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 BSN Program

    The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a program designed for students without previous nursing education or experience and is 24 months in length (Fall and Spring semesters only). To read more about the Traditional BSN Program, click here.

    Admission Criteria
    To be considered for admission to the Traditional Bachelor of Science (BSN) Program the following factors are required:

    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Minimum 3.0 math/science GPA
    • All Math and Science courses must be completed prior to the application deadline.
    • Complete at least 51 of the required 60 semester course hours of prerequisite courses at the time of application. For a list of required courses, click here. The remaining 9 semester credit hours in the areas of art, social science, and humanities can be completed after deadline and prior to the first day of orientation (example: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, History).
    • Submit an online application via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs
    • Submit the application fee
    • Takes the TEAs Version 5.0 Exam (For information regarding the TEAs exam content and registration, click here Register under PSI.) TEAs Version 5.0 Exam must be taken prior to the application deadline and may only be taken once per application cycle.
    • Submit official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. International transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential service.
      Please submit all official transcripts to:

      NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471

    • Official copy of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if international applicant. TOEFL scores can be no more than two (2) years old. A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper examination; minimum 250 on the computer-based examination; or, minimum 68 on the internet based examination
    • To view application instructions and timeline, please click here.
    Admission Selection
    The following criteria are used to determine admission:
    • TEAs Cumulative Score (59%)
    • Science & Math GPA (30%)
    • Cumulative GPA (10%)
    • Application Questions (1%)
    Traditional BSN Program Application Deadlines:
    • Deadline for fall entrance is February 1
    • Deadline for spring entrance is August 1

  • Accelerated BSN Program

    The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a program designed for students who currently hold or attain a non-nursing baccalaureate degree prior to the start of the nursing program. The Accelerated BSN Program is 15 months in length and moves at a faster pace than the Traditional BSN Program. To read more about the Accelerated BSN Program, click here.

    Applications for the Accelerated BSN Program are accepted once per year for entrance into the program each May.

    Admission Criteria

    To be considered for admission to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science (BSN) Program the following factors are required:

    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Minimum 3.0 math/science GPA
    • Hold or Attain a non-nursing baccalaureate degree prior to the start of the nursing program
    • Complete all required math and science prerequisite courses at the time of application. For a list of required courses, click here. If accepted, the remaining required courses (Introduction to Psychology, Growth & Development and Introduction to Sociology) must be completed prior to the start of the nursing program.
    • Submit an online application via NursingCAS, the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs
    • Submit the application fee
    • Takes the TEAs Version 5.0 Exam (For information regarding the TEAs exam content and registration, click here.Register under PSI) TEAs Version 5.0 Exam must be taken prior to the application deadline and may only be taken once per application cycle.
    • Submit official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. International transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credential service. Please submit all official transcripts to:

      NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471

    • Official copy of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if international applicant. TOEFL scores can be no more than two (2) years old. A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper examination; minimum 250 on the computer-based examination; or, minimum 68 on the internet based examination To view application instructions and timeline, please click here.
    Admission Selection

    The following criteria are used to determine admission:

    • TEAs Cumulative Score (59%)
    • Science & Math GPA (30%)
    • Cumulative GPA (10%)
    • Application Questions (1%)
    Accelerated BSN Program Application Deadlines:
    • Deadline for May entrance is December 15

    To view application instructions and timeline, please click here.

 

Admission Selection

Admission Decisions are Based On:

  • TEAs Cumulative Score (59%)
  • Science & Math GPA (30%)
  • Cumulative GPA (10%)
  • Application Questions (1%)

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.