Freshman Traditional Checklist

Nursing Application Checklist (TRADITIONAL)

This checklist for Exploratory Nursing is a tool to help you stay on top of your coursework as you prepare for applying to the nursing program. NOTE: All potential Bachelor of Science in Nursing candidates must complete the online application to the Nursing program found on the Georgia State University Nursing Department website.

Students who enter Georgia State University-Atlanta Campus as a first-time freshman must take and pass the first course in each of the sequences of courses listed below and attain a grade of B or higher before they complete 30 semester hours. Courses may not be repeated to achieve a grade of B.


  Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Application Deadlines October 1 May 7
Start of Nursing Program Spring Fall
GRADES Term Completed Course Completed
 ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102    
MATH 1070, MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1220, MATH 2211, MATH 2212, MATH 2215, or MATH 2420    
CHEM 1151K, BIOL 1103K, BIOL 2300, PHYS 1111K, CHEM 1211K, BIOL 2107K, PHYS 2211K    
 PSYC 1101, PHIL 1010, or SCOM 1000    


Students who have earned joint enrollment credit prior to being admitted to the Atlanta Campus would be allowed to meet the above requirement using the second course in the sequence. Students wishing to use Advanced Placement (AP) credits must discuss options with an advisor.

Eligibility for the Traditional Option:

  • Acceptance to Georgia State University-Atlanta Campus
  • Successful completion of the Traditional Option Requirements
  • Successful completion of the current version of the Test Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • A two-page typed paper discussing the applicant’s position on a current social or health-related issue.
  • Two letters of reference. One should be academic (high school or college instructor); one should be professional (employer, volunteer organization, etc.) OR two academic letters of reference.
  • Answers to a short list of questions that are included with the Application Cover Sheet form.

Historically students accepted to the traditional track have had a GPA greater than 3.30