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.
  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

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

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

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

Do not meet SAT/ACT requirements-will be admitted as undeclared interest in nursing and will need to maintain a QPA of ≥3.0 and C or better in all science 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 and C or better in all science courses

Do not meet QPA requirements- may come to Marywood as undeclared interest in nursing but need to achieve the QPA of >3.0 and maintain C or better in all science courses to be admitted into the nursing major

Do not meet QPA requirements- may come to Marywood as undeclared interest in nursing but need to achieve the QPA of >3.0 and maintain C or better in all science courses to be admitted into the nursing major

 

*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

*Note SAT requirements are 1450 minimum overall score with a minimum of 480 in each section.

ACT requirements are a minimum of a composite score of 21.

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

  1. Have the required physical ability to perform in the nursing profession.
  2. 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
    PSY 211 General Psychology 3
    SOC 211 Intro to Sociology 3
    PHIL 113 Intro to Philosophy 3
    ENGL 160 Writing Skills 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.