Prospective Students

Spring 2014 Application Cycle-Important Dates

Admission to VSU

  • First Date: Available Now
  • Last Date: July 1st, 2013*

Nursing Entrance Exam

  • First Date: April 9th, 2013
  • Last Date: End of July-TBD

Mandatory Applicant Advising

  • First Date: April 9th, 2013
  • Last Date: August 9th, 2013

Nursing CAS Application

  • First Date: June 1st, 2013
  • Last Date: August 15th, 2013

Application Checklist

Students should make note of the deadlines listed above when completing the application process. The information on this page pertains to the stated application cycle.

Admission to Valdosta State University

*Admission to Valdosta State University: This date is an estimate provided by the VSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions to process applications, evaluate transfer credit, and issue a tentative acceptance to the university by the College of Nursing application deadline. Students applying to the College of Nursing through NursingCAS must supply a VSU student identification number.

Students who have not at least been tentatively accepted to the University will not be considered for admission.

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Calculate Your Nursing GPA

Applicants must have a 2.8 Nursing Certification GPA and a 2.8 overall GPA for their application to be considered. Applicants with less than a 2.8 NURSING GPA will not be considered for admissions.

Applicants are encouraged to calculate their Nursing Certification GPA to determine eligibility before incurring the costs of application to the College of Nursing.

The Nursing Certification GPA consists of only the course work required in the core curriculum for Nursing.

When using the GPA calculator, delete the number of hours for courses you have not completed.

The most recent attempt of any repeated course is used for the Nursing Certification GPA. Science courses (including NURS 2700 can only be repeated once).

Completion of Nursing Core Requirements

Applicants must have ALL Nursing core requirements completed upon entry to the BSN program.

There are a certain number of core classes that must be complete at application. Please review the Pre-BSN Admissions Criteria (link to new criteria.) Applicants who have not completed or will not complete required coursework prior to the application deadline will not be considered for admission.

A minimum of “C” in each course in areas DIIB and F are required. Courses in Area F which are older than 10 years at time of program application deadline must be retaken for consideration into the program.

Successful Completion of Required Standardized Entrance Exam (See Testing Dates Below)

Applicants must attain passing score on standardized entrance examination.

The entrance exam may be repeated only ONCE in any application cycle.

To schedule to take the entrance test, please email Ms. Marie Bertsch.

The $35 testing fee in the form of a MONEY ORDER is due to the College of Nursing three business days prior to the testing date. No cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, or flex accounts accepted.

All VSU administered tests are held in the Testing Center located in Powell Hall West unless otherwise noted.

Complete Mandatory Applicant Advising (See Applicant Advising Dates Below)

Applicants must complete mandatory applicant advising with the College of Nursing advising staff. This applicant advising session is separate from advising for course registration.

Students residing more than four hours away may complete a web mandatory applicant advising.

Applicants not completing applicant advising by the last applicant advising date will not be considered for admission.

Applicant advising must be completed each application cycle.

New Admissions Policy.

New Honors Admissions Policy.

Spring 2014 Applicant Advising PowerPoint will be available prior to the first mandatory applicant advising session.

Submit NursingCAS Application

Applicants to the College of Nursing for the BSN program must submit a separate application through NursingCAS

Transcripts for all college level credit must be submitted directly to NursingCAS. These transcripts are in addition to the ones required by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions for transfer students. Current VSU students must submit transcripts to NursingCAS to complete the application process.

Incomplete NursingCAS applications will not be considered for admission.

Create a NursingCAS account

General Information about the NursingCAS system is available.

NursingCAS Applicant Video - NursingCAS's library

For questions related to NursingCAS contact NursingCAS Customer Service at (617)-612-2880-Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 Eastern Time

Mandatory Applicant Advising Dates

  • PLEASE NOTE: All Advising presentations begin promptly at the scheduled time listed.
  • Advising dates are for Traditional BSN program only. No appointment is required to attend any session listed below.
  • To schedule an advising appointment for:
  • Accelerated Second Degree Program
  • RN-BSN Pathway (students holding RN License)

Advising Dates:

April 9 at 4 p.m.

April 18 at 11 a.m.

April 23 at 4 p.m

May 9 at 11a.m.

May 14 at 4p.m.

May 18 at 12:30 Martin Hall Room 110

May 23 at 11a.m.

May 28 at 4p.m.

June 4 at 4p.m.

June 13 at 11 a.m.

June 18 at 4 p.m.

June 27 at 11 a.m.

July 2 at 4 p.m.

July 11 at 11 a.m.

July 16 at 4 p.m.

July 25 at 11 a.m.

July 30 at 4 p.m.

August 1 at 11 a.m.

August 6 at 4 p.m.


Testing Dates

  • PLEASE NOTE: The entrance test may be repeated only once in any application cycle.
  • To schedule to take the entrance test, please email Ms. Marie Bertsch
  • All testing is held in the Testing Center Powell Hall West. Unless otherwise noted.
  • Payment for testing must be received 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Testing Date

Payment Due Date

April 9 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

April 4th

April 18 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Computer Hall, Martin Hall Room 112)

April 15th

April 23 from 9:00 am –12:30 pm

April 18th

May 9 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

May 6th

May 14 from 9:00 am –12:30 pm

May 9th

May 23 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

May 20th

May 28 from 9:00 am –12:30 pm

May 23rd

June 4 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

May 30th

June 13 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm


June 18 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

June 13th

June 27 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

June 24th

July 2 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

June 27th

July 11 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

July 8th

July 16 from 9:00 pm – 12:30 pm

July 11th

July 25 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

July 22nd

July 30 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

July 25th

August 1 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

July 29th

August 6 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

August 1st

August 8 from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

August 5th