All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to program start. It is recommended that you have four prerequisite courses completed (with a grade) at the time of application, three being science courses. Preference will be given based on number of prerequisite courses completed at the time of application. A minimum grade for prerequisite courses is a "C". Please note, meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee admission to the program. There is no time limit for taking the prerequisite courses, however you will be held accountable for the content. The accelerated nursing curriculum builds upon the prerequisite courses and requirements. For example, you must understand pathophysiology of disease processes to care for patients with a specific disease. You may want to consider retaking one or more prerequisite courses, especially the science courses, to refresh your knowledge and comprehension. CLEP credits will be accepted for all prerequisite courses if a CLEP exam is available.
Request official transcripts (in original sealed envelope from the school): B.A./B.S. transcript showing degree conferred, relevant coursework necessary for admission, and prerequisite coursework. If you will be completing courses after submitting your application, you will need to send updated transcripts to Nursing CAS for verification. If you attended The College of St. Scholastica for your B.A./B.S. or prerequisite coursework, you will still need to request an official transcript from OneStop Student Services office to be sent to Nursing CAS. No high school transcripts are required.
Mail transcripts to: Nursing CAS *Do not send official transcripts to The College of St. Scholastica.*
The following requirements will be required in the online Nursing CAS application. Please carefully review all the instructions prior to beginning your application. No items should be sent directly to CSS.
A complete Nursing CAS application includes:
Please see our International Admissions page for information on additional documentation that may be required.
May 2020 program starts | Duluth and St. Cloud
Applications will be accepted Aug. 15-Nov. 1, 2019.
Students may only apply to one May option.
September 2020 program start | St. Cloud
Applications will be accepted Dec. 1, 2019-Feb. 1, 2020.
Applications must be submitted to Nursing CAS by the deadline for admission consideration.