All applicants will be reviewed for acceptance to the School of Nursing. The main criteria for acceptance include:
- All pre-requisite courses must be completed before entry into the School of Nursing (students have the option of being admitted and successfully completing MTH 2320 General Statistics before their senior year).
- All science pre-requisites must have been completed within the last ten years.
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0 scale at Aurora University or other accredited higher education institution.
- Earn a satisfactory score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
- An interview may be requested at the discretion of the School of Nursing Admissions, Policies, and Standards Committee.
- Applicants who are graduates of foreign secondary schools where the primary language is not English must obtain a composite score of at least 550 (or a 213-220) on the computer-based test) from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or ESL Level 109.
The Admissions Committee does not deny an applicant because of an occasional “W” on their transcript. A concern would be if an applicant has a pattern of excessive withdraws and/or course repeats.
No more than 20 required semester hours of coursework outstanding to complete after fall semester preceding entry into nursing program (Applying for Fall 2016 must have no more than 20 semester hours outstanding at the end of Fall 2015). Twelve hours in Spring and eight hours in Summer are possible. These outstanding hours must be completed between December and August with a provisional admit. (Applying for Fall 2016 students must complete all coursework between December 2015 and August 2016).
If a student fails a pre-requisite course and plans to re-take it but will not complete the course until the end of spring semester, and the student states on the School of Nursing application that they are planning to repeat the course; the student will not get admitted to the School of Nursing while currently receiving a failing grade in a pre-requisite course.
School of Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam
Students must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). You can find more information at atitesting.com.
The School of Nursing offers two dates in January to take the TEAS exam. The 2016 dates have not been set. Please register two weeks prior to the exam date at atitesting.com. Students with additional questions may call AU's School of Nursing at 630-844-5130.
Students must take version V of the TEAS exam (TEAS-V exam). A new TEAS V score is required for each application for admission to the School of Nursing.
Frequently Asked Questions School of Nursing
- Are students admitted into the School of Nursing for both fall and spring semesters?
No, students are only admitted in the School of Nursing for the fall semester.
- If I have a 2.75 GPA, will I be admitted into the School of Nursing?
No, a 2.75 GPA will not grant you automatic admission, but will allow your file to be reviewed by the School of Nursing Admission Committee.
- How many students are admitted into the School of Nursing each year?
Traditionally, the School of Nursing admits 120 students per academic year.
- I am looking at Aurora University and two other schools, are the pre-requisite courses the same at all three?
Pre-requisites may not be the same at all institutions because each has different admission requirements.
- I took the NLN exam at my community college, do I need to take the TEAS exam?
Yes, Aurora University admission requires the TEAS exam.
- I took coursework that will not apply to your nursing program will I need to submit the transcripts for those courses?
Yes, you will need to submit official, sealed transcripts from all schools attended after high school to the Office of Admission.
- I have my bachelor's degree, and my GPA when I graduated was a 2.20. I have been taking the nursing pre-requisites, and my GPA is now a 3.30. How will my prior coursework affect my admission into the School of Nursing?
Aurora University and the School of Nursing reviews your cumulative grade point average, so your prior GPA will be considered in your overall grade point average. Therefore, there is a possibility you may not meet the required 2.75 GPA
If you have questions about transferring to our School of Nursing, please contact Transfer Admission at 630-844-5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.