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Admission Requirements: Freshmen

Freshmen applying to Carthage College may be directly admitted to the BSN Program if they meet the following criteria:

  • High school GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 unweighted scale
  • Complete a personal statement addressing the question: Why do you want to be a nurse?” (250 words maximum)
  • Complete a personal interview with a member of the faculty
  • As a minimum, students will have completed the following courses in high school:
    4 units of English, including composition
    1 unit of algebra
    1 unit of geometry
    1 unit of biology
    1 unit of chemistry

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher during the first three terms of the program.
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