Admissions

Application Process

University of Louisville Main Campus

Freshman Admissions

Prospective UL freshman students must be admitted to lower division through the UofL Office of Undergraduate Admission website. Students will select major code NU BSN.

Admission Standards for admissions into the lower division of Nursing has three options:

  1. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 along with an ACT Composite of 22 and ACT Math sub-score of 22.
    OR
  2. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 along with Accuplacer test scores, instead of ACT or SAT scores. Minimum Accuplacer test scores required for admissions into lower division are: Math QRAS score of 250; Reading score of 250.
    OR
  3. Test Optional admissions requirements are a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5; completion of 4 years of high school English with a minimum grade point average of 3.0; and a rigorous high school math curriculum. Must earn all A and B grades in math courses. Must include one of the following math courses during junior or senior year:
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • Dual Credit College Algebra
  • Dual Credit Pre-Calculus
  • Dual Credit Calculus

Instructions on how to test remotely or in-person are available on the Testing Center webpage.

Transfer Admissions

Students who have 24 or more transferable credit hours and at least a 2.8 cumulative undergraduate GPA may apply to the lower division of Nursing by visiting the Office of Undergraduate Admission - Transfer Services website. Please select major code NU BSN.

Transfer Students from KCTCS Schools and ULtra with 24 or more transferable credit hours are asked to email your appropriate advisor to request an evaluation of course work for lower division. All transfer students are required to be advised prior to registering.

Internal Transfers

Students who are currently enrolled at UL may transfer into the lower division of Nursing by completing a Change of Major Request. To be eligible to transfer into the lower division of Nursing, a student must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 and have completed one full time semester at UL. Change of Major requests are approved at the end of each semester term.

Upper Division

Deadlines:

  • May 1st for fall term
  • September 15th for spring term

Application Procedures for the Upper Division

Admission to upper division is selective. Students interested in upper division must meet the following minimum admission criteria to apply:

  • Admission to the lower division of Nursing through the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative college GPA.
  • Minimum 3.0 nursing program GPA.
  • Student must be in the last semester of completing all lower division course work at time of application. * Students applying for fall admission may finish remaining lower division course work the summer prior to the fall semester to which they are applying.

High School Direct Admission

Deadline: November 15th

The School of Nursing offers 10 Direct Admission spots to graduating high school seniors each year. The minimum requirements to apply are as follows:

  • A minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 25 or SAT 1200.
  • Minimum Math ACT sub-score of 25 or SAT MSS 590.
  • First-time freshman application on file with UL Office of Admission. Student must be admissible to the lower division of the BSN program.

Freshman Guaranteed Early Admission

Deadline: April 1st

The School of Nursing offers 40 Guaranteed Early Admission spots for UL first time freshmen each year. The minimum requirements to apply for this are as follows:

  • Successful completion of NURS 101 freshman orientation course.
  • Successful completion of the first year of full-time coursework with a minimum 3.25.
  • Completion of CHEM 105 and BIO 102 (or their equivalents) with a minimum grade of B.

High School Direct Admission and Freshman Guaranteed Early Admission

Information regarding both opportunities can be found by visiting the GEA Program information page.

Tuition

School of Nursing Lower Division Costs
BSN

Clinical Laboratory Fees; 300 and 400 Level Nursing Courses

$30 per instruction credit; $45 per clinical credit. Assessed at registration.

Parking Permit

Required for UofL Campus parking. Costs vary.

Student Health Fee

$35 per semester, Campus Health Services

 

School of Nursing Upper Division Costs
BSN

Assessment Technologies Institute Testing (ATI)

First-semester payment approximately $590.

Third-semester payment approximately $400.

Background Check

$58; paid with upper division application

Castlebranch Clinical Compliance Tracker

$123

Cardinal Card (Student ID)

$10 Replacement Costs

Clinical Laboratory Fees; 300 and 400 Level Nursing Courses

$30 per instruction credit; $45 per clinical credit. Assessed at registration.

Drug Screening

$32

iClicker

$25

Immunizations

Visit Campus Health website for individual costs.

Liability Insurance

$30-$45 estimate per year

Major Medical Health Insurance

$1,446.00 per semester; may waive with proof of major medical insurance coverage.

Name Tags

$10

Nursing Pack

Approximately $83

Parking Permit

Required for UofL campus parking. Costs vary.

Scrub Tops/Pants

$50 per set average

Stethoscope

$85-$160 depending on model

Student Health Fee

$52.50 per semester, Campus Health Services

Uniform, Polo Shirt

$25

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarship