The Direct Admission application pathway is available to all high school senior students who are applying to Southern CT State University. Admission offers for direct admissions are based on the student's high school transcripts and standardized test scores. No additional application materials are required for the application for direct admission into the B.S. in nursing degree program. Applicants must apply to the university through the Common App for Early Action and indicate "Nursing" as their major or first choice.
Direct Admissions criteria: Highly qualified high school applicants with a minimum GPA above 3.2 and combined SAT score above 1070 (or overall ACT score of 21) and math SAT score of at least 570 (or ACT math sub-score of 24) may be invited for Direct Admission.
Only Freshman applications submitted by November 11 will be considered for Direct Admissions and Early Action notification. Completed applications will be notified of admissions beginning November 15. Direct Admissions are limited due to program capacity. Students who are accepted to Southern CT State University but not accepted for direct admissions into the B.S. nursing program are encouraged to attend Southern as a pre-nursing major and apply for admissions into the program in their sophomore year through the Dual Admissions Pathway.
Students accepted through Direct Admissions do not participate in any additional application to the nursing program, and do not take the TEAS test. These students much achieve the following by the end of the Fall semester of their Sophomore year at SCSU in order to progress into the upper division major courses in their Junior year: maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, completion of at least 7 of the 11 required prerequisite courses with a C+ or greater, and no more than 2 earned grades lower than a C+ for any of the required nursing prerequisite courses.
For more information on the Direct Admissions pathway, please read our Pathways to Acceptance form
BSN Dual Application Information
Applications for the Fall 2020 entrance is open from now until February 1, 2020 4pm. Applications to the nursing program will be completed through TK20. Please make sure to complete the FREE application.
To sign up for the TEAS 6th Edition exam, please visit ATItesting.com to create an account and sign up for the TEAS exam. Select the following options where applicable to select an SCSU testing date: "TEAS for Nursing Students", "USA", "Connecticut", and "Hamden".
For information on the nursing program, prerequisite requirements, eligibility requirements, TEAS, and nursing curriculum, please visit our BSN program website.
Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) Application
Applications for the Summer 2020 entrance are closed. Applications for the Summer 2021 cohort will open on April 15th, 2020 and close on October 1st, 2020.
To read detailed information on how to apply to the ACE program and eligibility requirements, please visit the ACE website and scroll down to “Admissions”.