Undergraduate Admissions

The School of Nursing (SoN) offers two Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs, the Traditional BSN Program and Accelerated BSN Program. The Traditional BSN Program is 24 months in length (Fall & Spring semesters only) and is designed for individuals with no previous nursing education or experience. The Accelerated BSN Program is 15 months in length and moves at a faster pace than the Traditional BSN program. Additionally, to be considered eligible for the Accelerated BSN Program, applicants must currently hold or attain a non-nursing baccalaureate degree prior to the start of the nursing program.



Traditional and Accelerated BSN Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 math/science GPA (based on required math and science courses only)
  • Minimum 65 cumulative score on the new TEAS Exam. Visit ATI for more information. Please note, the examination must be taken prior to the application deadline and may only be taken once per admission cycle. Admitted students who score below 70 on the reading portion of the TEAS examination will be required to participate in a reading intervention program sponsored through the School of Nursing Student Success Center. *BEGINNING AUGUST 2, 2016 ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE NEW ATI TEAS EXAMINATION.
  • Complete all required math and science courses by the application deadline.
  • Complete the required prerequisite courses. Applicants who do not hold a baccalaureate degree from a Texas public institution will need to complete 51 of the 60 semester hours of required prerequisite courses prior to the application deadline. For a list of required courses, click here
  • Submit an application via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs by 10:59pm on the day of the application deadline
  • Submit official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended to NursingCAS by the application deadline
  • International applicants are required to submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores prior to the application deadline. International applicants who have attended a foreign university are also required to submit an official foreign credentialing evaluation from an approved Foreign Credentialing Service.
  • Application Deadlines

    Program Deadline
    Accelerated BSN May Entry December 15
    Traditional BSN Spring Entry August 1
    Traditional BSN Fall Entry February 1


    Admission Selection

    Admission Decisions are Based On:

    • TEAs Cumulative Score
    • Science & Math GPA
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Application Questions

    Admission Profiles

    Disclaimer: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing Office of Admissions & Student Services reserves the right to modify the admissions selection criteria and process.