Application Criteria

Second Degree BSN Program

Minimum requirements needed to complete the BSN application:

Acceptance to UCF 

  • Apply to UCF at least three months before the BSN application deadline
  • Make sure the application term matches the program start term (for example: the Traditional BSN program starts each Fall so the application should state Fall and the year you are applying to start the program)

New UCF Student:

Former UCF Student or Alumni:

3.0 Overall GPA


  • Complete seven of the eight nursing prerequisites by the application deadline (the one remaining prerequisite must be completed before the program start date)
  • Complete all nursing prerequisites with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better (if you do not meet this minimum grade requirement, you will need to re-take the respective course until you meet the grade requirement)

TEAS® Exam

  • Register for and take the standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) 
  • Must pass with a composite score of 78% or above before the nursing program application deadline
  • Must complete all 4 parts of the TEAS exam
  • Re-test policy: applicants may take the TEAS three (3) times in a calendar year with a minimum of 30 days in between each attempt
  • Visit for additional testing locations and test preparation materials
  • UCF Test Prep offers a 27-hour comprehensive TEAS Review Program
  • A new version of the TEAS will be administered starting September 1, 2016. TEAS V scores will not be accepted after December 31, 2017. Students applying for a BSN program after December 31, 2017 must submit the new version, ATI TEAS, score.

Apply to College of Nursing

Background Check 

Additional requirements needed to begin the BSN program:

8th Prerequisite 

Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree

  • Earned from a regionally accredited institution
  • Final transcripts must be submitted to UCF prior to program start date