BSN Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the nursing program after completing all of the prerequisites and general education requirements. The nursing curriculum begins in the student’s junior year.

For your convenience Aurora University offers the TEAS here monthly and periodically at the GWC campus. Go to for a list of dates and times. However, if you are planning on taking the TEAS elsewhere, you need to fill out this request form and submit it to Cindi Dittrich,, for approval within 48-72 before taking your TEAS.

Application Requirements
In addition to the GWC undergraduate admission requirements, students applying to the nursing program should:

  • All prerequisite courses taken must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to the time of review of the applicant’s file for entry into the School of Nursing. Courses taken after provisional admission and prior to the beginning of the fall semester must be completed with a “C” or better.
  • All science prerequisites must have been completed within the last ten years.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0 scale or 3.42/5.0 at Aurora University or other accredited higher education institution.
  • The TEAS (ATI) score will be accepted for one year. Applicants may take the TEAS (ATI) exam twice in one year, with at least 90 days in between test dates. The most recent score will be used for the file review.
  • An interview may be requested at the discretion of the School of Nursing Admissions, Policies, and Standards Committee.
  • Applicants who are graduates of foreign secondary schools where the primary language is not English must obtain a composite score of at least 550 (or a 213-220) on the computer-based test from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or ESL Level 109.
  • The Admissions Committee does not deny an applicant because of an occasional “W” on their transcript. If an applicant has a pattern of excessive withdraws and/or course repeats an interview may be requested.
  • Students are required to have successfully completed 60 SH prior to entering the nursing program.
  • Holistic admission criteria will also be considered under some circumstances. 

Freshman Direct Admission Option

If you have all of the following:

  • a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or composite SAT-R score of 1200-1230, 
  • An ACT math subscore of 23 or SAT-R math subscore of 570,
  • a high school GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale),

you are eligible to apply for direct admission to our School of Nursing as an incoming freshman.

Freshman direct admit students will maintain their placement in the BSN program, provided that the student maintains a minimum of 2.75 GPA; maintains at least a B average in the nursing prerequisite courses BIO 2280, BIO 2670, BIO 3075, and CHM 1200; and does not withdraw from more than one pre-requisite nursing course.  If a student does not maintain the qualifications, he/she will lose direct admission status and will be considered a pre-nursing major and will be required to apply to the nursing program. Other students may apply for admission prior to the beginning of their 3000-level nursing courses. Apply for admission to GWC at

For further information contact Admissions at 262-245-8564 or