BSN Admission Requirements

BSN Program (Pre-licensure) Admission Timeline

Deadline for taking the TEAS test Priority deadline: July 2, 2018
Deadline for submitting application into School of Nursing Priority deadline: July 2, 2018
Deadline for submitting transcripts into the Registrar’s office Priority deadline: July 2, 2018
Deadline for receiving TEAS test results from ATI Priority deadline: July 6, 2018
Notification by the School of Nursing By July 31, 2018
Deadline for taking the TEAS test February 1, 2019
Deadline for submitting application into School of Nursing February 1, 2019
Deadline for submitting transcripts into the Registrar’s office January 18, 2019
Deadline for receiving TEAS test results from ATI February 4, 2019
Notification by the School of Nursing By March 31, 2019
Deadline for taking the TEAS test June 24, 2019
Deadline for submitting application into School of Nursing June 24, 2019
Deadline for submitting transcripts into the Registrar’s office June 24, 2019
Deadline for receiving TEAS test results from ATI June 28, 2019
Notification by the School of Nursing By July 31, 2019

BSN Program (Pre-licensure) Admission 

Aurora University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program.  Further application information, including application deadlines, are located on the Aurora University BSN admission website.  Two admission tracks are available for the pre-licensure BSN degree option:

  • Direct admission for Aurora University students in their senior year of high school who are accepted at Aurora University and 
  • Admission for Aurora students/transfer students.

Admission Requirements for Freshman Direct Admission 

In addition to the Aurora University undergraduate admission requirements, students applying to the direct admission to nursing are required to meet the following: 

  • Be incoming Aurora University - high school senior
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 23 or composite SAT-R score of 1130-1150, and
  • A minimum of an unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 scale). 

Every direct admission student will maintain placement in the BSN degree program, provided the student meets the following criteria at the time the student begins the clinical nursing courses:  

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and
  • 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 clinical courses in the BSN degree program. Courses taken after review of the applicant’s file and prior to the beginning of the clinical nursing courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

If a student does not maintain these qualifications, he/she will lose direct admission status and will be required to apply to the competitive application process for admission to the BSN degree program. 

Admission Requirements for Aurora students/transfer students

There is a competitive, program-specific admission process for a limited number of seats in the BSN program for Aurora students or transfer students.  All applications from Aurora students or transfer students are reviewed for acceptance by the Nursing Admission, Polices, and Standards Committee.  

In addition to the Aurora University undergraduate admission requirements, students applying to the BSN degree program are required to meet the following:

  • 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.
  • 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 BSN degree program. Courses taken after provisional admission and prior to the beginning of the clinical nursing courses must be completed with a “C” or better.
  • All science prerequisites must have been completed within the last ten years.
  • Complete the TEAS (ATI) examination.  Applicants may take the TEAS (ATI) exam twice in one year (that is, January – December), 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 Nursing Admission, Polices, and Standards Committee does not deny an applicant because of an occasional “W” on his/her 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.  Of those 60 SH, a maximum of 20 SH remaining will be allowed at the time the applicant’s file is reviewed for admission the semester prior to beginning clinical courses (i.e., 12 SH fall or spring & 8 SH summer).

TEAS Examination 

For applicants ‘convenience, Aurora University offers the TEAS exam monthly. However, applicants planning on taking the TEAS elsewhere will need to fill out this request form and submit it to Cindi Dittrich, cdittrich@aurora.edu, for approval within 48-72 hours before taking the TEAS exam.