Post-Baccalaureate Applicants


Post-baccalaureate students are those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. If you have questions about how your credits will transfer, see the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide or contact a SPU transfer admissions counselor.

You must have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, with no course less than a “C” grade (2.0).  A maximum of two courses may be repeated to achieve the minimum grade of 2.0.  A minimum of four prerequisite courses must be completed by the application due date.

Post-baccalaureate students must have completed and submitted official transcripts for the following prerequisite courses by the end of  Spring quarter for Autumn and Winter admit and by January 15 for Spring admit, to be eligible for admission:

  • Anatomy & Physiology – 10 quarter credits
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits
  • Biological (Organic) Chemistry – 5 quarter credits

Meeting the minimum criteria for consideration of admission neither implies nor guarantees admission to the program. Each year a total of 15 Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate students are admitted, typically 5 seats per quarter.

To learn more

For nursing application information, visit the Apply to the Nursing Program page. Post-Baccalaureate students should apply to SPU only through the NursingCAS application. A separate Common Application is not required.  Read more about applying through NursingCAS here.

For an overview of nursing courses, visit the course descriptions section in the SPU catalog.  You can find a preview of the required coursework for the nursing major in this suggested course sequence for Post-Baccalaureate students.

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Applicant GPA

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate applicants accepted for the 2019-20 year had an average GPA of 3.82.

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