Traditional B.S. Admission Decisions

Admission decisions for the Traditional B.S. program beginning fall 2016 are going out today. Decisions are being emailed to the primary email address provided in the application for admission and are coming from the email address.

Another post will be made when all decisions are out. Thank you for your patience as we communicate these decisions.

What it means to be on the Traditional B.S. Wait List

Admission to the Traditional B.S. program is very competitive and we receive many more qualified applications than we have space available. If you received a notification that you were placed on the wait list, know that the faculty saw strength in your application. While each application cycle is different, we hope the information below is helpful to you.

  • The earliest we will know if space is available to begin admitting from the wait list is early June and the latest we could potentially pull from the wait list is August 31st.
  • You will be notified via email if you are pulled from the wait list. If you do not hear from us, a space has not opened up for you. We are not able to notify you if movement occurs on the wait list so we do encourage you to check your emails daily.
  • If you are pulled from the wait list and offered admission, there will be a very tight turnaround time in which to accept the offer.
  • If your contact information has or will be changing from what you submitted on your application, let us know –
  • If at any time your plans change and you no longer wish to be considered for admission, please let us know you would like to be removed from the wait list –
  • To accept your position on the wait list, you must follow the instructions and respond by the deadline provided in your wait list offer.

We will be in touch as soon as we know if a space becomes available for you.

Application Review Update – Traditional B.S.

Applications to the Traditional B.S. program have been received from the Undergraduate Admissions Office and reviewed by the School of Nursing admission team. All applicants have been emailed regarding the status of their applications (i.e., complete or incomplete). If you have not received an email from the School of Nursing, please check your junk mail or spam folders for a message from If you have not received a status email, please let us know by emailing

Applicants who submitted a complete and qualified on-time application are now being reviewed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Admission decisions will be sent out via email on April 15th.

Traditional B.S. application has closed

The deadline to apply for the Traditional B.S. was February 1st. If you have not already submitted your application and all required credentials, your application cannot be considered this year and you will need to reapply for fall 2017 entry.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office is working diligently to match all applicant credentials received. Please refer to your VCU VIP page for updates to your application and remember to allow them 2 weeks to match and post items to your application. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office via email ( or telephone (804-828-1222 and ask for the nursing processor) if you have questions about the submission of any required documents.

Applicants who submitted a complete and qualified application by the February 1st deadline will be notified of their status by the School of Nursing by March 1st. Remember to add our email address — — to your list of trusted contacts so communication from us does not go to your junk mail or spam folders.

Traditional B.S. Application Deadline

The deadline to submit a complete and qualified application packet to be considered for the Traditional B.S. program beginning fall 2016 is 11:59 p.m. today. Remember, all parts of the application packet must be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office today.

If you requested transcripts from colleges experiencing delays in processing transcript requests due to the recent winter storms, ask your college(s) to email the Undergraduate Admissions Office today at for guidance on submitting your transcripts.

Details on application process are found on our website here.

Traditional B.S.: VCU students

If you are a current or former VCU student, you do not need to submit an official VCU transcript as part of your application to the Traditional B.S. program. You must upload an unofficial copy of your VCU transcript to the supplemental material form. Be sure the unofficial transcript includes all grades from fall 2015 courses.

You must submit official transcripts from all other colleges to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. This includes course work taken as part of a high school dual-enrollment program, nondegree-seeking study, study abroad or courses taken and transferred to VCU. If you believe VCU may already have official transcripts from other colleges you have attended, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office to ensure they have access to these documents.

Undergraduate Admissions Office Contact Information
Phone: (804) 828-122 (ask for the nursing processor)

Fall undergraduate application is now open

We are now accepting applications to the traditional B.S. program and RN-B.S. program for fall 2016. Application instructions can be found on our website here.

Traditional B.S.
The deadline to submit a complete, qualified application is February 1, 2016. Late applications and/or credentials will not be accepted. Your application will be forwarded from the Undergraduate Admissions Office to the School of Nursing in mid-February so if you have any questions or experience issues with submitting the required application, forms or documents you must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for assistance — or (804) 828-1222 (ask for the nursing processor).

Before submitting your application for fall, please take advantage of our transcript evaluation service to ensure you are eligible to apply. Details on this service are found here.

Traditional B.S.: Prerequisites

We often receive questions from prospective applicants wanting to know what courses can be taken within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) that will satisfy the prerequisites for the Traditional B.S.

The list below is provided for advising purposes only and we encourage you to check the VCU Transfer Guide before enrolling in any coursework to ensure transferability.

VCU:   Focused Inquiry I & II (UNIV 111 & 112)
VCCS: ENG 111 & 112

VCU:   Introductory Psychology (PSYC 101)
VCCS: PSY 200 or PSY 201 & 202

VCU:   General Sociology (SOCY 101)
VCCS: SOC 200 or SOC 201

VCU:   Biological Concepts (BIOL/Z 101)
VCCS: BIO 101 or BIO 106

VCU:   2nd Laboratory Science (4 credits)
VCCS: BIO 102, CHM 111, CHEM 112, PHY 101 or PHY 102

VCU:   Anatomy (BIOL 205)
VCCS: BIO 141 & 142 or BIO 231 & 232

VCU:   Nutrition (BIOL 217 or HPEX 350)
VCCS: DIT 121 or HLT 230

If you are planning to apply to the School of Nursing and have taken courses not within the VCCS, use the Transfer Guide to determine if the coursework you took has been evaluated by the university and transfers into VCU as the specific courses in bold above. If you do not see your course(s) in the Transfer Guide, please contact Artis Gordon at (804) 828-6277 or for assistance.

Traditional B.S.: Guaranteed Admission for High School Seniors

Are you a high school student seeking direct entry into the VCU School of Nursing? Highly qualified high school seniors may gain admission as freshmen through the Guaranteed Admission Program.

The Guaranteed Admission Program is run by the VCU Honors College and eligible candidates will present the following minimum requirements:

  • SAT combined score of 1270 (critical reading and math only) or higher, obtained in a single sitting, with neither score below 530, or an ACT score of at least 29
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Details on the application process are found on the Honors College website here. Contact the Honors College directly with questions about this opportunity.