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, GSU Freshman Traditional Checklist, Traditional Courses Taken, and ACE Courses Taken. Please complete and save each document in Adobe PDF format before beginning the application process. Forms must be added to online application when applying.
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 but requires a resume instead.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Please allow your recommender ample time to submit your recommendation before application deadline.
Contact the recommender before the application deadline if you have not received an email confirming a submission of recommendation. You should receive two separate notifications for each recommendation submitted. The student is responsible for following up with the recommender to ensure each recommendation is received.
A previous recommendation may be used for an application update.
Do not jeopardize your application by submitting recommendation yourself. Provide the following to recommender so they may submit recommendation letter.
Your recommender must submit letter of recommendation before application deadline (February 15 & May 7 (GSU freshman only)–Fall; October 1 – Spring by 5:00 pm). Recommender’s should enter 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.
Those applying for RN to BS must submit all recommendations by April 15.
Online recommendations must be submitted through the recommender’s email address. Your recommendation letters will be disqualified and no points received if not submitted by recommender’s email.
Any attempt to circumvent the process is considered a violation as referred to in the GSU Code of Conduct and Administrative Policy Prohibited General Conduct. The following types of behavior constitute violation of the Georgia State University Student code of Conduct. Any student who is found responsible for any of the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanctions outline.
The Test Essential Academic Skills-TEAS
The Test Essential Academic Skills-TEAS must be taken as part of your application. Students must create an online profile with atitesting.com to register for the TEAS exam at GSU and other testing locations.
If taken at another college, TEAS scores must be submitted directly to the School of Nursing and received no later than nursing application deadline.
- Georgia State Institution Code: GA State U
Scores received after the deadline will not be considered. Your TEAS exam is only valid for 1 year.
- Minimum TEAS score accepted: 50%
- Average TEAS of accepted applicants: 85%
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 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.
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.
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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Georgia State are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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