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


Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

Competitive scholarships are available for applicants to the Second Degree BSN program. Applicants must apply separately for a Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship by the scholarship application deadline.