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Admission Information

For all undergraduate applicants except nursing:

23 or fewer hours of college credit completed:

  • 2.5 or better high school GPA with a college prep curriculum or GED at or above 50th percentile
  • 2.0 on previous college coursework and be eligible to return to the last college attended

24 or more college credits completed:

  • 2.0 GPA on previous college coursework and be eligible to return to the last college attended

Nursing Students:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall
  • An associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or a diploma in nursing. Up to 40 nursing credit hours from the ADN will be applied toward the BSN. General education credits will also transfer, where applicable.
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended
  • Current RN license


Students are admitted to the M.Ed. program on the basis of academic preparation, aptitude for graduate study, and character based upon the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two recommendation forms completed by administrators, professional colleagues, or college professors addressing the applicant’s suitability for graduate work
  • Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, based upon the most recent 60 credits of undergraduate college coursework

Applicants who meet the admission requirements but are missing an official piece of documentation, may be admitted with the requirement to submit official documentation by the last class of the third course.  Admission process exceptions shall be determined by the director or, in his or her absence, a designee.

An applicant whose entrance GPA is below 3.0 may be considered for admission by review of the Director of Graduate Programs, who may choose to provisionally admit the student.  Provisional admission means that the student may take the first 9 hours in the program and then the Director will reevaluate the student for full admission based on grades in those 9 hours.