Direct Admission Program

Direct Admission application is now open

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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 

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  • 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

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  • 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 scores are not required.

The deadline for incoming freshman to apply for the Direct Admit program for fall semester is February 1. Students will be notified of acceptance to the Direct Admit program by April 1.

If accepted, students will complete their first year of pre-nursing coursework during the 2022-2023 academic year. If students meet set expectations, students will start the professional nursing program August 2023. Information on required performance expectations will be provided in the acceptance letter.

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