Process: There are three entry options for BSN applicants that depend on students’ background and education level.
- The Freshman Option is for highly qualified high school graduates.
- The Transfer Option: Current Temple students allows students to transfer from other majors. However, candidates must apply for admission to the College of Public Health.
- The Transfer Option: External Applicants is for students currently enrolled in other colleges or universities who want to transfer into Temple’s BSN program.
- Application: Use Temple’s online application for undergraduate admission.
- Transcripts: Submit high school transcripts from all the schools you’ve attended.
- SAT/ACT scores: Include your SAT scores with writing or your ACT scores. If you are a high-achieving student who doesn’t test well, you might want to consider the Temple Option.
- GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required to be considered for this program.
- Background: If you have taken AP courses and exams, belong to an honors society or followed a college preparatory curriculum, include that information in your application. Note: Generally, AP scores of 4+ will transfer.
- Writing sample: A writing sample is a part of the application.
All applications are due Feb. 1. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Transfer Option: Current Temple Students
The Intra-University Entry Option is available to current Temple University students wishing to transfer to nursing. Current Temple students need not re-apply to the university. However, this option requires that students begin the Nursing program as a first-year students.
Students admitted via this option spend eight semesters in the BSN program, entering in the fall. It is recommended for Temple students with fewer than 30 college credits.
Internal transfer admission decisions are highly competitive and are made on the basis of whether space is available.
Transfer Option: External Applicants
This option is designed for students currently enrolled in another college or university who would like to transfer into the BSN program at Temple University. This option requires that students begin our Nursing program as a first-year Nursing student. Students admitted via this option will spend eight semesters in the program, entering the university in the fall.
This option is recommended for transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits.
Transfer admission decisions highly competitive and are made on the basis of whether space is available.
- Application: Complete the Undergraduate Application for Transfer students. Apply for the fall semester and declare Nursing as your major.
- Transcripts: Submit transcripts from all the high schools and colleges you’ve attended.
- SAT/ACT scores: Include your SAT scores with writing or your ACT scores.
- GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.5 in your college-level coursework is required to be considered for admission.
- Background: If you have taken AP courses and exams, belong to an honors society or followed a college preparatory curriculum, include that information in your application.
- Math and science: A strong background in math or science is desired.
All applications are due Feb. 1.
NOTE: Applicants should be aware prior to applying to the BSN Program, as well as prior to entering the BSN Program, that the Board of Nursing may refuse to license a person who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty to felony charges. The Board of Nursing application for licensure asks, “Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony; felonious act; an illegal act associated with alcohol, an illegal act associated with substance abuse(s)?” Applicants should seriously consider this condition for licensure.
Deceit in the submission of criminal background checks and child abuse clearance forms is cause for dismissal.
Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is highly competitive. A minimum high school GPA of 3.25 is required for first-year applicants. Students seeking to transfer from a different institution must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 for college-level work.
Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal background and drug clearances every year. Majors in the undergraduate nursing program must also submit additional medical documentation and pay for coverage under the Temple University Accident Plan. Learn more about clearance requirements.