All high school seniors, including Running Start or Dual Enrolled students (including those with an AA) must apply to Seattle Pacific University through the Common Application or SPU application, as a nursing intended student, to complete general education and nursing prerequisite coursework. Contact SPU Undergraduate Admissions for further information. High school graduates holding an AA may not apply directly to the nursing program without first attending at least two (2) quarters at SPU. Contact SPU Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
If you are a highly qualified high school senior, you may be considered for direct admission to the nursing major. The decision is based on your application to SPU through the Common Application or SPU application. Provisional freshman admission to the major is limited and competitive.
Priority consideration for direct admission include:
- An excellent high school GPA
- Strong SAT or ACT scores if you choose to submit scores for admission (see test score policy)
- An Early Action application (submitted by November 1) indicating nursing as your intended major
Progression and final admission to the nursing program requires that all nursing prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) to be considered successfully completed, with a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 2.85 or above. There can be no more than two (2) repeats of any prerequisite courses due to an earned grade below 2.0 (C- or lower). Applicants that exceed the Prerequisite Retake Policy are no longer eligible for the Nursing program. Students must also maintain good academic standing at SPU.
If you are a Running Start or Dual Enrolled student, you must be enrolled at SPU for at least two quarters prior to submitting a Commitment for Entry Form to the Nursing Program. Contact SPU Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
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