ASN Admission Criteria

Application and Admission Procedure Criteria

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

The Gordon State College ASN Nursing Program is 3 years in length IF you include the time required to complete the core classes.

Application for the Spring 2021 ASN Nursing program will be available online beginning June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020.

Prerequisite Core Classes:

  • Quantitative Skills and Reasoning or College Algebra
  • Anatomy/Physiology I
  • Anatomy/Physiology II
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Microbiology with lab
  • American History I or II
  • approved Humanities Elective (3 hr.)

**All core classes must be passed with a grade of C or better. Biology 2210, 2211, and 2250 must be less than 5 years old upon entry into the program. For Spring 2021 cohort Sciences must be Fall 2016 to current.

General ASN Admission Requirements:

  • Application for the General ASN admission program is accepted during the summer semester only. Application for admittance into the Spring 2021 ASN program will be available online beginning June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020.
  • Applicants applying for admission consideration to the Spring 2021 ASN program must receive a Letter of  Acceptance into Gordon State College by April 30, 2020.
  • Must enclose current official academic transcripts in a sealed school envelope for each college/university/technical school attended. Must also include Gordon State College transcript. Gordon State College transcript may be printed from BannerWeb.
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of applying.
  • Exemption from or completion of all Learning Support Classes.
  • Department recommends completing 75-80% of Core Curriculum prior to applying to the ASN program.
  • BIOL 2210K, 2211K, and 2250K must be LESS than 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Spring 2021 cohort sciences must be Fall 2016 to current.
  • Successfully complete and meet the minimum score requirement of 62% on the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test is required. Upon receipt of a completed nursing application packet and verified eligibility for consideration to the nursing program, eligible students will be mailed specific instructions to schedule a date to take the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Assessment Test.  
  • Successfully passing the Dosage and Calculation Test with a score of 90% within two attempts.
  • Not failed two (2) or more nursing courses in any nursing program with a grade of "D" including an LPN program. 
  • Not failed any nursing course with a grade of "F" in any nursing program, including an LPN program.
  • Able to meet Technical Standards.

Application Packet Contents:

  • Completed nursing application.
  • Copy of an acceptance letter to Gordon State College.
  • Official Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities/technical schools attended.
  • Official Transcripts from college/university/technical school currently attending. 
  • Copy of all licenses/certifications(LPN, CNA, EMT,etc.) if applicable.
  • If previous was admitted to an RN OR LPN program and was not successful in completing the program you must submit (2) completed reference forms. (located FORMS + LINKS).

**Incomplete/late applications will not be accepted for consideration.

Contact your Academic Advisor or refer to our website for course planning and additional information.