Application Instructions for Admission to the Traditional BSN Program

High School Seniors
Currently Enrolled UK Students
Transfer Students
 

High School Seniors

Step 1: Apply to UK for admission as a Pre-Nursing Major:

Complete your application online at www.uky.edu/Admission and list Pre-Nursing as your major if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 3.25 or higher unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (GPAs on different scales are converted to a 4.0 scale)
  • ACT Composite score of 22 or higher
  • ACT Math score of 19 or higher

Please note: Admission to UK does not guarantee admission as a Pre-Nursing Major.

During your first year at UK you must complete the following pre-requisite courses and some of the UK Core requirements to prepare for application to the major:

ANA 109 & 110 
BIO 103
CHE 103 
CIS/WRD 110
CIS/WRD 111 (OR CIS/WRD 112)
PSY 100

Step 2: Apply to UK’s Professional Nursing Program  

The deadline to apply to the College of Nursing is March 1 for admission to the following academic year. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester, in which you apply for admission.   

  • The GPA used for admission includes all college credits taken as a high school or college student.
  • You must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 minimum science GPA to be considered.
  • Science grades are averaged if courses are repeated.
  • The TOEFL, administered online, is required of all applicants for whom English is not their native language. Minimum scores accepted are: Cumulative – 90; Speaking – 26; Listening – 22; Writing – 20; Reading – 22. You must submit this TOEFL score directly to the College of Nursing

Competitive applicants must have excellent grades!  

  • Approximately 200 seats are available for sophomore admission. Half will begin in the Fall  semester; half will begin in the Spring semester.    
  • The average GPA of an accepted student is a 3.6, the range is 3.3-4.0.
  • Very rarely will someone with less than a 3.2 GPA be accepted.

Students will be notified of admission status in early June.

What is “Provisional Admission”?

You meet the initial qualifications for guaranteed admission if you have the following when you apply for Fall as a UK Pre-Nursing Major:

  • Final unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale (GPAs on different scales are converted to a 4.0 scale)
  • ACT Composite score of 28 or higher, not a superscore

To be accepted as a Provisional Admit for the Fall or Spring semester in the professional nursing program you must:

  • Maintain a 3.6 or higher cumulative GPA each semester and 3.6 or higher science GPA during your freshman year at UK (Fall and Spring)
  • Apply to the College of Nursing by March 1

Please note: Provisional Admission is not a “direct admit” to the nursing program; all requirements must be met. 

Further details regarding these requirements are included in the student’s acceptance letter.

Questions?
E-mail conss@uky.edu or call (859) 323-5108.

Currently Enrolled UK Students

If you are enrolled at UK in the Spring 2019 semester, please follow these instructions.

  • Follow the link below to complete the online application form. This is required to be included in the interviews.  Deadline:  MARCH 1.
  • You will receive an email invitation to participate in the interview process. Please read carefully ALL information provided in that email and follow instructions outlined. The email will arrive by March 18, so mark your calendar to watch for that email invitation.  This step is required to complete your application, between March 18-April 1.
  • Do not send reference letters as they are not considered.
  • Academic requirements (pre-requisite courses, CUM and Science GPA) will be reviewed along with the video interview.
  • The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0 cumulative (all college work, including dual/transfer credits) and 3.0 science GPA (ANA/PGY, BIO, CHE).
  • To be considered you must have completed by the end of spring semester (in which you are applying) the following courses at UK or equivalent courses as determined through the Transfer Center. Minimum grade acceptable in each course is C.  
    • ANA 109 & 110 OR
    • ANA 209 & PGY 206
    • BIO 103
    • CHE 103
    • CIS/WRD 110
    • CIS/WRD 111 (OR CIS/WRD 112)
    • PSY 100
  • Applications will be reviewed at the end of spring semester after UK’s final grades are complete.
  • If you are taking any classes at another institution in addition to classes at UK, you must send a copy of your FINAL grades from the other institution so the grades are received by May 10 in order to be considered for admission. We will accept a student copy by email from the other school’s student system or a letter/email from the instructor indicating the name of the course, FINAL grade, student name and instructor name. (Send to jenny.fleser@uky.edu.) An official transcript will need to be sent to the UK Admissions Office as well, but we need the student copy first.
  • Do not send an official UK transcript as we can see that work in myUK.
  • Official transcripts for ALL work completed prior to spring 2019 semester AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION must be received by UK Admissions before May 10, if you have not already sent them. If you are not sure that UK has transcripts of any and all work completed at another institution prior to spring 2019 semester, please contact your advisor to discuss.
  • Everyone who applies will get a letter about their status no later than the second week of June.
  • Please provide an accurate UK email address. Decision letters will be sent to your UK email address. Correspondence returned as undeliverable will not be sent a second time.
  • If you have questions, contact your pre-nursing advisor or conss@uky.edu.

BEGIN HERE: College of Nursing Undergraduate Nursing Application 2019-2020
 

Transfer Students

Transfer students may apply for admission to the College of Nursing but must understand that admission is very competitive due to the high volume of current UK students who apply and are given first preference. Transcripts will be reviewed for completion of nursing prerequisites and eligibility requirements. Students who meet the requirements will be considered for admission to the Professional Nursing Curriculum. Students who lack nursing prerequisites will be considered for pre-nursing admission. 

Apply for admission to UK as a Pre-Nursing student.  Submit transcript through last semester completed as well as information regarding courses in progress.  http://www.uky.edu/Admission/application
To be considered you must have completed by the end of spring semester (in which you are applying) the following courses at UK or equivalent courses as determined through the Transfer Center.  Minimum grade acceptable in each course is C.  

ANA 109 & 110 OR
ANA 209 & PGY 206
BIO 103
CHE 103 
CIS/WRD 110
CIS/WRD 111 (OR CIS/WRD 112)
PSY 100

Competitive transfer applicants must have excellent grades!   

  • Approximately 200 seats are available for sophomore admission; half are available for fall and half for spring. 
  • Very rarely will transfer student with less than a 3.6 GPA be accepted.  

Students will be notified of admission status in early June. 

If you have questions, contact a pre-nursing advisor via conss@uky.edu.