Undergraduate Program

BSN Admission, Application and Fees

Admission Requirements

Eligibility for the nursing major is dependent upon at least a "C" in each of the specified mathematics, biology and chemistry courses, and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

The College of Nursing ranking formula, used to determine admission to the College of Nursing, is composed of points awarded for cumulative GPA and success in the previously mentioned specified courses.

Student must take the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) as part of their application to the BSN option. Students taking the HESI A2 and scoring the preferred minimum of 75 on each of 5 subsections (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Basic Math Skills, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology) will receive preference in the ranking process. Admission decisions are based on the ranking formula and performance on the pre-admission entrance exam.

NOTE: For January 2018 admission cycle and forward, ONLY the HESI A2 will be accepted.

Admission for the BSN program is very competitive. Approximately 130 students are admitted to the major each semester.

Special Notes

  • All students enter the university as general college students with an intended major of nursing. Upon admission to the clinical courses, students may declare the major.
  • Any student who receives a degree from East Carolina University must complete, in regular class attendance at East Carolina University, a minimum of 30 semester hours and at least half of the total hours in the major discipline.
  • The required resident study does not need to be accomplished in consecutive semesters. One-half of the minimum semester hours in the student's program must be earned at a senior college.


First Step: Apply to East Carolina University
All intended nursing majors must apply to ECU first. Visit the ECU Office of Undergraduate Admissions to apply and for information requests. Any questions about ECU undergraduate admissions, application forms or transcripts should be directed to:

East Carolina University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mailstop 517
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

All students must meet minimum requirements as specified in the current undergraduate catalog. Admission to the university is determined by the director of undergraduate admissions.

Second Step: Apply to the College of Nursing
ECU students with a declared major in nursing must apply to the college. Applications must be filed in the College of Nursing by February 1 for fall admission and by September 1 for spring admission. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Download the BSN application.

Transfer Students
Students from community colleges and other universities may transfer credits as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Transfer of credit for nursing course(s) is determined by the applicable department and the College of Nursing Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee. Nursing courses must have been completed in a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited baccalaureate program.

Tuition and Fees

A schedule of university fees is available in the university's Cashier's Office.

There are additional costs to nursing students for uniforms, books, background checks, drug screening, clinical testing and supplies, and liability insurance. Currently, there is a one-time fee of $35 for liability insurance coverage while enrolled in the program. Students must also have current CPR certification. Costs for these programs vary from $25 to $40. Information on available programs is available at the CON Student Services Office.