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Transfer Admission Criteria
The Department of Nursing admits the majority of students as freshmen. Therefore, very few seats become available for transfer students. Admission for transfer students is very competitive; successful applicants often have 3.5 or higher GPA. Students who are currently East Stroudsburg University students are given preference for admission into the nursing program.

  • Completion of 36 credits
  • Over all GPA 3,5.
  • Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I and II and related labs, Microbiology with lab, Statistics, and English Composition with grades of 3.0 or better in each course.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors
  • Letter of intent as to why candidate wants to be a nurse.
  • Interview with nursing faculty to be conducted after the review of submitted materials to the nursing department.
  • All materials need to be submitted by Feb 1 for fall placement only.

Freshman Admission Criteria

  • Consideration for admission is based on the following guidelines:
  • High school rank in the 1/3
  • SAT scores of 500 or better in math and 500 or better in verbal or a 22 composite score on the ACT.
  • High School GPA 3.0 or better
  • Completion of work equal to the standard high school college
  • Preparation course with a minimum of 16 units, including

      4 units of English, 2 units of Mathematics (one of which is
Algebra), and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory

Admission Criteria for Registered Nurses Interested in Obtaining a
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Registered nurses must apply to the university as a transfer student
and must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Graduate from a National League of Nursing Accrediting
  • Commission Program.
  • Copy of current Pennsylvania nursing license
  • Official transcripts from the school of nursing