Be a United States citizen or have proper international student credentials. Graduate of a state-approved high school or its equivalent. Equivalency is based on satisfactory completion of the General Educational Development Test (GED). An overall standard score of 50-54 or better in each of the five tests with no individual score being lower than 45 is recommended for a candidate for admission to an Indiana accredited school of professional nursing. High school graduates must have a grade point average of “C” or better based on college preparation courses, achieve grades of “C” or better in required high school courses and class rank, if available, in the upper half of their graduating class.
Required high school courses - Algebra - 2 semesters, Biology - 2 semesters, Chemistry - 2 semesters, English - 8 semesters (including English Composition). Consideration will be given to an applicant who does not meet the above requirements but has demonstrated success on the college level. Applicants who have taken comparable college courses must submit an official transcript for consideration.
Other Requirements - Applicants who have completed high school within three years prior to making application are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I) or the American College Testing Examination (ACT). For the SAT I, a combined score of 920 or above is required. If the ACT is taken, a composite score of 19 or better is required. Applicants who do not achieve that level may be individually considered. SAT School Code Number is 1761. ACT School Code Number is 1241.
When to Apply - A student may apply for admission any time after having completed six semesters of high school. It is suggested that applications be submitted EARLY. A student may begin in the Nursing Program in either Fall or Spring semesters. Admissions are closed as soon as all clinical spaces allotted for each semester are filled. Spaces are closing earlier and earlier each year so early application is necessary to reserve your spot. Notification of admission is made on a rolling basis. Students are notified of their admissions status very soon after all required documents have been received.
A prospective applicant should:
- Complete the application and return it with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee to:
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing – Saint Joseph’s College
1508 Tippecanoe Street
Lafayette, IN 47904-2198
Or you can apply online
- Have three (3) Requests for Reference forms submitted to the Admissions Office, School of Nursing.
- Have two (2) official high school transcript and/or GED scores sent to the Admissions Office, School of Nursing.
- Submit a copy of the SAT or ACT test scores.
- Submit two (2) official transcripts of any post-high school college level courses/degree.
- Submit official transcript of TEAS V. Admission to clinical nursing requires score of Proficient or above. TEAS registration can be found at www.atitesting.com and transcripts must be current within three years of applying.
- For more details on Admission Requirements, please refer to the official Student Nurse Handbook and the policy titled, “Admission to Cooperative Nursing Program Policy.”