Admission Policies


Admission to the College of Nursing as a pre-licensure student requires a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale and an ACT of 19 or higher or SAT of 990 or higher. Students enroll in pre-nursing courses based on placement test outcomes. Admission as a pre-nursing student does not guarantee acceptance into the upper division. A Direct Guarantee is also offered for direct high school students based established criteria.

Baccalaureate Program

Pre-Licensure Track

Admission to the upper division pre-licensure track is competitive.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required to apply.  Satisfactory  completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher must be achieved prior to beginning the upper division.  The requirements apply equally to full-time, part-time and transfer students. 

Direct Guarantee students will be admitted to the upper division if a UToledo GPA of 3.5 is attained. 

Nursing advisors will assist students to determine the semester for application to the major. Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning nursing major. Application deadlines are subject to change: please check with nursing advisors.

RN-BSN Track

Registered nurses who graduated from an associate or diploma nursing program who have an active, unrestricted, unencumbered professional licensure to practice nursing may enroll in the College of Nursing to earn a baccalaureate degree. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Transfer credit evaluation determines the number of credits needed to meet the graduation requirement. Grades of "C" or higher must be achieved in all courses required for the BSN. A minimum of 30 hours must be taken in the major. 

Transfer Students

Credit earned at other institutions may apply toward a degree in the College of Nursing. To be eligible for transfer, pre-licensure students need to have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Achieving the minimum GPA does not guarantee placement into the upper division.

To be eligible for transfer into the RN-BSN track, students must have an active unrestricted, unencumbered RN license, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Students with transfer credit are expected to fulfill all University and College of Nursing requirements for a degree as specified in the catalog for the year in which they are admitted to the University. Not all credit that transfers to The University of Toledo will apply toward a degree in the College of Nursing.

Transferability of previously completed nursing courses is determined by the College of Nursing after the student submits official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. In most cases, the student is expected to provide the Track Director with syllabi, course packs or workbooks for assessment of congruence with College of Nursing courses. Evaluation must be completed before matriculation into the major and is applicable only for the semester offered admission.

Students who transfer from other institutions must take at least 30 semester hours at The University of Toledo; transfer into the College of Nursing may require more than 30 semester hours of work in the major, regardless of the number of hours transferred. Official transcripts of records from all schools previously attended must be on file with the University of Toledo before the student will be permitted to register. 

Transferology is a multi-state transfer information system, which shows course equivalencies between public and private colleges and universities.

Change of College

Students wishing to apply to the pre-licensure track must be in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and 12 graded semester hours. Students wishing to apply to the RN-BSN track must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 12 graded semester hours. Students should make an appointment with a nursing advisor to discuss transfer requirements and have an academic record review. All college requirements, including core requirements, prerequisites, and minimum cumulative grade point average must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog year for the semester in which the student changes into the College of Nursing.


Students who are accepted into the Upper Division, then decline, drop, or withdraw must reapply for admission to the major. Students dismissed from the nursing program are not eligible for readmission to the nursing major. 

Students who are readmitted must comply with existing university and CON requirements at the time of readmission. Absence of one academic year for any reason may require auditing previously passed nursing courses and satisfactory performance of skills to assure current clinical competency. Pre-licensure BSN students have 3 academic years (9 consecutive semesters to complete the program from the semester of matriculation of the nursing major) to complete the upper division component courses in the nursing major. The student may petition for up to a 1 academic year extension by completing the Request for Extension-undergraduate form. There is no limit on the number of times a student can repeat a NURS course so long as the courses in the major are completed in the specified timeframes.