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RN to BSN Application Information

Please complete the following 3 steps when applying to the RN to BSN Program. Pay careful attention to Steps 2 and 3, as both steps are required for RN to BSN admission consideration.

Step 1. Contact the RN to BSN Student Services Specialist prior to applying in order to have your transcripts reviewed. This is to help confirm that all prerequisites will be satisfied before the program begins. Use this to help you complete Step 3.
♦ You may apply without the transcript review, but it is advised to use the evaluation to help you complete the application to the program due to the prerequisite requirements.
Step 2. Complete the Distance Learning WCU University Application for the WCU Office of Admissions* as either a "Transfer from Another College" or "Former WCU Student".
♦ Send all official transcripts+ of all previously attended community colleges and/or universities (along with any official CLEP/DANTES/Etc. exams) to the Office of Admission on the Cullowhee Campus:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Western Carolina University
102 Cordelia Camp Building
Cullowhee, NC  28723
♦ Both step 2 and 3 must be completed by the application deadline to be considered an applicant.
Step 3. Complete the RN to BSN Program - Application** 
- The deadline application for the spring 2016 semester was 9/10/15.
- The application for Fall 2016 will be available by January and will have a deadline of 3/10/16.
(Open as a PDF in Adobe to complete before printing).
♦ Send the RN to BSN Application, copies of all transcripts and resume to:
RN to BSN Student Services Specialist
WCU School of Nursing
Biltmore Park
28 Schenck Pkwy, Ste 309
Asheville, NC 28803

** List any prerequisites in progress on your application:
- For the Fall application, list any spring and/or summer courses
- For the Spring application, list any summer and/or fall courses

You will receive an email from the Educational Outreach Office and another from the Admissions Office confirming you submitted your online WCU application. These will contain further information and instructions. You will then receive a physical university distance education admissions letter* or a letter requesting further information regarding your application.

An additional email from the School of Nursing will be sent stating your RN to BSN Application was received within a few weeks submitting to our office. Follow-up emails will then be sent as applications are processed.

After the application deadline, applicants are ranked and accepted based on the following criteria: number of prerequisites in progress to be completed, NCLEX passed, and cumulative GPA. All prerequisites must be completed before starting the program. RN to BSN letters of acceptance or denial are expected to be emailed out from the SON sometime in October or November depending on the number of applications received.

Acceptance into the RN to BSN program is based upon the School of Nursing's Office of Student Services unofficially evaluating all transfer coursework. Student Services will complete transcript evaluations and process applications for admission, however, the WCU Registrar's Office has the final decision on how Liberal Studies courses will be transferred for students upon acceptance into the RN to BSN Program. In the event that the Registrar's Office determines a course not to be equivalent to a Liberal Studies prerequisite, students must complete any pending prerequisites concurrently with the program curriculum.

* Please note that acceptance to the University does not guarantee admission to the RN to BSN Program.

 + An official transcript is issued from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. It must bear an institutional validation (such as seal, logo, letterhead), date, and appropriate signature. It must also arrive in hard copy, in a sealed envelope from the institution. WCU does not accept electronic transcripts. Any official transcripts sent to the School of Nursing will not be forwarded to another department, including Admissions.

Have questions about the application process, admission prerequisites and eligibility, or other program details? Please contact Student Services.


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