University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA 92697 : 949-824-5011

http://www.nursing.uci.edu/


Admission Information

Change Major

Admission to the Program in Nursing Science Major (non-UCI Students):

Prospective students must apply separately to the Program in Nursing Science and to the University of California, Irvine. Two applications are required. Admission to the University does not guarantee you a spot into the Nursing Science program.

  • Submit an application to UCI. Please refer to the University Admission Web Site for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the tracking of your UC application status.
  • Nursing Science Supplemental Application. Once you have completed your UCI application on-line, you will be directed to the Nursing Science Supplemental Application. Applications must be submitted online through the UCI Admission webpage.

Incoming Freshman (High School Students)

High School students interested in entering as freshmen need to complete the following requirements to be considered for admission to the nursing science program:

  • 2 years of high school science in the core disciplines of biology and chemistry.
  • Have a C or higher for all grades.
  • At least a 2.75 grade point average.
  • Volunteer work or community service work. Volunteer work in health care is strongly encouraged.

Incoming Transfer/2nd Baccalaureates:

Transfer students and 2nd Baccalaureate students can apply to the Nursing Science Program beginning November 1 through November 30 for the following Fall quarter. Transfer students and 2nd Baccalaureate students are admitted at junior level standing and the program takes 2 years to complete. All lower division prerequisites must be completed, or in progress at the time of application and must be completed before the program starts in the Fall. It is not possible to complete any prerequisites concurrently with the nursing courses. Prerequistite courses must be taken within 5 years of entering the program. For a list of prerequisites, please see: prerequisites page.

The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for admission:
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Grades for all prerequisites must be letter grade and a “B” or higher.
  • Must have general education/IGETC completed.

UCI Change of Major Students and UCI 2nd Baccalaureate Students:

UCI change of major students and UCI 2nd Baccalaureate students can apply to the Nursing Program beginning November 1 through November 30 for the following fall quarter. Contact the Student Affairs Office regarding application and admission procedures. For a detailed description of the change of major requirements set by the university, please see the change of major criteria: http://www.changeofmajor.uci.edu/

The following is required in order to be considered for admission to the major.
  • Cumulative UC GPA of 2.0 and a quarterly GPA of 2.0 immediately preceding the change of major.
  • Student should have a 2.75 average in all courses completed that fulfill requirements for the major.
  • Submit a supplemental application.
For additional information please contact Nursing Science Student Affairs at 949-824-1514.