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College of Nursing

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Admission to the College of Nursing is competitive, and the application processes differ for undergraduate and graduate level programs. Explore our programs and apply to start or advance your nursing career.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions manages online applications to the university and provides the most comprehensive information on the application process. The admissions office also provides the latest information on application deadlines and university scholarships for S.C. residents and nonresidents. So whether you are applying as a freshman, are looking to transfer to South Carolina or are planning to come to Columbia from another UofSC campus, you can check the requirements based on your current status and apply now.

College of Nursing BSN freshmen must meet all university admissions requirements. Acceptance into the nursing program as a freshman does not guarantee progression into the upper division.

To transfer to the traditional BSN program, you must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all college work with at least 30 semester hours completed. Your performance on science and nursing courses taken at other schools must be reviewed upon admission.

To change your major to Nursing, you will need to meet minimum academic requirements and follow the college transfer process.

To progress to the upper division, you must meet all program requirements and apply by the deadline. Applications to the upper division open Sept. 15 and close Nov. 1 each year.

If you have an associate’s degree in nursing and are interested in the RN to BSN program, review the admission requirements and application instructions for this online program before you apply for undergraduate admission.

The university Bursar's Office posts the latest tuition and fee information, including a cost calculator for incoming freshmen. As a nursing student, you'll also incur costs specific to the BSN program, such as uniform and lab fees.

Apply to Graduate School

The Graduate School coordinates online applications to our master's and doctoral programs for terms prior to Fall 2024. Effective Fall 2024 term and later, all applications will be submitted directly to the College of Nursing. There may be supporting materials that are required along with your online application for graduate admission. All official transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate School. Be sure to review the degree requirements before you apply. 

College of Nursing graduate programs have online components and specific admission requirements. Check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state.

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