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About the College of Nursing
Sanford College of Nursing
General admissions requirements
Sanford College of Nursing (College) admits students twice a year. The application deadline for students with an anticipated May graduation date is November 1. The application deadline for students with an anticipated December graduation date is February 1. An admissions meeting will be held to consider applicants meeting each deadline. Applications received after each deadline will be considered until the class is full. The College encourages interested students to apply after the application deadline should there still be spaces available in the class or on the waiting list.
Application Review and Selection for Admission
The Student Affairs Committee makes admission decisions based on a composite picture of the applicant. The College retains the right to accept the most highly qualified applicants as determined by the College.
Admission to the program is competitive and based in large part on the grade point average (GPA) earned in prerequisite and science courses. Therefore, the higher the average and the greater the prerequisites completed at review, the greater the likelihood of admission. All available information in a student file will be considered. Selection criteria for consideration of admission include, but are not limited to, overall GPA, science GPA, TOEFL iBT scores, amount of prerequisite coursework completed, review of personal statement and impromptu essay, and personal interview.The Director of Student Services may accept exceptional students without review by the Student Affairs Committee. The following is the exceptional student criteria:
Student Services will provide written notification to each student regarding admission or denial of admission to the College. Accepted students must complete commitment forms and submit a $200 reservation fee, which will reserve their space. The fee will be applied to the first semester of tuition. Applicants who meet admission requirements and are not granted admission may notify the College to keep their application active for future consideration.
Accepted students are notified of their spring or fall placement in Health Assessment and Foundations of Nursing Practice.An additional five qualified applicants who have completed the interview process will be ranked and placed on a waiting list. They will be provided written notification. The top ranked student on the waiting list will be contacted if a position becomes available.
Admission is on a conditional basis until: