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Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science Program

The UCLA School of Nursing will admit new undergraduate students once each year at the freshman level and a limited number of transfer students at the junior level. The School requires completion of a supplemental application to allow potential students the opportunity to provide additional information about their preparation for entry into the nursing profession.

Freshman Applicants

Freshman applicants must satisfy the general freshman admission requirements of the University of California and provide the information requested on the School of Nursing Supplemental Application for Freshman Admission.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants must have completed all IGETC requirements or all general education requirements at the school where currently or previously enrolled and the equivalent of all of the non-nursing preparation for the major courses as follows: Chemistry 14A, B, C or Chemistry 20A, B & 30A; Communications 1 or 10*; Life Sciences 2 & 3; Math 3A or 31A*; Microbiology*; Physiological Science 3 & 13; and Psychology 10*.   *May be completed at UCLA.


LVN 45 Unit Option

Licensed Vocational Nurses interested in completion of the 45 unit option must meet the transfer admissions requirements of both UCLA and the School of Nursing. LVN students must formally request to follow this option, which will not lead to conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA. Interested students are required to meet with the Director of Recruitment and Admissions for counseling prior to filing a petition.

*For more information on this program, please attend one of our Information Sessions.

If you are an International applicant, please contact Rhonda Flenoy-Younger, Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions, at Rflenoy@sonnet.ucla.edu, prior to applying for admissions.


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