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Admission Requirements
Admission to St. Joseph's College of Nursing is highly competitive and primarily based on academic achievements (high school and/or college grade point average), strength of curriculum, standardized test scores, personal statement, extracurricular, volunteer and/or work experience, and recommendations.

All Applicants -- Minimum academic requirements:

Applicants must have minimally earned the following to be considered for admission:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Completion of and a passing grade in Algebra, Biology and Chemistry at the high school or college level – New York State regents preferred
  • Rank in the upper half of high school graduating class
  • Competitive SAT and/or ACT score (only if a recent high school graduates or high school senior)

Applicants may choose to fulfill pre-requisites by successfully completing a similar high school or college-level course.

The Office of Admissions reserves the right to waive prerequisite coursework upon review of the applicant’s file and/or transcripts.

High school applicants are strongly encouraged to complete 4 years of science and math coursework at the Regents level where applicable.

Non-traditional applicants (not recent high school graduates) are evaluated on the aforementioned minimum academic requirements (with the exception of SAT/ACT scores), as well as evaluation of earned college credits*.

*Applicants who must repeat college courses in order to achieve a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher are typically not considered competitive for admission.

Important Dates for Application Submission:
Admission to St. Joseph's is very competitive, therefore, it is important be aware of dates for application submission.

To apply online, click on "apply online" on our homepage or clink link under "Admissions & Financial Aid" then "Application for Admission" page.

 Program Option   Application Submission   Enrollment Date 
 Evening/Weekend  September 1  July
 Weekday  January 1  August

Interview – in order to complete the admission process, applicants may be required to complete an interview with a member of the nursing faculty.