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UIC Nursing Application

Current UIC students may apply to the UIC College of Nursing for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students should utilize the UIC student specific application when most of the prerequisite courses have been completed. All prerequisite courses except the Upper Division elective must be completed with a grade of C or better no later than the spring semester before planned entry (for example, spring 2025 for fall 2025 entry in the College of Nursing). To determine if you are ready to apply please consult with a Pre-Health Advisor. LAS Pre-Health advisors hold application workshops, application drop-in sessions, and review application materials to assist UIC students in the application process in the fall semester. The application deadline is January 15th of each year.

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Minimum GPAs

The UIC College of Nursing requires a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in order to be reviewed for admission. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is needed in the required math and science classes. Students whose GPA’s do not meet these minimums will not be considered for admission. LAS provides a GPA calculator for those students who are unsure of their overall or science GPAs. Contact LAS Pre-Health Advising if you have questions or concerns about your GPA.

Essays & Resume

Applicants to the College of Nursing must complete several short answer essay questions. A resume is also required for consideration. LAS Pre-Health advisors are available to review students’ essay responses and resumes for the UIC College of Nursing application in the fall semester. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of this service. Students and alumni applying to other nursing programs with summer or fall deadlines are welcome to submit essays and/or resumes  in the spring semester.

Letters of Recommendation

In addition to transcripts, essays, and a resume, applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Ideally, at least one recommendation writer will have taught you in a college level class. The other recommendation letter can come from a professional or academic connection. A work supervisor or someone who has overseen you in a clinical experience would be appropriate. Please note that the College of Nursing will automatically disregard letters of recommendation from family, friends, or coworkers. Be thoughtful about your choices and cognizant of the timeline. Two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted before your application will be considered complete. Students are encouraged to watch the Letters of Recommendation webinar series before selecting recommenders.