing program.
  • Complete all nursing program  immunizations requirments through MyHealth.
  • Complete a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) course followed by state registration as a CNA.
  • Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS©) V entrance exam. Registration details, including test dates/times/locations will be sent to you via email.

Students who do not meet the above criteria will be able to apply to the Nursing Program through the standard application process.

Apply to the ENTER Program

Apply to the ENTER Program!

Applications are due December 22, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.