UIC Nursing Application
Current UIC students may apply to the UIC College of Nursing for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students should apply as inter-college transfer applicants when most of the prerequisite courses have been completed and at least three of the five required science courses are complete. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better no later than the spring semester before planned entry (for example, spring 2019 for fall 2019 entry in the College of Nursing). To determine if you are ready to apply please consult your assigned pre-nursing advisor. LAS pre-nursing advisors will hold application workshops to assist UIC students in the application process in the fall semester. The application deadline is January 15th of each year.
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 five 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 your pre-nursing advisor if you have questions or concerns about your GPA.
Essays & Resume
Applicants to the College of Nursing must complete six short answer essay questions. A resume is also required for consideration. Pre-nursing advisors are available to review students’ essay responses and resumes in the fall semester, typically from mid-October to the end of the semester. Students are strongly encouraged to make use of this service.
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 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. Students are encouraged to watch the Letters of Recommendation webinar series before selecting recommenders.