Admission Requirements for Utica ABSN Programs

“My admission representative was amazing. She would call to check up on me and make sure everything in the process was going smoothly.”

-Kathryn, Utica College ABSN student

Our admission representatives can assist you with any questions you may have about our program and determine your eligibility for the Utica ABSN program as well as any prerequisite courses you may need to complete. He or she will also help you navigate the pre-enrollment process once you meet our admission requirements and feel ready to apply to the program.

ABSN Academic Background and Requirements

While you must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to enroll in the Utica ABSN program in New York, our ABSN programs in Florida do not require you to have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to apply. However, you must have some college experience and a solid academic background to start the admission process. No matter to which program site location you intend to apply, your program eligibility also depends upon your completion of the ABSN prerequisites.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for our ABSN program in New York or Florida, depending on your previous non-nursing educational experience and to which program you’d like to enroll, you must meet the following GPA requirements:


New York ABSN Requirements
(Syracuse site)

Florida ABSN Requirements
(St. Petersburg and Miramar sites)

Previous non-nursing education (varies by state) Eligible applicants for the Utica ABSN program in New York must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Eligible applicants for the Utica ABSN program in Florida must have one of the following academic backgrounds:

  1. A minimum of 65 credits from a regionally accredited college or university (at least 57 of these credits must be from a 4-year regionally accredited college or university)
  2. A non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  3. A conferred associate degree from a regionally accredited institution
Additional eligibility requirements (same for all sites)
  • 2.8 cumulative GPA with 3.0 GPA in the sciences.
  • 60 credit hours in liberal arts courses, including the prerequisites
  • Science prerequisites must be completed with a 3.0 overall GPA.
    • All 4 courses (and the associated labs) must have been taken in the last 10 years. The lab must also be connected to the course. Any course under a C must be re-taken through PREP. The lab grade must also be a C or better.
  • Grade of ‘C’ or better in General Prerequisites

Degrees Obtained Outside the United States

If you obtained your non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a college or university that is located outside of the United States, you may still qualify for our ABSN program. Please contact our admission team at 866.890.9340 to find out.

Please be aware that while we can perform an initial review of your qualifications using your foreign transcript evaluation and other documentation, a course-by-course degree evaluation from the World Education Services is the only way for us to officially determine your eligibility.

If you are a prospective student who maintains a permanent residence outside the U.S., you must also meet a series of international admission requirements and submit additional materials before you can apply to our ABSN program.

Contact us to learn more about the admission requirements for our ABSN program.

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