Impaction

What is happening?

Stanislaus State will be limiting the number of students admitted to pre-nursing. Additional criteria will be required for freshmen admission to pre-nursing.

Pre-nursing is a designation for undeclared students who intend to apply to the nursing program.

Why declare pre-nursing impaction?

Goal: Priority enrollment in PN prerequisites

  • Greater likelihood of PN students being admitted to pre-licensure program

Goal: Provide early advising and redirection of students unlikely to be admitted to nursing

Chart demonstrating that 12% to 15% of Each Pre-Nursing Cohort Is Admitted to the Pre-Licensure Program
12% to 15% of Each Pre-Nursing Cohort Is Admitted to the Pre-Licensure Program

Admission Screening Criteria

  • SAT EI of 3600 or higher
    • Or equivalent ACT EI
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • 10th, 11th, 12th Grades
  • Score of 440 or higher in
    SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing
    • Or equivalent ACT English subscore
  • Ready to take college-level statistics
  • High school biology and chemistry with grade of B or better

These criteria will be re-evaluated after each admission cycle

Supplemental Application Material

The following supplemental criteria will be evaluated for students who satisfy initial screening criteria.

  • Permanent residency in the University’s six-county service region
  • Competency in a foreign language
  • Healthcare experience

Supplemental criteria will be re-evaluated after each admission cycle

For More Information

For additional information, please email kolivant@csustan.edu