BSN Admission Requirements

Prospective students must complete an application and interview with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location. Registration and orientation schedules are arranged by each location or online program.

3-Year BSN Admission Requirements:

  • If an applicant has completed 24 or more college credit hours, excluding developmental courses, from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), they must have a minimum college CGPA of 2.75, or meet one of the following test score requirements:

  • – A minimum A2 Admission Assessment score of 75, or
    – A minimum ACT composite score of 21, or
    – A minimum SAT critical reading and mathematics reasoning (CR-M) score of 990.

    An applicant's most recent educational experience may take precedent as part of the review process by the Admission Committee

  • If an applicant has not completed 24 or more college credit hours as described above, they must have completed high school and achieved a minimum CGPA of 2.75, or a minimum GED score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013 or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after. Applicants from states that offer an approved high school equivalency test such as the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) in lieu of the GED tests may gain admission by presenting official documentation for having met state requirements for the equivalency of a high school diploma, or 

  • – A minimum A2 Admission Assessment score of 75, or
    – A minimum ACT composite score of 21, or
    – A minimum SAT critical reading and mathematics reasoning (CR-M) score of 990. 

  • All applicants for pre-licensure programs are required to complete the A2 Admissions Assessment test prior to admission. A student may retake the A2 Admission Assessment test only once after a three-day waiting period and within 30 days of submitting the Application for Admission at no charge. (A retesting fee will be charged, or will apply, after 30 days from application.)

BSN-LPN Proficiency Process:

Chamberlain students or applicants with a LPN or LVN license have the opportunity to earn the 3-year BSN degree with up to 9 proficiency credits for qualifying students who pass skills validation tests and proficiency exams.

To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted to the BSN program and hold an unrestricted, active or in-active license, as a practical/vocational nurse from the US or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.

Students interested in this process should contact admissions or their student services advisor for more details.

For more detailed admission information, please see the Chamberlain Catalog (PDF) or speak with an admission representative at 877.751.5783.

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