All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to program start. It is recommended that you have four prerequisite courses completed (with a grade) at the time of application, three being science courses. Preference will be given based on number of prerequisite courses completed at the time of application. A minimum grade for prerequisite courses is a "C". Please note, meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee admission to the program. There is no time limit for taking the prerequisite courses, however you will be held accountable for the content. The accelerated nursing curriculum builds upon the prerequisite courses and requirements. For example, you must understand pathophysiology of disease processes to care for patients with a specific disease. You may want to consider retaking one or more prerequisite courses, especially the science courses, to refresh your knowledge and comprehension. CLEP credits will be accepted for all prerequisite courses if a CLEP exam is available.
Request official transcripts (in original sealed envelope from the school): B.A./B.S. transcript showing degree conferred, relevant coursework necessary for admission, and prerequisite coursework. If you will be completing courses after submitting your application, you will need to send updated transcripts to Nursing CAS for verification. If you attended The College of St. Scholastica for your B.A./B.S. or prerequisite coursework, you will still need to request an official transcript from OneStop Student Services office to be sent to Nursing CAS. No high school transcripts are required.
Mail transcripts to: Nursing CAS *Do not send official transcripts to The College of St. Scholastica.*
The following requirements will be required in the online Nursing CAS application. Please carefully review all the instructions prior to beginning your application. No items should be sent directly to CSS.
A complete Nursing CAS application includes:
If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.
May start — Duluth
May and September start — St. Cloud
Applications for the May 2017 cohorts in Duluth and St. Cloud and the September 2017 cohort in St. Cloud will be accepted August 25-November 1, 2016. Admission is competitive and determined based upon evaluation of baccalaureate degree completed from an accredited institution, evaluation of prerequisite grades, goal statement and possible interview. Application materials must be submitted to Nursing CAS by our deadline of November 1, 2016 for admissions consideration. The application review process will start after the deadline, applicants will be notified of admissions decision in early January, 2017.