The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Undergraduate Academic Requirements

Admission to the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions is selective and based on an overall appraisal of your preparedness for college-level study. Evidence of academic preparation and achievement, test scores, letters of recommendation, and the personal statement are given careful consideration. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information on applying to a University of San Francisco Nursing or Health Professions program.

First Year Students

Students are admitted to the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions as regular students or conditional admits. Both regular and conditional admit students are held to the same standards for progression within the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Health Services (BHS) programs.

First year applicants who have less than a ā€œCā€ average in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Algebra II, Advanced Math, or any Honors or AP science courses will not be admitted to the program.

Conditionally Admitted Students

Students with conditional admit status can register for four academic courses during their first semester. They must also complete College Success Courses I and II, which are provided by Academic Support Services.

If appropriate, conditionally admitted students may be placed on a 4.5- to 5-year curriculum plan. Students in this track will take one science course their first semester and one to two science courses the second semester. They will then begin their coursework in nursing while taking a fourth science course during their third semester. An assigned academic advisor will monitor this progress on a monthly basis. Conditionally admitted students will also receive individual evaluations by the Learning & Writing Center.

Transfer Bachelor of Health Services Students

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (cumulative) to be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Health Services program.For more detailed information about applying, please visit the How to Apply page.

If you have questions about these requirements or would like further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Professions at (415) 422-6681 or