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Nursing Traditional Track Admission Requirements

First-time, first-year students who meet academic requirements will gain automatic entry into the traditional track nursing program with clinical work beginning during the spring of sophomore year.

Direct Entry: You may be automatically admitted into the nursing program by achieving:

  • 3.5/4.0 Weighted GPA AND no grade below “B” in math or science; OR

  • 3.0/4.0 Weighted GPA AND minimum SAT of 1100 (22 ACT)

As a direct entry nursing student, you must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA at Illinois College and a grade of  “C” or above in all prerequisite nursing courses. 

Pre-Nursing Students: You may also apply for the nursing program through the standard pathway during your sophomore year. Pre-nursing students complete pre-clinical coursework to meet entry standards after which you may pursue admission to Illinois College’s traditional track or the 2+2 partnership with St. Johns College of Nursing. 

Transfer students will be accepted into the clinical program on a case-by-case basis that will include a transcript review. A strong application will include:

  • A “C” or better in all prerequisite and major courses.
  • A college cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. 
  • Good standing in their sending school.
  • Test scores are not required. 

Current Illinois College students will be admitted to the nursing program on a case-by-case basis that will include a transcript review. A strong application will include: 

  • A “C” or better in all prerequisite courses.
  • A college cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. 

Prerequisite courses for the nursing major to be completed with a “C” or better include: 

  • Human Biology 
  • MicroBiology
  • Chemistry
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Human Development (Psych)
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics 
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II

Transportation
By second semester of sophomore year, all nursing students in the traditional track must secure reliable transportation to travel to clinicals located in Jacksonville and Springfield.