ASN Nursing Day
An applicant must be a high school graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 or a general equivalency diploma (GED) recipient with a score of 570 (score of 57 prior to 2002). If an applicant’s GPA or GED score is below the minimum, he/she may be eligible for admission under transfer student guidelines.
Transfer Student Guidelines
A transfer student must be a high school graduate or a GED recipient and have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours of college coursework from a regionally accredited college, with a GPA of at least 2.7. For applicants who have attended more than one regionally accredited college, GPAs from all colleges must combine to equal at least 2.7.
The ASN pre-licensure nursing program Admission’s Committee will not consider an applicant for admission into the program if an applicant has failed two or more nursing courses or has been dismissed from another nursing program in the past five (5) years prior to the expected date of enrollment at Mercy College.
The student’s entire academic record will be reviewed in selecting candidates for the program. Research demonstrates that students with multiple science and/or math course failures are more at risk for being unsuccessful in a nursing program. Because of the competitive nature of the nursing program, previous course failures within the required program of study in the past seven (7) years prior to the expected date of enrollment at Mercy College might prevent an applicant’s acceptance into the program. Admission into the nursing program is not guaranteed.
• ACT composite score of 21, with a score of 20 on mathematics sub-test and a score of 19 on scientific reasoning sub-test, or SAT with a combined score of 990 or above.
• ACT/SAT is waived for transfer students who have earned a minimum of 15 college semester hours at a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.
Applicants should have completed and passed these high school courses, or their college equivalents:
• English – three units
• Biology* – one unit
• Chemistry with a lab* – one unit
• Math – two units (one of which must be Algebra*)
All courses should be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better; a grade of ‘B’ or better is preferred.
*Courses marked with * must have been completed within the past seven years with grade of “C” or better; a grade of “B” or better is preferred.
For students who are not United States citizens and/or for whom English is a second language, please review the college catalog or further admission information.