BSN Admission Requirements

Traditional BSN Admission

The Traditional BSN track is a four-year program in which students enter as Pre-Nursing majors and, after completing the Pre-Nursing Sequence, apply for entrance into the Nursing program to complete the Professional Nursing Sequence.

Admission Requirements

Traditional BSN Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite Natural Sciences courses
  • Transfer applicants: Pre-Nursing degree requirements cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Second degree seeking students: conferred degree cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) within one year of application deadline (no more than two attempts within a 365-day period to reach minimum score requirements accepted)
    Note: This requirement has been waived for students applying for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.

Once you are accepted into the Nursing program, you must complete the following:

  • American Heart Association CPR certification from the “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” course
  • Criminal background screening
  • Drug screening
  • Certified background checks for both the University and the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Satisfactory completion of all immunization and health participation requirements through Clinical Student

You will be required to submit proof you have completed all of these participation requirements before you begin your Nursing education. These requirements are subject to change for each cohort and will be provided to you upon your acceptance.

Incoming Students

Freshmen interested in completing the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be designated as Pre-Nursing majors while they complete the Pre-Nursing Sequence of courses. 

Students transferring from another regionally accredited institution must also complete the prerequisite requirements before applying to the Nursing program. We do accept incoming transfer students directly into the Nursing program if prerequisite requirements are met. All incoming transfer students must be advised by an admissions counselor.

Any student who has been in a previous nursing program must submit a letter stating that the student is eligible for readmission to that program.

Current Concordia Students

During the last semester of prerequisite courses, students majoring in Pre-Nursing can apply for the Nursing program to complete the Professional Nursing Sequence of nursing/clinical work.

Application Process

Traditional BSN Application Process:

Apply

Complete the online undergraduate admission application for Concordia University Texas as a Pre-Nursing major and pay the $25 application fee. Admission to Concordia University Texas does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program.

Application Deadline

Fall Semester 2021:  April 1, 2021

The Fall 2021 Nursing Supplemental Form is open and accessible through the online application portal. Those looking to transfer directly into the Professional Nursing Sequence in Fall 2021 should submit the general admissions application and focus on preparing for the ATI TEAS exam.

Submit Required Documents

Submit official high school transcript(s) and any college transcript(s). If any of your transcripts are from a foreign institution, see additional information about submitting through World Education Services (WES).

Sending Transcripts

1. Electronic

Concordia accepts transcripts electronically with National Student Clearinghouse.

2. Mail

Concordia University Texas
Office of Admissions
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, Texas 78726

3. Deliver in person

A student-delivered transcript will only be accepted as an official transcript if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to the Student."

BSN Direct Entry Admission

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Direct Entry track guarantees eligible incoming freshmen a spot in the BSN program prior to beginning nursing/clinical coursework, contingent upon meeting all final admission requirements. Students in the BSN Direct Entry track receive additional support.

Admission Requirements

BSN Direct Entry Admission Requirements:

The BSN Direct Entry track secures a spot in the Nursing program for qualifying freshmen while they complete the Pre-Nursing requirements.

Incoming freshmen who have been admitted as Pre-Nursing majors will be evaluated on their high school coursework and college-level math readiness to determine eligibility for admission to the BSN Direct Entry track.

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or greater
  • Science courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Math courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater

Before you join a BSN cohort and begin nursing/clinical work, you must meet the final requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Natural Sciences courses
  • Achievement of minimum score requirement on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) within one year prior to beginning Nursing coursework (no more than two attempts within a 365-day period to reach minimum score requirements accepted)
    Note: This requirement has been waived for students applying for Fall 2021.
  • American Heart Association CPR certification from the "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers" course
  • Criminal background screening
  • Drug screening
  • Background checks for both the University and the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Satisfactory completion of all immunization and health participation requirements through Clinical Student
Application Process

BSN Direct Entry Application Process:

Apply

Complete the online undergraduate admission application for Concordia University Texas as a Pre-Nursing major and pay the $25 application fee.

Submit Required Documents

Submit official high school transcript(s) and any college transcript(s). If any of your transcripts are from a foreign institution, see additional information about submitting through World Education Services (WES).

Sending Transcripts

1. Electronic

Concordia accepts transcripts electronically with National Student Clearinghouse.

2. Mail

Concordia University Texas
Office of Admissions
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, Texas 78726

3. Deliver in person

A student-delivered transcript will only be accepted as an official transcript if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to the Student."

Apply to Direct Entry Program

The Office of Admissions will invite eligible students to apply to the BSN Direct Entry track using the Nursing Supplemental Form that is accessed through the online application system.

Each student's application is reviewed by the Office of Admissions and the director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program. They make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences for acceptance or denial of admission.

Students accepted into the BSN Direct Entry track are guaranteed a spot as long as they meet the final requirements prior to beginning the Professional Nursing Sequence.