Nursing LPN-RN Admissions Criteria

Admission to the LPN-RN Degree Program is competitive. Please note that this program is full-time and in-person, students should expect to be on campus for class 3-4 days a week. To be considered, all applicants to the program must: 


To be considered for admission to the Bay State College LPN-RN program, applicants must:  

  • Satisfy the Bay State College admission criteria found here.
  • Have taken a lab science course and earned a B- or better within the last five (5) years.   
  • Sign an acknowledgement of CORI requirement.   
  • Hold a valid, unencumbered practical nurse license from a state board of nursing and be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. 
  • Earn a minimum score of 65 on the NACE I-Fundamentals.  

Please note: The Office of Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional supporting material. Bay State College reserves the right to make exceptions on Admissions decisions. Exceptions are at the discretion of the College and are on a case-by-case basis.


Nursing Admissions Process

  1. Apply for admission 
    a. Fill out your application
    b. Submit your official high school transcripts (transfer students may submit a copy of your transcript)  
    c. Submit your official college transcripts (if applicable) 
  2. Some newly accepted students will be asked to take the Wonderlic Placement Exam.  
    a. Students receiving less than 60% on the TEAS English sunscore must take the Wonderlic assessment and receive a score of 1500 or greater.

Prior to Enrolling 

  1. Fill out FASFA 
    a. Go to 
    b. Bay State College code is 003965 
  2. Submit your CORI, health immunizations, program disclosure, and enrollment agreement.  

Bay State College ADN Program Change Policy

Currently enrolled Bay State College students seeking a transfer to the Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) must meet the above admissions criteria to be considered for a change of program acceptance into the ADN program. Additionally, students must meet with their current academic advisor to validate that they meet the above admissions criteria and, if so, they must also secure a change of program referral from their current academic advisor to be provided to the Nursing Program Chair. Please note that meeting the admissions criteria and securing a referral from your current academic advisor does not guarantee the change of program will be approved. The Nursing Program Chair makes the final decision on approving the change of program request.