What is happening?

Stanislaus State will be limiting the number of students admitted to pre-nursing starting Fall 2021. Additional criteria will be required for freshmen admission to pre-nursing as outlined below.

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

Admission Data 2015 Cohort Pre-nursing


Admission Screening Criteria

  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher in grades 10, 11, and 12
  • High school English GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Weighted math GPA of 3.5 or higher and completion of an approved year-long math course beyond Algebra 2 (C- or better)
  • High school biology and chemistry with a grade of B or better

These criteria are for Fall 2021 will be re-evaluated after each admission cycle.

Supplemental Application Material

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

  • Permanent residency in the University’s six-county service region

Supplemental criteria will be re-evaluated after each admission cycle.

For More Information

For additional information about Pre-Nursing Impaction, please contact Enrollment Services.

Current Pre-Nursing students can reach out to their assigned advisor in the Academic Success CenterEOP, or SSS.


Updated: August 02, 2023