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Online BSN Admission Requirements

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Associate degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution
2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts from your high school and, if applicable, all regionally accredited institutions you have attended

Work with your enrollment counselor to request official transcripts
Passing score on the NCLEX-RN Exam
Registered nurse education from a nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Proof of current license and good standing status as a RN in the United States
Basic cardiac life support for the health care provider
Candidates will need to successfully pass national background checks per state requirements*
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If you are a Massachusetts community college graduate, you may be eligible for the MA Transfer Guarantee. To learn more, please visit our MA Guarantee page.

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International Students

If you are an international student, you’ll need to meet the following criteria to apply:

Please note: Bay Path University and The American Women’s College do not provide student visas for these degrees as they are 100% online.

Transfer Credit

You may transfer up to 84 credits** toward the BSN.

You can earn credits through:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • American Council on Education (ACE) for prior learning and life experiences
  • The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Formal coursework and occupations offered by all branches of the military via a service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST)

We reserve the right to deny coursework for transfer if considerable changes have occurred in the area of study since the course was taken originally.

To see the full details involved in each type of credit transfer, please visit our catalog page.

When to Apply

You can apply now! The American Women’s College works to keep class sizes small, so to help start your program when you’d like, it’s best to submit your application sooner rather than later. If you have questions, please reach out to our enrollment team at 1-800-257-9247 or

Application DeadlineStart Date
January 11, 2024January 21, 2024
March 1, 2024March 10, 2024
April 17, 2024April 28, 2024


*This is run prior to the start of clinicals.

**Students with their Diploma in Nursing (AND) may be eligible to transfer 30 credits in bulk. Speak with an enrollment counselor for more information.