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Admission Requirements

Applicants may apply for admission to undergraduate certificate and degree programs at any time during the year, and, if accepted, begin the program during either Fall Semester or Spring Semester. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful undergraduate coursework. All applicants must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.5 in their associate’s degree in nursing program and have an unencumbered registered nurse licensure.

Because this is a healthcare field, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to admission into the program.

  1. Licensure as a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered nursing license.
  2. MNSCU Transfer Requirement Goal 1 – Communication, must be satisfied before a student can start the program. This includes at least 3 credits in English Composition and 3 credits in Speech/Oral Communication.
  3. All candidates are required to participate in a personal interview with the program director or a member of the nursing faculty.

Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel); and
  2. Official transcripts issued to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota from all previous institutions attended with a minimum of 30 semester credits and a basic English composition course. (An official transcript is one that is sent or carried to the university in an envelope sealed by the granting university. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators, and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards.)

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities Campus in Minneapolis.

Application Documents

Letters of reference, resume and personal statement can be sent to

Other application materials can be sent to:

Office of Admission, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2500 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

If you have questions regarding admissions please contact us at (612) 728-5100 or (866) 437-2788.

Application Criteria for Students with International Transcripts

Course-by-course academic credential evaluation through World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators may be required.

Please see the International Student section for additional information.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees can be found here.