Application and Requirements

All applicants must be accepted by Georgia State University as a degree-seeking undergraduate student before your nursing application will be reviewed.  Nursing applicants that have not been accepted by Georgia State by our nursing application deadline will not be considered for admission for the semester in which you are applying.  Please contact Georgia State’s Undergraduate Admissions Office regarding processing time for your university application.

Application Instructions, Checklist & Covers

Important Application Links

You may select only one option.  Apply online or submit a paper application, if option is available.  Problems submitting an online application, please contact the Office of Academic Assistance – Admission at 404-413-1000.  We may be reached, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.  We will be happy to answer questions only on how to submit online application. Ensure all supplemental forms are included before submitting.  You will receive an email notification confirming your application was successfully submitted online.

Paper Application Process Create an Online Application
Not applicable Traditional Application – Online Application
Not applicable ACE Application – Online Application
Not applicable Transfer Application  – Online Application
RN to BS Application Packet – Paper RN to BS Application – Online

Supplemental Forms & Instructions

Short Answers (Traditional/ACE Applicants Only)

Short Answers (Traditional/ACE Applicants Only) are completed during the online application process but you may review to prepare and submit.  Please prepare Volunteer Verification Form and courses taken before beginning the online application process.  The questions include completion of up to three additional forms to be attached during the online application process:  Volunteer Verification Form, Traditional Courses Taken, and ACE Courses Taken.


Discuss your position on a healthcare or social issue in a two-page, double-spaced, typed essay.  Attached to the appropriate section in your online application.  Include your full name on the first page of the document and add a work cited page.  Do not include cover page or graphics. The RN to BS nursing application does not require an essay, at this time.

Two Letters of Recommendation

  1. Each letter of recommendation submitted should be on official letterhead.
  2. One letter must be academic (preferable college level); the other may be academic or professional.
  3. Letters must include full name, title/position, telephone number and organization affiliated.
  4. Each letter should be signed, dated and in the appropriate letter format.
  5. Letter should include complete address of recommender and telephone number if not submitted on letterhead.

Your recommender may submit letter of recommendation before application deadline (March 1 –Fall; October 1 – Spring) if you (student) are completing an online application. Please ensure recommender enters the correct e-mail address of prospective student applying.  A notification will be sent to the prospective student notifying a recommendation was submitted on your behalf via email.

** (Questionable references will be verified by the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions – Office of Academic Assistance.   This process could delay the review of application if instructions are not followed).


Submit Recommendation Letter 


The Test Essential Academic Skills-TEAS

The Test Essential Academic Skills-TEAS must be taken as part of your application. Exams taken at Georgia State require registration. If taken at Georgia State University, the TEAS must be taken by the last testing date listed on the website. If taken at another college, TEAS scores must be submitted directly to the School of Nursing and received no later than nursing application deadline. Scores received after the deadline will not be considered. Scores submitted within the application packet will not be considered.


If you have taken courses at another college or university during the last two semesters, you must submit a transcript from each school in which you received credit for this time period. The transcript(s) sent with your nursing application materials may be unofficial, but will not substitute for your official transcripts that need to be sent to the Undergraduate Office of Admissions. (Do not submit transcripts if you have taken all of your courses at Georgia State University.)


Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Office of Academic Assistance
PO Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995


Deliver to:
Urban Life Building
140 Decatur Street, Suite 811
Atlanta, GA 30303

Application Updates

If you applied to the School of Nursing last semester, you may be eligible for an application update. Update forms may only be used to reactivate a complete nursing application for one additional semester. Please be aware that pre-requisites and GPA requirements may have changed from the previous semester. This form may be submitted once per completed full application, and can only be used to apply to the next available semester.

Applications completed one year prior or more cannot be reactivated. A TEAS may be applied to an application update if desired. Those applicants who wish to re-take the TEAS must specify the date of the exam to be reviewed on the update form in the space provided. This date cannot be changed. The applicant must choose a test to be reviewed before submitting the update form.

The TEAS score from the previous semester will automatically be applied with no exceptions if no box is checked/no test date is written on update form. Download update form.

NOTE: Applicants whose files are completed before the deadline and score in the upper 15% of admissions criteria will be reviewed on a rolling basis and may be offered early admittance.