Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) Requirements
|*Requirements: TEAS Policy ** (Version 5 Required)
Applicants seeking admission to the ASN program must meet the following requirements;
1. Accepted to Northgeorgia College & State University prior to Nov 1st for the semester you first plan to begin classes.
Do not apply for the Spring or Summer semester unless you actually plan to attend classes that semester.
Students who do not attend for the semester of acceptance to the university will have their acceptance canceled and
become ineligible to attend North Georgia classes. If you ONLY plan to attend classes at North Georgia once you
are accepted to the ASN program you should apply for Fall Semester!
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2. Completed application to the Nursing Department office by Dec 15th.
TEAS test scores will be accepted as late as January 9th by 5pm.
3. Send all official transcripts to NGCSU office of Undergraduate Admissions -
DO NOT send transcripts to the Nursing Department!
4. Completion of Pre-Admission testing (TEAS Exam). Test will consist mainly of basic reading, writing,
math, and science skills. The exam will be given on specific dates as scheduled by the Office of Testing.
You must sign up and complete the TEAS test no later than Jan. 9th to be considered for nursing admission.
Registration is accomplished on-line at http://www.northgeorgia.edu/Testing/Default_1col.aspx?id=4344
Testing dates are limited and fill quickly.
The TEAS test can only be taken two times per year and test dates cannot be less than six weeks apart.
It is highly recommended that you test as early as possible. Test results are valid for two NGCSU application years,
but must meet current admission requirements.
- Any TEAS test that does not follow the policy will be considered invalid & not accepted towards
admission into the NGCSU Nursing program.
- TEAS scores of < 65% overall "adjusted composites" will not be considered for admission.
- Only official TEAS test results, received from ATI, will be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make
sure this occurs.
- The Nursing application is very competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one school.
5. Selection of students is based on;
a. Grade Point Average (GPA) - 2.75 or better*
b. Pre-Admission testing (TEAS)
c. SAT/ACT Scores (for recent High School Graduates)
d. Overall academic record which includes all previously completed coursework.
e. Academic performance in Math, Science, and English
f. Final acceptance to the ASN program is determined by the Admission Committee.
6. Any student entering the ASN program after 1/1/09 must complete the requirements for the
new plan of study (POS) for areas C,D, & E.
Any student currently in the ASN program who leaves the program and returns after an absence of:
a. Less than or equal to 18 months will complete the POS they were originally under
b. Greater than 18 months will complete the new POS requirements for areas C, D, & E.
**During the admission review process, the TEAS test is just one component of the profile that is used in the selection process for the admission of students into the ASN program. Other factors that are considered include grade point average; performance on math, science and English courses; SAT/ACT scores for recent high school graduates; previous college degrees; and overall academic record. The TEAS test scores that are used in the application profile are the “adjusted composite” and selected “adjusted subscale scores”. Even though there is not a pass/fail, higher scores typically equate to more favorable profile ranking. Applicants scoring less than a 65% overall “adjusted composite” will not be considered for admission.
*In all cases a minimum of 2.75 on a 4 point scale, successful completion of any Developmental Studies courses and Pre-Admission testing are required for Admission consideration to the nursing program. NGCSU students requesting to change their major to pre-nursing must have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. It is highly recommended that all ASN applicants take a basic college level Math and English course (comparable to NGCSU Math 1101 and Eng 1101) while waiting for consideration to NGCSU. Passing these courses or the Compass placement test is required for acceptance to NGCSU. Additional information will be sent to students concerning basic requirements for the nursing program upon acceptance into the program. Students entering the ASN program after 01/01/09 must have a "C" or better in all of area A, D, and F courses. After 01/01/10 students must have a grade of a "C" or better in all ASN Core Classes.