Application and Admission


Admission to the BSN program is a competitive process. To be considered; applicants must meet the Prerequisite Core Requirements as well as meet all general BSN admission requirements as outlined. Admissions are extremely competitive. As such, not all individuals who meet admission requirements may be admitted.

The Gordon State College BSN Program is 4 years in length IF you include the time required to complete the core classes. 

Applications for Fall 2024 BSN Cohort will be available online beginning December 1, 2023-  January 12, 2024.





The official means of communication is Gordon Sate College e-mail. Please check your GSC e-mail frequently for correspondence with the nursing department about your nursing application.

The admissions process is tedious and lengthy. Please do not call or email the Nursing office inquiring about your application. Applicants will be notified by their GORDON email. If you have any questions regarding advisement, please contact your academic adviser.


**** TIMELINE REVISED 1/31/2024****


* Application Due 1/12/2024

* Overall and Math and Science GPA verification will be completed by 1/24/2024

* Kaplan Nursing Admission Test (KNAT) dates sent to students via GSC email by 2/7/2024

* Kaplan exams will be completed by 03/01/2024

* Decision emails will be sent to students via GSC email by 03/15/2024


  1. Conditional/unconditional acceptance to Gordon State College (Apply for Spring Semester)
  2. Be in good standing at Gordon State College and/or at other institutions attended
  3. Minimum overall 2.75 GPA with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all required sciences and math at the time of application.
    1. A grade of C or better in all other required core courses.
    2. Students who have a D in one previous nursing course may apply to the program; however, that grade will be added into the calculation of the overall GPA
    3. Area F Sciences (A&P I, A&P II, and Microbiology) must be LESS than 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS. (Fall 2024 cohort sciences must be Fall 2019 to current.)
  4. Successfully complete the KNAT (Refer to Admission Test Requirements)
  5. Exemption from or completion of all Learning Support Classes, College Preparatory Courses and institutional requirements.
  6. If core courses are not completed at the time of application, the student may be conditionally accepted based on completion of all core courses prior to enrollment in the first nursing courses, while maintaining an overall 2.75 GPA, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all required Sciences and Math courses.
  7. Submission of ONE recommendation form completed by a professor, instructor, and/or employer.
  8. Not failed two (2) or more nursing courses in any nursing program with a grade of "D" including an LPN program.
  9. Not failed any nursing course with a grade of "F" in any nursing program, including an LPN program.
  10. Able to meet Technical Standards.

 Application to the Nursing program includes:

  1. A completed online application for your chosen program of study
  2. ONE recommendation form completed by a professor or employer emailed to and submitted by the application deadline
  3. If previously was admitted to an RN OR LPN program and was not successful in completing the program, you must submit (2) completed reference forms. (LINK TO FORM)
  4. All transcripts from other schools attended submitted to Admissions by the application deadline

** Recommendation letters will not be accepted after the application deadline.

*** Applications will not be considered if the applicant has not submitted ALL transcripts and acquired admission to the college by the application deadline.

**** If using recommendation letters or KNAT scores from previous applications, the student must notify the department at at time of application.