BSN Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the nursing program after completing all of the prerequisites and general education requirements. The nursing curriculum begins in the student’s junior year.

BSN Program (Pre-licensure) Admission Timeline

Deadline for taking the TEAS test January 31, 2018
Deadline for submitting application into School of Nursing January 31, 2018
Deadline for submitting transcripts into the Registrar’s office January 19, 2018
Deadline for receiving TEAS test results from ATI February 5, 2018
Notification by the School of Nursing By March 31, 2018
Deadline for taking the TEAS test July 2, 2018
Deadline for submitting application into School of Nursing July 2, 2018
Deadline for submitting transcripts into the Registrar’s office July 2, 2018
Deadline for receiving TEAS test results from ATI July 6, 2018
Notification by the School of Nursing By July 31, 2018

TEAS Test
For your convenience Aurora University offers the TEAS here monthly. However, if you are planning on taking the TEAS elsewhere, you need to fill out this request form and submit it to Cindi Dittrich, cdittrich@aurora.edu, for approval within 48-72 before taking your TEAS.

Application Requirements
In addition to the Aurora University undergraduate admission requirements, students applying to the nursing program should:

  • All prerequisite courses taken must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to the time of review of the applicant’s file for entry into the School of Nursing. Courses taken after provisional admission and prior to the beginning of the fall semester must be completed with a “C” or better.
  • All science prerequisites must have been completed within the last ten years.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0 scale or 3.42/5.0 at Aurora University or other accredited higher education institution.
  • The TEAS (ATI) score will be accepted for one year. Applicants may take the TEAS (ATI) exam twice in one year, with at least 90 days in between test dates. The most recent score will be used for the file review.
  • 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. If an applicant has a pattern of excessive withdraws and/or course repeats an interview may be requested.
  • Students are required to have successfully completed 60 SH prior to entering the nursing program. 

Freshman Direct Admission Option

If you have all of the following:

  • a minimum composite ACT score of 23 or composite SAT-R score of 1130, 
  • An ACT math subscore of 23 or SAT-R math subscore of 570,
  • a high school GPA of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale),

you are eligible to apply for direct admission to our School of Nursing as an incoming freshman. Provided that you continue to progress satisfactorily, you will complete your BSN without having to reapply for admission. Apply for admission to AU at aurora.edu/apply.