First-Year Nursing Admission
Apply to USF as a First-Year Nursing Student
Join one of the top 25 undergraduate nursing programs in the country. Admission is highly competitive, so review the information below carefully.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a direct entry program. This means:
- There is no separate application for undergraduate nursing students
- You are admitted directly to the nursing program when you are admitted to USF
- If you are admitted to a different major, you cannot later transfer into the nursing program
First-Year Nursing Admission Statistics
As a highly selective program, we have far more applicants than spaces available each term. While there is no specific formula to guaranteeing admission, here are admission statistics from past years:
|Term||Applications||Offered Admission||Admit Rate||Average GPA*||Average SAT**|
*Internally-calculated GPA of core courses
**As mentioned, test scores are not required for admission to USF. The average test scores for fall 2020 and 2021 represent the scores of students who opted to include scores in their application. For the fall 2021 entering class, 79% of admitted nursing students were admitted without test scores.
First-Year Nursing Dates and Deadlines
The application opens in August each year. We review all applications at the deadline. You do not get priority for submitting early, so we recommend carefully working through your application rather than rushing. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed but will be offered consideration for the following term.
|Fall||Early Action/Early Decision Dates|
|Deadline to apply||November 1|
|All transcripts and materials must be received by||November 19|
|Reply/deposit date (Early Decision)||February 1|
|Reply/deposit date (Early Action)||May 1|
|Fall||Regular Decision Dates|
|Deadline to apply||January 15|
|All transcripts and materials must be received by||February 11|
|Decision notification begins||Mid-March|
|Reply/deposit date||May 1|