Direct Admission Program

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) School of Nursing is thrilled to offer a limited enrollment option to our nursing program through a direct admission process for high school seniors!

Direct Admission Program Requirements 

Fargo site

  • Admission to NDSU as a first-time freshman pre-nursing major 
  • Complete the Direct Admission application 
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher 
    • High schools with no recorded GPA considered on a case by case basis

Bismarck site

  • Admission to a North Dakota University System (NDUS) College or University as a first-time freshman following a Pre-Nursing/Associate of Science program track
  • Complete the Direct Admission application 
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher 
    • High schools with no recorded GPA considered on a case by case basis

**Please note: NDSU’s ACT/SAT requirement has been waived for applicants applying for Fall 2020-Spring 2022. The limited availability of tests and testing site closures during the spring of 2020 and beyond may prevent students from taking these exams. For the current Direct Admission Application cycle (2020-2021), ACT/SAT scores will not be required.  

Direct Admission Program application deadline for incoming freshman is February 1 and acceptance letters received by April 1

Accepted students complete their first year of pre-nursing coursework during the 2021-2022 academic year. Students are required to meet set expectations, outlined in acceptance letter, to start the professional nursing program in August 2022.

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