Undergraduate Program (BSN) Requirements

Basic Requirements for Admission to Marywood University:

          In addition to the completed application form and fee, the candidate to be considered for admission must send to the Office of Admissions the following information:

  1. A minimum of 1450 (combined) on the SAT, with no single test score below 480 (or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher)
  2. One letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or other person familiar with the student’s academic background.
  3. An official high school and/or university transcript with an indication of class rank and/or QPA.

Transfer Requirements

Admission Requirements

First Time Freshmen

Internal Transfers

External Transfers

LPN Students

Meet SAT/ACT requirements -Direct Admit in and maintain a QPA of >3.0 and a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

Must have QPA of >3.0 in current program and maintain >3.0 along with a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

Must have QPA of >3.0 at current institution and maintain >3.0 along with a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

Must have QPA of >3.0 at current institution and maintain >3.0 along with a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

Do not meet SAT/ACT requirements-will be admitted as undeclared interest in nursing but need to achieve a QPA of ≥3.0 by the end of the second enrolled semester and a C or better in all cognate courses to be admitted into the nursing major. Once in the major, students need to maintain a QPA of >3.0 and a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses.

Do not meet QPA requirements-will need to remain in current major or transfer to undeclared interest in nursing until a QPA of >3.0 met. If transferring into undeclared interest in nursing, students have two enrolled semesters to achieve a QPA of >3.0 and a C or better in all cognate courses to be admitted into the nursing major. Once in the major, students need to maintain a QPA of >3.0 and a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

Do not meet QPA requirements- may come to Marywood as undeclared interest in nursing but need to achieve the QPA of >3.0 by the end of the second enrolled  semester and a C or better in all cognate courses to be admitted into the nursing major. Once in the major, students need to maintain a QPA of >3.0 and a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

Do not meet QPA requirements- may come to Marywood as undeclared interest in nursing but need to achieve the QPA of >3.0 by the end of second enrolled semester and a C or better in all cognate courses to be admitted into the nursing major. Once in the major, students need to maintain a QPA of >3.0 and a C or better in all cognate and nursing courses

 

*Note Internal Transfer students,  at the completion of either the Fall or Spring semester; must submit to the Nursing Department the following:

     * Application for Internal Transfer into the Nursing Program

     * Change of Major

     * Unofficial transcript

To progress to the Nursing Major courses, the student must:

  1. Have the required physical ability to perform in the nursing profession.
  2. Achieved a QPA of >3.0 and be admitted into the nursing major (students in the category of "Undeclared, Interest in Nursing" are ineligible to take nursing courses)
  3. Complete the following cognate courses or their equivalent, with a minimum of “C” or better:
    BIOL 121, 122      Anatomy & Physiology* 4,4
    BIOL 114 Microbiology* 4
    CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry* 4
    ND 112 Nutrition 3

*Lab Required

One additional cognate course is required which must be taken prior to nursing research (N451).  This is:

MATH 155 Statistics 3

NOTE:  The cognate courses fulfill many of the liberal arts requirements for the nursing major.

Visit the Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.