Admission Requirements

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ADN Generic Program Option

  • Eligible for undergraduate admission to Alcorn State University
  • Official high school transcript or documentation of GED
  • American College Test (ACT) composite score of 18 or greater (15 or higher prior to October 1989).
  • Official college/university transcript with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0
  • A grade of “C” or better in each prerequisite course
  • Completed Alcorn State University Undergraduate Application
  • Completed an application for Admission to the Department of Associate Degree Nursing, Alcorn State University
  • Students with less than the required ACT composite score must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours, including Anatomy and Physiology, with a 2.5 grade point average before being admitted.  They must have made at least a grade of "C" in Anatomy and Physiology courses.
  • Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the course prerequisites to the nursing major with a grade of "C" or better and having an overall grade point average of 2.5.

LPN Fast Track Program Option

  • One year of nursing experience as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Eligible for undergraduate admission to Alcorn State University
  • Official high school transcript or documentation of GED.
  • American College Test (ACT) composite score of 18 or greater (15 or higher prior to October 1989).
  • Official college/university transcript with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0
  • A grade of “C” or better in each prerequisite course
  • Current unrestricted license to practice as LPN
  • Completed Alcorn State University Undergraduate Application
  • Completed an application for Admission to the Department of Associate Degree Nursing, Alcorn State University
  • Students with less than the required ACT composite score must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours, including Anatomy and Physiology, with a 2.5 grade point average before being admitted.  They must have made at least a grade of "C" in Anatomy and Physiology courses.
  • Students who have previously earned a baccalaureate or higher degree may enter without an ACT by completing all the course prerequisites to the nursing major wiht a grade of "C" or better and having an overall grade point average of 2.5.

Transfer Students

  • Eligible for admission to Alcorn State University 
  • GPA 2.0 or greater
  • Courses with grades less than "C" are not transferable
  • The only clinical course that will be considered for transfer credit from a NLN accredited program is the basic fundamentals course. Transfer credit may also be considered for NU149: Nursing Seminar.
  • Acceptance of transfer students is dependent upon course descriptions and standardized test scores in the prescribed areas. Transfer students should demonstrate technical competency for retention and progression.