Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students must apply for admission to the Nursing Program by one of the published deadline dates. Before applying for the Nursing Program, students must meet ALL application requirements listed below. Students who do not meet the minimum application requirements will not be considered for acceptance to the program. 

Meeting minimal application requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

(Please note that application requirements and procedures may change without prior notice. Check with Health Sciences Division and/or website for updates prior to applying.)

In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, application to the Nursing Program requires:

  • unconditional admission to the College (see College Catalog for requirements);
  • 2.5 grade point average (GPA) calculated on completed academic core courses (Calculator for Core GPA) and; 
  • current or previous Southern Union students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA or higher at SUSCC.
  • transfer students must enter SUSCC on clear academic status (cumulative 2.0 GPA);
  • official transcripts received by the Records Office (Wadley Campus) from ALL post-secondary institutions attended (or official transcripts from high school/GED scores for those who have never attended college);
  • meeting eligibility requirements for English 101 and Math 100 and satisfaction of the College reading requirement;
  • official score on ACT National or ACT Residual (minimum composite score of 18) received by the Records Office;
  • submission of application for Nursing Program by the deadline.

Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive, and the number of clinical facilities available limits the number of students admitted. After meeting minimal application requirements, applicants are rank-ordered for acceptance using a points system based on the score on ACT National or ACT Residual (minimum composite score of 18) and quality points from selected college courses.  Additional points may be awarded.  Please see the program application worksheet for criteria.

Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance.