Nursing Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the Nursing Associate Degree Program is competitive. In order to be considered, all applicants to the program must:

  • Submit a completed application. Complete the 15-minute online application here.*
  • Interview with and secure the recommendation of a member of the Bay State College Admissions Team. Schedule a campus visit and interview here.
  • During your interview, sign and submit the provided CORI Form.
  • During your interview, sign and submit the provided Program Disclosure Form.
  • Complete the Wonderlic English assessment test and place into English 102 by scoring a 1500 or higher. 
  • Within three days of your interview, sign and submit the provided Enrollment Agreement.  
  • Applicants applying as first time college students or having attended college with less than 12 credits must have a high school GPA of 3.0 and a Life Science course including a lab of at least a grade of C. Previous education experience, academic performance and background in science related academic coursework will be evaluated. Submit an official sealed high school/GED transcript. 
  • Applicants with 12 or more college credits must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher, and a Life Science course including a lab of at least a grade of C. Previous education experience, academic performance and background in science related academic coursework will be evaluated Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. The combined total of the GPA from previous college courses must be at least a 2.7. Applicants with college credit must submit an official sealed college transcript.
  • Submit a proof of graduation from your high school or (if applicable) college.  
  • **Submit TEAS score results (taken within the past year) of 60% overall with a subscore of 65% on reading comprehension. Register for the TEAS test here. You will need to create an account to register for and complete the exam. Applicants are not required to take the TEAS test at Bay State College; you may register for any location. The name of the test is TEAS Nursing.
    • Applicants earning less than 60% in the science category will be asked to audit A&P I and II.
    • Applicants achieving a 60% or greater in the English subscore will be exempted from the English Placement Test.
    • Please note that only the first two attempts at the TEAS will be considered, and scores are taken from one exam, not the best scores from each attempt. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions placed on institutions, the following allowance will apply to Fall 2020 applicants:

Online lab science courses will be considered to fulfill the lab science requirement, as well as considered for transfer credit. During the first week of the semester, the student will be required to take an assessment in Anatomy and Physiology and may be required to audit science courses, based on the result of this exam. All course grade requirements are still applicable for both admissions and transfer credit requirements.

**An important update regarding the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) requirement: Due to challenges associated with accessing TEAS testing locations, as a result of the Novel-Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bay State College has decided to waive this requirement for all FALL 2020 applicants. This decision applies to Fall 2020 Nursing ADN applicants only.

  • Note: The transfer credit policy for sciences and other courses is found here.
  • Submit the Proof of Immunization form. Immunizations must be in compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

*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. Should you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Team at 617-217-9080 or

Bay State College ADN Program Change Policy

Currently enrolled Bay State College students seeking a transfer to the Associates 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.

Fall 2020 Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Deadline:

Bay State College is currently accepting and reviewing applications for admittance into the Fall 2020 program start date. To be considered for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) cohort classes for these start dates, completed applications (including all supporting documents) must be received by the below date:

  • Fall 2020 - Application Deadline of Monday, August 10th 2020

A complete application includes the online application, campus interview, transcripts and placement test and TEAS score results.

Financial Aid Requirements

Other Requirements

Once you are accepted to this program, please complete the below requirements: