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Nursing Prerequisites Seattle University

General Information

Seattle University School of Nursing
Students are admitted once per year for each fall quarter.


Courses are listed here as the CWU equivalent requirements. Students should be sure to double-check any listed requirements.


  • MATH 153 or higher (Pre-calculus I)
  • PSY 101 (General Psychology)
  • PSY 313 (Developmental Psychology Lifespan)
  • BIOL 355 & 356 (Human A & P)
  • BIOL 322 (Microbiology)
  • MATH 311 (MATH 130 is a prerequisite for this course)

Additional Requirements:

  • One unit (one year) of high school chemistry (with a B grade or better) or one quarter of college chemistry (with a C grade or better)
  • Math and Psychology coursework must be completed within 10 years of anticipated program start date
  • Science coursework must be completed within 5 years of anticipated program start date


Admission Requirements

A complete application includes:

  • Undergraduate Transfer Application (Also referred to as the Common Application)
  • Supplemental Application for Undergraduate Admission (includes University Personal Statement)
  • $55 application fee (waived if are earning an Associate’s degree at a Washington State community college)
  • Nursing Personal Essay
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Official test scores when applicable (i.e. Advanced Placement examinations or the TOEFL)
  • The minimum GPA to apply is 2.7 cumulative and 3.0 for nursing prerequisites. However, these are the absolute minimums and competitive applicants have much higher GPAs.

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