Pre-application requirements: Documentation for pre-application requirements must be received before March 1st. 

  • Official transcripts from any/all colleges or universities you have attended. A cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Unofficial transcripts from Snow College will be accepted.
  • Complete one of the three, must be completed before  March 1st:
    1. Math 0850, 1010 or higher math course passed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or
    2. ACT score of 23 or higher in math (send HS transcript for proof of this) or
    3. ALEKS PPL Assessment: Students must score 30 or above in the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment. You can find more information regarding ALEKS PPL Assessment at:

Prerequisite courses (considered Non-Nursing for GPA): 

  • Human Anatomy with Lab. . . . . BIOL 2320,2325
  • Human Physiology with Lab. . . . . BIOL 2420, 2425
  • Expository Composition. . . . . ENGL 1010
  • General Psychology. . . . . PSY 1010
  • Elementary Chemistry with Lab. . . . . CHEM 1110, 1115

Non-Nursing GPA: All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher. Students who have not completed a prerequisite course by the March 1st deadline will be given a 2.0 (C) grade for that course to determine the student’s overall “non-nursing” GPA.

If you are offered admission into the RN program without having all required prerequisite courses completed at the time of the application deadline, you will be required to have the remaining prerequisite courses completed with a “C” (2.0) or better before the RN program starts in the fall. Official transcripts will need to be submitted to Melissa Blackner for these courses. This also applies to those who are placed on the alternate list and then asked to join the RN program.  

Nursing GPA: Grades from all nursing-specific courses (as required for a LPN program from an accredited program) will be combined to determine the “nursing” GPA. If any student is enrolled in, but has not completed a required LPN course by March 1st a 2.7 (or B-) grade will be used to determine the average “Nursing GPA.”


Students with lower than a B- in one or more nursing courses must show at least part-time (24 hrs./week) experience working as an LPN for a minimum of one year to qualify for the RN program.

Co-requisite courses  

  • Introduction to Statistics*. . . . . MATH 1040
  • Intermediate Research Writing. . . . . . ENGL 2010

*Associate degrees require a qualitative literacy course i.e. MATH 1030 or higher; however students transferring to a BSN or higher nursing program will need MATH 1040.

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required on all co-requisite courses.


Suggested courses:  

Highly recommended but not required.  

  • Microbiology. . . . BIOL 2060
  • Pathophysiology. . . . BIOL 2650
  • Principles of Nutrition. . . . . HFST 1020

Extra points will be given if the co-requisite and suggested courses are completed with a minimum of a “B-” (2.7) grade in the application process before March 1st. Because of the March 1st deadline, if these classes are taken spring semester of the application year, no extra points will be given.