College of Nursing

This a general outline of the application process. For more details please read the Pre-Nursing Packet and the other documents listed under Helpful Materials. For questions please contact the College of Nursing Advisement Center.

Before Applying

  1. Be admitted as a student at Brigham Young University

  2. BYU Admissions Web Site

    Admission Deadlines

    BYU Online Undergraduate Application

    Students with English as a Second Language
    • Take the English Proficiency Examination offered every second Friday of each month @ 9am in B153 JFSB, plus all ESL service courses as recommended by the examination outcome.
    • Successfully complete Nurs 102 through Independent Study only.
    • Have a TOEFL score of at least a 580 (paper-based score) or 237 (computer-based score) or 93 (Internet-based)

    Transfer Students
    • Have a transfer GPA of at least a 3.5-3.6. BYU may limit admission of transfer students with more than 80 semester credits of transfer work
    • Check with Advisement Center regarding transferring classes.

  3. Complete the pre-requisite courses.
  4. Other supporting or GE courses may also be completed before applying for acceptance.

    • Nurs 180
    • NDFS 100
    • Development Elective (SFL 210 or Psych 220)
    • PDBio 220
    • Chem 285
    • (Chem 101 or an equivalent is needed prior to other Chemistry courses)

    * If taking a class through Independent Study, the final grade needs to be posted on the transcript by the application deadline.
    All of the above classes must be completed with a grade of at least a C. A C- is not satisfactory progress.

    28 Credit hours and first year writing or its AP equivalent must also be completed.



Start Program Submit Application Submit Midterms By
Fall Semester May (essay due in March) Midterms not required
Winter Semester Sept Oct

  1. Submit Midterm Grades
  2. *For applicants applying for Winter semester only. Midterm grades for any class in progress at BYU during Fall semester must be submitted by the October deadline, as outlined in the application, in order for the Winter application to be reviewed.

  3. Submit Application Materials for acceptance into the BYU College of Nursing
  4. Applications are submitted online.

    Include the following with your application at the time of submission:
    • Completed application form
    • A signed "Essential Abilities" form included in the application
    • A signed Criminal/Background Check Release Form included in the application.
    • Response to one essay question (Contact Advisement - must sign up for this - due in March or Sept)
    • List of school, community, and church leadership/service for the past five years (completed online)
    • Two Recommendations – see application. A link is sent to each recommender with an online form to be filled out.
    • Proof of admission to BYU - if not a current student
    • ACT/SAT/TOEFL score
    • Complete the 3 additional requirements (ESL students only)
    • Any other documents included in the application

After Acceptance

  1. Complete criminal background checks
  2. This process is explained in the acceptance packet. The cost is approximately $40. Because the processing of criminal background checks takes approximately 6 weeks, it is important that they are performed immediately after admission to the program.

  3. Submit the Acceptance Packet
  4. This includes signed forms, CPR, Drug Screen results and Immunizations.