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College of Nursing

BSN Program Information

Transferring to the Traditional BSN Program

The following information is for students who are interested in transferring from another college/university to the Pre-Nursing Lower Division within the Traditional BSN Program.

Acceptance into the Pre-Nursing Lower Division portion of the Traditional BSN program is decided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  You can reach them at the contact information below.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of South Carolina
902 Sumter Street Access / Lieber College
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-7700
800-868-5872 toll free
admissions-ugrad@sc.edu

Per Office of Undergraduate Admissions, in order to be eligible for consideration, students must have:

Minimum 3.0 GPA on all college work (Demand for this program is at an all-time high. All enrolled USC undergraduates who seek a nursing degree are first admitted into the College of Nursing's lower division. This does not guarantee later admission into the upper division nursing major. In recent years, upper division admission has become increasingly competitive, with admitted students routinely posting cumulative GPAs in excess of 3.25.) Students may not have less than a "C" in any science or nursing course. Admission to the program is selective; therefore meeting minimum GPA requirements is not a guarantee of admission to the college.

From the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Keep in mind, application to upper division of the Traditional BSN Program is decided by the College of Nursing and application is only available one time per year in the fall term. In order to be eligible to apply in that term, you would need to have previously completed the following progression courses with a C or better grade and have a minimum Institutional GPA of 3.000:

BIOL 243/L
BIOL 244/L
CHEM 102/L
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
PSYC 101 OR SOCY 101
PSYC 420
STAT 112

Admission to the baccalaureate degree in nursing major does not guarantee admission to the upper division. Admission to the upper division is a competitive process and the meeting of minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission to the upper division. Students who are not accepted to the upper division should talk with their advisor regarding the feasibility of reapplication. If the student chooses to reapply to the upper division, the student must submit a new application for the next admission date and must compete with the new applicant group.


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